Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne

"I've loved him forever, but he can never be mine.

Brittany is determined to prove herself to the Dark Guardians. And yet she's been keeping a devastating secret: She hasn't experienced any of the intense, early signs of change that mark a Dark Guardian's transformation. The only intense feelings she has are for Connor—and she's kept that a secret, too. But she knows she'll never truly have Connor's love if she's not a Shifter like him.

At the first full moon after her birthday, her greatest fear is realized: She doesn't transform. Brittany is so desperate to become a wolf that she'll go to extremes she never thought possible . . . and put all the Dark Guardians in incredible danger." -From Amazon.com
Overall: 5/5

I can't even say how much I love this series. Before I start reading each one, I have doubts and assumptions about them. And each and every time, I'm astounded by how incredible the stories that Hawthorne manages to weave are.

From the previous books, I've never been a huge fan of Brittany. To me, she comes off as the sullen, determined, overly-serious type. It gave me pause before starting this one because I didn't think I could like a book where I didn't like the protaganist. Well, that may still be true, but it wasn't a problem in this case. By telling the story from Brittany's perspective, Hawthorne allows the reader to delve into her character and understand her better. I ended up actually liking Brittany and I have a lot more respect for her character now that I know some of her background and the reasoning behind her actions.

I loved it. It's full of action and suspence, and also tells a great love story, which I'm a total sucker for. I simply cannot wait for the next one to come out!

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Writing: 4/5

Ending: 5/5

Cover: 4/5

Other titles by this author: Moonlight, Snowed In, Labor of Love, Caribbean Cruising, Suite Dreams

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