Friday, February 4, 2011

Once in a Full Moon Review

Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber (Author of Vampire Kisses)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 292
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From: Borrowed from friend (Library)

Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.
Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run.
Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.  From Barnes and

         So let's start with the story of how I got this book.  I was talking with my friend when she pulled this book out of her bag.  The first thing out of my mouth was "Oh!  I saw that on one of the blogs I read."  I picked it up, and just put it with my things because A) She's already reading something else and she's a slow reader, B) The blizzard was coming and I wanted to stock up, and C) I'm a very fast reader and had it back to her in three days.  (But finished it in two).  She also wanted me to read it to see if she'd like it, and we're like sisters so it wasn't a big deal.  Okay! Review time.
        I really liked this book.  It's a light read that goes by quickly and is served best all in one sitting.  You'll love some of the images that are described to you. 
       Celeste is such a good character; I would love to have her as a friend.  We would have such great mature conversations.  Celeste doesn't judge people; she looks past people's sterotypes, or gossip and rumors to really see the person underneath.  Down side: every other character was out of focus and boring, but Celeste was good enough to make up for that.  How could Celeste possibly hang out with such selfish, superficial people?  Brandon had his good qualities, and I thought he make a really awesome boyfriend, but he was so two-dimensonal.  That's something this author needs to work on.
      The story moved very quickly making this book a great, light, chick-lit read during a snow day.
      I think this book is worth a read through and for people who aren't the fastest readers, don't be chased away from this 300 page book.  It's fast, romantic, with some supernatural stuff thrown in for the person with a 100+ TBR listh this book is worth it to checkout.  If you know there's a blizzard coming pick this up at your library before you're snowed in.

Characters- 6
Plot- 7
Suspence- 7
Theme- 8
Pace- 8
Mood- 7
Cover: 8
Overall: 7- great, light, little read

Based on the ending of this book there's probably going to be a sequel.  Keep and eye out for it!

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