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Lunar Rampage

(Lunar Rampage #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  25 reviews
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Werewolves aren't real. Or so that's what Cora Nash used to tell herself.

She was supposed to be spending a relaxing summer with her grandmother, renovating a house that had suffered damage from a harsh winter, not kept awake by nights filled with piercing howls, or alarmed at the rapid rate in which peop
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published May 12th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Cora Nash is renovating her quirky Grandmother's home for the summer. She is an aspiring photographer and animal lover. Her grandmother has arranged for a young man to help her with the work and Cora hopes to spend a quiet summer taking photos, painting and relaxing. She quickly meets interesting people as she runs errands for her grandmother. From the store clerk, to the hunter in the woods, she seems to have interesting interactions with people. One interesting person she meets is an
Danielle Urban
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lunar Rampage by Samantha Cross is one hell of a suspenseful novel that readers will come to love forever. A paranormal romance that won't be forgotten. Samantha's plot drives readers into intrigue from the first page and until the last. Beware readers, you will fall deep in love with the funny and intoxicating read. I was hooked and kept in suspense on every page that I read. A real page turner. And one that will leave readers wondering what happens next. A super great cliffhanger at the end wi ...more
Christina Bates
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy with this book and that I read it, seriously. It is, I dare say it, pretty much a perfect Werewolf book. It was just a great mixture of fun and scary. We go through the story along with our main character Cora in a first person perspective, which I'm usually not terribly fond of, and in this case, it's great. Cora is just a great down to earth character and it's really pretty fun to be in her thoughts. And I will say fun so many times because three fourths of the book had me chuckl ...more
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. The main female character was my favorite. I like to see my "real" characters in these book. I think I relate more to them. I am a big animal lover myself so I already have some things in common with the character of Cora. I've been to my Grandma's house many times and nothing this strange has ever happened. You should check it out. This book is fun to read and enjoy. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* ...more
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author Samantha Cross is, without doubt, a talented writer. Her book LUNAR RAMPAGE starts off with hilarious banter and funny character descriptions. Enjoyable. However, as the book proceeds, the banter continues, where suspense should be developed. For instance, the first character who got in trouble could have been a warning to readers that further danger was afoot. There could have been citizen searches, imploring relatives, and concerned police officers thronging the streets, instead of a di ...more
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
original review

3.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Lovee the whole dark and mysterious cover of this book!!!<3<3

The book starts with Cora Nash, 26-year-old women, who moves in with her grandmother for the summer to help her fix up the place. She starts to notice strange things happening and decides to snoop around. She wanders around the forest and comes across Max(hunter) and Joe, who is handing from a tree as a sign
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. Cora Nash is staying with her eccentric gran for the Summer in what she first thinks is a sleepy country town but soon realises that the woods hold a dark and dangerous secret. Then someone disappears and Cora is chased by a strange wolf-like creature as she returns home one night. She doesn’t believe in werewolves but is forced to rethink when a bunch of them attack. And why does one of them seem so familiar? I don’t want to give away any spoilers but there’s a love ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Exciting, spellbinding, shockingly titillating. Samantha Cross hit it out of the park with her first novel. I'll be holding my breath until the sequel. ...more
Sanchit Bhandari
May 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-read
average start picks up pace as u go on
well written plot and strong characters but the chemistry lags behind
Jean Miller
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book was riveting, it kept me glued to my seat. It seemed like I knew everyone personally. The ending was a surprise.
I hate it when a book sets itself up to be RH and then disappoints, but it then gets better in a whole new way. Reading this was like pulling teeth, I found the dialogue heavy text reminiscent of a screen play that kept putting me off. I persevered and I'm damn glad I did. It's not RH but the world building, lore and new take of something that has been tried and tested time and time again leaves me gagging for the next one. What happens to the MC and her man? What are the consequences to the sec ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
The idea of this book is good- getting away to spend some time with her aging grandmother and photograph the beautiful area. Of course, this turns into a much crazier visit than anticipated. Sadly, the main character Cora doesn't seem to have much of a personality. All of the characters are a little two-dimensional; which isn't abnormal in a first of a series, but what I was given didn't pique my interest enough to want to read more. ...more
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: stinkers
Weird and boring

Very self-conscious writing, with odd details like telling us some steps are dark brown and that her wallet is mint green but she doesn't know why. Characterization is clumsy: the protagonist feels forced and kind of stupid; her grandmother is annoying; the girl at the store is obnoxious. Couldn't make it past 5%.
Shannon Heck
Pretty good

Cora was a fun character. I enjoyed her sarcastic banter. The storyline was interesting and kept me engaged. I didn't love the author's writing style. The story was very dialogue driven. There was little narration and I found I missed getting the descriptive details that authors normally use to build their worlds.
David Thompson
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable read ! Strong character development throughout. Especially enjoyed the near "stream of consciousness" narrative pieces from Cora, the main character. Enabled this reader to get inside her head, and fully relate with her. Well done Samantha Cross! ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't not give this book a five star rating! It's got everything a great mystery needs. There is blend of humor, horror and a little heartache. I loved Cora. What
a great character. She's snarky, brave when she has to be and has great empathy. Kudos to Ms. Cross!
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I enjoyed this story.It included some different facts about werewolves that changed things up a bit. I look forward to future books.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: disliked
Struggled to like heroine who is very juvenile, boring non stop dialogue. The H is boring, and while there are werewolves, I found the story disconnected, violent but worse it ends with cliff hanger.
Georgianna Skinner
One of the best books I have read in a long time!
Sindy Schalon
Aug 31, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

The storyline sounded good, the execution fell far short. The story moved along to slow. I lost interest at 30% in. Please hire an editor.
Cory Abernathy
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is about a young woman, Cora Nash, who moves in with her grandmother for the summer to help fix up the place. She begins to notice strange events and hears rumors about missing people. Eventually, Cora realizes that the strange occurrences are more than just rumors and finds herself in the midst of a werewolf attack.

Cora is certainly quirky which endears her to readers. However, that quirkiness quickly becomes a little over the top.
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't read a ton of paranormal YA fiction. But when I do, I tend to really enjoy it.

I definitely really enjoyed Lunar Rampage. Hints of romance and lots and lots of werewolves and action. This was just the book that I needed.

I kept putting this book off because I had so many other things I needed to do. Now I wish that I hadn't. It involves the only kind of love triangle I will accept: the kind where two people like one person, but the one person is only interested in one of them. No flip-flop
Frederick Crook
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is more than just a young adult horror novel. Samantha Cross has done a wonderful job creating a strong female protagonist and from the first person narrative, we get a special inside perspective of her snarky humor. Cora has a sharp wit and her inner thoughts gave me a few laughs. The ancillary characters are well-developed and the story progresses organically even through the predictable action sequence at the climax. Now, when I say predictable it is not intended as a slight. The story i ...more
A.A. Schenna
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lunar Rampage

Samantha Cross is a new, talented storyteller. She published her debut novel Lunar Rampage in May of 2015, which would go on to become an international best seller.

While reading Lunar Rampage I realized that the author had made it. Samantha Cross managed to steal my attention. I remained curious and looked forward to discovering the dark secrets of the small town. I wanted to find out whether Cora would escape or not.
I loved the names of the characters and I liked the fact that the
S.K. Gregory
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cora moves out to the woods for the summer to help her grandmother fix up her house. While there strange things start happening in the forest. Cora decides to snoop about and discovers a werewolf.
Cora is a quirky character who tends to lose control of her tongue from time to time. I enjoyed this story and the characters were great. Cora's grandmother was hilarious too. I would definitely recommend this book.
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Samantha Cross was raised in a small town in Michigan, where she spent many lazy summer days fantasizing about stories with strong heroines and the charismatic men they fall for. Creating these worlds in her head was something she thought "everyone did" at that age until she grew into her teen and adult years and the stories never stopped coming to her.

When she was awoken at 3 a.m. from a very vi

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