Shepherd's Moon (The Shepherds #1)
The Territorial Council isn’t thrilled with her new title of Shepherd, but they don’t have any more control over the appointment than they have over her. All th...more
Okay I had to let this sink in for a tiny bit. Up to even 90% into reading the book it was a solid 4 stars. The last 10% however... maybe 3. It still has a primarily happy ending, but left me wanting somehow. I'm still giving it a 4, because 90% is more than a goodly portion of the book. The best way I think I can describe the ending- I felt like it was a Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Mam. Yes, it was happy and enjoyable, but the end felt rushed. I got whacked by a high-note-ending...more
Alex is a shepherd a human who can read animal and pre-natural creatures minds. She's kinda like a alpha werewolf as she has a pack that she takes care of. Her pack is made up of a vampire, alpha werewolf, werecoyote, werejaguar with her two cubs, a werehorse, a female werewolf and a wereh...more
Stacy has done a good job building characters that you care about and a storyline that pulls you right along.
There are spots where the wording could have been a little better, IMHO, but that's pretty subjective as we all speak and write differently.
All in all, I find no faults worth much of a mention and I feel Shepard's Moon is one to put on your TBR pile im...more
Life has been getting more and more complicated as cases are coming in more often and are more bloody. The shifters are not happy, she is not happy, and now she's finding animals, or shifters, or something, that she cannot read the...more
I love were’s and the thought of a “were-whisperer” was extremely intriguing for me. I got lost in the minutia of our...more
The book wasn't really off to a good start. The opening sentence was a bit too explosive for me, and failed in its obvious purpose of catching my interest. I mean starting a story with a guy’s torn throat is a little over-kill for my taste.
However, I was completely willing to overlook that and give the book a second chance to capture my interest, but it just failed over and over again.
In my opinion, the story was underdeveloped, the key players all had large gaps in their characters, and the ac...more
The premise of the story is one that's been done a lot - woman coming into her own differences and learns to accept them and eventually use them to her advantage. Md Mantle took the idea and did pretty darn well with it. The twists and turns made it unique.
I enjoyed the main character's dry sense of humor - I can relate. However, seeing the world through the main character's eyes (first person POV), it did...more
I was lucky enough to get this book on a read and review basis. I will try and give a review without giving away too much of the story.
I have to say that overall I enjoyed this book. The idea of a “were-whisper” for me is an unusual one and that alone hooked me into wanting to read this particular story.
Alexandra (Alex) is the main character who by the end of the book has successfully managed to grow as an individual; learning to accept who she is and the responsibilities that go with it. Thro...more
There is definitely too much back story, and too much history jammed into the current tale leaving the reader constantly wondering about previous events, and why and how those events affe...more
This is not one of my favorite types of books because I find that most authors become overly gory or too centered on sex scenes which can become very old very quickly. Shepherd’s Moon had me riveted from page one. With awesome characters, the perfect amount of action, and the perfect amount of relationship description, I absolutely loved the rhythmic flow of this book. If it weren’t for everyday chores and a business to run, I would have read this book from cover to cover...more
It's very well written and I connected with the characters quickly. Story was confusing at times...Following a young woman's experiences trying to coping with her special skills and how that relays to her pack provides us with some insight in different animals minds. The action sequences are very belivable and do not resort to the usual sex, etc...to keep you interested. Just keep with the pace...more
I liked this book. It was different and intrigued me. The spin on shifters was a refreshing change from the normal take in the UF genera. I loved all the preternatural species and the idea of Shepherds was a clever idea. T...more
I found much of the book fairly interesting and unique in some ways, I definitely enjoyed the premise, but had issues with the writing style, it was very well written, but confusing at times in the way information was presented... This may...more
The main character of the book is Alex. She is the first female shepherd in 2000 years. She has the ability to communicate with animals and she is a rescuer for preternatural creatures. She lives and works with her pack of shifters.
I am a big fan of shifters and I really enjoyed the storyline of this book. Mantle has penned a great book that captures your attentio...more
Plot: 3 stars
The lack of editing in this book drove me insane. Some mistakes had to do with randomly interchanged names (i.e. Alex suddenly became Sheena), while most of it had to do with punctuation. For example, this happened multiple times: "No," he said "in a tone that was meant to be obvious." UGH. On a positive note, these mistakes can be easily fixed.
As for the characters - I found most of them fairly likable. The protag of this book annoyed me for about 99% of the time. Sh...more
CHARACTERS: The book has some interesting characters, but I couldn’t feel a connection to them. I felt as if I had some insight to the main character’s emotions then all of the other characters were just there. They didn’t pull me in. Sometimes I got so lost that I didn’t understand what they wer...more
This book finally answers some questions I had about all these paranormal animals and beings hanging around with the rest of us normals. It provides a very detailed account of one Alex Wilde and her pack. Although the descriptions really provided distinct images, I sometimes felt there was too much detail, and I couldn't quite move on.
The book provides a CRAZY twist at the end that I really never saw coming. Part of it I wasn't sure I was a fan of, but nonetheless I was ver...more
Alex is a 24-year-old Shepherd, and more importantly, she’s the first female shepherd ever, and this hasn’t made her very popular. Worst of all, it wasn’t even a career choice, but something that she was forced into as punishment, after she illegally transported a heavily pregnant were-jaguar across state lines.
Being a shepherd means trying to control were-animals, which is mainly done through the ability to read and interpret their thou...more
The first time I begun to read this book, I stopped after the first pages as I couldn't get into it....then I tried again a few days ago and I finished it but didn't get enthralled by it or anything.
The idea of the shepherd is good but other than that the story was't that original to me, the action was too slow, I grew tired of the main character's personality and the outcome just happened so quickly it was a paradox to the story unfol...more
One thing I do like is the cover, it’s visually intriguing. The blurb on the other hand doesn’t quite go with the story. I started to read the story and it didn’t sound anything like the book blurb at all. When I finished the book, I still think the blurb could be better written to convey more what...more
This book reads ju...more