Pleine lune (Dark Guardian #1)
Ever get that giggly feeling in your stomach when you read a really, really cute book? That's what I got from reading Moonlight. I love this book with all my heart!
Werewolf (or shape-shifter) books are easy to find nowadays, but there are only few that actually pull you into the story and refuse to let go — for me, Moonlight was one of them! The synopsis doesn't do this book justice because I started it with a hesitant mind and ended up loving it.
I can't ask for a more perfect ...more
Fucking great, so you know you want to spend the rest of your life with a dude whom you had barely talked to/interacted with before when you're at the tender age of seventeen?
Not to mention, this twenty-something dude (or was he supposed to be 19?) had been eyeing the heroine and thinking about making her his mate back when she was sixteen years old.
I need to calm the fuck down.
Moonlight is a dull, extremely u ...more
This book is overall okay, but I'm going to be cruel and use it as an example of why I previously avoided most YA in the first place. It was unsatisfying and extremely predictable. The characters were not well developed, and there was a backstory that I felt could have been included, or at least more described. Hawthorne's characters fluctuated from sounding too young to using words that I felt a ...more
When I finished it - which took a while despite being a ludicrously easy read - I finally worked out what it was: it was a Middle Grade novel with a Young Adult plot.
The writing was just slightly too simple, the cover-ups too obvious, and the emotions underdeveloped. While this is u ...more
He aquí un claro ejemplo de algo novedoso. Aquí los hombres lobo, son buenos y no muerden.
"-Los lobos solo tomamos una pareja para toda la vida.
Yo tragué con fuerza.
-Entonces has estado…digamos…¿esperándome?
-Toda mi vida."
Una historia llena de aventuras, acción, y mucho romance.
La autora, ha sabido hilar toda la historia a la perfección, para ...more
Kayla is a strong out doors girl who looses her parents when she is young and has repressed what really happened to them. She finds peace in the woods where they are killed. Things un-fold especially ...more
But RACHEL HAWTHORNE awesome writing skills proved me wrong....This book caught my attention from the start till the end....There was soo much in this book and at the same time so little.It isn't just a romance and stuff novel but there are loads of things going on in this book.
The two main characters which were KAYLA and LUCAS had a weird and heart-grip ...more
I loved the premise of this book, the world. The idea was so amazing. But it fell flat. I wanted to love this book so freaking much but I couldn't. It was rather boring and strange. Kayla is in love with a boy who never speaks to her. He is the cliche bad boy. He is brooding and mysterious. Until you get to know him, then he becomes a mushy and reminds me of a puppy.
The plot goes like this. Kayla lost her family at a young age, she was a ...more
Digamos que al principio bien: la historia se iba desarrollando a un buen ritmo y la atracción Kayla-Lucas era NORMAL. Pero después, después...
ATENTION: SPOILERS AHEAD
Vamos a ver, Kayla flipa cuando descubre todo el rollo de los hombres lobo y de que es una, luego Lucas le suelta el rollo "somos almas gemelas". Ella flipa. Y a menos de unas páginas le suelta un "te quiero" como si nada.
Luego se lo piensa mejor y como que no:
Honestly this book was just okay. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. It was fluff. I read it in one sitting.
The Characters are a little one dimensional. Lucas was a good character. He was mysterious and intriguing but Kayla was a little on the annoying side. The side cha ...more
As a protagonist I feel Kayla authentically represents your average teenage girl dealing with complex and unexpected obstacles. Although at times Kayla is p ...more
As a fan of the paranormal genre, I'm always excited when I find a book within that genre that has a new twist to the old storyline. The Dark Guardians' series has taken the old tales of werewolves and produced a new and unique spin on the characters.
Rachel Hawthorne created ...more
Moonlight is a guilty pleasure. Not because it has naughty sex scenes or bad language jumping off the page—quite the opposite. It's pretty sweet and innocent, like PNR novels accept YA approved. Of course I have to say right up front if you’re seeking something that has mind blowing writing, hidden depths, and a unique plot this is the not the book. It’s not really fantastic in any form, but there is something about it that draws a reader in and just takes hold.
Kayla's parents were tragically killed in front of her when she was only five. She is now seventeen and trying to face her demons by returning to the woods where her parents were killed. She gets a job at the national forest and helps lead people on hikes through the park. She has made friends with the other “Sherpas” and has a major crush ...more
Love triangle? Yes. The bad kind as well. You know the type with one brooding, mysterious "dark" one and one "goody guy", happy, "safe" option? It was that sort. *sighs*
Awful romance? Maybe not "awful" but it wasn't great.
Cheesy dialogue? Oh yes.
Flat protagonist? Unfortunately.
Flat secondary characters? Yep.
อานแลวอยากจะเขวียงหนังสือทิงหลายรอบ อนิจจา ! นางเอกชางนารำคาญเหลือเกิน อะไรของเธอกไมรูตังแตแรกๆละทีหวันไหวกับผูชายสองคนเพราะอีกคนกหลอเลิศ อีกคนกแสนดี ดูไมอันตรายเหมือนอีกคน นีฉันจะเลือกใครดีเนีย !? ... มันเปนแบบนีทังเรืองจริงๆ จนเรารูสึกวานารำคาญมากๆ
ไหนจะเรืองทีเคยลาไมเชือเรืองมนุษยหมาปาอีกละ ทังๆทีเหนลูคัสกลายรางตอหนาตอเธอ ยังจะปฏิเสธอีกวา ไมจริง เปนไปไมได สมงสมองไปหมดละแมคุณ นีเธอเอาไอคิวไปขบคิดทีเรืองผูชายจนไมยอมรับความจริงขนาดนีเลยหรือ
ทีจริงพลอตเรืองถึงจะสูตรสำเรจไปหนอย แตกสามารถทำใหมันนาสนใ ...more
I won't even tell you whether this book was good or bad because of my rating (above). I'll just tell you about it.
Okay, so first, how the book is written. The author doesn't even explain where they are or who they're talking to half of the time. Throughout this book I found myself questioning where the main character was.
Second: How this book was so stupid and predictable. I obviously knew which guy every girl was going to end up with, so it took away some of the romance of the book. Oh wa ...more
Voy a decirlo porque tengo que hacerlo, la edición es preciosa!! Muy bien cuidada, un diseño hermoso que me gusta mucho más que la portada original >.< Además, como respuesta a quienes me lo han preguntado, sí brillan las letras y el símbolo de la luna en la oscuridad XD
Lucas y Kayla se conocieron en el verano que ella, junto a su familia pasan en la reserva como parte de la terapia que Kayla lleva para superar la muerte de sus padres. Ella fue testigo de la muerte de ellos a manos d ...more
Ik heb enorm van Moonlightgenoten. Weerwolven worden in dit verhaal in een nieuw en verfrissend jasje gegoten en deze keer waren het de vrouwelijke weerwolven die bepaalden wie hun partner voor het levenwerd. Eindelijk! Geen Alpha mannetjes die even voor de vrouwen demeest belangrijke keuze van je leven bepalen. Geen vrouwen meer die de rest van hun leven vastzitten aan een man die zie niet willen. Heerlijk! :D
Het verhaal las vlot weg, maar hie...more
(also writes romance under Lorraine Heath)
Rachel Hawthorne, who also writes as Lorraine Heath and Jade Parker, is the daughter of a British beauty (her mother won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero-who played the Joker on the old Batman TV series) and a Texan who wa ...more
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It wasn't like a crush. It wasn't like seeing a guy and thinking I'd like him to take me to the prom. It was soul-deep, as though he was everything, the one, forever. I had to remind myself that I barely knew the guy. But still I couldn't shake the feeling of being meant for each other - as corny as that sounded.”