Tuesday, December 21

Once In A Full Moon By Ellen Schreiber

Once In A Full Moon By Ellen Schreiber
Release Date: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304
Buy This Book: Amazon

Summary: 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. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.

The bestselling Vampire Kisses author, Ellen Schreiber, weaves together psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf—the perfect formula for what happens...once in a full moon.

My Thoughts: Once In A Full Moon was unique but not as great as I hoped it would be. It was also my very first book by Schreiber. We are introduced to Celeste who is your average teenage girl. She hangs out with her two best friends, their boyfriends, and her boyfriend Nash. The guys are also all best friends so they make the perfect sixsome. They all seem happy enough at first. Celeste starts researching werewolves for a school paper and she tries to learn everything she can about them. A new guy shows up at school, his name is Brandon and he's from the other other side (the place is set up along the lines of Eastside and Westside). Nobody really likes him because he keeps to himself.

One day while walking home Celeste gets lost near the woods during a snowstorm. She is surrounded by wolves ready to attack. All of a sudden Brandon is there and scares them away but in the process he gets bitten.

Over the course of the next few weeks, strange things start happening to Brandon as Celeste's feelings grow for him. A lot happens and the ending is left open for a sequel.

What can I possibly say about Once In A Full Moon? I wanted to love this book. It was just okay. There were some parts that just felt so immature and should have been plain to see for Celeste and she seemed so naive she didn't notice. One example, is when Mrs. Meadows (the psychic or was she?) was trying to find out about Brandon and Celeste thought she was wanting to help him when it was so obvious that her goal was to expose him. Some of the werewolf symptoms also didn't make sense. To me, werewolves always look like wolves when they change (LOL) and in this one, he just grew a goatee and hair on his body.He didn't really turn into a wolf like I wanted him too.

Once In A Full Moon was just okay but it didn't live up to my expectations.

Overall: It was okay. It was a quick read so at least there was that. If it had been 500ish pages I probably would have just set it down and been done with it. I also finished this one right after Anna And The French Kiss and what could possibly live up to that, right? I think if you like more tween books than teen, you'll enjoy it more than I did.

Cover: I love this cover! It's so pretty!

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Jessi E. said...

I'm in the middle of this one right now, and so far I definitely agree with what you've said.

Alex Bennett from Electrifying Reviews said...

Just got this one... I'm anxious to see what my thoughts are!

Anonymous said...

So its sounds "okay" but not great. Nice honest review.

Aleetha said...

I really want to read this one. Actually because of the cover


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