All Hallows Moon
Seasons of the Moon #2
Author: SM Reine
Pub Date: Sept 9th 2011
Rating: 4.5 Birds
Rylie survived becoming a werewolf at great cost. She moves to her aunt’s ranch in the hopes she can enroll in a new high school and quietly continue her life... with a few distinct changes. She transforms into a beast every new and full moon and struggles to control her murderous urges.
Without many werewolves left, it’s hard to stay in hiding. A family of hunters -- Eleanor, Abel, and Seth -- recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he’s still in love with her.
Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what’s right. But what is right-- obeying desire or duty?
First, first, first: THE COVER. Yay! The cover! I love that Rylie is blonde on it, because she’s described as being so in the books. On the cover of Six Moon Summer, the first book in the Seasons of the Moon series, she’s brunette and I just was so excited to really see Rylie this time!
Okay, the book. I am shocked to say that I liked it more then book one. I am generally a “1st book in the series” lover – but lately I am finding authors, SM Reine included, are just gaining momentum with each book.
We pick up with Rylie not long after her time at camp where her whole life changed. She’s going to live with her aunt, on her ranch. Rylie’s curse isn’t exactly ignorable and she’s making the best with the situation she’s got. Wait for the curve ball, when Seth arrives at her school, with his family of skilled werewolf hunters in tow, unaware the wolf they tracked to this little po-dunk town is Rylie.
I thoroughly enjoyed Reine’s humorous banter and how she, on the other side of the scale, didn’t dial back the gore. A nice smooth even balance that made for a fantastic read and a great second book to this series.
Be sure to pick up All Hallow’s Moon for $2.99, as well as all of Reines great novels you can find listed by hopping along through the Good Reads link below! At 4.5 Birds here on MMSAI, you know it’s WELL worth the money!!
On a side note, this marks the 104th book I’ve read this year – reaching my goal (but I won’t be stopping any time soon!) and I’m so happy I rounded out my goal with something I can happily recommend to everyone!
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