Nocturne (Claire de Lune, #2)
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Nocturne (Claire de Lune #2)

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Some secrets are too dangerous...

After the tragic events of the summer, Claire is looking forward to a new school year. All she wants to worry about is finding the most gorgeous dress to wear to the Autumn Ball with her perfect boyfriend.

But as Claire knows all too well, the life of a werewolf is never that simple, or that sweet.

When Claire’s human and wolf lives start...more
Hardcover, 355 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Simon Pulse
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Asche
When I started reading this book, I was not aware that it was a sequel to Claire de Lune... Which was a book I had picked up, and put back down a while back. Despite not being interested in the first book, I still found this book to be pretty good and it grabbed my attention. It was well written, and I was able to connect with the main character. My only hangup, was that I felt like a lot of the book talked about the first book. Information and events were constantly talked about and I felt like...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

The first book in the Claire de Lune series was just okay but unfortunately, as far as the second installment is concerned, it didn't even achieve that much. The saving point of book one was the action which Nocturne severely lacks. Also, Claire transforms from being a lovable character to being down right annoying. Basically, this novel is similar to its predecessor minus all of the elements that made Claire de Lune a passable read.

The plot line was monotonous and nothin...more
Jennifer
The most intriguing and disturbing part of these books for me is Claire's relationship with her very distant mother. Marie (the mom) always makes it completely clear that her relationship with her daughter is far from the most important thing in her life. And Johnson (the author) makes this seems acceptable to Claire. In fact, the author dedicates this second book to her own mother. I'm sort of perplexed by it. Is this what parent/child relations have come to in our culture? Children must simply...more
Jessica
I received this e-ARC from Simon & Schuster Galley Grab for review

Christine Johnson's Nocturne was a good followup to Claire de Lune. I remember enjoying that one, but wasn't totally "wowed". That's kind of where I fall with this one as well. It was okay, just not spectacular.

Once again we are in a world where only females are werewolves, but there isn't any danger to Claire and her pack from her boyfriend, Matthew's father. That lack of danger kind of made things bland. Although the new gir...more
Meg
This was an enjoyable read! (WARNING: contains some spoilers - most are concealed!) :)
I loved Claire de Lune and debated for a long time whether to read Nocturne as there is always that worry that it won't be as good or that it will ruin the series. I am glad that Nocturne did not ruin the series and found that it was a nice read.

My reason(s) for leaving off two stars are because I found the blurb misleading, which annoyed me a little bit. I went in expecting to read about one thing and the nov...more
Parajunkee
Sorry I won't review this book. I was on the fence for the first book, I probably shouldn't have read this one. I tried - but it was just one monotonous event after another. I kept on reading but still nothing happened. If you liked the first you should probably like this one, I just can't recommend this series. I like action...
Christina Santo
I was super surprised to find out there was a sequel.... The next think I know, someone will be telling me it's a trilogy. I didn't really like Amy, even when Claire accepted her. I kind of wouldn't have minded if Claire killed her. I felt like she was always sticking herself in other people's business. I loved Aura, like I love all babies. I didn't know Aura was breath in Latin... I'm happy that Claire and Matthew are finally all good. I wish Emily was allowed to know Claire's a werewolf, and L...more
Kristi-The Book Faery
Fantastic follow up to Claire de Lune! I thought it was fantastic and really enjoyed it!

More to come closer to publication date!
Becky
I read book 1 back in March and really liked it, I saw this one come in the library as a new book and I just had to grab it.

Claire is hoping life will settle down now, she is more comfortable in her werewolf skin, her boyfriend knows all about her and is gardien to the pack as well as being totally in love with her and the pack is stronger than ever. But things are never so simple.

If anything life is harder than anything. There is a new girl at school, Amy, everyone loves her but Claire feels a...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Can Claire straddle her two lives, one as a teenage girl with a friends and boyfriend and as a werewolf with responsibilities to her pack?

Opening Sentence: Claire’s human form offered no protection from the chill in the moonlit clearing.

The Review:

As some of you may remember, I reviewed Claire de Lune, book 1 of this series a couple of weeks ago and I was left neutral but had high hopes for book 2. I’m sorry to say my hopes were dashed.

Noct...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
The dramatic arc of NOCTURNE has a fair bit of adult politics (this time it's pack business rather than the government agencies of CLAIRE DE LUNE), but the majority of action in this book takes place in the accessible arena of high school insecurities. Claire is juggling changes with her best friend, a new boyfriend, a difficult mother/daughter relationship, and the massive shift of her own self image as she adjusts to being a werewolf. Though NOCTURNE is a satisfying novel in it's own right, I...more
Guitar Chick
A solid but lacking follow up to a fun debut.
While I enjoyed Nocturne, a lot of the elements that made Claire De Lune so fun are missing.
The book starts out ok, but then comes the fire lighting thing. Oh the fire lighting thing. That should've been three pages max and this book turns it into about six chapters. Not a smart move on Johnson's part.
And there's literally no plot until the last fifty pages. And there's so many holes in that it's practically non-existent. A bit of a ridiculous last m...more
Lola
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is not a great story, but I still enjoyed it. And I love the originality of the story, it is about a teenager who is a werewolf. Where book 1 mostly focusses on Claire becoming a werewolf and the man-eating werewolf, this book mostly focusses on Claire and how she tries to keep her wolf life a secret from her friends. I really liked seeing how Claire deals with her secret while also trying to be a normal teenage girl. I think she not always deals good with...more
Hp Tan
The start was a little stiff, but I suppose that's fine, because sometimes you need to integrate the reader back into the story. Although a little slow and all, the book was still smooth-flowing.

What I didn't like, though, was that there seemed to be a huge deal of fuss made over what turned out to be less. Maybe not "what I didn't like", but more like I feel.. cheated? Lol. Like, you know how sometimes you think that a certain character means harm, or is more than he/she appears and all? And it...more
Theresa
Nocturne picks up right where Claire de Lune left off. It's fast paced, but predictable. I enjoyed the story; however, I didn't feel as connected to the characters as I'd hope to.

Claire is still trying to manage her human life with her werewolf life just as her boyfriend Matthew is trying to balance humanity with the responsibility of being a guardian.In addition to being the Alpha's daughter, Claire is having to be tested in her new abilities as a young werewolf. The story leads one to assume...more
Giselle at BO-OK NERD Canada
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Amber
Disclaimer: No spoilers from Nocturne, but read with caution if you have not read Claire de Lune.

Claire has survived her first summer as a werewolf despite the initial obstacles she had to overcome. Although she still cannot confess her secret to her best friend, Emily, it has become easier for Claire to lie to her. She still hates to deceive Emily, but at least she can confide in her boyfriend, Matthew.

Even though school is in session and Claire is preparing for her first ever school dance with...more
Kristina
What I Liked
Wolf Issues
In book 1 it was almost too easy for Claire during her new difficult transformation times, but in book 2 she struggles with a very important ability and I like that about her in this book. Less perfect wolf and more human in her struggles.
Claire
I liked how Claire kept on persisting through her difficult and seemingly impossible task to accomplish. I also loved how she didn't betray her morals and took a brave risk for not violating them.

A Little Too Much Drama
The middle c...more
Jessica
Nocturne continues the story of Claire Benoit, a teenage werewolf trying to successfully live a human and a werewolf life.

The original story in the series, Claire de Lune, was packed with action, so that is what I expected from Nocturne. The sophomore novel, however, focuses on Claire's struggle to stay friends with Emily and make her relationship with Matthew work amid the complications that become with having a secret double life.

Pack duties and a boyfriend keep Claire from spending as much...more
Jamie Kline
1) Character Development: Whatever Claire was like in the first book, she's definitely dealing with some new changes in this story. She's adjusting not only to the fact that she's now a werewolf, but her mom is also the alpha of the local pack. I really felt for Claire as she struggled to balance her human life with her new werewolf responsibilities. She wanted to be able to spend time with her best friend, Emily, but just by hanging out with her she was putting her life in jeopardy. If Emily wa...more
Katie
Ehh it was alright. I was a little bored but otherwise it was a fine book!

Review: Nocturne was a enjoyable book. Yet, it wasn't awesome or extremely horrible. It was a nice read just not what I was expecting.

I was a huge fan of Claire de Lune and it was one of my favorite books at the time I read it. My reading tastes have taken a 180 since that time so that's possibly why I didn't enjoy this one as much as I could have if I read it a year ago.

One of my biggest complaints is that nothing happene...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
I like it when I sit down to read a sequel and it begins not long after the previous book, which is exactly how Nocturne starts. Picking up right where Claire de Lune ends, Nocturne continues with Claire's story, only this time it focuses more on her struggles with trying to find balance within both the human and wolf world, something that's becoming harder and harder for her to do.

As if being a teenager and dealing with high school wasn't complicated enough, keeping her wolf side a secret and l...more
Addie
When I first got this book, I thought it was going to be bad compared to the first but it was good. Not one of my favorites, but a really great story.

in this book you get to catch a glimpse in the life if a werewolf girl. After the events from 'claire de lune' she now has to juggle pack stuff and boyfriend and friends. It was interesting since there were problems from both 'worlds' or 'halfs' of Claire's life.

To be honest, at the first book and the start of this I practically loved hum. He was s...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I really enjoyed Ms. Johnson writing, I love her style of writing and the way she is able to capture her readers. Immediately as the reader begins this book, you are thrown in the world Ms. Johnson created in her mind, its comes to life before your eyes and then your gone...

What I loved most about this book is the drama the is played out in the book. As Claire learns more about being a werewolf, things become more dangerous. Much more is expected from Claire since she is the Alpha's daughter. Cl...more
Tracy
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Taryn Brittany
Having read and enjoyed Claire de Lune last year, I looked forward reading Nocturne. Luckily I was able to get an early copy through GalleyGrab! Nocturne is a compelling read with relatable characters. Claire is struggling to balance her human life and her werewolf life. Her secret is making her distance herself from her best friend, and her boyfriend is acting funny lately. Claire is also under tremendous pressure to perform well at an upcoming gathering with her pack in which she must demonstr...more
Julia
Once again, the concept and structure of NOCTURNE has me swept away by this series. A satisfying novel in it's own right, I think readers new to the series should make sure to start with book one to make sure they understand the foundation of the relationships that will be tested in book two. The dramatic arc of NOCTURNE does have a fair bit of adult politics (this time it's pack business rather than public scrutiny), but the majority of drama in this book takes place in the accessible arena of...more
Majanka
Read the review on my website.

I’ll be honest. I haven’t read Claire De Lune, the first book in this series, so for me, Nocturne was really a start-from-scratch project. I had to get to know the characters, their personalities and in which way they were all related, I had to find out – albeit briefly – what happened in the first book and what brought them to this point in their lives. However, I figured this out quite easily. The characters are straightforward (that doesn’t mean that they’re not...more
Katie
Even though I didn’t read the first book in the “Claire de Lune” series, it was easy to get into the story. While some things of the first book were left unexplained, I could understand this entire book without problems. But it probably is better to read the first book, too. So, I liked that this book was about werewolves and the entire things Claire had to struggle with, being a human and a werewolf at the same time. She had problems like normal teenagers, but there was a lot more going on, bec...more
Haley
I was disappointed in this sequel. It started out pretty slow, and stayed pretty slow. It wasn’t difficult to read, I was just some what bored because I felt like it could use more humor and action. The plot was okay. Claire had a problem and set out to solve that problem. About 2/3s through the book, it got better and made up for the slow dragging of the 1st parts.
I understand that sequels have a hard time living up to the 1st book. When I read the 1st book, I thought it was a stand-alone. I m...more
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