"I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared to meet me is another matter."
-Winston Churchill

Sunday, October 31, 2010

***** For Once In A Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

I think Ellen Schreiber is my newest favorite YA author.  I loved the first book in the series Vampire Kisses and she continues to amaze me in her newest release,  Once In A Full Moon.

Celeste Parker had it all.  Two best friends,  Ivy and Abby.  The hottest boyfriend in all of Legend's Run High School,  football hero Nash.  From the girls cheering from the sidelines while the boys played sports to just hanging out,  Celeste,  Nash,  Ivy and her boyfriend Jake and Abby and her boyfriend Dylan were the perfect clique of six.  They thought life was all laid out before them,  they would be together forever.  They would go to the same colleges after high school and then get married.

When they are camping one night telling ghost stories,  Nash tells the story of Legend's Run Werewolf Lore.   Spooking himself and the others,  Celeste can't get the story out of her mind.  When Mr. Worthington,  an elderly gentleman that lives in the home Celeste volunteers at confirms the lore,  Celeste decides to do a paper for her school essay on werewolves.  The tale says that if one is bitten by a wolf,  he will become a werewolf.

Life had become routine on the Eastside as Celeste researches the Folk Lore of Legend's Run,  until newcomer Brandon Maddox walks into class.  Celeste feels a strong connection to Brandon from the first moment she laid eyes on him.  The problem is that he is from the Westside of town,  and East and West just don't mix.  On a dare,  the girls go to the Westside to see a psychic.  If they win,  the boys must be their servants for an entire day. 

When the good Dr. Meadows forewarns Celeste of wolves and a kiss on the full moon,  Celeste thinks she is crazy.  As she walks home a snow storm hits and she becomes lost in the woods and almost attacked by wolves.  Who should her rescuer be?  The mysterious Brandon Maddox.  Wounded in the rescue,  Celeste tends to his wound,  and magic ignites.

Obsessed with Brandon Maddox and unable to get him out of her mind,  Celeste starts to question her relationship with Nash.  Now she must figure out the path she wants to travel,  and if the Werewolf Lore of Legend's Run holds merit or is just that,  a lore created long ago.

Once In A Full Moon is fast paced and has the perfect mix of suspense and romance.  I couldn't put this book down once I started.  I give it ***** (5) Stars.  Fantastic,  "Must-Read". 


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Kristen My Bookish Fairy Tale said...

Great Review! I have wanted to read this one for a while! Now I think I will haha!

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