Wednesday 5 August 2009

Moonlight: A Dark Guardian Novel - Rachel Hawthorne

Moonlight: A Dark Guardian Novel - Rachel Hawthorne

Pages: 263
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: 1st April 2009

Other Titles in This Series: Full Moon, Dark of the Moon

I see him and know what this turmoil inside of me means: He’s the one. My forever.

Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can’t understand why she’s so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she’s inherited a terrifying - and thrilling - gene that will change her life forever.

Lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . And a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect the pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harms way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.

I really enjoyed Moonlight. It’s a great start what I’m sure will be a brilliant trilogy.

The forest that Moonlight is set in holds an air of magic and mystery. It’s seclusion and isolation from civilisation would have made me panic, but Kayla felt as though that is where she belongs. A sense of the dangerous unknown surrounded most of the novel because of the forest. There are some parts, like the ferocious river and the cave behind the waterfall that brought back the magic and enchantment of the forest that shields the danger.

When I read books about mythical creatures I rarely think about the consequences that their existence would have on the world. That changed with the introduction of Dr Keane and his students in Moonlight. If these creatures were real (I live in hope!), it would change the world in ways I can’t even imagine. It’s mind-boggling to even think about it.

One of my favourite things about Moonlight is the ways of the Shifters. I loved how they all watched out for each other and protected the land that they had grown up on and loved passionately. Every day they were consciously fighting to keep their home safe, not only for them but for future generations as well. It was pretty inspiring!

I’m looking forward to reading Full Moon; the second in the Dark Guardian trilogy which focuses on characters that had only a small part in Moonlight.



  1. Yeah, this has been on my wish list for a while now, and I've heard good things. Can't wait to read it!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it Soph, it was a fun book eh? Werewolves are a good change from vamps!

  3. Sounds good!! And prophecygirl's right; ATM vampire books are a tad repetitive :L

    Great review!

  4. This sounds like a really good book.

  5. sounds awesome.
    great blog. i'm following you now.
    you should check out mine. i do author interviews with give-a-ways, amongst other things books and writing.
    nice to meet you.

  6. I thought this was so-so but I've heard the next one is a lot better. Come check out my blog if you would. I'm currently hosting a contest.

  7. I really want to read those books! You won an award on my blog:

  8. I'll have to read this now....Excellent review!
    Looks like a light, cute romance-which I can never get enough of.
    You should read her other book (to catch a pirate). It's under a different name though-idk why.

  9. Zoey IS annoying the books are so-so mostly because she "loves" Heath, Erik, Stark, Loren, and Kolana...she even lost heath and ericl once because of loren then once he dies she basicly dates the other 4 at the same time....

  10. sorry wrong computer posted this on the wrong page....


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