Hunter's Moon

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Hunter's Moon
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Publisher Name
Thinklings Books, LLC
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Age Group
14+
Published Date
January 01, 2020
ISBN Number
1951471016
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One bite on her hand, and Mel has a million problems slipping through her fingers. After a wild animal attack, Melanie Caldwell ends up sick and disoriented. She and her friends think she just needs to go to the doctor. Then she’s kidnapped on the day of the next full moon, and discovers in the worst way that monsters are real . . . and that she has become one of them. All Melanie wanted was to get a boyfriend and graduate college. Now she has to somehow deal with agonizing monthly transformations, a secret organization stalking her, friends and enemies trying to discover her secret, and hunters looming on the horizon.

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Not Your Typical Werewolf Story
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3.5
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3.0
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3.0
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School is supposed to be about meeting that special someone, passing your classes, and having fun with friends. But that isn't the case for Mel. While camping, she's bitten on the hand by a wolf which gives her an added bonus she didn't want. It starts with Mel feeling sick and just off. Her friends worry about her, especially Pam.

When she runs into Gavin, he senses what she is and begs her to go with him. With no other choice, he kidnaps her and on the next full moon, Mel transforms into a werewolf. As she starts to accept the facts, Mel learns that there are organizations of werewolves and humans. Neither feel like a safe choice. All Mel wants is to find a cure, even though it seems impossible.

Sarah Awa takes traditional werewolves and turns it into something even darker. The author also draws in Biblical themes throughout the book while Mel considers her immortal soul. While Mel adjusts to being a werewolf, she at least has a fellow cursed being in Gavin. I do wish there was romance between the two but maybe that will happen in the future books. Overall, HUNTER'S MOON has a dark theme and looks at werewolves as being cursed rather than just a paranormal creature.


Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of werewolves who want to stray from the typical path. The author brings us this uniqueness that left me guessing what was going to happen next. This one ends on a cliffhanger and leaves you eager for the second.
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3.0
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From the inside looking out
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3.0
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Overall I thought it was an good story and well worth reading.
Good Points
I like a good werewolf or shapeshifter story. This takes that genre and gives a different kind of spin, told from the viewpoint of Mel who has the misfortune of getting bitten, then her life becomes a series of increasingly difficult and dangerous challenges as she becomes a werewolf. There is no romance in the book, which isn't a bad thing, it's just different as the author allows us to see how the victim of an animal attack takes her place in this new supernatural world, amid all of the angst, fear and longing that goes with it.
The plot here was well written and kept me hooked till the end, and its main character Mel, is one whose story kept me turning the page long after I should have called it a night. And the secondary character, or I guess antagonist, Timmy, well lets just say he is a real piece of work.
I thought some of the sentences were a little awkward, or it could have been that my sleepy brain couldn't comprehend it quickly. There were times when I was thinking, "When is this chapter going to end?" or that kind of thing. Overall I thought it was an good story and well worth reading.
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