Long Night Moon by S.M. ReineSeries: Seasons of the Moon #3
eBook, English, 183 pages
Debut: March 2, 2012
Genres: Action, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Read First: August 28-29, 2014 | Snuck from: Amazon (bought)
Something is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham's town. The police think it's a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie's not the only werewolf around anymore.
It's up to Rylie and her werewolf-hunting boyfriend, Seth, to stop the killings. But saving lives doesn't come naturally to a monster, and territory battles could risk the life of her sickly aunt--not to mention her own. Rylie has no choice but to stand her ground, protect her home, and stop the murderers before anyone else gets hurt.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 132
I have to give lots of kudos for plotting, because despite those being so short, there is alot of plot, and it circles back to happenings in previous installments, like it should in a good series, in my opinion. I don't want to spoil anything, but I recommend this for readers loving a clear and heavy silver lining.
While this one had its action just like the other two, it was weighing a little more towards suspense, and that was a nice touch. With the new characters involved you have a lot of suspicions to go around on who could be the antagonist this time, a bit relationship drama, and a turnaround you wouldn't expect. I actually felt like crying a bit at the end of this, because I really didn't expect it to go down into the deep dark like it did. That also took some time to sink in, I guess, which is part of the reason why I haven't picked up the last installment right away. That fourth one really has to set alot of things right... I'm confident about a happy ending, but after what I have read up to now, you'd have to be prepared for everything with SM Reine plotting.
Then there is a hint of a love triangle, I'd dare to compare to the one in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent, although I've only read the first two books yet. However, this is low key on the romance anyway, so this triangle might never actually play out, or at least not in this last installment, but maybe in the continuing series Cain Chronicles.
Area Scan: Flow: 5/5 -- Vocab: 3/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Sidekicks: 3/5 -- Villains: 3/5 -- Romance: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Idea: 5/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods