Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin –OPTIONAL

Devlin, Ivy Low Red Moon, 256 pgs. Scholastic Press, 2010. $11.89. Language-G (o swears), Violence-PG; Sexual Content-PG.
Girl meets boy. Boy is a werewolf. They fall in love, very quickly. In the meantime, who murdered her parents? Is she in danger? She might have a secret magical ability of some kind that can help her.
That description really sums it for me. It was actually really readable and the plot moves forward nicely, but it was totally cliché and unsurprising. A lack of character building and scene setting left me unable to connect to the plot or care when the main characters were in danger. Note that this book includes some steamy make-out sessions. So, if you need a generic werewolf romance to round out your collection then this is your book. As variation of a red riding hood re-telling you might be able to use this book in a lesson on re-writing/modernizing fairy tales.
MS, HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate.

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