Release Date: September 14, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
My Rating: 3 Stars
Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents–and the fact that she can’t remember what happened to them even though she was there.
She’s struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn’t like any guy she’s ever met before.
It turns out there’s a reason why, and Ben’s secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents…
But what if that secret changes everything she knows about–and feels for–Ben?
Low Red Moon isn’t your typical werewolf novel. If you are looking for hot shirtless wolf boys you will be disappointed. Ivy Devlin puts a new spin on the shapeshifter story with her unique writing style. Avery’s parents have just been murdered and she has no memory of what happened that night. I don’t think many authors would attempt writing a book about a character in such emotional turmoil, but Ivy pulled it off. I’ll admit that it is hard to say I enjoyed the first half, but that is just because Avery was struggling so.
The characters were very interesting. Avery was likable and I really wanted to give her a hug the entire time. Her voice was somber and sad but kept you turning pages. Ben was mysterious, of course and I was dying to know more about Renee for most of the book.
At the core Low Red Moon is a murder mystery. It just has some paranormal elements thrown in. You will be glued to the pages, and since it’s around 200 pages, you can read it in one sitting!