The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver—deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can't, and there's nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school—Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she's ever experienced. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him—at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns that she's not the only one who can't remember the night her parents died.Part murder mystery, part grief narrative, and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans. As breathless as Twilight and as spooky as Shiver, this is a book to be devoured in one sitting—by an acclaimed YA author making her paranormal debut under the pseudonym Ivy Devlin.
I have been barely reading any paranormal for the last year, it just wasn't feeling like my thing and I was getting sick of the repetitiveness but I wanted to read Low Red Moon because of who was writing it. Unfortunately I don't think I was ready for more paranormal.
I was definitely interested in the mystery in Low Red Moon, Avery's parents die and she's found with their bodies but doesn't really remember a thing, besides seeing a flash of silver. That was definitely my favorite part of the story, was it a paranormal creature or something or someone else? I also liked Avery being reunited with her Grandmother, after the falling out her father had with her Grandmother years ago.
Other than that, like I've heard others say this reminded me a lot of a mash-up of a few other paranormal stories, the hint of mystery is there, the romance etc. I was hoping to really be gripped by this story by something fresh and brand new but sadly this didn't happen for me.
I think if you are a paranormal fan though, you might want to check it out!
Low Red Moon will be released on September 14th 2010
Genre: Young Adult
ARC picked up at BEA
Center Stage Book Tours