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Luz de luna (Dark Guardian #1)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  11,445 Ratings  ·  634 Reviews
Kayla es la típica adolescente sexi, la belleza norteamericana por excelencia, incapaz de comprender por qué se siente atraída hacia Lucas, un chico distante y de aspecto amenazador. Lucas es peligroso, guapo y además… es un hombre lobo. Como líder de los guardianes ocultos, cambiaformas que se reúnen en lo más recóndito del bosque, ha jurado proteger a los suyos. Pero cua ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by La Factoría de Ideas (first published March 3rd 2009)
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Mimi Valentine
Rating: 4.5 stars

Ever get that giggly feeling in your stomach when you read a really, really cute book? That's what I got from reading Moonlight. I love this book with all my heart!

Werewolf (or shape-shifter) books are easy to find nowadays, but there are only few that actually pull you into the story and refuse to let go — for me, Moonlight was one of them! The synopsis doesn't do this book justice because I started it with a hesitant mind and ended up loving it.

I can't ask for a more perfect
I see him and I know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever.

Fucking great, so you know you want to spend the rest of your life with a dude whom you had barely talked to/interacted with before when you're at the tender age of seventeen?

Not to mention, this twenty-something dude (or was he supposed to be 19?) had been eyeing the heroine and thinking about making her his mate back when she was sixteen years old.

I need to calm the fuck down.

Moonlight is a dull, extremely u
Jun 09, 2009 Nozomi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nozomi by: Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
Shelves: werewolf
Well, let's jump on the Twilight bandwagon, shall we? Except, this time, we'll do it with werewolves.

This book is overall okay, but I'm going to be cruel and use it as an example of why I previously avoided most YA in the first place. It was unsatisfying and extremely predictable. The characters were not well developed, and there was a backstory that I felt could have been included, or at least more described. Hawthorne's characters fluctuated from sounding too young to using words that I felt a
There was just something... wrong with this book. There was nothing particularly bad about the writing, or even the plot - but there was just something about it that made it a rather uneventful read. But what exactly?

When I finished it - which took a while despite being a ludicrously easy read - I finally worked out what it was: it was a Middle Grade novel with a Young Adult plot.

The writing was just slightly too simple, the cover-ups too obvious, and the emotions underdeveloped. While this is u
Dec 23, 2010 Constance rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you loved twlight you will deffinatly love this. I totaly lied. Even though the names of these books are similar to twilight they are totaly different. In this a girl named Kalya finds out things about her self that she never thought were possible. While finding out these things Lucas (also the love of her life) is captured (in wolf form at the time) by "reascheres". Once Kayla frees him form his captures there is only a little time left and no time to explain. Kayla's full moon is right arou ...more
This book was a disappointment. The dialogue was off and seemed scripted. Wasn't natural. I don't see what's the deal with the Dark Guardians. Shouldn't all werewolves or "shifters" hold their secrets and guard the others from evil and harm? All it takes is for her to swear? Seemed a little weak. That the female shifters have to find a mate before their first change. They might not survive through it without a mate but a male shifter can? When Kayla does do the change, it's pretty fast and I thi ...more
Maria St. Delphi
Oct 11, 2016 Maria St. Delphi rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
No ha estado mal, pero tampoco me ha entusiasmado. Me ha faltado algo y el hecho de que como el último 40% del libro iba demasiado rápido para mi gusto, cuando la autora podría haber aprovechado más el material... Ha hecho que le baje la nota.
Inés Izal
Mar 31, 2014 Inés Izal rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
¿Cansados del típico hombre lobo feroz y malvado?
He aquí un claro ejemplo de algo novedoso. Aquí los hombres lobo, son buenos y no muerden. Salvo que te metas con ellos. Se encargan de proteger al resto, y esperan ansiosos encontrar a su pareja.

"-Los lobos solo tomamos una pareja para toda la vida.
Yo tragué con fuerza.
-Entonces has estado…digamos…¿esperándome?
-Toda mi vida."

Una historia llena de aventuras, acción, y mucho romance.
La autora, ha sabido hilar toda la historia a la perfección, para
Dec 28, 2009 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: yes
Recommended to Deborah by: Kathy
This book is so close to five stars!!! I would say 4 1/2! It was such a quick read and I really like this author. The first books I read of hers were the ones she wrote under her pen name Jade Parker. This is my second "Hawthorne" book and the first I didn't like. This one however I really enjoyed.

Kayla is a strong out doors girl who looses her parents when she is young and has repressed what really happened to them. She finds peace in the woods where they are killed. Things un-fold especially
Danielle Folker
This was an okay little book. The events that were supposed to be exciting weren't very exciting. It was very bland. I expected more.
Shera (Book Whispers)
Genre: Paranormal YA (UF)

Moonlight is a guilty pleasure. Not because it has naughty sex scenes or bad language jumping off the page—quite the opposite. It's pretty sweet and innocent, like PNR novels accept YA approved. Of course I have to say right up front if you’re seeking something that has mind blowing writing, hidden depths, and a unique plot this is the not the book. It’s not really fantastic in any form, but there is something about it that draws a reader in and just takes hold.

Strange Angels
Jun 12, 2015 Strange Angels rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, 3stars, young-adult, 2015
La primera vez que lo leí en 2012, me gusto mucho ahora... Ya no tanto.
Digamos que al principio bien: la historia se iba desarrollando a un buen ritmo y la atracción Kayla-Lucas era NORMAL. Pero después, después...


Vamos a ver, Kayla flipa cuando descubre todo el rollo de los hombres lobo y de que es una, luego Lucas le suelta el rollo "somos almas gemelas". Ella flipa. Y a menos de unas páginas le suelta un "te quiero" como si nada.

Luego se lo piensa mejor y como que no:

Jun 01, 2010 Katelyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I can't remember how I came upon this series, but what I do know is that I'm so glad I did! Moonlight is the first in the Dark Guardian series and once again I've found myself a new series that I already can't get enough of.

As a fan of the paranormal genre, I'm always excited when I find a book within that genre that has a new twist to the old storyline. The Dark Guardians' series has taken the old tales of werewolves and produced a new and unique spin on the characters.

Rachel Hawthorne created
At 320 pages Moonlight, the first book in the Dark Guardian series, is a quick read but it's packed with romance, suspense, and a new take on shape shifters. This series is definitely geared for young adults and although the majority of books I am currently reading are from the young adult genre I found this book to be a little young for me.

As a protagonist I feel Kayla authentically represents your average teenage girl dealing with complex and unexpected obstacles. Although at times Kayla is p
Carrie {The Butterfly Reader}
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I loved the premise of this book, the world. The idea was so amazing. But it fell flat. I wanted to love this book so freaking much but I couldn't. It was rather boring and strange. Kayla is in love with a boy who never speaks to her. He is the cliche bad boy. He is brooding and mysterious. Until you get to know him, then he becomes a mushy and reminds me of a puppy.

The plot goes like this. Kayla lost her family at a young age, she was a
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Kathy * Bookworm Nation
I first read this series a few years ago, but it popped into my head the other night and I decided to read it again. It was just as much fun this time around.

Kayla's parents were tragically killed in front of her when she was only five. She is now seventeen and trying to face her demons by returning to the woods where her parents were killed. She gets a job at the national forest and helps lead people on hikes through the park. She has made friends with the other “Sherpas” and has a major crush
Lori at Pure Imagination
When Kayla becomes a wilderness tour guide for the summer the most she expects is to spend a lot of time in the woods and to face her fears. She never expects to find out her friends are Shifters. Or to find her soul-mate.

Honestly this book was just okay. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. It was fluff. I read it in one sitting.
The Characters are a little one dimensional. Lucas was a good character. He was mysterious and intriguing but Kayla was a little on the annoying side. The side cha
Ashlyn Rae (TeenageReader)
Nov 24, 2010 Ashlyn Rae (TeenageReader) rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
I was very disappointed when reading Moonlight. Especially the fact that it was like Twilight, just with wolves. At first, I was really excited to read Moonlight! Reading about something new, learning more about wolves, I didn’t notice any “flaw” until reading about a quarter of the book. I started to realize that there were a lot of similarities with Twilight and Moonlight. The concept was the same, the characters were similar, the name of the book, and just the little details is what got me th ...more
May 26, 2010 Nina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever had a book, that you just didn’t want to finish, because you already knew how it would end. From start to finish I had a pretty good idea what was going to happen next and I didn’t like it. There isn’t any depth in the story or in the characters and I truly believe that if there were, it might be a little more fun to read. I do have to admit, that it took my mind of college and that’s a good thing! So I’m not saying that it was awful, no, I’m just saying that this book wasn’t doing ...more
Mar 13, 2010 Jamie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Oh man these books I read are really starting to get embarrassing, but they are a comfort food for the plot, the characters are 100% derivative of everything else out there right now, vamps are out, shape-shifters are in, all of these stories involve a brooding hot dude, who the chick never thinks she will fall for even though she has an animalistic attraction to him, blah blah blah, and yet I will probably read yet another story like this...
Catherine  Wolff
Don't let the summery or the title fool you, this book is a romantic treasure that my heart won't soon forget!
Nov 30, 2014 julieta marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
My teacher put this book in our school newspaper as a recommendation with The Hunger Games. I wonder if she actually read it. And if it really is good. I might even give it a try.
Lauren Jacobson
Omg is this happening!!? Am I finally overcoming my book hangover?? YAAAASSSSSS PLEASE!!!!!!
J.D. Stroube
This was an easy read, but was pretty cute. I think that the author could have done more with it...
Yelania Nightwalker

Voy a decirlo porque tengo que hacerlo, la edición es preciosa!! Muy bien cuidada, un diseño hermoso que me gusta mucho más que la portada original >.< Además, como respuesta a quienes me lo han preguntado, sí brillan las letras y el símbolo de la luna en la oscuridad XD

Lucas y Kayla se conocieron en el verano que ella, junto a su familia pasan en la reserva como parte de la terapia que Kayla lleva para superar la muerte de sus padres. Ella fue testigo de la muerte de ellos a manos d
Sep 22, 2014 P rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult

อานแลวอยากจะเขวียงหนังสือทิงหลายรอบ อนิจจา ! นางเอกชางนารำคาญเหลือเกิน อะไรของเธอกไมรูตังแตแรกๆละทีหวันไหวกับผูชายสองคนเพราะอีกคนกหลอเลิศ อีกคนกแสนดี ดูไมอันตรายเหมือนอีกคน นีฉันจะเลือกใครดีเนีย !? ... มันเปนแบบนีทังเรืองจริงๆ จนเรารูสึกวานารำคาญมากๆ

ไหนจะเรืองทีเคยลาไมเชือเรืองมนุษยหมาปาอีกละ ทังๆทีเหนลูคัสกลายรางตอหนาตอเธอ ยังจะปฏิเสธอีกวา ไมจริง เปนไปไมได สมงสมองไปหมดละแมคุณ นีเธอเอาไอคิวไปขบคิดทีเรืองผูชายจนไมยอมรับความจริงขนาดนีเลยหรือ

ทีจริงพลอตเรืองถึงจะสูตรสำเรจไปหนอย แตกสามารถทำใหมันนาสนใ
Mar 08, 2011 CrystalBookSnob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne was a pretty good read. It was really quick and for the most part held my attention to the end. There were things I liked about the book and things I disliked about it. To be completely honest, I thought the first 125 pages were boring and I was just waiting for the good stuff to happen. I could tell it was boring at first because I left it at a friend’s house and I wasn’t desperate to get it back that second. But I’m glad that I kept reading because it got real exc ...more
This book is good. I expected much from Rachel Hawthorne. As usual, it's well written. BUT..BUT It's just too predictable. As usual, it's falling a first sight story. Mysterious gorgeous guy. Etc..etc..
It didn't give anything new or the sort of depth of characters as in Hawthorne's other books.
It is entertaining with lots of drool worthy guys but that's all.

Some other things that irritates me does not realte to the story but to the packaging.
First, the cover. The make up of the girl in the cove
Deze recensie is als eerste geplaatst op Carpe Libra

Ik heb enorm van Moonlightgenoten. Weerwolven worden in dit verhaal in een nieuw en verfrissend jasje gegoten en deze keer waren het de vrouwelijke weerwolven die bepaalden wie hun partner voor het levenwerd. Eindelijk! Geen Alpha mannetjes die even voor de vrouwen demeest belangrijke keuze van je leven bepalen. Geen vrouwen meer die de rest van hun leven vastzitten aan een man die zie niet willen. Heerlijk! :D

Het verhaal las vlot weg, maar hie

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