Sunday, August 8, 2010

Review: The Crescent by Jordan Deen

Title: The Crescent
Author: Jordan Deen
Available: Now
Publisher: Black Rose Publishing
Number of Pages: 187
Reading Level: Young Adult

3.5 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

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.

My thoughts:

Lacey just can’t wait until she can leave for college, and escape the constant fighting between her parents. She spends afternoons working in her aunt’s veterinarian hospital. She is definitely not considered one of the popular girls at school. Imagine her surprise when she captures the attention of not one, but both of the new boys. If only Lacey knew what that attention will cost her, and that her life is about to be turned upside down.

I was pleasantly surprised with this little novel. It started out slow, but I really liked main character, Lacey. She kept me reading. Once the action picked up I found it hard to put down. This book contains a very intricate love triangle, and for the first time ever I wasn’t able to choose a side by the time I reached the end. Both love interests seem like perfect matches for Lacey. What a lucky girl! The author did a great job of creating a story that didn’t feel rushed, and held this reader’s attention. 

If you enjoy werewolf books, especially those from the young adult genre, give this one a try. It’s a quick read with an interesting plot. I look forward to seeing what happens in the next book of this series.

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*I received this book for review via Book It Forward ARC Tours.


  1. Great review Christie, I really liked this one & am looking forward to the sequel :o)

    I've added your link to my review, sorry it's taken me a while to reply to your comment - I've been sick & got very behind on the blog!