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The Hunter's Moon

(The Secret Warrior #1)

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Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers.

Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from t
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Kindle Edition, 133 pages
Published December 14th 2015 by The Wild Rose Press
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Carrie
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Morgan Daniel and her younger brother have been in witness protection after witnessing a gang murder but are now on the run as they have been found by the gang. Heading into the mountains they turn their car down a steep hill in hopes to survive the gang's shooting at them and disappear into the woods.

After crashing and trying to hide they see a wolf in the forest and next they know the wolves are attacking the pursuing gang. After the gang is chased off a young man comes to the rescue and proc
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Rivalie
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
*A copy was sent to me for review as part of a blog tour. All opinions are 100% my own.*

I signed up for this blog tour on a whim because the summary sounded interesting and I haven't read a werewolf story in a while. Where do I even begin with this novel? First of all, I have no idea what to rate this book because the writing style wasn't terrible, the story is definitely interesting, but the execution was something I kind of dreaded.

Now I know that is a terrible way to start a review but let me
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Aishah
Oct 02, 2016 rated it liked it

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A male figure appeared through the meld of orange and yellow leaves. He was young about Morgan's age…


The first thing that came to my mind when I was reading this book was that I can never hangout with this person. Bizarre thought right? Not to me. I had to say the sentences in the book were written in a way that were a switch between first person and third person point of view. Maybe the author wrote in the first person point of view initially and just delete
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Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)

See this review in its natural environment, Dani Reviews Things.

The first thing I want to say about this book is that I laughed out loud many times. The writing was engaging, interesting, informative and humorous. It was narrated in first person by Morgan, so I got insight into how she felt through all the revelations. Admittedly, she handled things a lot better than I would have, but it wasn't so unbelievable that I was removed from the story at any point. If anything, it kept the pacing nice
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Mistress Mary
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Morgan and Jimmy, her brother, are on the run from a gang called the Panteras. There is more to the story thought. She and her brother are dropped into a world that they would have never believed existed. Where humans actually shift to different animals. Morgan finds out the wolves that come to their rescue are actually humans. The good looking young man Jackson is one of them. He comes to their rescue and takes them back to his house which looks more like a fort in the mountain. His grandma tak ...more
Elaine
This is the story of a sixteen year old orphan and her younger brother trying to escape being assassinated after witnessing and identifying a murderer. Placed in the witness protection program, the perpetrators still find them. Together the youngsters endeavour to find sanctuary at their aunt’s forest cabin but are chased on the mountainous roads by the gangsters. That’s when their secret heritage and a prophecy in which the youngster features start to be revealed to them both.

With ghostly appar
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
2.5 stars
The premise of this book is fantastic. I love the whole concept and idea- it really has merit- but something in the actual execution of this book left me less than thrilled.

I have read so many YA paranormal books. Some great, some not so great. This one turned out to be not so great, but still, the concept had so much potential.

The characters were just not compelling, their personalities lacking. Morgan left me yawning but the love and devotion she had for her brother may have been her
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Christine Grabowski
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, audiobook, paranormal
This was a fun read... or listen. It was actually one of the first YA books I listened to on audio.

The beginning of the book pulled me right in with a scene with 16-year-old Morgan and her 10-year-old brother, Jimmy. It reminded me a lot of the relationship Meg has with Charles Wallace in a Wrinkle and Time because Jimmy is also very smart. (He was actually one of my favorite characters.) I loved how the author created a beautiful world in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia where some people can
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Colleen M. Chesebro
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*The author provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for a candid review which follows*

Sixteen-year-old Morgan Daniel and her younger brother Jimmy are forced into hiding as members in a witness protection program while concealing themselves from a gang called the Panteras. Witnesses to a gang-style murder Morgan and Jimmy attempt to live under the radar with the help of their aunt.

When the Panteras hunt them down once again, Morgan and Jimmy flee with Morgan driving her decrepit vehicle
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Andrea
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved loved loved this book to me this was a beautiful and fluid paranormal read with everything that I love about shapeshifters, romance and strength.
I am currently reading Book Two in this gorgeous series. Beth Trissel is a wonderful author. I adore animals and more often then not most humans frighten me. The author of this book merges the animal world so seamlessly with the human world. There are always great lessons to be learned. She is also very authentic in her research of the historical
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Dusti Dasilva
**I was sent this book by the owner for an honest review. This review is based on my opinion and at no time does it reflect that of other reviewers, bloggers, or readers.**

Have you ever felt like you have fallen down the rabbit hole into something that clearly makes no sense to the average person and yet explains everything? That is exactly what Morgan was feeling when she entered into the twilight zone. Her brother and herself are on a race for borrowed time running from a gang that wants to ki
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Mandy
I received The Hunter’s Moon in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by YA Bound.

Morgan and her little brother have been on the run for a long time after witnessing a double murder by the gang The Panteras. Things should be easy not that they are in Witness protection but when they are found they do the only thing they can do and run for the cabin her aunt told her about. Fleeing into the mountains should provide the safety that they need but they are followed and things turn d
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Kelly
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, 2016
This book had me at the start. The description of the road and their emotions of trying to get away from the bad guys had me on the edge of my seat at the start. I could see it all in my head. I couldn’t put it down. Who doesn’t like a little action like a car blowing up or some wolves that come and save the day. Even though you aren’t sure if they are going to rip you to shreds too. I knew I would like it right then!! Plus, I love Paranormal and Native American stories.

Jimmy is the little broth
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Diane Lynch
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
Beth Trissel’s The Hunter's Moon has an interesting combination of history, fantasy, and paranormal. Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel and her ten-year-old brother Jimmy have been in witness protection after observing a murder by the head of the Panteras. The gang chases them through the Shenandoah Mountain in Virginia where they are rescued by wolves from the Wapicoli, discovering a world they did not know existed.

The way Jackson and Morgan spoke, threw me for a loop a few times. Sometimes they
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
The Hunter's Moon is a young adult paranormal romance that starts with Morgan and her brother, Jimmy, on the run from mobsters who are trying to kill them. They shouldn't have been found as they are in the Witness Protection Program, but hey, they were. The reasons for this become clear as the book progresses.

This is a smooth flowing book where the seventeen-year-old main female is thrust into the world of the paranormal, not knowing a single thing about it. Her ten-year-old brother is a delight
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LeeAnn
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me for an honest review.
This is Beth's first YA book and I have to say it is fantastic! The relationship between Morgan and her brother Jimmy is both endearing and funny! I love the way they communicate and banter back and forth. Jackson is her future ...possibly. Throughout this whole story, as it progressed, it had my full attention. There is a great deal of danger and suspense throughout. The strong ties, closeness and acceptance from each of the characters with each ot
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Ophelia
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free digital copy from The Wild Rose Press in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed this book and I thought it had a great storyline that's different to any other I have read and I cannot wait to read more about Morgan and Jackson as I feel there is something more between them and I'm excited to see where their relationship heads.
However I feel that the book took a little too long to get into but once the adventure started I was hooked and couldn't put the book down.
Danny L Walling
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of the Best Shifter books

Lately I have read some horrible wolf shifter books, but this one has an outstanding story that makes alot of sense. Native Americans and wolves go hand in hand. When the author describes what the characters are feeling and their environment, you felt what they did. Love the main characters, especially little brother. Just hope book two is as good. Usually book two in any series is a let down. Well worth your time and money.
Donnielle Tyner
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it
*** I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my review. ***

When I first read the blurb for The Hunter’s Moon through YA Bound Book Tours, I was instantly interested. Shifter books are particularly my favorite subgenre of Paranormal, so I thought this would be a great first non-SciFi book for my site.

The story centers on Morgan, a seventeen-year-old who – along with her younger brother, Jimmy – find themselves an integral part o
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Isis
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
I would like to thank author Beth Trissel & The Wild Rose Press for giving me a copy of this e-ARC to read in exchange for an honest review. Though I received this e-book for free that in no way impacts my review.


Teaser: "Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowh
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Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Morgan and her brother Jimmy are in the witness protection program and constantly moving since they witnessed a murder and need to testify against the man who committed the crime. The story jumps right into Morgan and Jimmy being chased on running for their lives. I love how the story begins with being thrown right into the action and the story easily unfolding from there. The reader recieved just the right amount of details when needed, I still had lingering questions, but everything became cl ...more
~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
My Review
4 Roses
Before I start, I want to clarify: I would give this book a 3.5, but I don't generally do half roses, as Amazon & Goodreads don't support them. The Hunter's Moon is better than a 3 though, so it seems more appropriate to round up, than down.

Ok, so here we go.


The first thing that appealed to me about this book, in all honesty, was the cover. It's definitely eye catching, and sparks interest. The synopsis also sounds entertaining, and I have to admit, I'm a sucker for anything 'Robin Hood' r
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Karen Russell
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
I received an e-book copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book had so much potential and the premise was so intriguing, but I just struggled to get through it. I know this sounds harsh, but seriously, It took me months to keep up. I had to put it down and go back to it.

Morgans character was just a little blah for me. She didn't seem to have much to her other than swooning over Jackson from minute one and wondering over and over again how this could be possible.
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The Gypsy Emmy
Title: The Hunter's Moon
Author: Beth Trissel
Series: The Secret Warrior Series #1
Publication Date: December 2015
Genre: Young Adult/Romance

My Rating: 2 Stars

Overview:

Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers.

Then a very cute guy who handl
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Paula  Phillips
Jan 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Morgan is now seventeen and has been in the Witness Protection Programme along with her little brother after witnessing a double murder done by a gang called The Panteras. Her life has been a continuous series of running for her life and learning how to defend themselves in case danger strikes. Now danger has found them once again as the Panteras have tracked them to their new location , following their Aunt's rules - Morgan grabbed her younger brother and hopped in the car and drove heading to ...more
Maghon Thomas
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-reads-tours
I love werewolves, so no surprise that I liked this one. It's a little different because there's a curse, and secrets, and crazy evil people. We start with the main character on the run with her little brother. She has some seriously scary people after them and they must hide- their lives depend on it. But the scariest catch up and cause a lot of drama, and this is how Morgan and Jimmy meet the Shawnee people who take them in.

Now the whole story becomes about Morgan, and a prophecy that she didn
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Book Reading Gals
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
Title: The Hunter’s Moon

Series: Secret Warrior Series Book #1
Author: Beth Trissel

Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers.
takes them to safety at his fortress-like home.
And that's just the f
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Katherine Paschal
Morgan and her younger brother are in witness protection after seeing a murder, making them the next targets. While trying to escape after being found by the murder, Morgan ends up driving over a cliff. What waits at the bottom of the mountain is something that Morgan could never have prepared for.

This review will be short and to the point because it makes me feel bad to give a bad review. To be honest, I did not really like or follow this book at all. I love books about werewolves, I LOVE Nati
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Zara Lethallan
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Old review I forgot to put up. I received this book in exchange for a honest review.

Beth Trissel’s new book The Hunter’s Moon, will be coming out on December 14, 2015! I had the great opportunity to read this book before its release date, which is a first for me! It made me very happy that I was able to read her work.

In The Hunter’s Moon, I went on this exciting adventure with Morgan and Jimmy, her little brother. While running for their lives, trying to get away from the Panteras (a street gang
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Sdan12
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Hunter's Moon (The Secret Warrior Series) by Beth Trissel is a very good read! The book is a fascinating combination of fantasy, history, paranormal and a little bit of suspence...! The orphans Morgan Daniel (a seventeen years old girl)and her younger brother Jimmy (a very wise character for a ten years old boy!) are in the witness protection program since they witnessed a double gang (called the Panteras) murder but are now on the run as they have been found by the gang. The story jumps rig ...more
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Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my human family and furbabies. An avid gardener, I grow herbs and heirloom flowers and use them in my stories. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans (especially the Shawnee), and the Scots-Irish are at the heart of my inspiration. My English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestors were among ...more

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