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Song of the Moon (Artemis Lupine #1)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,035 Ratings  ·  76 Reviews
What if you found out that there was another world inside your own? What if all of the things you thought made you weird, actually made you powerful? Artemis's life is changed forever when the mysterious man from her dreams, Ares, comes to claim her as his mate. The seventeen year old girl must find a way to adapt to her true life and accept her fate or run from it. She mu ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published February 19th 2010 by Createspace
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Catherine Banks
Feb 20, 2010 Catherine Banks rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book has werewolves, vampires and sidhe (fairies). It's a young adult fantasy novel.

If you finished Twilight or are waiting for the next Vampire Academy or House of Night novel and need a new book to read, try this book.
Dec 18, 2012 Logan rated it did not like it
Now, I don't usually write bad reviews of books, because I know how hard authors work to write them, but I just couldn't NOT write something after reading this book. In a word, it was horrible. The writing was some of the worst I've read, and I've read a lot of books. It seemed to me like Ms. Banks was so preoccupied with getting to the next big event of the book, she didn't really care how she got there. In the beginning, I was taken aback when (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 08, 2012 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Divulging my true thoughts about this book would be cruel. This book is not for the discerning reader. Also, the author should invest some money in a decent editor.
Jul 29, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Bottom Line – With it's intense yet tender story, Song of the Moon drew me in...I read it in about 24 hours, it's a quick read that I did not want to put down, though I can tell you with 100 pages to go, part of me wanted so desperately to put it down and finish tomorrow, JUST so I could have a reason to reconnect with Artemis, however the part that won out demanded I finish! I have read several reviews on goodreads that liken this book to Twilight, and though there's a love story, I honestly di ...more
Sep 28, 2012 Katie rated it it was ok
In a nutshell? This book was a utter disappointment and sadly I couldn't even get past the first few chapters.

I'm not going to give anything away of the story, partly because I barely read any of it, but the writing was simply too awful to read. There was absolutely no flow and the dialogue was about as flat as a piece of cardboard. Not to mention that the characters felt like zombies barking out scripted infomercials instead of living, breathing, people.

Yes, I realize I could have given the b
Written Word Review
May 18, 2010 Written Word Review rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: to anyone that likes a good werewolf tale.
Recommended to Written Word Review by: N/a
Artemis Lupine: Song of the Moon, is an great story with equally amazing characters. It has werewolves, vampires, and a touch of the fae, everything you could ask for in a good young adult paranormal novel.

The world Catherine Banks conjures up for this tale is darker and more intriguing than the typical backdrops in most YA novels. Banks’ writing style is a bit rough and there are a couple plotline issues but in the end, it didn’t effect the story too much.

All in all this book was a delightful
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
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Artemis’s life is changed forever when she meets the man she has been dreaming about, Ares, who claims she is a werewolf and is also his mate. With the humans being killed, will Artemis be able to accept herself, her mate and her destiny? I read Song of the Moon because I really liked Banks book, Mercenary, but unfortunately I just found this book OK as I could not connect to the characters. I especially did not lik
Mar 10, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
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Dec 24, 2013 Torin rated it did not like it
How was this book even published?!?!?!Who in their right mind reads something like this and says,"Boy, is this riveting!I should immediately put it out on to the market!Who cares if it reads like a first draft composed by a middle schooler?It's pure gold!"

It sucks so much that I barely finished to where Artemis's dad tries to shoot Ares.(Which would not have been a bad turn to the plot.)I mean, the characters.In the beginning, I was sort of OK with her dad taking her and that one guy to a bunch
Mar 08, 2010 Ninjamonkee rated it it was amazing
I really liked the book and the interesting take on the Catherine's world she has created with Artemis and Ares and the supporting characters in the start of this little saga. She has definitely taken some time fleshing out the current story line where we are introduced to the characters. With the end of the book it leaves you wanting to know what happens next with the impatience of your favorite TV show cliffhangers. Hoping to see more books soon and maybe some more background history into the ...more
Tiffany Dickason
Mar 04, 2010 Tiffany Dickason rated it really liked it
Shelves: cat-banks
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Karah Sommer
Feb 28, 2015 Karah Sommer rated it liked it
Weird and captivating are my description words for this book. I have never read anything quite like this before.... The characters were so.. weird. lol
I laughed so much while reading this because of the ridiculousness of it all. It was a light read too.
I'm going to say right now that a lot of the reactions and things that happened in this book didn't make a whole lot of sense and if you read it you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
I don't regret reading this because I will admit that I m
Natasha Blaxk
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This was stilted at best, wooden at worst, with way too much use of repetitive words in the same sentence. Yes, this is rather trying.

The characters were clear cut, and for the most part likable, with distinctive characteristics. However, (yes there is a 'however') the storyline, although generic, was doable and I managed to keep on reading with some minor skimming.

I do consider this book a bit of an ask, and definitely overpriced for $4.99. It's really pushing it. I'm considering ploughing on,
Jul 27, 2011 Evie added it
This book was awesome read it in 1 day!!! Could not put it down.
The BookWhisperer
Dec 07, 2011 The BookWhisperer rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Catherine Banks's debuting novel Song of the Moon is a captivating and unique read. Artemis has spent years sheltered from everything including herself. When her Father and Best Friend take one last trip, before he leaves for college, the world becomes impossible to avoid. After meeting her Father's odd friend Kato things begin to unravel, and it seems as though the world is all of a sudden chasing her.

This was a truely incredible story that I found captivating and exhillarating. Artemis is a ra
Jan 16, 2011 Dana rated it really liked it
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Song of the Moonhad ik al een tijdje in de smiezen. De cover is prachtig en de blurb maakte me super nieuwsgierig naar het hele verhaal. Nu heb ik dan eindelijk dekans genomen.Wat werd ik blij verrast! Het verhaalhad me vanaf de eerste bladzijde in zijn greep en weigerde me niet los te laten, totdat ik de laatste letter gelezen had. Zelfs toen was het moeilijk om deze wondere wereld te verlaten. Het verhaal bleef maar in mijn hoofd ronddwalen,

Jackie (No Bent Spines)
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What can I say? I loved it. Everything about it. Annnddd hot damn! Werewolves have been taken to the next level of sexiness! Gimme gimme(:
I'm pretty sure I grinned like a psychotic manic through a good portion of this book. Or laughed like one. Although I don't usually like the whole pack scene...I loved this one! They all slept together. Not like that-get your head out of the gutter!! The
MissHavoc {Cry Havoc! Reviews}
Gah! i want more now! it was fantastic and suspenseful up until the last sentence. i cannot believe i have to wait till February to read more about Artemis and Ares. wow! you all know i love a good werewolf tale, but this was great.I'm definitely looking forward to more from Ms. Banks.

Part love story, part coming of age, and all werewolf hotness. Can't get any better than this. It was a very fast read with very lovable characters. I didn't want it to end, and even though it's almost 300 pages, i
Kim Chappell
Oct 18, 2012 Kim Chappell rated it it was amazing
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Jerry Wojenski
May 03, 2010 Jerry Wojenski rated it really liked it
This was an excellent and fun book to read - couldn't put it down! The plot was intriguing and well paced. I am a fan of good dialog and this book has more than its fair share of zingers and memorable lines. The characters are colorful, but I feel the author could have done a better job making them more distinctive. For example, I know that Koda and Matt are twins and probably will act very similar to one another, but at the same time, there should be some quirk that helps the reader distinguish ...more
Song of The Moon is one of those books that draws you in and doesn't let go.

The way the story starts out I thought it was going in a different direction that it ended up going. The author blew me away with the story and the characters. Artemis is a strong, independent chick. She hasn't had many friends except for her best friend Brett.

I liked Brett in the beginning, he's a good friend but somewhat overprotective. His story line just kinda ends so I am wondering if he will reappear sometime lat
Feb 06, 2012 Katelyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Can I please just tell you that I still cannot believe how quickly Banks had me hooked to her Artemis Lupine series. I'm honestly still in shock! I took one look at this cover (I'm ashamed to say) and almost put the book right back down. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that bothered me so much but I immediately felt like relating to these characters, let alone coming to enjoy myself in Banks' world would be nearly impossible. I can't stress enough how wrong I was. Banks had me hooked I ...more
Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
Sep 01, 2010 Lisa (A Life Bound By Books) rated it really liked it
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Catherine Banks had created a new and dark world within the first book in the Artemis Lupine Series - Song of the Moon. Weaving a mysterious tale that’s filled with werewolves, vampires and fae, Banks has created a great foundation within the Young Adult genre.

Our main character – Artemis is different, she knows it, as does everyone else, but no one knows exactly why… or do they? She’s strong, independent an
Feb 26, 2013 Aiman rated it liked it
Shelves: werewolves
I had high expectations for this book, especially after reading all the good reviews on it. After reading it though, I was a bit disappointed.

The story was well made and let me say how much I like love Ares. He's the perfect example of an Alpha. And boy, do I like Alphas. Artemis also kept me engrossed in the book. Now the main problem I usually see with the heroine of books, is that they are insubstantial. But Artemis was strong in the beginning and towards the end, she was even stronger. It w
Feb 08, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing
I purchased this book at a Peddlers Mall because it caught my attention. Never did I imagine that I would spend the day reading not just this one, but the 2nd one in the series as well. Catherine has done a great job throwing in various plot twists. I absolutely loved "Song of the Moon!" I think it is a novel that will hold any readers attention because it has the attraction to hook all readers!

I also loved the character development and how I felt I somehow grew with the characters.
Feb 01, 2011 Tai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook-library
Pleasantly surprised but this book….I must admit I do see the Twilight similarities but nonetheless I really liked it and am looking forward to the next book of the series. While at first I didn’t get the family dynamics and what all was going on I found myself engrossed in the story wondering what was going to happen next. There were some parts where I felt as details were thrown in as an after thought to answer questions that weren’t previously addressed and characters that did a complete 180 ...more
Grace Touch
This book was way too fast for me. It changed so quickly from one topic or place to another in the story that at times it gave me mental whiplash. Much of what was in the story, especially at the beginning, seemed unnecessary or unimportant and at times I think the plot was lost in all the random crap being thrown onto the pages. The only reason I don't give this a single star is that it was, for the most part, original and different. It did keep your attention, even if it was simply for the fac ...more
Alissa Mcculloch
Jun 06, 2014 Alissa Mcculloch rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. I flew through it and had to start the new one ASAP. I think she's a little naive and too forgiving, but it kept the book moving and kept me interested.

If you're into the supernatural, werewolves, fae, etc. you may enjoy this book!
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Catherine Banks is the author of the Artemis Lupine Series, Little Death Bringer Series, Ciara Steele Novella Series, Pirate Princess, and the novel Daughter of Lions. She began writing fiction stories when she was only four years old and finished her first full length novel at the age of fifteen. Catherine is a Northern California native and has lived within a twenty mile radius her entire life. ...more
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“A dance club? Why don’t you just
stab me in the eye with this fork?”
“Humans were never the top of the food
chain,” Ares answered angrily.

What is?” I asked.

We are.” Ares answered.”
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