Claire de Lune (Claire de Lune #1)
Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and her crush keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she’s the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: She’s a werewolf.
As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she finds her lupine loya...more
Claire is having the best birthday of her life. Her pool party is off the chain (people still say that, right?) and Hottie Matthew is starting to show interest in plain old Claire. Emphasis on plain. But when the full moon surfaces, her mother tells her a dark secret, both her and Claire are werewolves. Now Claire life becomes a lot more complicated. Not only does she have to deal with all her bodily c...more
More recently, when I read a book's subject is about werewolves I am hesitant because of the amount of werewolf books we have had. How can this one be any different from the rest?
I was pleasantly surprised by 'Claire de Lune'. There are no cliches here. For starters, you cannot be made into a wolf from a hungry were looking for a quick nibble, and there are only female wolves too. Also, humans know werewolves exist, so there are no angsty secr...more
Claire De Lune is written in the third person perspective of Claire, who has recently found out she's a werewolf. Claire's a likable heroine, with natural reactions. She takes time to get accustomed to being a werewolf, and sees the downside in it. She acts and thinks like a teenager her age, though matures as you would expect under her situation.
Claire De Lune was set in a world that already knew about the existence of werewolves, and had...more
Claire was a fantastic character. Even if your not a fan of paranormal elements, you can't help but relate with Claire and her struggle to fit in and be a normal teenager. I mean, sure Claire has that whol...more
This is the first book by Johnson and it’s well written and makes you keep turning the pages to find out what happens next. As Clair goes on the journe...more
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I was hesitant to read Claire De Lune as I’m not a big fan of werewolf stories. I was pleasantly surprised, engrossed from the beginning. That doesn’t often happen to me with a writer’s first book.
Claire is a relatable character in that she’s been handed something she doesn’t want but must learn to deal with. Matthew clashes with his father’s beliefs. Neither he or Claire has an easy road ahead.
I love the girl power, only women are...more
Hanover Falls is a pretty average town, you have your famous photographers, your cute boys, your mildly obsessive activist...more
As with any story rife with hormones and angst, Claire has bouts of self...more
1) all werewolves are female in this world (males apparently cannot survive the condition – this is the opposite of convention, sin...more
When Claire turns sixteen, she is expecting a car. Well, she doesn't get the car but gets fur instead. It seems her mom has been keeping Claire's true heritage a secret until now. After finally getting the attention of Matthew at her birthday party, Claire discovers that she is actually a werewolf. With a rogue w...more
Claire de Lune's werewolf mythology is amazing and unlike anything I've read so far. Being a wolf girl, I loved the pack dynamic and the unique mythology that surrounds it, as only females are werewolves and it's passed down from generation to generation.
Claire Benoit's 16th birthday party started off great. Her mom who's often gone from home was there, as well as her best friend, Emily and many of the kids from her school, to enjoy her backyard pool party. To Claire's surprise her lo...more
It could be the perfect summer. Claire's sixteenth birthday party is a poolside hit. Her crush, Matthew flirts with her. But then a werewolf is spotted in the woods behind her house and the town's hysteria over the sighting leads to an early end for Claire's special bash. It couldn't get much worse... until Claire finds out the family secret.
Now she's forced to lie to her au pair, her best friend and worse, Matthew. But with Matthew's father, a supposed we...more
I enjoyed the basics of the story - Johnson's particular twist on the werewolf (loup-garou) legends, the matriarchal werewolf pack structure, and...more
Claire de Lune is the story of a girl named Claire who discovers shortly after her sixteenth birthday that she is becoming a werewolf.
Faced with this knowledge she is forced to struggle through her growing feelings for Matthew, the son of the town’s werewolf hunter, knowing that she should be pushing him away not kissing him in darkened corners. Soon a series of mysterious killings begin plaguing the town, turning those surrounding the pack into an angry, anxious mob who are out for...more
I just finished reading this book. I went to school with Christine, the author, elementary-high school. So, disclaimer. But, if anything, knowing her made me read the book with a MUCH more critical eye. (I'm not too critical, re: books, usually, unless I REALLY hate them. THen I just stop readi...more
Claire de Lune is a great read, and an exciting new add...more
The characters were well developed and I liked Claire a lot. She was strong willed, and accepted her fate rather quickly. Matthew, the love interest, was about as perfect as they come.
Unfortunately the story started to fall flat for me about mid...more
Claire has just turned 16 -- her mother is a world famous / world travelling photographer and Claire is constantly in the care of an au pair. She has never known her father whom, according to her mother, died before she was born. Claire's life revolved around her best friend Emily and the possible new boy friend, Matthew.
This book is excellent in that the story u...more
I grew up in, moved away from, and finally came home to Indianapolis, Indiana. While I was in the “away” part of that adventure, I was living in Chicago, Illinois, where I went to DePaul University and met my husband. I majored in Political Science. For the record, Political Science is a totally useless degree. But it’s also totally fascinating and I lov...more