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Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian #9)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  10,446 ratings  ·  412 reviews
Some nights never end.

Some desires never die. . . .

She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last?

Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampi
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Dell (first published January 1st 2010)
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The final book of the Riley Jenson series! I am going to keep this review short so as not to spoil anything. Simply to say, this was a very enjoyable series. All lose ends come together for our heroine in this final case the Riley takes on. Her view on packs, family, the directorate and her own desires finally meet up in this conclusion.
Mini-synopsis: Riley is kidnapped by Blake while on a case, has her memory erased and must re-discover herself and those she knows before it is too late. All wh
Nov 04, 2009 Natasha marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I CANNOT wait for this to be released. It's going to be a winner. BOUND TO SHADOWS(book 8) was amazing. The last chapter had me in tears and begging for more. I cannot wait to see what happens next with Riley and everyone. I highly recommend this series!
2 1/2 stars

I almost gave up on this series after the great “soul mate fiasco” of 2009. But, I am a complete sucker for closure. I will typically come crawling back for a promised finale, especially if I can read said finale for free. Plus, it just seems like so much wasted effort to read eight books out of a series of nine, like running twenty six point one miles of a marathon and then quitting. And I really want one of those “26.2” stickers to display in a prominent location on my vehicle. My e
Sophia (FV)
It’s always hard for me to say goodbye to a series that I’ve loved. After becoming attached to a cast of characters and having seen them through adventures, love, loss and joy, it’s difficult to know that it all must come to an end. However on some level I must appreciate an author that knows when to wrap up the story arc and move on. When to tie up the loose ends, put everything in order and say goodbye. Moon Sworn is the 9th and final book in the Riley Jenson Guardian series.

After what I woul
Moon Sworn is the 9th and last installment in the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur. Keri Arthur is a one of a kind writer. She has many excellent series under her belt, and each as popular as the last. I'm a huge fan of all her books, especially this series. Riley Jensen is a kick-ass heroine. One I will miss...

Moon Sworn picks up a few months after the events from Bound to Shadows. And as much as I wanted to see Riley have her happy ending, (which is more than deserves), I didn't want this se
Warning: Spoilers from previous books are unavoidable.

Since Riley Jenson is one of my favorite heroines ever and this concludes the series, I’m abandoning my normal review format to discuss Moon Sworn, but I will do my best to avoid spoilers. Moon Sworn picks up weeks after the death of Riley’s friend Kade and her soul mate Kye. While she survived his death, she is deeply depressed and battling the emptiness of his loss. Riley, Rhoan, Liander and Quinn are still awaiting the child Liander’s sist
J-J lover of books
*****This may contain spoilers*****

What can i many emotions are running through me at this moment, utter happiness, to utter sadness, sadness as the series has ended but happiness for Riley. I even cried both with joy & sadness.

wow i am so happy that Riley got her happy ending. Not only Riley, but Quinn,Rhoan,Liander & she's going to be a mom she deepest wish, her dream. They are their own pack, a brand new beginning.

This is the best ending to a wondrous, heart-stopping serie
I have loved this series. From the kick-ass heroine Riley who gets kicked in the teeth time and again and gets back up kicking the pants of her enemies to the multiple layers of love relationships and matings, these books always satisfied. They are full of action, deception, love, lust, anger, family, friendship, murder and mayhem.....what more could you want...oh yeah, you have shapeshifters and vampires and things in between.
BUT....this last one, disappointed me. For one, instead of the depth
Angela  M
I love this series. It was one of my first paranormal series and I have stuck with it from the beginning - and loved every twist and turn it has taken. I'm so completely sad that it is over. I'm going to miss these characters like they were friends who've moved away. I'm just glad that the series ended while it was still strong and that Keri really let Riley and company go out with a bang! Such a great wrap up to this series.

I love so many of the characters in this series. Riley is so strong, me
I've been a huge fan of this series since the beginning. I love Riley's no nonsense attitude, she is who she is and isn't going to change no matter what is thrown in her face. I love the mysteries presented in each book and feel that Keri Arthur is one of the best out there at keeping readers interested in what is going on. These books balance plot and character development perfectly, and that is why I am still around at book nine. Unfortunately, Moon Sworn was a total miss for me. There wasn't ...more
What a great way to end a series. Well done Ms Arthur!!

Sorry there will be Spoilers for previous books.

Riley, having decided to live at the end of the last book, following killing her soul mate, the psychopath Kye, is having a little trouble getting back into the swing of things.

Having finally gone back to work, Jack is trying to ease her in gently and sends her to a ritual killing. Of course, nothing is simple with Riley. Trouble is playing with Fate and using silver bullets.

So like always, the
Megan Marie
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Aww... Bittersweet,bittersweet... I am happy with the outcome but am sad to see Riley go. I really loved this series! Can't believe it's over. So much to say but can't think of where to start.
Ugh Kade!! soo sad, the most emotional start to a book i have ever read. I was never 100% sure of both her soulmates but of Kade? He was perfect, was my favorite of all Riley's men, so for her to kill him off as well as Kye was genius just because it made such an impact. Quinn definetly grew on me as i kn
Shera (Book Whispers)
Fellow readers gave me soooo many warnings about this book. The conclusion to the much beloved Riley Jenson series. So I was bracing for the worst. Like some kind of gun-ho drama where everyone dies and the lead wakes up in an alternate universe where she is God. (Though those endings might only happen in Anime.) Because in my mind I have never read a truly brilliant final book. "The Ends" always disappoints. Maybe because you know everyone is going to get a Happily Ever After or the author spel ...more
I have mixed emotions about this edition in the Riley Jenson series. I was so afraid going in that we’d get an onslaught of emotions that were dragged out endlessly about Kades death in Bound to Shadows. His death was already hard for me the first time around and I didn’t want to keep reliving it over and over. I was pleased to see that the opposite was actually the case. While Riley does grieve for Kade in the beginning, Kye’s haunting last words to her become fulfilled. In the midst of another ...more
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Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian, #9)

5 Stars is not enough for this book!

Keri Arthur blew my mind away with this one.

I was getting tired of the same pattern in all Riley's books, but this one!!

Haven't saw it coming!

By far, the best in the series and with a perfect ending!
Keri Arthur is one of my very fav authors, and for years now I have loved Riley Jenson and her "pack". This 9th book in the series draws it all to a close beautifully. I'm not giving it 5 stars just because I'm mad that this is the last book for Riley . . .

If you read the series, you know that Riley is a tough but sexy dhamphir - half werewolf and half vampire. You'll also know that due to some seriously experimental drugs unknowingly (at first) forced on her, her body makeup is ever changing ge
Dec 24, 2010 Archer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Goodreads Blurb:

Some nights never end.

Some desires never die. . . .

She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last?

Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley–in
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I'm so sad to see the Riley Jensen series come to an end. While this book leaves you hanging a bit in the end, all the old problems are wrapped up. Poor Riley had finally come to a conclusion in her life. Too bad for Riley that "fate" has not come to the same conclusion. Riley fights her way through the book the same way she has throughout the past books in the series. Riley seems to be a little less wreckless in this book and more laid back. In the past she might have done things a lot differen ...more
Between the Bind
**4.5 Stars from**

Moon Sworn is the 9th and final book in the Riley Jensen series. And boy do I loooove Ms. Arthur's world! She's created one of the most addicting series I've ever read and Moon Sworn is the perfect ending to such a dynamic series. I was most impressed with the characters growth. Ms. Arthur gave them room to evolve without compromising who they've been in the past 9 books. In her heart, Riley is still Riley, straight out of Full Rising, only with more
Yes, this series has a slow start and honestly when I think back to the first couple of books, I'm amazed I got through the series. Around book 3 thing really took off and I was highly intrigued by Riley, her brother and the men in her life whether they are vampire or werewolf.

This book was no different for me. I have had it for a while and have put off reading it for the mere fact that I knew it was the final book of this series. I couldn't imagine it ending or having to say good-bye to charact
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Well, I am totally sad now there are no other books in the series to read, but what an absolutely fantastic series. Riley Jensen is one 'kick arse' character, and wouldn't everybody want to be her and have such fit guys falling at her feet. The series was full of twists and turns, a couple of books in the middle became a bit predictable, but hey that didn't detract from the excitement and grip of the books. Full of fighting, a bit gory in places, lots of steamy sex scenes and beautiful romantic ...more
From Keri Arthur's Website:
"Q: How many books will be in the Riley series?
A: I have nine books planned in total. There will be an offshoot series, set in the same world and featuring Risa, Dia’s little girl. It’ll focus more on the Aedh and demons rather than vamps and werewolves."

**********Review for BOOK 9 - Spoilers for previous book***********

Moon Sworn is, sadly, the last book in the Riley Jenson, Guardian series. As the story begins, Riley is struggling with the loss of Kye, her wolf's
In this is the 9th and final book of the Riley Jenson urban fantasy series, Riley is in serious trouble. She just can't catch a break. Will the Directorate, Quinn or Rhoan be able to find her this time? She came back from the almost dead for them with the help of little Risa but will she be able to overcome this latest attempt by Blake, her ex-pack's alpha, to exact his revenge for the humiliation and beating at her hand?

Riley joins the mile high club in this book as well as having lots of fun i
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My review is a bit mixed. On the one hand, Riley's voice in this book is true, it felt like being with the woman I've known for 9 books now in most ways. On the other hand, although the books have all been leading toward this emotional wrap-up/finale, her turn around from deeply troubled to suddenly serene was pretty abrupt. And the entire crime she was involved with for the Directorate was mishandled; the coincidence of her landing in the middle of another crime with the same elements despite t ...more
4.5/5 !

Une nouvelle saga se termine avec ce neuvième tome, et quel tome !

Je le trouve (presque) parfait pour clore les aventures de notre chère Riley (et tout le monde sait combien le destin avait pu s'acharner contre elle durant cette saga) !

En tout cas ce dernier tome ne souffre d'aucune longueur, l'auteure à très bien su faire un dernier tome explosif très crédible ! Et je peux vous dire que le coup de cœur est très très proche mais il n'y a pas eu le petit truc en plus qui en aurait vraim
 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥
This book was the perfect ending to this series. All of my questions were answered!


This book starts off a few weeks from the previous book. Riley is recovering from killing her wolf soulmate. She is coming to terms with letting a friend get killed and other life changing events. Riley is taken by her former packs Alpha. She is dumped in the middle of no where and she has no memory of who she. Riley soon works a crime and starts to piece together who she really is.

Riley and her twin
This book draws to a close the Riley Jenson series and Keri Arthur does't disappoint. The story maintains the same fast paced and high anxiety feeling you get when you know bad stuff is about to happen and Riley can't avoid being the focal point of it all. From getting shot to being loved by Quinn, you are right there along with Riley. Emotionally you want to scream for her to stop feeling bad about killing her soulmate, because her true soulmate Quinn is still with her throughout everything. Th ...more
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs
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Riley Jenson Guardian (10 books)
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  • Kissing Sin (Riley Jenson Guardian #2)
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“For once, his vampire expression failed him. His response was right there on his face, in full view and easily read. He went from surprise to disbelief then hope and sheer, utter joy all within a split second of each other, then he let loose a huge whoop of delight and swept me into his arms, hugging me fiercely.” 16 likes
“You are my heart, my soul,” he said, his arms going around my waist and holding me tightly. “As you are mine,” I repeated. The magic in the air got stronger, thrumming through the forest, matching the rhythm of our breathing, matching the beating of our hearts. “Dance with me, this night and for the rest of our nights,” he said. “For as long as the moon shines in the sky and for as long as we live underneath her.” 13 likes
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