Saturday, November 12, 2011
Nocturne by Christine Johnson
Series: Claire de Lune (bk. 2)
Genera: Paranormal Romance
Subjects: Werewolves, love, magic, supernatural, secrets
Length: 355 pgs.
Summary/ product description: “Claire couldn’t be happier that her life has finally settled down. She’s been fully initiated into her family’s pack of female werewolves, her best friend Emily is back in town, and she’s finally allowed to be with Matthew, the human love of her life. But when a new girl arrives, everything starts to unravel. Not only is the intruder getting close to Claire’s best friend and boyfriend, but she may also know more about Claire than she’s letting on. If Claire’s secret gets out it breaks all the rules of the pack, and the consequences may be more than Claire can handle.…”
My Rating: ê ê ê 1/2
My Review: I was disappointed in this sequel. It started out pretty slow, and stayed pretty slow. It wasn’t difficult to read, I was just some what bored because I felt like it could use more humor and action. The plot was okay. Claire had a problem and set out to solve that problem. About 2/3s through the book, it got better and made up for the slow dragging of the 1st parts.
I understand that sequels have a hard time living up to the 1st book. When I read the 1st book, I thought it was a stand-alone. I met the author and found out about the sequel and I though it was cool. I bought the sequel, and now feel like I wasted my money on a book without a good cover even.
I like Claire’s personality and her smart-ass attitude, but her personality didn’t show in the 1st half of the book. In the 1st book, there was a lot of interesting stuff going on. If you read the 1st book, you know. Claire found out she was a werewolf, and there was another wolf killing people. It reminded me of a cross between The Body Finder and another werewolf book. This book was more about Pack Laws and how secret can be deadly. I just hope the next book will be as good as the first.
Cover Art Review: I love the textured sparkly plastic that the jacket is made of, but I’m not to crazy about the design. For a YA book cover, it’s pretty boring. It’s well balanced, and the metallic red title is nice, but compared to the 1st book’s cover, it’s so different and dull.