Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
About Low Red Moon
The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver—deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can't, and there's nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together.
Then Avery meets the new boy in school — Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she's ever experienced. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him — at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns that she's not the only one who can't remember the night her parents died.
Part murder mystery, part grief narrative, and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans. As breathless as Twilight and as spooky as Shiver, this is a book to be devoured in one sitting — by an acclaimed YA author making her paranormal debut under the pseudonym Ivy Devlin.
My Rating: 4 Stars
Low Red Moon had a beautiful, lyrical rhythm to it. When we meet Avery, it's in the aftermath of the horrible murder of her parents. She was there, but she can't remember what happened -- understandable for such a traumatic situation. Luckily, Avery has her grandmother to live with in the same town, but as her family was estranged from her grandmother, the situation is awkward at best. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded, how Avery remembered fragments at a time, and the odd mannerisms of the residents in the little, isolated town near the woods.
In the middle of all of the strangeness that Avery is experiencing, in walks Ben, a new boy at school. Avery and Ben have an instant connection. And you know what? It didn't bother me. No, I am not a huge fan of insta-love, but their relationship is explained in a way that makes sense. I totally got it. The attraction between them is real and well-written.
I'd like to say the ending was a big surprise, but it was more of a sort-of surprise for me, as I saw some of the setup. It didn't stop me from enjoying this book or wanting to read the sequel if one is released. If you like books with poetic phrasing, romance, and a little mystery, you will enjoy Low Red Moon. Also, I cannot end this review without saying how much I love the cover and layout of this book. The hardcover jacket is a gorgeous metallic, and the inside is laid out with red accents. Beautiful!
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