Thursday, January 17, 2013

Full Moon Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

Series: Once in a Full Moon (bk. 3)

Genera: Paranormal Romance

Subjects: Werewolves, shape-shifters, magic, high school, social classes, fortune tellers, love, supernatural

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 215 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $17.99

Publisher: HarperCollins: Katherine Tegen Books

Summary/ product description: “Beware of the full moon.
A werewolf wants to take you into his world. Forever.
Celeste and Brandon know that Nash in werewolf form is bad news. But a new prediction from psychic Dr. Meadows has Celeste wondering: Which of them wants to turn her into a werewolf?
Still on Celeste's and Brandon's minds is the "cure" from Brandon's father. Brandon must face one dilemma he hadn't anticipated—if his dad's serum really does work, is he willing to give up being a werewolf for good? Is Celeste willing to give up her heroic werewolf boyfriend? And when Nash finds out there's a cure, will he try to take it from Brandon as they continue to deal with their rivalry, their competing affections for Celeste, and their struggles with their werewolf identities?
Then things grow still more complicated when a gang of sketchy guys from a neigh-boring town comes to Legend's Run just before the big Werewolf Festival. What, or whom, are they looking for?
The third installment in the sumptuous series about werewolves and the popular girl who loves one is full of danger, mystery, and undeniably romantic full moon kisses.”

My Rating: êêê1/2

My Review: This is the last book in the series. I wish there could be more boos because it feels incomplete to me. All three of the books were very short and light compared to other werewolf series I’ve read. These books were romantic and enjoyable, but felt lacking in some ways. I really love the characters, and the town, but felt like the plot could use some work. It’s over now, so  whatever. I also wish I knew where Legend’s Run is supposed to be. Is it northern Wisconsin or Minnesota? Those are the only places I know where’s there’s wolves and suburbs to a city. Maybe it’s set near Duluth and Superior, the area where we went camping summer 2012. (We saw no wild wolves or bears).

The book put a lot of emphasis on werewolf and full moon stuff. And I feel like it should be obvious that there’s something supernatural going on. Celeste’s friends seem to think it’s all prank, but they should be smarted that that. There’s also a lot of emphasis on the high school  setting. It makes the series seem so unoriginal. Thankfully, the final book had something interesting and not high-school related: The Werewolf Feast! And there’s new characters! This gang of three guys who are werewolves. It shakes things up. Even though Nash became a werewolf in the last book and they discovered a possible cure, thing last book seems fuller, even though it’s a bit shorter. More stuff happens. It just doesn’t seem like the end. Her Vampire Kisses series had way more than 3 books, so why make this a trilogy?

Cover Art Review: Similar to the other covers in the series. I like this photo of the girl the best. I love the indigo lighting on her face.


~Haley G

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