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The Rising Moon

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How many lives do you have to live to realize that love is stronger than time and death?



Orphaned at the age of five, Angelia (Lia) Lafosse was left with questions about whom and what she truly was. One thing was clear. Lia was different. Some might even say cursed.

With the help of her best friend, Ryan Woodruff, she begins to unlock the secrets of her families past and
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by Black Dove Publishing (first published August 8th 2011)
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The Fairytale Nerd
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
See my full review at The Fairytale Nerd.

LOCATION/SETTING:
The story is set in modern day Wyoming. The protagonist lives on a ranch that is owned by the Ulrics, a wealthy family in the place.

MAIN CHARACTER:
The main character is Lia. When she was 4 years old, her parents were killed in a car accident, so she was sent to foster care. She lived all over the country, but she was always sent back to the state. Now, she lives with her alcoholic foster father John at a ranch owned by a rich family. At
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Thamy
Aug 31, 2011 rated it liked it
It's a great start for a new series!!!

Lia feels and knows she is different from the other girls. Her parents died when she was a child and she was raised by foster parents.
She had wondered her entire life about what she was, either she was crazy or maybe she was just cursed.
Everything in her life changes when she meets Ryan, a handsome boy who will give her his friendship and help her to unfold the mystery surrounding her life.
Lia finds out she is the reincarnation of an immortal werewolf soul
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Cassandra
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Rising Moon was a interesting werewolf novel. I loved how Nilsa created a story based on the Cherokee tale that is at the front of the novel. I found it was a unique approach to the werewolf lore. We also get a mix of vampires and witches in the story and I liked how Nilsa connected everyone. I liked Lia’s character she was relatable and written well enough that when she was being told information from two different sides as not to trust the other side I felt confused like she did on who I ...more
Sharon
www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

I was recently given the opportunity to read Nilsa Rodriguez’s debut novel The Rising Moon for a blog tour in which I participated in and found it to be an enjoyable read, I am a huge Werewolf and Shape-shifter fan so I was keen to see the direction in which Ms Rodriguez would take her story.

Angelia (Lia) Lafosse lost her parents at a young age and after being in and out of foster homes for most of her young life, she now lives with her surrogate father John,
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Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of werewolves and a love story about reincarnation!
A dark and intriguing debut with a fresh look into werewolf lore!

Since she can remember, Angelia Lafosse has known she would never lead a "normal" life. Growing up with a foster families after losing her parents in a car accident has left Lia with questions about her past. When the handsome Ryan befriends her at the start of her senior year, Lia begins to learn of her true origins, which include the supernatural, reincarnation and help explain the vivid dreams she has experienced throughout her
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Donna {Book Passion For Life}
Wow! Firstly, I absolutely adore cover for this book. Don’t you think it’s gorgeous? It’s definitely one of my favourite Indie covers yet. I love it!

Anyway, I’d seen this book pop up over some of my favourite blogs for a blog tour and just knew I had to read it…and overall, I did enjoy it.

Lia is a high school student who doesn’t have many friends. She always tends to keep away from other people and has many questions about who she truly is because she was orphaned at a young age. When one of
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Becky
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I thought this book sounded really interesting, a twist on the current paranormal genre so I accepted a copy. I have a pile of books to review so it took me a while to get round to this one, but last night I sat on my computer and thought 'I have ten minutes to spare, I'll make a start.' well instead of sitting for ten minutes I was there for almost an hour and had read 100 pages. I had to leave it there as it was getting
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Paranormal Reads
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow, Nilsa Rodriguez has created a reality that has captivated me and has me needing to know, "Will there be more?!"

The Rising Moon focuses around Angelia, or as she prefers Lia. Being the outsider for quite some time she has grown accustomed to staying to herself, but when she meets Ryan she starts to open up, but Ryan recognizes her for what she is, and like he tells Lia they aren't that different. Ryan is a shapeshifter and Lia is a werewolf. As Lia begins to comprehend what this means Ryan
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Jennifer Wright
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Do you like werewolves, shifters, and vampires? Yes! Well then this book is for you.
I am a sucker for books with deep legends and The Rising Moon brought forth a nice mix of old werewolf legends and also took care of my vampire cravings.

In The Rising Moon, Lia has a complicated life and she seems to be accepting of her life the way it is. Until she meets Ryan Woodruff. The two of them connect quickly on a deep level, deeper than infatuation. Ryan helps Lia come to realize just what she is, and
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Tricia Kristufek
Aug 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
It's amazing how quickly your life can change.

Lia is a quiet girl. She keeps to herself, pushing people away because she's cursed to lose everyone she loves. Until she meets Ryan and he refuses to be pushed away. Together, they try to figure out the mystery surrounding Lia and her curse and uncover a lot more hiding in the shadows than Lia ever expected.

As Lia finds out more about herself and her background, she almost blindly accepts the new pieces of her world, though she is given a lot of
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Naj
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
The beginning started out with the main character waking up during a rainy night, which is a new change for the YA Paranormal’s usual novel opening on the first day of school. That's when I realized for sure that I would like and enjoy the book and I did.

Our protagonist Lia is awakened by her foster parent, John during a rainy night when one of their horses escaped and it turns out it wasn’t one of their horses. Things begin to get really weird around Lia as she begins Senior year. Lia is a
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Emma (BelleBooks)
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, arc
Firstly a massive thank you to the author Nilsa Rodriguez for sending me a review copy of this book!

The Rising Moon follows teenager Lia as she unlocks her family history and secrets.
Lia has never really fitted in, her dreams about wolves she once has as a child are back, and they are hitting her hard this time around. Following the death of her aunt, Lia finally decides it's time to find out the truth about her dreams and what they really mean and also the truth and the mystery that surrounds
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Kristin  Aragon
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Nilsa Rodriquez created a dark and fascinating world for her debut novel. Set in present day Wyoming, Lia suffers from losses that leave her lonely and secluded. As she begins her senior year, she will face shape-shifters, werewolves, and vampires. As she learns of the secrets that have been hidden from her; it is hard not to feel bad for her. Nothing is what she once thought it was, not even the people who took her in after biological parents’ deaths.

Many people cross her path, attempting to
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Mandi
Mar 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
wow!! i didnt expect this book to turn out soo GOOD!!! The starting seemed to be a little like it was on fast-forward to me(i almost put stopped reading). im soo glad i finished this book because it turned out to be awesome
Leigh Savage
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"I received a eBook copy of this book for free to review from the author this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."


The Rising Moon by Nilsa Rodriguez

Book Description

How many lives do you have to live to realize that love is stronger than time and death? Orphaned at the age of five, Angelia (Lia) Lafosse was left with questions about whom and what she truly was. One thing was clear. Lia was different. Some might even say cursed. With the help of her best
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Aug 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Angelia, or Lia, is a struggling teenager trying to get on with life. Alone and lonely, she’s an orphan and her foster mother is recently deceased. Her foster father has taken to drink to try and deal with it, life isn’t easy.

At school she is largely alone, until finally, in her senior year, through sheer persistence, Ryan manages to crack her isolation. Suddenly with a new circle of friends and a boy who likes her, things are looking up. Perhaps a little too up when Lyle, her friend and
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-must-reads
First I would like to THANK FMB Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. When I first saw The Rising Moon on Goodreads I just knew I had to read it. I ordered the book and then I am not sure what happened but I never read it.So when I saw that this book was going on tour I just had to be a part of it. I am so glad I did because I got to read a wonderful story that had me begging for the second book.

Lia is not your average teenage girl. She stays quiet and keeps to herself. She is
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Cathy
Jan 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: tbr-challenge
Lia is a loner, or at least that's how she starts out in the book. She doesn't bother talking to anyone because her eyes are different and she feels as if no one would understand her, being adopted and an outsider. That is until Ryan who is from the Rez tries to befriend her. He falls for her but she doesn't feel the same way about him. With Ryan as her new best friend she now has a large group of friends who are just like her (shifters). Her adopted mother recently died before the book began ...more
Stina Madison
Full review here: http://zodiacbookreviews.blogspot.com...

In The Rising Moon, Lia is the reincarnation of Zaria, the Immortal Wolf. Torn between the love of Lyle, a werewolf and Adam, a vampire, Lia will have to make a choice. A choice that could potentially be deadly to not just herself but those she loves as well.

I loved the concept of The Rising Moon. We have a reincarnated Immortal Wolf stuck between the love of a werewolf and a vampire. And it just so happens that that werewolf and vampire
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Marie DeLaRosa
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Wow, Nilsa Rodriguez has created a reality that has captivated me and has me needing to know, "Will there be more?!"

The Rising Moon focuses around Angelia, or as she prefers Lia. Being the outsider for quite some time she grown accustomed to staying to herself, but when she meets Ryan she starts to open up, but Ryan recognizes her for what she is, and like he tells Lia they aren't that different. Ryan is a shapeshifter and Lia is a werewolf. As Lia begins to comprehend what this means Ryan and
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Stephanie Ward
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
'The Rising Moon' was a quick and interesting read about a girl named Lia who finds out she isn't quite human. Among dealing with her alcoholic foster father, some problems at school, and focusing on graduating, Lia meets two handsome guys, Lyle (a werewolf) and Adam (a vampire). Lia must find out who she really is, who she can trust, and what her destiny holds.

The book was under 200 pages and was really well written, which made it a quick read. The storyline was fresh and interesting, but I
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Abbey Ann
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Also posted at http://abbeyannsbookland.blogspot.com/

This was a great book. Once I started it, I had trouble putting it down.

Lately, I've been finding myself reading Young Adult novels less and less. Despite all their differences, when it gets down to it, they are ultimately all the same. I'm not going to lie and say that this book was incredibly unique. It contained a lot of the same cliches that seem to be in almost every YA book nowadays. One of the major cliches being the fact that a love
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Darkfallen
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
Oh how I really was looking forward to this book....

First of all the premise, the cover, and the video trailer are simply made of awesome! All these things drew me in and made me want to read this book. Even after I started reading it I still can say that the storyline and the folklore that is woven into the story has great potential.

Like really really great potential...It's just I don't think this book is ready for the world yet. I think is needs to be re-wrote and fleshed out some more because
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Tia
May 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
The heroines mother and father passed away when she was merely five years old. So she went to live with her foster parents never knowing the truth that her mother was actually a sister to her foster mother. When her foster mother was murdered and the heroine finds out the truth about everything, she is stunned. What's more, is she is a shapeshifter, an immortal wolf, a werewolf. When the bad guys come calling the heroine and her friends have to find a way to defeat them. But when the love of her ...more
Linda
Jan 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF

-_-

This might have been a good book if it wasn't for the annoying main character.
And the rest of the characters actions being completely unrealistic.
I mean I know this is a book dealing with the supernatural so a certain measure of unrealisticness should be allowed but come on!
Besides, I don't mean unrealistic in the 'Oh he's a vampire' kind of way but rather in the 'this girl has been going to school for four years with these kids but they never noticed her and the day they do it is
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Lburt
Dec 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Everything is so rushed in this book. There is all this stuff happening and yet I'm totally bored. Lia has no emontion. The witch part doesn't make sense at all. I mean the grandmother totally liked Lia so why wouldn't Emi. Dont even get me started on the werewolves and shape shifters. sigh! I really wanted to like this book but I couldn't even finish it.
Nilsa
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Can I rate my own book??? LOL
I really enjoyed writing this book! It's the first book in a new series...Second book should be out some time next year...
I hope my readers will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it :D

I look forward to reading your reviews.

Sincerely,
Nilsa Rodriguez
Rose
This was very lame. It could have been any of twenty such YA fiction selections.
Alexis
Sep 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-on-blog
Pretty good! I'm participating in a blog tour for this one, and my review will be up on the 20th.
Gitika Rath
This is the best romantic book.Hearttouching.................
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Nilsa Rodriguez ‘s love for writing began at an early age. Being an author is quite literally a dream come true for a girl who spent most of her childhood moments escaping to far-away lands and wondering into enchanted forests through the many books she's read growing up and still enjoys to this very day.
Having had studied Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design and Early Childhood Education at
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