Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Six Moon Summer by S.M. Reine

Six Moon Summer
Author:S.M. Reine
Release Date: April 26, 2011
Publisher: Self Published
Seasons of the Moon Book #1
ISBN:  1461009545
ISBN13: 9781461009542
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Author

Rylie's been bitten.

She's changing.

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

Rylie's parents force her to attend summer camp, but she's just as miserable at the girls' camp as she was at home-- there's nothing vegetarian for her to eat at the mess hall, she hates hiking and archery, and the other campers taunt Rylie mercilessly. One night, the bullying goes too far, and Rylie runs away. She doesn't get far. It's a full moon, and she isn't alone in the forest.

She wakes up unharmed in her cabin the next morning with no memory of what happened. The only sign something has changed are the healed scars on her chest, her increasingly keen senses, and her sudden craving for raw, bloody meat.

A boy from the other camp seems to know what's happening to her, but Rylie isn't sure if she can trust herself with Seth. He's way too cute and he knows way too much.

Rylie soon learns that she only has until the end of summer before she becomes just like the monster that attacked her: a man-eating werewolf hungry for human flesh. Unless she can find a cure, she's going to transforming at the end of the summer and lose her life to the hunger.
S.M. Reine brings us a new take on how werewolf's came to be in SIX MOON SUMMER. Rylie the main character is sent to camp for the summer while her parents go through a divorce. She does not want to be there and spends a lot of time in her room which causes people to single her out as "freak". There is a small bit of romance. The love interest Seth comes along and seems to know all about what Rylie is going through after she is attacked and finds herself back in her cabin mysteriously. Throughout the summer he is there for her every step of the way. The story has some great twists and turns. I didn't expect some things to happen and didn't see other things happening the way they did until they were revealed which is always refreshing. There were some great emotional scenes thrown in that had me feeling things right beside Rylie. I had no problem connecting to the situations and the tears were flowing at one point pretty good. I wasn't happy with the ending, All this stuff happened throughout the book and Rylie went through so much and the ending made me feel very unfulfilled. Since this is the first book in a planned series I have to hope that the next book will bring me some satisfaction. If you enjoy YA werewolf books I think you would enjoy this just be prepared for a big cliffhanger at the end.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

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