Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin: (ARC) Tours

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
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?

I am not sure what I was expecting from this book. The title and summary are kind of vague but I really ended up enjoying the story and at a tiny little 256 pages I was wishing for more.

The book is technically paranormal, I mean there is a werewolf involved, but it feels like realistic paranormal. I know that may not make a ton of sense but the way that the forest is treated as a character and takes on this great role in the story feels a little more mystical than paranormal.

I also really loved the relationship between Avery and Ben, there was a greater force pulling them together, part love and part the magic of the forest.

When it is revealed who killed Avery’s parents I was really surprised, I definitely didn’t see that being the final solution. However, there is definitely a bigger picture mystery that leads me to believe that a sequel may be coming.

There is a lot of heart, emotion and mystery packed in to this short book and it is a thrilling ride. I recommend this book if you think you aren’t a fan of the paranormal because this will be a great read that may just change your mind.

The word around the blogosphere is that Ivy Devlin is actually a pen name for Elizabeth Scott and after reading the book it is definitely in her poetic, beautiful style of writing so if it is true I wouldn’t be surprised.

I reviewed this book as part of Good Golly Miss Holly's (ARC) Tour


Lale said...

This sounds fascinating- I kind of know what you mean by realistic paranormal and I tend to like it a lot. I'll have to check this one out.

I was directed here from the CEP,

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

"Realistic paranormal"---I've never heard that phrase but I like it! I've read mixed reviews on this book so it was great to read your positive review. I'm glad you liked it!

Mollie said...

I love Elizabeth Scott's books and this is her pseudonym, so I can't wait to get my hands on it! Glad you enjoyed it!

(Here via CEP)

Anonymous said...

Awh, Elizabeth Scott should've released this book under her actual name. Why didn't she? =(

brandileigh2003 said...

This one did surpise me, it was good but I read the arc and I felt like it needed some more pages especially building up their relationship.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog (From CEP)

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