Red Moon Rising
Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you a whole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny's other half is human. Which is a good thing.
Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, whi...more
So Danny was a regular teen, constantly bickering with his perfect older sister, a gay best friend, he scored himself a human girl fri...more
So I was expecting a lot of things with this book. You know, like lots of action and fighting and fun. What I got was drama and teenage angst… though it was the good kind not the bad kind. Good? How so? Well, drama as in family issues and self discovery. Teenage angst as in handling your first crush/relationship, and going through the Change (aka somewhat like puberty, so stack the Change on top of it and it can get depressing), trying to fit in at school and finding your place. All t...more
The story – Danny Gray lives in a world just like ours, except during evolution more than just humans evolved, so did vampires and werewolves. The spin of this book is that a class system has developed where Vampires are the elite and werewolves are treated like scum. In fact, in Danny’s world, World War II was not against the Jews, but against werewolves.
Danny has a vamp for a mother and a wer...more
The plight of Danny Gray, top of the social class as half-vampire, is intensified when his wolven-half slowly manifests with the coming of the full moon. The author delves on how peachy life (as a human or as a...more
Werewulves (not a typo, that's how they spell it) however, are not even second class. They are slightly higher than animals. They are considered t...more
While the idea of vampires living out in the open, surviving on synthetic blood it not a new one (see TRUE BLOOD); the surprisingly original concept of speciesism is definitely intriguing. Where Vamps...more
Author Peter Moore has wrtten an intriguing YA paranormal that has little of t...more
*I received this book via Different Area Codes tours
This book gets 4 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes for a great alternate world where wulfs and vampyres are out in the open and a part of society. I like that it reads just like a normal coming of age story but with wulfs and vampyres thrown into the mix. This story reminds me a bit of the whole Sookie Stackhouse series with the whole synthetic blood aspect.
Dante aka Danny Gray, the main character, is trying to get through hi...more
It has a different sort of concept about werewolf's and vampires that I thought was interesting. It sort of mirrored the way things were back in the 1950's and 60's with the Civil Rights movement. If you are a vampire then you are sort of like the elite society, but if you Wulf then you are considered to be lower class ci...more
How I heard about the book: I actually stumbled upon it while browsing the YA section of my local library
Summary: High school is never easy, especially if you are a lycanthrope living in a world where vampires and humans look down on wulfs. Dante, or Danny as he prefers, is a half- vamp, half-wolf, just trying to get by. Of course things take a turn for the worse when his genetic treatments fail to suppress the wulf gene and he fears that he might have to go through...more
It creates a believable world where there is a division of classes and how underclass/subservients rise up to make their voice heard. Despite the ongoing tension between the classe...more
And boy, was I right about that! Danny's got conflict with his mother and stepfather, and with his sisters, and with a cold-hearted teen vamp at school, not to mention the internal battles he fights as his symptoms get weirder and weirder. Any teen, male or female, will be able to relate to Danny. He's a great l...more
--This book in 6 words:
this fun book makes you think
--Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I came across this via Book It Forward Tours and thought the summary sounded interesting. I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. Red Moon Rising took the vamp/were fad and used it to write a fun YA read with important messages about prejudice and accepting who you are. I think the author did a fabulous job building the world and history. The ARC seemed a little off at the end, but I...more
Totally something to howl at!!
"Red Moon Rising" is about a 9th grade boy (15 years old) who is half vampyre/half werewulf.
Being a werewolf is a big social NO NO! They are treated unfairly and when the full moon comes every month they are dumped into compounds that to me were like concentration camps for wulves. They are ev...more
The protagonist in this story, Danny, is part of a society that practices segregation and discrimination around species. The Vamps are the dominant race who have all the advantages. The wulves, sitting on the bottom of the pile, are forced to endure less than pleasurable situations and reactions in their daily...more
If you like fantasy book...more
I liked Danny and his friendship with Claire. It was nice to see a LGBT who was comfortable with herself and prominent in the book. I also liked that there were people fighting and unhappy with the species divide, and there were "halfings" and interspecies relationships.
There was a section near the end that I didn't particularly like the setup, but I understand why it was done the w...more
First off vampires and werewolves are born, not made. In this series, though humans are more numerous, vampires have become the elite class, because of their looks, intelligence, and other attributes. Synthetic blood meets their needs, and human blood can cause terrible addictions, so they a...more
In the middle of a deeply heated battle/segregation between vampires and werewolves is a half breed, Danny, who's half werewolf...more
Red Moon Rising has a great premise, as Peter Moore adds a very different spin on Vampires & Werewolves when he makes his main character Danny, a half breed-half vampire and half wolf. Now mix that into a society where vampires rank supreme and wolves are at the bottom of the food chain, so to speak, and you have a book that has some teen angst and a lot of conflict.
In the middle of a deeply heated battle/segregation between vampires and werewolves is a half breed, Danny, who's half...more