Monday, January 23, 2012

Review: Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon #1) by S.M. Reine

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Rylie's been bitten.

She's changing.

And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn't figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She'll be a monster.
My Thoughts: Okay. Okay. Okay. So. This was one of the books I had picked as a recent read-a-thon read and unfortunately the end of the read-a-thon crept up on my and I hadn't quite managed to get to it. With a few hours left to get my read on I decided to start Rylie's story, never expecting to finish it before the read-a-thon ended. This book was so captivating that I'm completely THRILLED to have been proven wrong in this case because I started it and finished it without coming up for air. Yes, it was that good.

Rylie is one of those characters that I felt for from the beginning. She's shuffled off to summer camp as her parents deal with divorce. She's hurting. She has no urge to join the other campers in their activities. She alienates herself simply by holding herself apart. Then she gets attacked in the forest. Her aggressive tendencies come to the forefront, she's craving red meat and there's a boy who seems to know more about what's happening to her than she does. Needless to say, the poor girl has a lot to deal with.

S.M. Reine has created a fascinating set of characters in Rylie and Seth. They have some great chemistry which they continually push aside as they try to deal with Rylie's little problem. I honestly held my breath just waiting for one of them to act on the emotions they churned up in one another.

Captivating and well-written, I'm looking forward to the next installment of Rylie's tale.

More books by S.M. Reine

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge, Why Buy the Cow? Challenge
Six Moon Summer was a free Smashwords download I picked up 10/22/11.

14 comments:

  1. Crap. I have this book and I haven't read it. But, you, as my fellow #NakedWerewolflover-in-crime adored it? Perhaps I've been remiss?

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    1. Look! I found your comment! It got spammed. Naughty Ruby and your spammy comments.

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    2. I'm not the one who writes spammy comments. *cough*Amanda*cough*. Though it was an email, really.

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    3. What? Amanda's comments are ridiculously awesome. Even when she's tired and can barely string sentences together.

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  2. I feel compelled to make a joke that starts off with "if you were bit by a #NakedWerewolf..." but I'm so tired that that's all I can manage. Sorry.

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    1. Here's one for you... a #NakedWerewolf walks into a bar with a blonde under one arm and a poodle under the other... Yeah, that's all I got, too.

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  3. I swear I left a comment on this post. WHERE DID IT GO?

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    1. The #NakedWerewolves used it as a play thing. O.O Bad #NakedWerewolves! Bad!

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    2. *whispers* I love watching the #NakedWerewolves play!

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  4. No, it's just that when Amanda sent me the synopsis of the Giant Green Dildo book, it was sent to my spam box.

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    1. This does not surprise me. I mean... Giant Green Dildo. Of course the spam filters caught that.

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  5. I skipped your review for the latest book and came straight here... I've never heard of this series, but it sounds like something I'd really like! Added to my TBR...

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    1. These book pop up as freebies every so often. Well, at least this one does. If you want to give it a try, keep your eye out.

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