Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review: Low Red Moon

Low Red Moon
Ivy Devlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Release Date: September 14, 2010

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?

Low Red Moon was an almost heartbreaking tale of grief, love and werewolves. I enjoyed it a lot, but it's not one of my favorites. Maybe it was because I was expecting a lot out of this book, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought.

Poor, poor Avery. She found both her parents murdered in pieces and can't remember what happened that night. Through the book we watch as the mystery unravels. But while Avery is learning dark secrets, she is also falling in love.

Ben was very sweet I thought. He helped Avery as much as he could. Even though Avery suspects him we find out the truth. I knew he was a werewolf from the beggining because of the description, but I kind of wish we had the mystery of discovering what he was.

Low Red Moon moved very quickly. Not that that's always a bad thing, but it would have neen better it it were a little longer. If there were more details it probably would have helped with the flow.

Even though I felt it was too short, I still really enjoyed it. It was a good mystery and I'm looking foward for more of Ivy's work.

3.5 hearts
(sorry my pictures not working right now!)


  1. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on this one, so I think I'll try it, but I'll wait a while. Great review! :)

  2. I agree with you! I marked mine as 3 stars as well- Ivy just focused too much on Avery's grief! Great review :)

  3. I wasn't the biggest fan of this one. I thought the idea was interesting, but the characters were too flat for my liking. I think this is largely due to (as you mentioned) the shortness of the book. It didn't quite give them enough time to develop properly.

    I might still give the second book a try...I haven't decided yet. I liked the author's writing style, but characters, for me, are the most important thing.

  4. Thanks for the review-- like you I enjoyed it but wanted more.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  5. I feel the same way you do about this one. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would but it was still a good story.

    The ending was a little off for me as well - maybe because it was too rational? :)

    Great review!

  6. I've been wanting to read this one but just haven't gotten around to it. Do you know if maybe the author rushed the story in an effort to try and make this a series? Not that that's a solution, but maybe it was a factor in the author losing their footing..?