Gray Moon Rising (Seasons of the Moon, #4)
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Gray Moon Rising (Seasons of the Moon #4)

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It’s been almost a year since Rylie Gresham was bitten by a werewolf on Gray Mountain. Now something is beckoning her back to the place she was attacked, along with every other werewolf in the world. But they aren’t the only ones heeding the call. A group of hunters notices them gathering and sees it as their chance to wipe out the entire species.

Seth is about to graduate...more
ebook, 209 pages
Published June 25th 2012 by Red Iris Books (first published June 23rd 2012)
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I'm not the only person who puts off reading the final book in a series because they don't want the world to end, am I? I've really enjoyed Rylie's journey as she struggles to come to terms with her power as a werewolf and I didn't want to let it go. I mean, Rylie's a mess. After what she did in book 3, she's eaten up by guilt and fear and it's not pretty. The Sanctuary was supposed to be a place for her to find a balance and learn to control her wolf and yet, after several months of being there...more
The last installment in a series. That should offer some closure, right? This one didn't. Good thing you can jump right on to "the Cain Chronicles" then.

I won't give you the synopsis; that one you can read in a million other places. I will, however, give you a short review of this series as a whole (it's a pretty quick read).

Both the "Seasons of the Moon" and "the Cain Chronicles" 1-4 was devoured in a short period of time (three days to be exact), still I needed a nights sleep to fully digest i...more
I tried to not write many spoilers but that was hard to do so I apologise in advance as I just had to get it out. Desperate and scared, Riley agrees to flee with Scott to the werewolf sanctuary for everyone's safety. Now that Abel has transformed also, he decides to accompany her and they leave Seth behind at the ranch. Depressed over her lack of control of her wolf, Riley struggles with the guilt of killing all those people although being poisoned with silver contributed to the situation. Alone...more
Rinny Rainwind
This is the last book in this series. I love how the author tied the story up. I can't wait to start the next series. It has some of the same characters. This book is a must read.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
LOVED THIS SERIES!!!! Yes, they are aimed at Young Adult and No, I'm not. That did not stop my enjoyment of them one iota. This book has everything that you could wish for in the final book in a series and enough left to keep you wanting more. Luckily for me, there is more, which I'm just about to go and get!

SM Reine has kept the quality and entertainment going throughout the four books and the character development has been a wonder to read. The plot is fast-paced and edgy.

Definitely recommende...more
The beginning of this book was tough to read. Rylie is in so much pain… both physical and emotional. She doesn’t want to be the ‘monster’ that she’s become. She’s at the sanctuary to get better and gain control, but she has spent most of the time there hiding and protecting everyone from her wolf. She’s not trying to cope, she’s not even trying to survive.

Seth was doing better than Rylie, but the fact that he hadn’t heard from her or seen her was always weighing heavy on him. He had faith in Ryl...more
Although this is a great ending to the original series, I'm very glad the author decided to continue on with Rylie and Seth's story with the Cain Chronicles. Normally while I'm reading a series, I always end up rooting for the man that first enters the scene, but I can't help but feel that Seth might not be the best match for Rylie. Abel seems like a pretty good match for Rylie, in my opinion!

Once again, Eleanor proved that she is beyond a doubt the craziest mother in the history of crazy mother...more
The conclusion to the "Seasons of the moon" series was an okay read.

In every book of the series, i've said how much Rylie annoyed me.
She still done some pretty stupid things, but i didn't find her as bad in this one.

I thought the bit near the end was crazy. I really thought Gwyn would come, and take her back to the hospital!
This book did I great job of ending the Seasons of the Moon series. We learn what Rylie, Abel, and Seth have been doing since the last book. We discover some of the inside struggles Rylie goes through because of the events of Long Night Moon and how Abel and Seth both help her through them. The story also shows us the bonds of the main characters as the reconnect as a family (pack). And I enjoyed how the series ends where it began, on Gray Mountain. Overall, I really enjoy this book and the seri...more
Gray Moon Rising
Putting Words In Front of the Word Moon Because Werewolves

This one was mostly fun. It had a great build up, a lot of tension, a lot of action, and a lot character conflict. There was (mostly) too much going on for teenage angst to dominate.

The ending, though... the ending was kind of a let down. Very neat set up, very interesting space, and a very deus-ex machina. The ending fell flat for me, partially because of the unfounded and overly hippie deus-ex. But also due to the fac...more
Another good book. I think I liked the others better, but this was a good ending to the series.
After the happenings in book 3, it isn’t a surprise Rylie has some issues to work out. Even though she’s now living in the werewolf sanctuary, life isn’t exactly good. Rylie and Abel are with other werewolves and witches in California, while Seth is living with Rylie’s aunt Gwyn at the ranch and finishing school in the hopes of becoming a doctor.

Things get shaken up, when the werewolves hear the call of the Gray Mountain — the place where Rylie was cursed. The gathering of the time is happening,...more
Ah well, I can't say that I'm satisfied with the way Reine concludes the story, too much mystical/religious new-age mumbo-jumbo for my taste. And if that sentence didn't make sense, well, that's about fitting then because the actions of the characters in that story don't do either. Reine is giving us a the big bad has the good guys at gunpoint and then decides for reasons unknown to pull some completely stupid stunt that gets her killed.

Too bad, this could really have been a lot better. I enjoye...more
Sarah Kalaitzidis
This final book of the series was fantastic! I couldn’t believe how it ended, and I’m quite happy with the ending that was given. There was a lot of struggles to make it to have a happy ending, but I do wish that the series was a little longer.

Rylie really grows through the series. As the series progressed, Rylie had grown to hate her wolf. In this last book, she has reached a deep depression over what she is. From the moment she first became a werewolf, she has not enjoyed it. However, with th...more
Erin Zarro
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Richard Hayes
In book 4 , and the last book, of the "Seasons Of The Moon" series, Rylie and Abel are at the Ranch that is being used to safely house the werewolfs. Bekah and levi from book 3 are there also along with others. Although now safe Rylie is not happy. She misses her Aunt Gwyn and her ranch and most of all she misses Seth, Abel's brother and her boyfriend who had stayed with Gwyn to help her, finish school and hopefully go to college and become a doctor. Also she is having dreams about Gray Mountain...more
A Book Vacation
Reading this novel was bittersweet as it’s the last in the wonderful Season’s of the Moon series. Over the last year, I have really gotten to know and love Rylie, and her story captivated me from the very beginning. I love stories about werewolves, and this in-depth look at the battle between Rylie’s humanity and her new, carnivorous nature, as well as the love story between a werewolf and a hunter, made for an epic series that I really enjoyed. And, this last segment was exceptionally well done...more
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This is the fourth book in the ‘Seasons of the Moon’ series.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for books 1,2&3.**
Rylie has been in California without Seth, and she’s missed him, but now Rebeka is missing, and they need to find her before the hunters do.
Can they find Rebeka? Can Rylie make up with Seth? And can they avoid the hunters once again?

This was an okay end to the series, but the novelty had worn off a bit by this point.

Rylie w...more
Pam Green
Originally posted on At Home Between the Pages

When I started reading this book, it was kind of bittersweet. This has been a favourite series of mine since Sara first contacted me to review Six Moon Summer. I fell in love with her writing, her werewolves, and her characters from the beginning. Starting this book and knowing that it would be the end of the journey for Rylie made me feel a bit sad, because I didn’t want it to end.

Gray Moon Rising starts four months after the events at the end of Lo...more
Nov 24, 2013 Sam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
The series is over. The final book in the final series of this year’s book of the month. Wow. It’s been so long. Voting for the favorite will start in December and a page focused on the BoM will be going up soon. Next year I’ll be switching gears, and rather than promoting little-known books the theme will be “Books Gathering Dust On The Shelf”, so basically the books that you’ve had for a while and just haven’t managed to get to yet. They’ll be buzzier books and hopefully we’ll have more to tal...more
B. McMichael
If you liked any of the first three, then you will enjoy this one too. Overall the series is good for those that like the werewolf genre.

Something is pulling all the werewolves together at Gray Mountain. Rylie has fears about going back but once her friend and fellow wolf leave for the mountain, Rylie, along with Abel and Seth travel back to where it all began to either finish or start anew.

This book completes the story of Rylie and Seth. While the last one ended with a complete story, the story...more
I really don't have much to say about this series. It's okay. I enjoyed reading them. They weren't phenomenal or mind bending or anything of that sort, but they are a nice, easy read that was entertaining. I never really fell in love with the characters, but I didn't dislike any of them either. Mostly I just felt they didn't really change much as time went on. Either way, I'd at least recommend it as a relaxing read.
C. Erani Kole
Awww!!!!! I loved this so much. I'd be sad to see this end but I'm not because there's a sequel series xD haha!

It's the final battle between hunters and werewolves, and Riley and company will have more on their hands than silver bullets and...are you ready? Gods.

Everything was great as usual, but the ending did feel a little rushed to me. Just a little. :p Thank GOD a certain irritant died, I was singing hallelujah! This is a great series, and it's all FREE! I'm pretty sure you won't be disappoi...more
Andrea Heltsley
"This book is good so far too! I'm really angry at the end of chapter 7 though! I'm sure the book will turn that around soon:)"
"So good!! I love how everything is being brought full circle. oh and loving Abel more by the chapters:)"
This book was the perfect ending to a great series. I loved Riley, Seth, Abel and Gwen.
The way the author made all the werewolves included in this one was awesome. There is a lot going on in this book and I am so glad I got to stay up all night and read it;)
I was so...more
Gray Moon Rising finds Rylie in a very dark place and while chaos is erupting in the world of the wolves and they are being called to go to Gray Mountain. The hunters plan to take them all out. This was a very emotional and at times heartbreaking read. Rylie does not care if she lives or dies, but she does want to protect those she loves. This series continues to be a favorite of mine and this is one of my favorite installments and has an ending that will blow you away. I do recommend this read,...more
Melissa Maffei
I really enjoyed the end of this book. It made me want to read the Cain Chronicles immediately. I enjoyed the plot line in the calling of all werewolves to Gray Mountain. However, the beginning was a bit slow with the little bit of review. However, when looking back, I realized there was not that much review, and the review was necessary to help develop the plot line without having to go back to remember what happened in the four previous books.

In the end, I will recommend this book to everyone...more
Adored this series from beginning to end. The mechanics of this book are not always 100% but the content more than made up for it. Defiantly worth The read, so glad there is a follow up series. This series was the best I read in a long time.
Amazing ending to this series. I'm glad to know that there is a spin-off series with the same characters.

Like I said on the other three, the length is shorter than a lot of novels, but the story didn't suffer from the length. Reine knows how to write a very good story. I look forward to reading more of her imaginings.
Mar 14, 2014 Maria added it
I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this series. Quick paced and enough twists and turns to keep me up late reading.
Is it because it is the last of this series or what? I didn't like this book as well as the others. In many places it felt forced. I think it is because the point of view changes around too much where I would rather see the story, for the most part, through Rylie's or even her Aunt's eyes. It did make you feel the horrid feelings that becoming a werewolf would feel like, Yech! Maybe there is more to this series as I saw something about Cain??? I'll have to look into it. Meanwhile, I will try to...more
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