By Jordan Deen
Released January 14, 2010
Source: Review copy provided by Book It Forward ARC Tours for review.
Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator. Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused. Lacey's fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she's ever know.
The protangonist Lacey's life basically sucks because her family life is horrible with a drunk as a father and enabler as a mother that fight ever night and a loner besides her best friend. When two new boys enter school and are super HOT they of course both want Lacey. Lacey does not understand why and neither did I because its embarrassing how bad she is with guys. She really can't speak and can't stop staring. If I was her I would bury my head in the sand with her lack of flirting skills.
However, despite that these two guy want her for reasons she does not know or understand. Love triangles are always messy and usually everyone has some heartbreak which makes it sometimes painful to read. This was no exception. Sometimes I blame the girl because it drives me nuts that she can't make up her mind but Lacey isn't entirely to blame. Fate and destiny plays a role in this triangle. Still, love triangles always leave someone alone.
I do like that some of Lacey's feeling felt so real. Alex is so interested in Lacey and falls in love with her so fast that it seems unrealistic but her feelings of being smothered and overwelmed because she is used to being a loner and having space to herself. Having her first boyfriend requires an adjustment period and Lacey does not get that with how fast her life changes.
Half Moon is the sequel to The Crescent is due to release later.