Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
September 14, 2010
– paranormal, YA –
reviewed by Tara SG
received for review via Star Book Tours
Book Order (??)
This ended as if it were the first in a series, but I’m not sure what future plans are. I really hope they continue the story!
Author’s Website : http://www.ivydevlin.com
Amazon : hardback pre-order
This book in 6 words:
immerse yourself in mystery and grief
Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I originally saw a review for Low Red Moon on Wicked Walker’s amazing book blog and added it to my TBR. Then I got a chance to jump on an ARC tour. I’m really glad I read this. After finishing the Vampire Academy books, I was suffering from some bad P.A.B.D. and was worried about reading another YA book so soon. However, I had no trouble whatsoever getting sucked into this emotional mystery. I think my only issue with the book was wanting it to be longer and fleshed out a little more 🙂
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?
– Via GoodReads.com
It only took a few pages for me to get wrapped up in Avery’s story. At first I thought it seemed a little repetitive, HOWEVER, it reads very much like I’m simply getting to look inside Avery’s head and if I had just lost my entire world I think I would be thinking about the loss of that life quite often too.
I loved the mystery and had no idea who or what was happening until it was revealed. I only wish we had gotten to learn more about the myth and history. I believe that there will be more in the series to expand on those parts of the story… at least I really hope so.
Avery is believable and easy to relate to. Again I really wish I could have gotten to know her better. We spend a lot of time letting the loss of her parents sink in and then even more wondering what happened. I hope this means that we can get to “know” her a little better in the next book.
Ben is great, but lacking. We know NOTHING about him really. I didn’t question the bond between him and Avery because I like magical, mystical love. Some may say that they cannot love each other because they don’t know each other. But they both lost their families and have a shared love for the forest. While I think they need to learn more about each other, I think they are well matched… that and the romance was extremely fun to read 🙂
And then he was gone. Just like that, he disappeared into the forest and I was standing there, not in a dream but wishing I was in one. In a dream I wouldn’t feel so strange.
In a dream, he’d kiss me.
… love can be broken but never forgotten.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys YA containing romance and mystery – especially if you like paranormal. (As far as age recommendations… they keep their clothes on and the violence is at a medium… I’d say high school maybe.)