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