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The Crescent (The Crescent #1)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  579 ratings  ·  78 reviews
Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator.

Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 14th 2010
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read but one that kept me on the edge of my seat. Oh, and did I mention the super hot love triangle? In The Crescent we are introduced to Lacey. She has issues with her home life and her goal is to get away after graduation. Then, Alex comes into her life. Their relationship escalates fast and Alex seems to be head-over-heals in love with Lacey. Soon a new mysterious boy, Brandon, enters her life as well and his touch makes her have visions of them toge...more
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This is one of the hardest reviews I think I have ever written. I don’t understand why it becomes more difficult to write a review about a book that you truly, truly love. For example, there has to be a reason why my review of Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater is not up here yet! Perhaps I am worried I will not portray the book in the right light, that I won’t do it justice. Anyway, that being said I have actually re-read The Crescent and battled with this all day with a view to writing the best revie...more
Jul 07, 2010 Katelyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Talk about your love triangles, The Crescent even had me struggling with my feelings over who I wanted Lacey to end up with. Normally when I read a book with strong male leads fighting over the attentions of a female character I find myself easily choosing a side. I then proceed to get frustrated with the female character if she doesn't instantly heed my internal advice. That wasn't the case this time around. I was right there with Lacey, sympathizing the whole time with her situation and the di...more
What happens when love and fate collide? Both elements are brilliantly intertwined throughout this suspenseful plot. I felt Lacey's every conflicted emotion from beginning to end. Her struggles to find the truth about her family and her pack was one roller coaster ride. I didn't get her strange parents at times; I felt great sympathy for her because of her father's alcoholism and mother's pain med addiction, but even then, they appeared to genuinely care for her at the end.

I cried over this one...more
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Lacey Quinn is your average 17 year old girl. In high school, parents that argue a best friend that will stick by her no matter what odd predicaments she ends up in. Strolling round the streets at night while her parents’ battle out another argument is nothing new for Lacey, although on one night that will change the rest of her life, there is something different. Lacey feels as if she is being watched. A rustle in the bushes and a pair of yellow eyes has Lacey dashing back home only to find tha...more

I actually got two books finished today, as Jordan Deen's The Crescent was a rather quick read being only 187 pages. But it's shortness didn't detract from the thrilling story!

I found myself immediately engrossed once I got a few pages in. Lacey's parents are fighting and she leaves the house to escape the arguments. School soon starts and that's when Lacey's dilemma begins when the new boy, Alex comes into the office where she spends first period as a student aide and everything changes from th...more
Lacey has a difficult home life and the constant arguments between her parents have her longing to go to a college as far away as she can get. She is about to turn 18 and can't wait to finish school and leave home. When she meets and starts dating Alex the new boy at school she has no idea how drastically her life is going to change. Then Brandon, another new boy, arrives on the scene and although she loves Alex she feels a strong connection to his rival Brandon. With one boy filling her days an...more
Alissa Maureen
For a while I had been thinking maybe I had been too harsh with the reviews I’d done so far. I mean, the majority of the books I have been reviewing have been self-published, so I shouldn’t have expected them to be as polished as the books produced through publishing companies, right? And then I read The Crescent. All of the Indie authors out there can thank Jordan Deen for raising the bar, at least where I am concerned. It was very refreshing to read a quality self-published book (for once).

Mar 06, 2011 Momo added it
SQUEEE! #TeamBrandon! Review will be up in about an hour or so!
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
really, really good! go look it up!
3.5/5.0 Stars

Lacey just can’t wait until she can leave for college, and escape the constant fighting between her parents. She spends afternoons working in her aunt’s veterinarian hospital. She is definitely not considered one of the popular girls at school. Imagine her surprise when she captures the attention of not one, but both of the new boys. If only Lacey knew what that attention will cost her, and that her life is about to be turned upside down.

I was pleasantly surprised with this little n...more
Amy Jacobs
Jan 03, 2011 Amy Jacobs rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I really enjoyed this story from author Jordan Deen. It has the werewolf factor that is hot and in demand right now, plus it has a love triangle with two gorgeous guys in love with the girl.

While there were parts of the story that dragged and characters that had flaws, I still enjoyed the journey that the author takes you in in the book. I was a little disappointed in the fact that Brandon, Lacey's true soul mate, was only around for a few pages within the first 3/4 of the book. I wanted to che...more
The protangonist Lacey's life basically sucks because her family life is horrible with a drunk as a father and enabler as a mother that fight ever night and a loner besides her best friend. When two new boys enter school and are super HOT they of course both want Lacey. Lacey does not understand why and neither did I because its embarrassing how bad she is with guys. She really can't speak and can't stop staring. If I was her I would bury my head in the sand with her lack of flirting skills.

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First of all, I really loved the cover! It gives off such a mysterious feeling, you just don’t know what kind of story you’ll get ^^ The blurb on the other hand doesn’t work in favor of the book. When I read it, it didn’t attract me to start reading. It seems like it would be yet another story about a new boy arrives and it all starts. But this book definitely differs from the all the others!

The book went off with a powerful start with the appearance...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
2.5 stars

Being a huge wolf fan, I was really looking forward to reading the Crescent, as I was eager to read a wolf story mixed with lore, romance and action. Sadly, I didn't get into as much as I wanted to. Don't get me wrong, Jordan Deen has a great love triangle, but what bothered me the most about the book's main character Lacey, is even after she realizes which of the guys/werewolves isn't right, she continues to be with him, even after professing her love for the other one. To be honest, I...more
Murphy's Library
(from Murphy's Library -

I’m the first person to say The Crescent made me love werewolf stories. I was never the kind of person who likes books with these criatures, but The Crescent just made me bite my tongue.

Lacey is a teenager—and her 18th birthday can’t come fast enough—who is right in the middle of an endless fight between her mom and dad. She wants out, and she wants out fast. Everything seems to be going in this direction till two (hot) new guys made an app...more
A very different book from those about Werewolves. Good plot and it was a quick read. The first thing i noticed was the writing style. It was weird, some had grammar errors but overall a decent book to read but not my favourite. But as soon i was reading towards the end, i hadn't noticed the errors. Some parts near the beginning seem to be rushed... not quite detailed and lack a few things.

The protagonist, Lacey is a seventeen year old girl, who lives with her parents, but not really. She's focu...more
Sep 01, 2010 Addrienne rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone over 16
Lacie thought her biggest problem was her parents, she has no idea just how big of a problem they were! Lacie's parents constantly fought. Her father liked to get drunk, and her mom just argued back. They were both dragging Lacie into it all the time, so she spent a lot of her time wandering around her neighborhood, or sitting in her play house. One night while sitting outside she met a new friend. Grant, a larger than life dog, who kept her company, and made everything alright. Lacie had spent...more
Book Angel Emma
There were some were some weird observations and admissions right at the start making me a bit nervous about whether I was going to struggle with it or not. I needn't have worried [ : D ]

Written in first person narrative from Lacey's perspective. At 17 she is desperate to escape her current life, counting down the days until she goes away to college. She feels distant from her parents and with good reason - all will be revealed [ ; D ]

Jordan Deen has a wonderfully descriptive writing style, imme...more
Reading Teen
Let's see, did I like this book? Yes, very much so. I thought the storyline was very good. The story centers around Lacey and her love life. (which is my kind of story) There are two - not one - but TWO gorgeous guys trying to win Lacey's affection. Not a bad problem to have if you ask me.

When I'm reading a book I like for the main female character to be strong, independent and knows what she wants in life. Lacey has some trouble in her life with her parents fighting all the time. I felt really...more
This book had me right from the beginning. Right in the first few chapters I was gripped with excitment and intrigue. The Story is based on a war between to enemy wolf packs, a world that The main character Lacey seems to stumble into. She befriends a new Student named Alex and things become hot and heavy pretty quickly between the tow...a little too quickly. When Lacey meets another young mysterious boy her world changes once again when she feels a strong conection to him, making her question w...more
Jordan Deen pulls at your heartstrings in The Crescent. In a world where it is now customary to choose "Teams" when a love triangle presents itself, Deen leaves you not sure which Team to champion. Throughout the book, readers get a sense of Lacey's relationship with Alex. Much of the book is about her getting to know him, feeling the relationship is going too fast, yet being completely smitten by his good looks and charm. I can describe Lacey as the typical high school girl who can't believe so...more
A review

Am primit aceasta carte de la Jordan Deen, in schimbul unei recenzii sincere. Am fost luni la posta si am ridicat coletul si m-am apucat imediat sa o citesc. Sincer vorbind, aceasta este prima carte in engleza pe care am citit-o cap-coada. Inainte am mai incercat cu "Jurnalele vampirilor" dar nu am reusit sa citesc prea mult. Mda, asta se intampla anul trecut. Se vede ca timpul a cam trecut si ca... acum stiu mult mai mult.
Nu mi-a mai placut o carte precum "...more
When I saw this book on good-reads i was really interested on reading it, it sounded very good and just the type of book i like reading. It wasnt until i had ordered the book online that i realised how thin it is compared to the other books ive read that i started doubting it, to be honest it did put me off of reading it at first.

Once i finished my previous book i picked up 'The Crescent' and started reading ...... I am very happy that i read the book as it was great!!

It is just the type of book...more
THE CRESCENT, by Jordan Deen, was an original spin on werewolves. Deen created the perfect setting for understanding her take on werewolves and the primal thoughts and urges that surround their being.

This book stands out on its own in terms of creativity. The connection that Lacey shared with both Brandon and Alex was equally tempting and passionate. With Brandon it was more of a mental connection and with Alex it was definitely physical. The decision to choose from the brain or body was Lacey's...more
I received this book free from the author in exchange of a honest review. Thank you, Jordan!


The aniversary of 18 years is coming soon for Lacey and she can't wait to leave her house where she grew up, because of her parents who are having arguments almost every day. Her only friend is Jilian, so Lacey Quinn's life is kinda lonely. . But her life changes when she meets Alex Morris, the love of her life. Alex has everything Lacey ever wanted, and soon they become a couple. But the relationsh...more
Alex Bennett
Review from Tales of a Teenage Book Lover

When I first got the offer to review this book, I jumped on it! After signing up, I did a bit of research and then began to regret my decision. It is from a new author and published by a small publisher, but that didn’t make it a bad book, I soon found out.

The Crescent grabs you from the first chapter and has you saying “well, maybe just one chapter” the whole time you are reading. I finished the whole book in about a day. A day filled with driving, famil...more
Katieb (MundieMoms)
2.5 stars

Being a huge wolf fan, I was really looking forward to reading the Crescent, as I was eager to read a wolf story mixed with lore, romance and action. Sadly, I didn't get into as much as I wanted to. Don't get me wrong, Jordan Deen has a great love triangle, but what bothered me the most about the book's main character Lacey, is even after she realizes which of the guys/werewolves isn't right, she continues to be with him, even after professing her love for the other one. To be honest, I...more
I would first like to thanks Jeremy West at Novel Thoughts for sending me a bookmark for The Crescent which spiked my interest in finding out more about the novel.
The Crescent is a quick and easy read. At only 190 pages, I breezed right through it and when it was over I wanted more! Jordan created a very interesting werewolf series. I like the different take on how the packs are made up and how a werewolf’s mate is chosen and break the union between mates. The sexual tension between characters w...more
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“I know you don’t. I’m sorry I didn’t come sooner. It took me forever to find you.” Brandon brushed his fingers down my arm making me hold my breath. “But I’m here now and there is nothing they can do to change that.” I anxiously anticipated his kiss as he leaned towards me. […]” 0 likes
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