Six Moon Summer by S.M. ReineSeries: Seasons of the Moon #1
eBook, English, 198 pages
Debut: April 29, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Read First: August 24-27, 2014 | Snuck from: Amazon (bought)
Rylie's been bitten.
And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever.
Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn't figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She'll be a monster.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 129
recommended by Suzanne @ Paranormal Pages
Oh nice, a classical story! I thoroughly enjoyed that this was the classical take on the whole werewolf topic. You get bitten, not by choice, you turn on a moon, there are professional hunter's on your ass with silver bullets trying to kill you, no matter your personality. Awesome!
If you scroll down, you'll notice I gave this 5/5 points for flow -- which really does not happen very often. Why? Because usually you have parts plot, parts description, and parts inner dialogue or something similar, and as soon as one passage gets too long, you get a tiny bit bored. But not in this. Thanks for its few pages, there was no time wasted on anything vast, and the parts were just right in length for me to fit plot and characters and a bit of framework in. All fluent without hanging in one state too long.
And while you would think there is not much character development in those few pages, you couldn't be farther from the truth. Rylie changed, rapidly due to her bite and the transformation, into a better person, without coming off as a must-be-hero type. I really came to like her as a heroine. Seth, however, is a whole different story. Since there is no insight on him safe for the last chapter, I am not so sure yet about all his true colors, but I'm inclined to think he'll turn out a good match for her. As for their romance, I liked that it was rather crisp and underlying, and I loved that there was an insta-attraction (coz that's just how it goes), but not a head-over-heels scenario as in so many other YA reads.
Plotwise, it was a smooth climb followed by a nice apex and a bit dramatic ending, with a few nice twists, although it wasn't anything extraordinary. Classical story, as I said. The pace was just right too, no hiccups, and now I am dying to know how this series continues on, which is why I got me the package right away and will dive into the second installment as soon as I hit save on this post.
Area Scan: Flow: 5/5 -- Vocab: 3/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Sidekicks: 3/5 -- Villains: 3/5 -- Romance: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 3.5/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Idea: 5/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods