Sunday, February 27, 2011

Moonlight- Rachel Hawthorne

I see him and know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever.

Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying-and thrilling-gene that will change her life forever.

Lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.

Werewolves and vampires, no matter how much I complain about them they are everywhere. In every book I pick up most times it about werewolves or vampires and they all have the same plot line, fall in love with the opposite main character, find that they are a vampire, face a problem that could lead to death, survive and continue to love them or die and they turn you, either way all the same, not that I mind, to be honest I love these books just its getting old, I want something fresh and new. So I was expecting the same plot when I picked this book up, but no, this book was different from the very first page. A few hours after I had started reading this book I was finished and I had loved every moment!

I loved (there's the L word again, I think I liked this book) how from the very beginning you know that Kayla is a werewolves. Technically we know this before even she herself knows, I found this a very good way to pull the readers in and keep them hooked, at least I know that's what did it for me, I wanted to read it, find the exact moment where she knows she a werewolves, and the moment when she falls in love with Lucas. Lucas... I love the way the author created the romance between Lucas and Kayle, it felt so real, like they were people you see everyday, not characters from a book. I was able to be pulled into the book and I cant wait to read the next in the series.

The plot. It was totally backwards from most the werewolf books I see on the shelves recently. A girl at a summer camp with her friend she hasn't seen in a while, she falls in love with a seemingly normal boy, but in fact he's a werewolf, the evil researchers who try and use them as experiments... yes like all the other books.. except for the fact that she saw her parent murder by wolves when she was little... or so she thought has made her terrified of the thought of wolves, so why isn't she afraid of the one she keeps seeing, why does she feel like she knows this wolf... as readers we know why because it's given to us at the beginning but to read it from her point of view again after, all the details leading up to that moment, brilliant!

For the reasons I have given above I rate this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, a 10.

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