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Saturday, August 14, 2010

(ARC Review) Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

Author: Ivy Devlin
Source: Publisher/Author
* I received this ARC free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599905108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599905105

The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver—deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can't, and there's nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school—Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she's ever experienced. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him—at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns that she's not the only one who can't remember the night her parents died.


I had such high hopes for this book. I have been reading more and more books about wolves lately and this book had captured my interest. When it arrived a few months back, I wanted to read and review it immediately, but I knew I needed to wait closer to release day.

The book starts off with Avery grieving about her parents death.  They had been brutally murdered, but Avery can't remember who did it or why. All she remembers is being found afterwards, sitting next to her parents and trying to put them together again.  She is taken in by her Grandmother Renee who has secrets of her own.  Ben moves to town after his family is murdered as well.  They are drawn to each other from the moment they first meet and come to realize they are meant to be together.

Yes, there was romance and paranormal, but this book did not do well as a whole.  There were unanswered questions, the story flowed badly, and it had a tendency to skip around with dialogue. The plot was something that could have been great, but the execution of the book was not.  I feel that the author skipped around too much and never stayed focused on one thing at a time.  We could have had a beautiful romance between Ben and Avery, but it felt forced.

Even though I finished this book, it is not one I would read again.


  If the library doesn't have it, don't worry about reading it! 2 STARS



Blogger Vampires and Tofu said...

Thanks for the honest review!

August 14, 2010 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

This is pretty close to how I felt about this one, though I think I gave it 3 stars instead of two. I also felt like the romance between Avery and Ben was forced. There was too much shoved into a book that was too short. One thing I did like about Low Red Moon was the writing style. I might give the sequel a try, though I won't be buying it.

August 14, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Thanks for the review ... I'll pass.

Happy blogoversary :)

August 14, 2010 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

I agree, I didnt like it very much. I was incredibly excited for this book but it was a huge disappointment.

August 14, 2010 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...


Just thought you should know your review has been plagiarised:


August 14, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Aleksandra said...

I've already read Natalie's review that it's not really great read & now that I read yours too, I'll definitely stop waiting for it ;)
Thanks for the review!

August 15, 2010 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Well now I know not to have high hopes with this one! Or will likely just skip it!

August 15, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger La Coccinelle said...

Thanks for the honest review! Now I'll know to avoid this one.

August 15, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Sorry it wasn't what you wanted it to be! I will still have to give this one a try, though.

August 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

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