Low Red Moon - Ivy Devlin
Pages: 196 (ARC)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: 14th September 2010
Her parents are dead. She can’t remember what happened. And now she’s in love with the most dangerous creature in the forest.
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. Ben is a werewolf, but Avery trusts him - at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash an 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. A powerful YA voice makes her paranormal debut with this breathless, spooky novel - a book to be devoured.
Low Red Moon is a riveting paranormal debut that ticks all the boxes: mythical creatures, mystery and a fiery romance.
This is one of the best paranormal romances I’ve read this year. I adored the creepy, secluded atmosphere that Ivy Devlin created in the setting of Woodlake. It’s a small, non-descript American town surrounded by ancient forest that been the subject of myths and stories since Woodlake’s settlers. I don’t think I could live in a town where no secret stays secret for long and everybody knows everything about you and your family. And all of this only made it harder for Avery.
Thankfully, I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to loose both of your parents, let alone have watched them be murdered and not be able to remember who did it. But that’s the reality that Avery faces. Shattering grief consumes her everyday and is only worsened by the empty space where the memory of that night should be. Ivy Devlin conveyed Avery’s fragile state of mind beautifully.
But it was the romance that really captured my attention with enough clandestine meetings to set pulses racing. The chemistry between Ben and Avery sizzled right from the moment they met and their connection only got stronger as Low Red Moon continued and the threat of evil got nearer and nearer to Avery.
The mysteries surrounding the evil presence and the murder of Avery’s parents kept me furiously turning the pages. Hints were dribbled throughout the chapters and led me to quite a few wrong conclusions. So when the murderer’s identity was revealed I actually gasped aloud in shock. Very unexpected!
I loved Low Red Moon and I can’t wait to read more from Ivy Devlin.
For my 2010 Debut Author Challenge, 2010 100+ Reading Challenge