Saturday, December 4, 2010

REVIEW "Once in a Full Moon"

Once in a Full MoonOnce in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm torn on my rating. 3 or 4 stars? I rounded up. 

Celeste lives in a town that has a snobby East side and a West side. She lives on the East side, but doesn't judge by by economic circumstances.  She doesn't see the world in only shades of black and white, she doesn't live her life to fit in, but to stand out.  She volunteers in a nursing home, because she enjoys it. Her friends won't come with her, She does it because she wants to and it is the right thing to do. She belongs to a tight group of friends. Her two best friends are girlfriends with her boyfriend's best friends. Something is missing for Celeste, she is unsure of her feelings concerning her boyfriend.

Then a handsome new West sider moves in. He has beautiful blue eyes and Celeste is drawn to him.  She feels that she needs to keep her feelings a secret, she does not want to alienate her friends.  She does break up with her boyfriend however.

Under the full moon everything changes.

My thoughts on this book.  It is a fun read, this is one that you can sit back and relax, enjoy, plan on being entertained, and get lost in the pages.  It is not astounding.  It is not going to change the world.  It follows in the footsteps of the paranormal YA fiction that is popular.  Girl falls in love with the wrong boy, boy has a secret, girl keeps his secret, secret meetings, etc.

It probably is a 3 1/2 rating.  I downloaded this title as a galley from Netgalley.

Publication date is 12/28/10.

View all my reviews Here is the book description from Goodreads:
Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.
Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run.
Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.

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