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Preview — Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
Once in a Full Moon (Full Moon #1)
Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psych...more
I should probably be nice.
I’ll try to be nice...
So Once in A full Moon is probably not the best werewolf YA book I have ever read. In fact, there were so many lines that made me cringe due mainly to the fact that the heroine is a self described “love struck girl.” Consider:
Line one, “I held the cell phone in my hand. I imagined where it had been. In his coat pocket? Maybe at home by his bed. At some point he had held it in his hand, as I was now. “ … cringe
Line two, “Brown w...more
Things I didn't like:
-It's good to foreshadow, but... it got annoying, I just wanted to be like "I know it's going to happen, how many time are you going to remind me?"
-I don't think that Celeste and Brandon got to KNOW each other very well...
-Nash. He had his good moments, but my goodness this boy is a annoying.
-best friends...that might leave you because you're talking to someone they don't like??
Things I liked:
-The attraction between Celeste and Brand...more
Huh. I thought I was reading someone's debut novel. Evidently, not so much. Apparently this author has written quite a few books. Unfortunately, that knowledge taints my view a bit. 'Cause honestly, I probably would have cut her some slack if this was her first time riding a pony. Since it's not...
It's fairly boring for a werewolf story. Lots and lots of instant attraction between the two main characters, which is only made more annoying because he's "from the wrong side of the tracks". Naturall...more
Is my mom ever going to get home so we can go to Taco Bell?
I'm like a savage animal. I need my Taco Bell. I'm starving. But not for this book. No, no. Never for this book. If I was starving to read this book... well, I'd be a Twilight fan. Because that's what this is; the werewolf version of Twilight. If you look at my rating for Twilight, you'll see that(in my eyes, at least) this is a very, very bad thing.
Holy... friggin... crap. That's what this was. Complete, utter crap. Who wrote this again? A chick who already has a best-selling series under her belt? Then what the hell was she thinking writing this!?
I wanted to hurl this at the wall about halfway through. It was that bad. The main character, I forgot what her name was, but she was the definition of a card-board cut-out character. She is nice, hangs with the popular crowd, and volunteers at the nursing home. Whoop-dee-doo, you are so original...more
It's just that simple, but I'll elaborate because I realize that doesn't actually say much. In the spirit of full disclosure, I wasn't expecting a lot out of this book. I'm not sure why I felt that way, but I was pleasantly surprised by how solid it was in every way. The characters, the world, the plot... it all fit together like an intricate little puzzle. It kept me interested at every turn without trying to be overly complicated.
*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*
For those of you who faithfully read my book reviews, you know that I generally give positive reviews. I love to read, and I can generally find something that I like in just about any book. Unfortunately, once in a full moon is not one of those books, so this review will be very short.
1. The plot is boring. Boy meets girl. Boy gets bitten by wolf. Girl falls in love with boy and vows to help him find a cure. Blah, been there, read that. With the...more
Let's start with the nice things I have to say, the cover is gorgeous right? And..uhm.... the plot is was Ok... There is a werewolf, there is some mystery, there is a girl and some romance.
Celeste has a normal and perfect life, has the "right" friends, dates the perfect handsome guy who's in the Football team. Etc, Etc... Then a Stranger moves to t...more
Couple of things I want to point out that I really liked about this book: I loved how at every chapter there was a picture of the moon, and I loved the cover. It was so intriguing looking. I have been looking forward to reading “Once in a Full Moon” for awhile now. Ever since I read the plot I was hooked.
Celeste and her best friends made a bet to go to the psychic on the other side of town, her two best friends get the normal fortu...more
I didn't mind this book but it wasn't great either. As it stands, there just isn't any real depth or development to the story. There is a lot of repetion which caused me to lose interest and gloss over certain parts of the book. The plot is predictable and I didn't care for most of the character personalities.
I don't understand how anyone can choose who they will or will not associate with based on what their friends will think- that has always bothered me and Ce...more
My Opinion : Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever. That's the only reason I read this book. I mean, what's more romantic than a kiss under the full moon? And why would it change someone's life forever? Why beware a kiss? That's how this author's powerful; she makes the reader ask questions that will only be answered by reading the book.
At first, with all the bad reviews on...more
What was the plot of the story? A boy running around naked with a goatee, ripped abs and a sprinkling of hair? A girl avoiding her friends just cause she likes someone from the wrong side of town? WHAT?!
Celeste was an awful heroine. Disappointing. Throughout the book, she couldn't stand up to her own beliefs and preferences, and she didn't tell her friends that she liked Brandon....all the way to the end of the book.
Her friends were another matter. It was creepy that...more
When a novel starts out with “It all started…” it’s just not a good sign. I should have taken the hint right then and there. Alas, I continued. I can’t even fully articulate...more
I was really prepared to like this even though I knew it would be a fluff book. About halfway through I tried throwing in the towel, but ended up stranded on the couch with my 80lb pitbull using my lap as a pillow sooo I grudgingly finished it.
First I rented this for the werewolf sighting -what I really wanted!
and what we get is chad Kroeger. No. I am deadly serious.
That is just NOT OK!
Magic of The Moonlight
and Full Moon Kisses
******Series Rating: 1 star******
I just. I can't. I don't...
Pull it together, Jenn.
You got this.
I just, I can't even... how did this happen?
I need a minute to get over the fact that this book even got published. I don't even know where to begin dealing with this.
Okay, so, assuming you've read the synopsis of at least the f...more
"I was frightened and freaked out. Why was he acting this way? A moment ago, I'd been on the other end of his irresistible lips." -p. 139
"I reached for his face. Gingerly, I touched his goatee and stubble. He melted into my tender caress as if he'd been yearning for this touch for a lifetime." -p. 205
"He had fangs that could pierce a girl's soul." -p. 217
"As another full moon approached, I met Ivy, Abby, their beaux, and Nash at Wings and Things. If I couldn't be on the end of Bran...more
This book had a slightly middle-grade tone to it, which is good for younger teens, but the lighter feel did not appeal to me as a thirty year...more
Celeste Parker has it all. She's a pretty girl who's dating the most popular boy at her high school, a handsome jock whose favorite hobby is playing scary pranks. She also has two wealthy best girlfriends who, like Celeste, live in the prosperous East Side of her town. She and her friends have nothing to do with the lowly Westsiders. They are social untouchables at school because their side of town still has the flavor of the rural community Celeste's...more
I would say, other than the chapter dedicated to the relationships between Ivy, Celeste and Abbey, not much is explained as to why the characters still are close when they have nothing in common. Also, the Eastern sides prejudic...more
When I returned from London, I relocated to Chicago where I lived for five years. There, I graduated from the Second City Training Center and performed improv, Shakes...more