Monday, October 4, 2010

Review: 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?

*Keep in mind that I read an ARC. The finished version may be different and could change my opinion.*

Low Red Moon was an interesting story. It would classify it as a paranormal mystery. For me, the book started off slow, and the beginning was sort of confusing. The story definitely has an eerie vibe, and the premise was strange. I found it weird that Avery was a part of the woods somehow, and the woods could talk through her. I just could not really get into this book until the end. I really liked the ending. It made up for the slow beginning.

There were a few things that I did not like. I do not like when two different characters talk in the same paragraph and this happened a lot in this book. Also, the pacing felt wrong somehow, like it was forced. Since I did read an ARC, the finished copy could be different.

I did like this book, but it did not live up to my expectations. From all of the great reviews I read of this book, I was expecting something more powerful. For me, this book just fell short. It was interesting and I liked the ending, but I just was not feeling it.

Rating: 2/5

Swords are for fighting,

1 comment:

  1. Aw, it's a shame you didn't like it. :( Not that I've personally read it, of course, but I've heard so many great things about this book that I sort of let myself feel the hype.

    I don't like when two different characters talk in the same sentence, either -- it's way too confusing, especially if they're both girls and the author insists using "she".

    Anyway, great review! I appreciate the honesty. :D