Join Alaric, Ulric, and Daciana in ALPHA MOON as they discover there’s more to life in the 1500s than plowing fields and attending balls. A powerful witch, who practices black magic, won’t hesitate to place a curse upon them—one that will have them howling at the silvery moon.
In SILVER MOON, Candra Lowell is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in present-day Connecticut. She thinks it’s because she’s a troublemaker, but Candra’s parents only shipped her off for one reason: to learn how to become a werewolf. She’ll learn there’s more to the story, though, when a rival pack has their hearts set on making her visit a living hell.
The past and the present merge into one in BLACK MOON as Candra falls even harder for her star-crossed lover, Benjamin Conway, who also happens to be her enemy, and wrestles with the fact that she has awakened an ancient soul inside her body. Can she stretch her newfound claws in peace, or will she wish she had never become a werewolf?
In the final installment of the saga, BLOOD MOON, Candra and Ben travel back to the sixteenth century, where they’ll embark on their toughest journey yet—stopping Alaric and breaking the curse which started it all. But if ending the werewolf curse, and the powers that come with it, means Candra and Ben will be stuck in the sixteenth century, can they live with the fact that they’ll never return home and see their families again?
I am reviewing this as one long book because that is the way I read it but mentioning the parts…
I enjoyed the first part of the book, I don’t usually read anything resembling historicals but I understand why this part was needed. It gave a great insight into the beginnings of the curse and the people involved, the language used & the way people were so scared of the way others perceived them gave it a good feel for the period they were in. I could understand how none of the supernatural was spoken of and everything was feared. I didn’t really understand the whys of the witch’s actions, I got a part of it but I didn’t see why the wolf chose that couple when they hadn’t harmed anyone and the one who did deserve it wasn’t affected until he made his fateful decision. It didn’t stop my enjoyment of the story but I feel it could have been addressed more.
I was glad that parts 2 & 3 were set in modern times, as I said, period style books get boring really quick for me and don’t hold my interest so I was really grateful for the jump in time. I liked the concept of this story, I really like warring families that clash often and I liked what each side was and how they were enemies. There is nothing like forbidden love, fated love, soul mates – you name it, I’m all over that in a plot! So I was thrilled about Candra & Ben’s relationship and as I said, when it’s forbidden, it makes it better. I like it when they have stolen moments and in a way it’s a kind of rebellion towards the families which is very fitting with Candra. I liked that Candra was seen to be the wayward one rather than Ben and it helped with his family’s perception of her as a trouble making seductress lol. Over the course of the two parts their relationship is put to the test and it was doubtful for a while that they would be the ones to break the curse plus there was a triangle which I wasn’t keen on because I like my werewolves faithful & mates for life.
The storyline was full of excitement and action, what we have is two warring families, one steals magic from people and gains an army of followers by any means necessary and one has followers who choose to be there, as friends, to help protect Candra. Throughout the story Candra is bullied by Ben’s brothers, made to feel like an outcast, chased, beaten & bitten by wolves (on more than one occasion), kidnapped, has her body taken over and starts a war between opposing sides – one who will do anything to save her and the other who will do anything to kill her – which got steadily more menacing & violent as we went along but even with all of this, there is still some time for romance with sweet moments in between which was lovely. In the 4th part of the book we are transported back to the 1500’s as Candra & Ben take a risk and use their powers in an attempt to right the wrongs of their ancestors. I wasn’t really looking forward to this part, as I said before historical = boring for me but I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed this part, I think it was because I was so invested in the characters & their story by this point, that it really didn’t matter what time period they were in. I really liked the time they got to spend together and the relationship was amped up a lot, I loved that because it was another depth to them and showing that the relationship still had a ways to go. I liked that Ben came over as all primal & possessive about his woman in this - I love that about werewolves - and he started to take on the dominant role in the pairing which is the first time I felt that between the two but I like it! The storyline comes full circle but also took on more of a magic based feel as dark magic is more prevalent to the wolves. I really enjoyed this too, we know what happened thanks to Alpha Moon but this fills a lot of blanks and some characters are brought to the forefront who weren’t really necessary before. There was a lot going on in the background of Alaric, Ulric & Daciana’s story and it was very satisfying to get the whole picture. As always there was danger, action , chases, mystery and treachery aplenty but this time there is also hope and I read this with hope that everything would turn out ok and everyone would get their own HEA. I’m glad I read this book, it started off a 3* but steadily got better & better as I was sucked into the story, the relationship, the rivalries, the curse & the prophecy and I have to say…. the ending was perfect.
REVIEW: I’m usually not one to read and review a complete saga as a whole but I had a blast reading this action packed supernatural series. Silver Moon follows two star-crossed lovers from beginning to end, trying to find away to fight the curse that was created so long ago. I really enjoyed how Rogers brought the readers into this series by introducing the original werewolves and where it all started before introducing the two main protagonist.
Silver Moon Saga follows Candra Lowell who is sent to live with her aunt and uncle far from home. She thinks it’s punishment for getting in trouble too much but it’s actually because of a long time family secret. She discovers her family is tied to a werewolf curse and that the town she lives in is full of them. But not only that her family is at war with a rival pack, to which she builds a connection with Benjamin. Ben is the only one who doesn’t treats Candra harshly and together they try and find a way to break their curse and stop an evil that started back in the 1500s.
Candra is a character that has ups and downs, a lot happens to her all at once and she has to grow up quickly. She like most people I feel would do is be curious, she wants answers and will get herself in some sticky situations to get them. I enjoyed the journey she goes through and how in the end she has to make some pretty tough decisions along with Ben. I really enjoyed the bond she has with Ben, together they want the same thing and can’t seem to stay away from each other no matter what danger it causes for them and their families.
Ben has lived a life knowing what he is unlike Candra and at the beginning has a hard time staying away from her. I liked how he picked her up from school and that they would sneak around, it showed that they were destined right from the start. His family is one crazy bunch and of course his biggest obstacle. It was a bit hard for me to connect to him until about half way through the Black Moon, and then he grew on me. But even more so in Blood Moon where he won me over.
Overall this was a great series with a lot of story telling. I feel its necessary for the readers to read the first story for Alpha Moon since Candra and Ben do go back and have to discover what happened during that book in the 1500s. I liked how I was taking back and remembering what happened and the suspense started all over again hoping the best for the leads. My only issue was with Candra’s family I felt that as much as they wanted to protect her is actually cause more unnecessary problems. The villain is in all the books, his presence adds to the suspense and I really had no idea how the duo were going to stop him. Also the last book had some sexual content that I felt wasn’t needed, I like the steamy moments but some of the stuff felt out of place from the other books.
In the end, I liked how everything wrapped up and it was such a great adventure to follow two people who were so right for each other. I was actually shocked with the ending and felt it was such a great twist, even better than the ending of Black Moon, which was great! I look forward to more books from Rogers and was glad to step into this unique werewolf tale. If you’re looking for a story full of magic, romance, betrayal, secrets and curses then this saga is a must!
RECOMMENDATION: This is an young adult novel with minor sexual content in the final book. Fans of Chloe Neills Chicagoland Vampire series and The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater will enjoy the Silver Moon Saga
This book is basically how the curse that’s going to be in the next books- came to be. The writing was a little difficult to get through, but I enjoyed the story. I still really don’t understand the curse myself. I know that they are cursed to be wolves and have powers but I don’t get how they break it…… I just .. I guess I need to read Silver Moon and find out.
Ok so that ending was a little abrupt. It didn’t even sound like an ending. I turned the page expecting another chapter and got the second book instead. I was like whaaat. Anyways that’s the only part that got me. Silver Moon was good, but nothing really stood out. Candra isn’t 18 yet, so I don’t think anything phenomenal will be happening anytime soon. Unless she gets her powers early and I swear there are hints of it in this book. I could just be crazy though…… So in Silver Moon, Candra’s parents send her to her aunt and uncle because they can’t control her. Or so Candra thinks. She arrives at school and instantly makes enemies. She doesn’t even know these people and they target her. And she’s also having these dreams and seeing yellow eyes in the forest. She knows something is going on and she wants to get to the bottom of it. There is all kinds of stuff going on. Not to mention Ben, who happens to be one of her enemies.. and who she can’t help but like. When Candra finds out what’s happening, she thinks it’s a joke but it's no joke when someone is trying to kill her. Now she has to make it to 18, if not there is no telling what the Conways will do with her power.
Overall: Silver Moon kept me entertained and hooked til the end.
Black Moon is sooo much better than the novella and the first book. There is a lot more action in this one and we get to learn about Candra’s power. And it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Her power is really cool, but I thought it was going to be lightening for some reason LOL. I guess it was all that shocking in the first one. We also learn about Jana, Blake and Ben’s power as well. Anyway.. in this one Candra turns and she and Ben are trying to find a way to make peace with their families. Too bad, someone doesn’t want that to happen. He wants Candra’s and Ben’s powers so he can make an army of ancients. Candra and Ben have a plan, but its not going to be easy. They are going to need the help of their families- and that means they need to work together..which is highly unlikely. And Ben and Candra don’t know if they can survive what they are going to do.
Overall: Fast paced and riveting with magic and mayhem.
WOW what a book! In Blood Moon, Candra and Ben use their powers to go back in time. It was weird knowing the things that were going to happen and the characters didn’t. I thought it was a lot of fun. Candras and Ben’s love grows more in this one and I loved watching it bloom. You can tell they were meant for each other. Now, the ending for the book was SHOCKING! I loved it, but I just wasn’t expecting it to end like that. I mean OMG. Mind = Blown. I think Blood Moon was the perfect ending to a perfect series. I hope the author has some other books planned for the future. :D I'll be all over them.
Overall: Another great read that will leave you speechless in the end.
What if your teenage years involved finding out you – and all of your family – are werewolves? What if you also discover that because of your family name you’re involved in a feud with the strongest werewolves in town? What if you fall in love with one of the werewolves you’re supposed to be feuding with?
Seventeen year old Candra Lowell thought she would be spending the year in a quiet town, repenting for getting in trouble in the South. Little did she know that she’d be facing century old prophecies and staring death in the eye…all while trying to make friends in a new town and maybe fall in love.
I found the series to be an easy, fun read – the type that you get sucked into and don’t want to put down. To my own surprise, BLOOD MOON was my favorite piece of the series with more focus on the main characters, while keeping the action at the higher pace that BLACK MOON started. Refreshingly, the plot is far from the YA novels that I typically read.
If you do decide to read the saga, I recommend skipping ALPHA MOON to read after SILVER MOON. The style – and time period – of ALPHA MOON is drastically different from the rest of the series, making it hard to understand the feel of the series from it. I personally had a much harder time getting into ALPHA MOON, but thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the series.
This is a bittersweet moment for me. I’ve read the whole series. And each one gets better as it goes! I actually think this one is the best, but you would really have to read them all to say that I was quite blown away! I really really needed to know what was going to happen at the end of book two, and now I know…. And now I am so sad because it’s over, but SO HAPPY because it was AWESOME!! It has the historical part and it was done perfect. I originally said Ben was slowly coming around for me, but now I love him! And Candra has definitely stepped up her game!
I love that this was actually two stories. You get Ben and Candra’s story, and how they are trying to save themselves and their family, but you also shows the two characters who started it all. It’s just such a uniquely written story with a very fresh plot twist! If you love historical stories and/or werewolves, I am voting this one is for you
The writing is great, there’s plenty of action, there’s lots of romance, and there’s werewolves!! Who isn’t wanting to read this book!! 5 AMAZINGLY BITTERSWEET PAWS!!
This is one of those books that is incredibly hard to review as I have such mixed thoughts on it. On the one hand it was entertaining enough to let me finish it, but on the other there were quite a few moments throughout that I just couldn’t stand. It is books like this that make me wish to scrap my “no half star” policy on the blog. It is completely and utterly in the middle of three and four stars for me. A good book that I liked but that just had a few instances that I couldn’t sit behind. I am certain that it is a book that others would like as there were things that kept me compelled throughout and I have just become a very picky reader, unfortunately.
If you’re the kind of reader that loves a star-crossed, romeo-and-juliet, insta-love story, then you will more than likely enjoy this series. It is the story of two families in war, and two of the teenagers trying to think of ways in which to stop the war and start living in peace. Add in the fact that they’re werewolves and dark witches, and you have a hard task of stopping the power-hungry family from stopping anything. I found the plot to be easy to read and compelling enough to make me want to finish the series. There were, however a few things that irritated me, especially when it came to the werewolves. I struggled with this concept of the creature as I prefer werewolves to stick closer to the myth, if you can transform outside of the moon cycle, you’re not a werewolf. If you can look past this, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy the plot a lot more than I did.
It took me a long time to like the main protagonist, Candra, and if I’m being wholly honest, I’m not sure I even really liked her fully by the time the book ended. I’m not fully certain either what it was about her that irritated me but I think I just wanted to hear the story from more than just her perspective. Candra is a fiesty character who is stubborn and just wants everyone to get along so that she’s not pulled into a battle that she really knows nothing about. She is strong emotionally and physically but she still gets injured and shows that she’s still a human underneath it all. She’s a well written character who was intetesting to read, I just personally found I couldn’t connect with her.
On the other hand there’s Ben whom I just adored. He had this deeper personality to him that just came across in the way he acted around everyone. I found myself wanting to know what he was thinking and why he was doing the things he did. I wanted to know so much more about him. Despite that, he was also an easy character to get along with, liked his jokes and also liked to have the upper hand. But he was protective, conflicted, loyal and in love and it was a sight to see. It was probably one the main reasons why I kept reading as I just wanted to see more. The bonus material at the end of this book from his perspective was absolutely perfect in my opinion!
From the very start of this novel, I became enamoured with Rebecca’s writing style. She has a way of really pulling you into the story and makes the character feel really beliveable. There were a few moments, however, where the pace went much to fast and I found myself struggling to keep up. We would be in the middle of a battle but I didn’t have a single clue what was happening at all which made it quite confusing. At other moments something was mentioned and then never returned to leaving the reader feeling a bit concerned as to why it was there in the first place. Fortunately though, these things don’t happen often and it is easy to simply push the thought from your mind conpletely as you continue to get drawn into the story once more.
Overall, this is a series that I am glad I read as it was an enjoyable and fairly easy read. It was perfect as a book to just read when you don’t want anything too heavy. It is full of action, humour, cute moments, and a bit of depth as well. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes werewolf books that have twists and anyone who is a lover of all things Twilight. I found this book to be a good read but I’m unsure if it is one I would read again. It had some great moments, lovely writing, and a compelling storyline but it just didn’t make it all the way to the top due to the small issues I found myself having with it. But I still think it is a book worth reading, so why not give it a try?
This is something. I mean, I have already watched movies like 'The Twilight' series and American Werewolf and other vintage and modern werewolf movies, so the concept wasn't new. But the plot, the vivid descriptions and again awesome storyline took me away. Great work by the author. This actually kept me glued to my paperwhite till I drained her battery out. My first read on my Kindle Paperwhite. I thought I chose a wrong book to be my first book, but as I kept reading, It was something different. I actually fell in love with Daciana and Benjamin and Candra. The characters were natural, like girl next door type, the author wrote in such a manner that it was very easy relating to them and see the story take shape through their eyes.
Thank you Ms/Mrs. Rogers for this marvellous piece of work. I really enjoyed reading it.
A really good Saga. Well worth buying and reading as a box set but I think many readers wouldn't buy into the story due to the the slow start - however, I'm glad I stuck with it because it turned out different to the usual run of the mill shifter story.