Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Release Date: September 14, 2010
Rating: 3 stars
The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver—deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can’t, and there’s nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school—Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she’s ever experienced. When Ben reveals he’s a werewolf, Avery still trusts him—at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns that she’s not the only one who can’t remember the night her parents died.Part murder mystery, part grief narrative, and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans.
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin was a book I really had no idea what to expect when I had started it. It was a good read, but I had some issues with the overall plot.
The plot was interesting. Low Red Moon was too short for some of the whys to some of the ideas raised to fully be fleshed out, and that left me dissatisfied. The whole deal with the forest was probably the biggest. I didn’t quite get why everything happened because of it.
I overall liked the characters in Low Red Moon. I could not stand Krista, how she acted. That is just uncalled for. Then the fact that Avery forgives her for actions later in the book without even blinking an eye lowered my view of Avery. Other than that, I thought Avery was a great main character. I really liked Ben as well. Renee was my favorite character of the book – just something about her was awesome!
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin was a pretty decent read, but it’s not one I would be jumping out of my seat to get. It was an interesting read with a new take on werewolves, and am curious to see how the plot develops in the sequel.