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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Silver Moon Blog Tour - Review + $10 Amazon GC Giveaway: Silver Moon (Silver Moon #1) by Rebecca A. Rogers


Author: Rebecca A. Rogers
Series: Silver Moon
Number in Series: 1
Format: ePub
Release Date: June 13, 2011
Pages: 308
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/Young Adult















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Synopsis from Goodreads

For seventeen-year-old Candra Lowell, senior year is supposed to be the time of her life. It’s not supposed to include being shipped off to her aunt and uncle’s house for 'her own good'. Whatever that means. There’s only bad news from this experience—when she learns she’ll go from human to werewolf in a few months. Complete with an inherited unique power.

At her aunt and uncle's house, Candra is plagued with nightmares of a whispering forest and glowing eyes, and a shadowy figure, who issues a warning—she needs to leave town. Candra tries to dismiss the haunting images, but when the shadowy figure appears outside of her home, Candra realizes she should've obeyed.

Candra learns the meaning of the stalker’s warnings when she discovers she’s the new favorite target of a rival pack. She isn't just a werewolf—she's a werewolf in the middle of a feud that makes the Montagues and Capulets look like best friends. She’s also made a mess of things by falling for her sworn enemy. Worse, the rival pack wants the power Candra will receive on her eighteenth birthday. To protect her family and friends, Candra can’t run or hide; she must face her foes, even if it means death.

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     Silver Moon follows a young woman named Candra. Candra is always getting into a lot of trouble. Her parents don't know what else to do except to send her to live with her aunt and uncle, Randy and Beth. Candra feels hurt and abandoned, but her mom assures her it is for her own good. Little does she know that there is more to her unexpected visit then she thought. Her life in a new town is not a typical thing for the average teen. She has been having these strange dreams and gets manhandled by two boys at her school. Candra now knows she is at the center of a centuries-old war and her appearance in town has escalated problems. Candra will do whatever it takes to end this feud or she may lose all she loves.

     I love Young Adult reads and this one really hit it on the head. I loved how this story flowed. It slowly reels you in page by page. Rogers definitely knows how to build some mystery, let me tell you. The plot was incredible. I found myself engulfed in the story. From the get go Candra is experiencing some strange things. There are yellow eyes staring at her in the forest behind her aunt and uncle's house. Her nightmares seem to be warning her about something, but she doesn't know what.  I love Rogers' writing style. She keeps you in a constant state of suspense. You have pretty good ideas here and there, but you find there is much more to the story then you would think. You really don't know where the story will go.

    The characters were a lot of fun. Candra felt like a real teenager. You have met girls like her sometime in your life. I loved her spunky ways and I loved that she just marched to the best of her own drum, no matter if it got her in trouble or not. Her stubbornness may be he end of her, but she will try to do what others have not done. She has a connection of some kind to a guy named Benjamin (Ben). Problem is his family can't stand her family. Candra finds out she is a werewolf and her powers won't kick in until she is eighteen. Ben's family is power hungry and they want her power. Ben, however, doesn't seem like his family. He seems to be on her side even though everyone is telling her it is all an act. So you don't know whether he is trustworthy or not. I love the whole Romeo and Juliet feel here. There isn't any big romance in this book, but it is brewing, that is for sure.

    I also enjoyed Jana and Blake. They are basically the only friends Candra makes at the new school. They know a lot of secrets in their town and try to keep a low profile. Ben's family have a big problem with people who side with Candra's family especially if they are human. I also enjoyed Randy and Beth. It is nice seeing actual parent/guardians in a YA book. I don't know what it is, but in most of the ones I have read, parents are almost nonexistent. I loved that they were understanding towards Candra. There were times I thought they would flip on Candra while on one of her "journeys", but they loved her curiosity. Not to mention it was hard for them to talk about things given the weight on the family's shoulders. they don't know what will happen when Candra turns eighteen, but they know the road ahead won't be easy.

    I really enjoyed this read. I did have a couple of issues here and there. The character of Ali (who was seemingly Ben's girlfriend) sort of evaporated out of the story. I don't like cattiness or anything, but I would have liked to have seen some kind of conflict there. Ali definitely had some kind of issue with Candra, but is it about Ben or something else? We don't know. I hope we get to learn what was or is going on there. Also the end was a bit odd. Not bad or anything, but it just sort of ends.  There isn't a lot of action in the book, so I thought that was where things were going to start getting explosive a bit. But no, that was just the end of this book. But to be fair, this is just book 1. It looks like it will run right into book 2 which will be great to see. 

    If you are looking for an awesome Young Adult read, I would recommend this to you. It has great characters that I can't wait to see more of. The story is very intriguing. It will be very easy to get lost in this book. I am always up for werewolves and shapeshifters and this book gave me a great taste of that. I can't wait to see where this goes. I am very anxious to say the least because I think we have only scratched the surface, Definitely worth checking out.

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*This book belongs to the following challenge*
BCC's 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2013!  
Under The Covers Book Blog 2013 Immortal Reading Challenge!


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Rebecca A. Rogers Bio

Rebecca expressed her creative side at an early age and hasn't stopped since. She won't hesitate to tell you that she lives inside her imagination, and it's better than reality.

She'd insert something here along the lines of living in the Northeast, USA, or Europe, with her wonderful husband and their dogs, but these things haven’t happened yet. Instead, she’ll tell you she's an avid gamer, chocoholic, coffee addict, animal lover, and owns way too many books and shoes.


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review.
    This is a good, fun series. :)

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