Saturday, January 15, 2011

Once in a Full Moon (e-book) by Ellen Schreiber

From Goodreads:
Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
 Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run.
Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon. 

Plot: Standard werewolf love story.  The only good thing about this book is that the concept is at least well thought out.

Writing:  Show, don't tell is something Schrieber needs to learn.  This book is all telling and I mean all. 

Characters: ClichĂ©d.  And maddening.  Celeste made me want to shake her & everyone else made me want to punch them.  They were all so ridiculous especially her friends.

Love Story:  Sudden.  Suddenly Celeste develops an obsession with Brandon for saving her.  This is acceptable and even realistic.  Her "falling in love" with him was stupid because they barely had a conversation.  All of it was dumb.

Overall:  I've never read the Vampire Kisses series by Schreiber and I never will because this book read like a poorly written fan-fic.  I guess at least it was readable enough to get though it so that might count for something.

E-ARC from Netgalley 
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  1. Oh no! I only have read negative reviews for this book! I also received it trough Netgalley, so I will give it a shot asap, but my hopes for it are very low. :(

  2. O good to know. Thanks for your honesty.

  3. Sorry you didn't like this one. I haven't really heard very good things about this one either. If you want a really GREAT werewolf story, I happened to love Jennifer Lynn Barnes's book. Can't wait for the sequel.

    -Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

  4. It's annoying when you read a book and just don't enjoy it. Sorry.


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