Sunday, August 14, 2011

Book Review: Claire de Lune

Title: Claire de Lune
Author: Christine Johnson
Published: 2010

Torn between two destinies?
Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she's the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she's a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire's new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever?
My Thoughts:
Claire de Lune was a fast and easy read with a fresh take on the werewolf mythology.

I did like the idea of all werewolves being female, and that you inherited the gene from your mother. While the werewolves weren't a secret from the society, they were far from liked. When people turned up dead, the blame was soon put on the werewolves, and the hex hunt began...

So when Claire first learns that she is becoming a werewolf, she is less than thrilled! And her stiff relationship with her mother is not helping matters at all. At least she has Matthew. Too bad his dad is the leader of the werewolf hunters! Can you say forbidden romance?

This was a decent story, and I liked how Claire and her mother's relationship developed over time. But the characters felt a bit too plain and undeveloped to me, and I wished they would have been more three-dimensional.

Rating: 3.5 of 5

2 kommentarer:

Nina said...

Not sure if I'm going to get this book. I do like to know my characters better! :) Great review!

Lily Child said...

I bought this one a while back, but haven't read it yet. Your review rocks and makes me want to pick it up! Thanks! :)