This weeks First Line Friday comes from an existing author with a new pseudonym! Have you heard about this yet? Ivy Devlin is Elizabeth Scott!

I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting her on Wednesday at BEA.

I’m nearly done with this book and while it’s a short read it’s full of character and emotion. Not to mention the paranormal aspect. Come September you’ll be wanting to read this book!

 

I was covered in blood when the police found me. – pg. 1, Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin (ARC edition)

 

 

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

005Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents–and the fact that she can’t remember what happened to them even though she was there.
She’s struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn’t like any guy she’s ever met before.
It turns out there’s a reason why, and Ben’s secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents…
But what if that secret changes everything she knows about–and feels for–Ben? — Goodreads


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Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

256 pages, Young Adult, paranormal

Simon Pulse (May 18, 2010)

$11.55 (Amazon.com, Hardcover)

Procurement

ARC received from Simon Pulse for review.

My Grade

Plot: 4

Setting: 5

Writing: 2

Originality: 4

Characters: 2

Passion: 3

Overall: 20/30 = 66 %

Cover/Title Bonus: 2

Overall

A tad bit boring, could have been better read. I would have enjoyed more lore, a better relationship with the parent and less of a mystery feel.

I think since I’m an avid reader of adult shifter books that this one just fell short of being awesome compared to those books. :(

If you follow me on Goodreads and notice how long it takes me to finish a book it usually corresponds to how much I’m liking it or not. It took me over 7 days to finish this book.

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designcarton5_256 The lovely people at Simon Pulse are graciously providing another giveaway for 5 (five) winners of Christine Johnson’s YA debut, Claire de Lune.

My review of Claire de Lune will post on May 18th, the official release date.

  Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson


Torn between two destinies?

Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she’s the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she’s a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire’s new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever? –Amazon.com

I can say that Claire de Lune had an original take on werewolves.

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The remarkably talented Maggie Stiefvater has debuted her homemade trailer for Linger, book two of her YA wolf tale series The Wolves of Mercy Falls.

Linger will be released July 20, 2010.

Series

  Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human … until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human–or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.–Goodreads

  Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

A summary is available on Goodreads for those wanting to know. :)

Forever (Book 3) – will release in July 2011

I already have Linger pre-ordered and I can’t wait to read it! How about you?


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