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Six Moon Summer

(Seasons of the Moon #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  4,666 ratings  ·  400 reviews
Rylie's been bitten.

She's changing.

And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and
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Published April 29th 2011
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Sandy I finished reading this story. It may be somewhat gory due to the main character being a werewolf. However the author does not often go into depths of…moreI finished reading this story. It may be somewhat gory due to the main character being a werewolf. However the author does not often go into depths of it. There are no witches or vampires, or any of that sort. Yes it is supernatural due to the werewolf but nothing more to that extent. (less)

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Historical Fiction
Sep 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Six Moon Summer is certainly better than the average freebie. In terms of formatting, there are relatively few errors and the text has obviously gone undergone a round or two of proofreading. I hope this next bit doesn't shock anyone, but not all indie authors take such care when prepping their babies for print. As a reader and supporter of self publishers I want to spotlight Reine. She takes obvious pride in her craft. Such effort and regard for quality is not lost on her readers,

Now, Patricia
C.C. Jackson
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Six Moon Summer had me from the very beginning.

Riley is a girl who gets shipped off to camp for the summer to save her from the trauma of a messy divorce between her parents.

She immediately finds that she doesn't fit in with the rest of the campers and after a brutal night of dealing with her peers, she takes off.

Something terrible happens, but she has no recollection of what. Strange things start to happen to her that she can't explain, at least until a sexy boy comes to her rescue.

I loved th
Dec 10, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really did not like this book. My biggest problem with it was the main character, Rylie. She has to be one of the most unlikable, most un-relatable characters I've read in a looong time. She gets sent to camp and immediately shuns her roommates and campmates and refuses to join any activities. Instead she stays in her room all day and doesn't talk to anyone...but she wonders why no one likes her and why they start making fun of her. Then, she meets up with her guy friend. He introduces her to ...more
E.J. Stevens
Just when Rylie thinks that things can't get any worse--her parents are getting divorced and have dumped her at a summer camp far from the city she calls home--something terrible happens in the forests of Gray Mountain.

Six Moon Summer is an amazing beginning to a new paranormal series. I was immediately drawn into this dark paranormal tale. Rylie is an outcast at the summer camp where her parents leave her while they finalize the messy details of their divorce. Cast aside by her family and her
Grace, Queen of Crows and Tomes
I really enjoyed this book, much more than I thought I would. It's been a long time since I've read a story that is just straight up werewolves. The only thing I didn't really like was the instalove. I didn't see that first plot twist coming though. I did see the second twist coming. I definitely didn't see the third plot twist. I'm really looking forward to the second book! ...more
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wolves, reviewed
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Kanwarpal Singh
Feb 16, 2022 rated it it was ok
This is the story of Rylie Gresham who hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn't figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She'll be a monster.

All this come to hault when she came across
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Don’t think I will be reading book 2!
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty unbelievable and juvenile at times, but I immediately started on the second book, so I guess it wasn't that bad. 3.5 rounded up to 4 stars ...more
Elena Linville
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
I started this series because I absolutely LOVED the Descent and this series is next in the recommended order for the Descentverse. One thing for sure though, Rylie is not Elise, and that's a very bad thing.

It's very YA, and most YA books tend to get on my nerves.

The protagonist is also the most unlikable and self-centered human being I've ever seen. Granted, Elise wasn't an anger either, but she had her upbringing and her sociopathy to explain her incapability to understand other people's fee
Aug 11, 2013 rated it liked it
(2.5 stars)
"Six Moon Summer" is a YA werewolf story. It features 16 year old, Ralie, who had been shipped off to summer camp while her parents finalize their divorce. Since Ralie is a city girl she is definitely not happy to be in the boonies where she cannot get any telephone reception. Additionally, the snobbish rich girls at camp have just declared open season on making her life miserable by reading her diary and going through her clothes.

After a vicious bullying session Ralie runs into the w
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
I love werewolf books. I loved this one, go figure, but I also loved that it was completely different from other YA paranormal books I have read about wolves. This took on a completely different creation story. It's harder to find, where werewolves are the evil creatures in books, so I loved this. I also loved that there was hope for Rylie. That her fate wasn't fixed.

This had some romance to it, not enough to overpower the paranormal mystery that is going on, but enough to balance out some of th
I'm glad that this was a quick read. Otherwise I'm not sure how well I would have liked it. The main character Rylie wasn't the problem and neither was Seth. It was everybody else in the book. It all started with Rylie going to camp for the summer while her parents work out their issues. When she gets there so many girls are absolutely horrible to her and the worst part is that no one actually knew her when this all started. She then runs off one day and gets bitten by a werewolf. The rest of th ...more
Fun, fast urban fantasy! I liked it from the start and it kept me interested all the way through. I plan to read the next in this series and to explore more of S.M. Reine's books in the future. ...more
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Will write one later.
N.N. Light
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So so good! I loved it and am now binge-reading all I can from Reine.
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
Werewolf stories are always hit and miss for me. This was unfortunately a miss. Riley was just really unlikeable. She was annoying from the start. She was standoffish and rude, and then wondered why people didn't like her. It was always because they were jealous or something was wrong with them. Never once did Riles stop to think that she might be the problem.

I also found her diary entries to be super annoying. It sounded like something written by a 10 year old when Riley is actually 15.

I'm also
Mattie Beck
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Riley’s story of werewolf transformation was a little on the predictable and cliche side. However, because the story contained more substance than most stereotypical paranormal/werewolf stories, I was surprisingly entertained by this one. A quick read and definitely suited for younger readers. A great book for those just diving into mystical stories. I felt this book had gave me a lot of ‘Twilight’ vibes, which is what kept me connected and engaged. I plan to finish the series and am hoping the ...more
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
If I was a quarter of a century younger, I probably would have loved this book. As it stands, I'm not and I didn't. It's an okay read if you're looking for a diversion (or happen to be far younger than me!). ...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Dec 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: werewolves
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I was happy to see that S.M. Reine didn’t adopt too many of the overdone werewolf clichés in Six Moon Summer. I love shifter books but after you’ve read as many as I have often times the plots begin to overlap. Although this novel is quite predictable and the writing style is a little more simplistic than what I normally prefer; Six Moon Summer got the job done where it counts. The story line is fresh, the main character is charming and as a whole, this Young Adult read w
Auntie K
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
TITLE: Six Moon Summer


PUBLISHER: Red Iris Books

PUB DATE: January 22 2012

PAGES: 190

SUMMARY: Rylie's been bitten. She's changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever. Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with
Sep 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: e-books, i-own
Rylie has to go summer camp. Unhappy, she leaves the cabin at night and is attacked by something. Seth, the boy she met in the woods, tells her she’s becoming a werewolf.
Rylie is not a very sympathetic character. She’s selfish, whiny, and just awful. She describes herself as the richest kid at her HS.
Rylie’s friends back home were mostly guys, since all the girls she knew were catty and stupid. And these ones hated Rylie for no reason at all.

See? It’s coz she’s a super skinny, vegetarian with
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved Six Moon Summer! Now, I know I haven't read all of the werewolf books out there...there are tonnes, but I out of all the ones that I have read, I felt that Six Moon Summer was incredibly unique.
Also, I thought that the title was absolutely perfect for this book, seriously PERFECT! See, in Six Moon Summer, it takes a person who is transitioning into becoming a werewolf six moons to complete the entire transformation. The six moons refers to 3 full moons, and 3 new moons, so in all it equa
Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
In Short
- I liked the main character Riley
- I felt the other characters lacked depth
- I really enjoyed the environment that this book was set in
- The romance in this book didn't 'do it for me'

In Long
Six Moon Summer was one of those werewolf books that I felt would fall into a category of another werewolf book with the sameish werewolf storyline. Although it was kind of the same sort of storyline I actually found Six Moon Summer rather different and unique from the other w
Caro [The Book Rogue]
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh nice, a classical story! I thouroughly enjoyed that this was the classical take on the whole werewolf topic. You get bitten, not by choice, you turn on a moon, there are professional hunter's on your ass with silber bullets trying to kill you, no matter your personality. Awesome!

If you scroll down, you'll notice I gave this 5/5 points for flow -- which really does not happen very often. Why? Because ususally you have parts plot, parts description, and parts inner dialogue or something similar
Ashley Stoyanoff
Jun 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Well, I backtracked a little. After reading New Moon Summer (The Cain Chronicles, #1), I was really confused about Rylie’s character, so I decided to start from the beginning and read the Season of the Moon series. (I hadn’t realized that the Seasons of the Moon series fell first, and was a build up to The Cain Chronicles) But I think I may be more confused now than I was before. I guess that’s what I get for starting in the middle.

This story starts off with Rylie getting dropped off at summer c
Cheryl Landmark
May 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable book about werewolves. It delivered a unique premise and take on the mythology of the shape-shifting creatures...namely, that it takes six moon cycles for a bitten person to fully transform into a werewolf. Hence, the wonderfully appropriate title.

Most of the action took place at a summer camp in a wilderness area that was rich in legend and folklore. That was one of the pluses for me with this book. All too often, young adult paranormal books deal with a highschool or
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Six Moon Summer is a book about werewolves and it is awesome. I am not really one to read many books about werewolves because I just don’t find them very interesting. However, when I read Six Moon Summer’s description I just knew it would be one I would enjoy and I did.
Six Moon Summer had me really interested from the beginning. The details given about everything were really vague which kept me reading because I just had to know what was going on. There were some subtle clues in there that I pic
Kayleigh {K-Books}
May 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
I really enjoyed this book.
I was completely hooked right from the beginning. I read the short prologue and found myself going oh my god i need to know what's going to happen and how Riley got to this situation.
Riley is enrolled at summer camp while her parents are going through a divorce. She doesn't quite fit in and while there is attacked in the forest by a big furry predator. After this she meets Seth, a gorgeous and mysterious stranger who seems to know a lot more than he should about what s
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Riley doesn’t want to go to camp for 3 months, especially as she’s still annoyed about her parent’s getting divorced.
Things get even worse though when she’s attacked by some kind of animal, and develops a stranger hunger for meat, when she is a vegetarian.
What is happening to Riley? Can tofu curb her hunger? And what animal was she attacked by?

This was an okay story, but I think the thing I appreciated most was the things that made me laugh, and tha
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