Monday, June 17, 2013

review: ONCE IN A FULL MOON by Ellen Schreiber

ONCE IN A FULL MOON by Ellen Schreiber
Series: Full Moon #1
HarperCollins: Katherine Tegan Books
Released: December 28, 2010
Source: Bookstore
Page Count: 292

Rating: Liked it

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. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. 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.

Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run.

Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.

My Thoughts

Once in a Full Moon was much better than I thought it would be. Though the storyline is still very similar to Schreiber's Vampire Kisses series - new boy comes to town, girl falls madly in lust with him for no particular reason, girl discovers boy's secret, etc., etc. - the werewolf aspect and a few key changes help the story to stand on its own two feet. While I am a little disappointed that this author doesn't seem to be able to write a book wherein the female protagonist doesn't completely lose herself in the male love interest, this series doesn't seem to take it to the same extent as Vampire Kisses.

Schreiber's books are all very light reads, so they're perfect for when you need a break from something darker.

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