The Hunter's Moon by Beth Trissel
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers.
Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from the woods and takes them to safety at his fortress-like home.
And that's just the first sign that Morgan and her brother have entered a hidden world filled with secrets...
I received an e-book copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This book had so much potential and the premise was so intriguing, but I just struggled to get through it. I know this sounds harsh, but seriously, It took me months to keep up. I had to put it down and go back to it.
Morgans character was just a little blah for me. She didn't seem to have much to her other than swooning over Jackson from minute one and wondering over and over again how this could be possible. She also complained a lot and had a bad attitude about her soon-to-be-released wolf. I understand the connection between her and Jackson but she just seemed too much of a victim.
The thing I enjoyed about this book was the Shawnee Native American history the author included. Learning about their culture, beliefs and exploring this new world was basically what kept me reading. Another part that caught my interest was the other paranormal creatures included in the story like the were-panthers, the strange birds and other things that go bump in the night. It all had great background. It was just delivered in a way that just didn't keep me locked into the story.
I was confused at times with the way the dialogs were put together. At times the characters, Morgan and Jackson, spoke as if they were from another time; more formal, like they were discussing history with a professor instead of with their peers. Then, they would switch immediately to flirty-banter that teenagers would use today. I think it needed better flow from one topic to the other, or less dictionary-type descriptions of the histories.
As much as I love a good were-wolf book, this one just didn't capture my attention and keep me "in-for-the-long-haul". Because of that reason, I only gave it 2 out of 5 stars.
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