Low Red Moon (Low Red Moon #1)
Avery witnessed her parents' death-but as much as she wants to remember who killed them, her mind is a blank. Then Avery meets Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels an intense connection. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him-until she learns that he, too, can't remember the night her parents died. This must-read for teen paranormal fans com...more
My fascination ended with the cover, for face-deep beauty cannot possibly hope to redeem the ugliness inside. The blurb describes this story as “part murder myster ...more
Low Red Moon turned out to be a real mish-mash of things--paranormal romance, murder mystery, environmental mysticism... Unfortunately, they didn't real ...more
While I can surely sympathized with the lost that Avery was going through when she lost her parents in a horrific way, her pain and sorrow dragged on way to much, stretching it from chapter to chapter.
Ben pla ...more
GIRL FOUND DEAD IN FOREST
by reporter Demi Luv
Late Monday night, officials came across the remains of a teenager deep in Woodlake forest after the Thantos' (a local family) reported hearing screams. The body was ripped limb from limb, as well as decapitated and with its large internal organs missing (lungs, heart, liver, stomach wall). After an autopsy and a chat with Deputy Sharpe, the cause of death has been declared a wolf attack. It seemed to have happened at approximately ...more
Is it really even necessary to talk about the many paranormal romance conventions that appear in this book? I will just start listing them in que ...more
Ivy hit her mark with me, as her paranormal, murder mystery is set in a small town, out in the forest, which has more than just wolves in it. I love this setting. I really like that the forest is a character in th ...more
Ivy hit her mark with me, as her paranormal, murder mystery is set in a small town, out in the forest, which has more than just wolves in it. I love this setting. I really like that the forest is a character in t ...more
While this was a modern-day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood it wasn't anything to howl at.
Sure there were similarities to the old story... but with a twist ---
For example: The girl's name was Avery Hood
She and her parents lived in the woods
Grandma was there but her fam didn't dig her
Parents were murdered
Avery goes to live with Grandma
She meets a mysteri ...more
At least Stephenie Meyer attempted to broaden the vocabulary in her sentences.
Low Red Moon had such basic sentences, a sloppy and boring storyline and turned out to be just a book about a horny teenager with beastiality issues. Please do NOT even get me started on the sheer lack of descriptive language!
Here's a summary of the story according to Frankie (If you are easily offended I suggest you don't read it):
(view spoiler)[My name is Avery, m ...more
It's also a love story and a gorgeous, heart stopping, swoonworthy one too. Avery and Ben have so much chemistry, and their scenes together are so hot, I'm surprised the book didn't combust. They do have one of those instant connections but it' ...more
In Ivy Devlin's debut, LOW RED MOON, the story starts in a tragic place: seventeen-year-old Avery Hood has recently witnessed the gruesome murder of her parents, but she can't remember what happened. All she remembers is blood and a repeated flash of silver. Now living with her previously estranged grandmother, Avery tries to go back to school, but the students ignore or reject her, all except the new, mysterious Ben. Avery encounters Ben again and again, and desp ...more
Although mysterious and paranormal, this novel was way too much on the paranormal side. Devlin focused a lot on Ben and Aver ...more
The book starts off with Avery grieving about her parents death. They had been brutally murdered, but Avery can't remember who did it or why. All she remembers is being found afterwards, sitting next to her parents and trying to put t ...more
I picked up the book mostly because I found the recommendation from Melissa de la Cruz, author of the Blue Bloods series, but how I regret reading this book now! Dear Miss de la Cruz, you fail me big time! *sighs*
Okay, instead of vampires, Low Red Moon offers us werewolves. We get a 'forbidden' ...more
I was really intrigued about this book when I first heard about it because Ivy Devlin is a pseudonym for Eliza ...more
Avery Hood's parents suffered a gruesome death - and she was there. But she doesn't remember anything about that horrifying night. Living with her grandmother, she learns the world is full of secrets. When she meets Ben, she realizes he's different. And something evil is trying to get to her. Ben helps her find out just what happened that night and her memory slowly comes back. But does she remember in time?
This book was a little weird for me. I read it all ...more
I thought the premise was promising and interesting, Avery was a quirky girl not often found in YA literature, and I am enjoying the combination of murder mystery and paranormal.
I felt like the characters, the character development and an aspect of the paranormal element could have been fleshed out and delved into more completely.
Be that as it may, I did finish it in a single afternoon and hopefully the sequel will have the things this was lacking.
Hope to see the author do more, perhaps even with these characters.
A huge thanks goes out to Kate at Bloomsbury for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
Being a fan of paranormal fiction, Low Red Moon immediately caught my attention when I saw it in Bloomsbury's fall catalog. I was a little bit wary at first because, werewolves, like vampires, have been done over and over (and over....and over) again recently, ...more
I did like the story and I loved learning about Avery. She was a very interesting character and I liked seeing how her nontraditional upbringing had made her stronger. There was a great twist and I would never ...more
- This was a very fast read for me - I read it in just a few hours. The story intrigued me from page one and had me hooked until the very last page. Definitely an enjoyable reading experience in terms of action and excitement
- Characterization was okay. There were times, though, when the MC (Avery) and the love i ...more
LOW RED MOON is the Twilight version of Little Red Riding Hood. At least it really, really wants to be.
The main character’s name in Avery Hood, she literally goes through the forest to her grandmother’s house, there’s a wolf (although this time he’s a beautiful teenager named Ben) and even a hunter (or rather a sheriff). There are some beautiful passages in the book and a solid mystery, but the romance felt rushed and the paranormal elements s ...more