Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Title: Once in a Full Moon

Author: Ellen Schreiber

Release Date: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 292

Finished Reading: 3/2/2011

Source: Library

Synopsis (via Goodreads): 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.

In a Sentence: A simple love story.

Plot: 3

Characters: 2

Writing: 4

Review: While I enjoyed the story overall, I found some of the descriptions of Brandon to be cheesy. The other characters should have been fleshed out more as I felt that they were more props than characters. Parts of the story felt very rushed, while others seemed to drag on and could have probably been removed. I found the end to be abrupt and unsatisfying. The ending makes it seem as if a sequel is in the works, but still leaves the reader with a sense of unfinished business. This book will probably be enjoyed most by younger individuals or someone simply looking for a quick afternoon read.

RATING: 3 Stars

Cover: The cover is eye catching, but I think it should have focused on Brandon instead of Celeste.

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