Magic of the Moonlight (Full Moon #2)
Publication: January 2012
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
** Warning Contains Spoilers From The Previous Book In The Series**Beware of a bite under a full moon…
it will complicate your love life.
Celeste has more to worry about than a secret romance with a hot guy from the wrong side of town. That guy, Brandon, is a werewolf. With gossip and hostility swirling at school, it’s time to find a cure for his nocturnal condition, and perhaps the one person who can help is his scientist father. But what if a “cure” makes things worse and Brandon becomes a werewolf full time? And with rumors circulating that there are werewolves in Legend’s Run, is it possible that there is another among their classmates?
To keep Brandon’s secret safe, Celeste must hide her relationship with him from her best friends, but with the Moonlight Ball approaching, she must make a choice. Her dream is to go with her one true love—Brandon. But once the sun goes down, the clouds separate, and the full moon appears, could she really walk into the dance on the arm of a werewolf?
In this installment of the sumptuously romantic Full Moon series, Celeste faces her fears and her friends and finds out whether she’s strong enough to stand up for herself and her one true love.
This is the second book in the Full Moon series and it starts several days after the ending of the previous book.
Nash has found out Brandon's secret and proceeds to blackmail Celeste with the information, in exchange for not telling anybody that Brandon is a werewolf he has Celeste pretend that they are dating again, he tells her that he's protecting her because Brandon is dangerous, but that's not the case and Celeste wants nothing more than to let her friends and everyone else know that she and Brandon are dating and not only that but they are in love with each other.
But Brandon is hoping for a cure and calls his Dad a scientist who's working in Europe to come home and hopefully help him cure his ability to change into a werewolf.
One day at school Celeste decides to sit with Brandon at lunch in hopes to stop the name calling and graffiting of his car and locker but it only makes things worse especially with Nash and her idea of people accepting their relationship made clear that they won't.
I loved the ending of this because now there are two werewolf's running around in Legion's Run and it's not who you would think, but it will make for an interesting third book with this added to the storyline.
I still love Celeste and Brandon as a couple I just wish that they had more together time as that's what makes the story, I really didn't like Nash throughout most of this book and I guess that was the point, he should have realised how much Celeste meant to him before when they were together and not now because he's jealous of all the time she spends with Brandon.
Jake and Dylan are just filler characters there so that Celeste's two best friends Ivy and Abby have boyfriends and I really could do without them, and while her friends, Ivy in particular bug me a bit they do have their good moments.
I did like this book but it wasn't as exciting as the first one, and it had it's moments of repeating the same thoughts over and over, once is enough maybe twice but we understand that they can't be a couple together in public I just don't need to read about it constantly, that's really my only complaints,
I'm looking forward to see how Schreiber moves the storyline forward in terms of an extra werewolf running around and I can't wait for the third book.
I give this 3.5/5.
A Big Thanks To Deanna @ Murdoch Books.