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Preview — Shepherd's Moon by Stacy Mantle
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
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
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
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of urban fantasy
Trigger Warnings: murder, killing, reported rape, reported sexual slavery
My Thoughts: This is quite an interesting idea and world that the author has created in this book. I quite liked the characters for the most part, although several of them aren't very well developed. This feels like the first book in a series, since the problem is not completely resolved by the end of the book.
The author told me that th...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
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
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
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
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
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 still learning how to be a good Shepherd when she comes in contact with some genetically altered shifters that are killing humans. It is her job to find these altered shifters and the person who is creating them.
This was a well developed story that has characters you can relate to. The characters have their flaws but are still likable. I really enjoyed this story and...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
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A pack of different shifters is something you dont read about a lot and toss in vamps, its a great mix! Really cant wait to see what she brings with book 2!
The ending had a twist that was a big betrayal but not surprising.
If you enjoy Shifter books you will really like this one!!
I really enjoyed the storyline of the book. I think it was quite unique and that really intrigued me.
The characters are very well written and I loved reading their story. Stacy Mantle was a new author for me and I really enjoyed her work. She is an author I recommend and will follow.