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The Crescent (The Crescent #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,125 Ratings  ·  107 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
Paperback, 190 pages
Published January 14th 2010
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She was a girl. He was a sexy paranormal. Can I make it anymore obvious?
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I was kinda hoping that this book would jazz up this well-used storyline a little. That it would give me something other than your typical YA paranormal romance plot with a dash of a love triangle thrown in for fun. The main female protagonist was only too happy to be the center of attention and to have two guys vying for her.
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It wasn't a bad read. It was just...
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May 11, 2012 Kindaslick rated it did not like it
Shelves: ugh
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Jan 01, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 29, 2010 Lynsey rated it it was amazing
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 liked it
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
Dec 30, 2010 Kiki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Nov 26, 2015 Mzzie rated it did not like it
I couldn't really get into it and I felt like nothing really great happened, plus it was way to repetitive to me. And her parents really didn't care for her as much as it was said they did. And ... instant love isn't my thing especially when every single time the male touched the girl or came closer or what have you she always lost it. I personally hate female characters like that so. I stopped reading this book.

When I mean "she lost it" I mean that she can't think right, she stops speaking, she
YA Reads Book Reviews
Sep 11, 2010 YA Reads Book Reviews rated it really liked it
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
Amy Jacobs
Jan 03, 2011 Amy Jacobs rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Sep 23, 2010 Jessica (a GREAT read) rated it really liked it

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
Oct 25, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
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
Mar 14, 2014 Alissa Maureen rated it it was amazing
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).

Kevin Laslie
Jun 23, 2014 Kevin Laslie rated it really liked it
A good start to what promises to be a great trilogy. This book not only flows well, but keeps you intrigued and wanting more. Can't wait to see what is to come.
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!
Jul 15, 2014 J. rated it it was amazing
I love a good love triangle with a sprinkling of paranormal! This book sucked me in!

Lacey starts another year of school not expecting much to happen. She just can't wait until her eighteenth birthday. One of her periods at school is working in the front office. She thought it was going to be a bring job until Alex walks in. Alex is a new student and for some strange reason she feels connected to him. She gets these flashes like they have kissed and she can't explain why she's drawn to him. He is
May 27, 2014 M.T. rated it it was amazing
The Crescent is a young adult novel in the paranormal romance genre that holds up to every expectation a fan of such would have.

Lacey Quinn is a seventeen-year-old girl struggling with the modern day issues most teens have during their senior year in high school, that determination to leave a dysfunctional home and go off to college. Life seems normal, until the mysterious Alex Morris arrives, leaking all the magnetic qualities any heartthrob should. And just when she's trying to catch her breat
Athena Daugherty
Apr 14, 2014 Athena Daugherty rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!! This was a fun and quick read! I read it in one sitting. I really enjoyed this one and it kept me on the edge of my seat! We are introduced to 17 year old Lacey. Just like every other teenager, she doesn't get along with her parents and plans to get away after she graduates. Then when the new kid, Alex, comes into her life.. things start to change. The two hit it off right away and fall into a relationship. But when Brandon enter's the picture, he stirs up emotion's inside of her whi ...more
Mar 14, 2016 Christie rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
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 novel. It star
May 25, 2010 Caitlin rated it liked it
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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Voordat ik begin wil ik jullie eerst nog even wijzen op de cover van The Crescent. Is die niet prachtig? Het zal vast en zeker een Photoshop trucje zijn, maar ik vind die oplichtende wolf op de achtergrond geweldig! De blurb aan de andere kant mag nodig herschreven worden, het zorgt er helemaal niet voor dat je nieuwsgierig wordt naar het boek, integendeel! Het schotelt te veel het alom bekende paranormale verhaaltje van driehoeksverhouding en

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
Murphy's Library
Nov 28, 2010 Murphy's Library rated it really liked it
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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
Nov 13, 2011 Jackie rated it liked it
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
Sep 01, 2010 Addrienne rated it liked it
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
Mar 25, 2011 Emma rated it really liked it
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
Reading Teen
Jun 09, 2010 Reading Teen rated it liked it
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
May 23, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed
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
Oct 16, 2010 Julie rated it really liked it
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
Aug 30, 2012 Monica rated it really liked it
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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.
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“Have you always had this?” He pointed to a purple bruise that showed up the day I met him. “No. It just appeared.” I answered confused. He turned his palm upward to show me a similar mark on his palm. “We were meant to be.” He whispered and placed his palm over mine. Our marks were exactly in the same place; the place where his palm and my palm touched the first day we met. I barely whispered, “Brandon, I don’t understand.” The dizzy, lightheaded feeling was back. Brandon obviously didn’t understand the concept of personal space either as he pulled himself even closer to me. “I know. I’m sorry. We don’t have much time. You’re in danger.” “What do …” I started to lean back, but Brandon’s hands clasped to either side of my face and he pressed his smooth lips to mine.” 0 likes
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