Monday, 18 June 2012

Book Review (98) Once In A Full Moon - Ellen Schreiber

Once in a Full Moon (Full Moon #1)

Publication: January 2011
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Pages: 292
Genre: Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult 
Beware of a kiss under the full moon. 

It will change your life forever. 

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 the mysterious Brandon Maddox moves to Legend’s Run. Despite already having the perfect boyfriend, Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. After a chance encounter late one night with a pack of wolves, Celeste is rescued by gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon. Is Brandon’s transformation a trick of the shadows in the moonlight? Or is there more to the werewolf stories of Legend’s Run?
My Thoughts.
I am a huge fan of Schreiber's series Vampire Kisses so I've always wanted to get around to reading this series and see what her take on the werewolf myth would be.
I have to say I wasn't disappointed and her take on werewolves is different from other books which is a nice change.
Celeste is a popular girl in school with her football star boyfriend Nash, but she's come to realise that she's doesn't really love him and she's only with him because it's what's expected of her and whom her best friends want her to be with.
Legend's Run is divided by Eastern and Western in other words Rich/Poor and at the local High School which was used by both cliques are determined by your residence and in which area you live.
One day a new student Brandon turns up and as soon as Celeste and his eyes meet there is a connection and Celeste can't stop thinking about him but since he's from the poor side of town she's not meant to associate with him.
One afternoon after having a reading done by a psychic with her best friends Ivy and Abby she decides to walk home while doing so it starts snowing quite heavily and she gets lost, while yelling for help a group of wolves surround her but she is saved by Brandon who scares them away with a stick but not before being bitten first.
After that Celeste can't stop thinking of him and after they start meeting in secret they start to fall in love with each other, but you see that bite that Brandon got while saving Celeste isn't just any ordinary bite and it will change both their lives forever.
I loved Celeste and Brandon as a couple they were so sweet together and I was definitely glad that she broke up with Nash who was so self absorbed that his idea of a date was to take Celeste to watch his sport practice (romantic? I think not) and it's not until they break up that to win her back he decides to act as a boyfriend should but it's definitely too little too late.
I just wish that Celeste hadn't spent so much time worrying about what everybody else thinks and just did whatever it was she wanted to do.
This kept me captivated and I read it all in one sitting, if you like the Vampire Kisses series you should love this too.
I give this 4/5.
A Big Thanks To Deanna @ Murdoch Books Australia.

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