Thursday, September 16, 2010

ARC Review: Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

Title: Low Red Moon
Author: Ivy Devlin
Release Date: 9/14/2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Number of Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult

2 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there. 

She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before. 

It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents... 

But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben.

My thoughts:

Avery’s parents are murdered, and she is found covered in blood at the scene of the crime. Sent to live with her estranged Grandmother, Avery struggles to try to regain her memories from that tragic night. She meets the mysterious Ben with his silver eyes. With this comes the knowledge something silver was there the night of her parent’s death. Now she is worried that the boy she is falling in love with may have had a hand in the murder of her parents.

I really wanted to love this one, but it didn’t happen. I don’t feel I ever really connected with any of the characters, and the writing did nothing to draw me in. While the relationship between Ben and Avery felt rushed the plot itself lagged. The ending did make up a bit for my disappointment because it was not what I was expecting. I love endings that I don’t see coming. I’m going to assume by how the novel ends this is the first in a series. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. With my lack of interest in the characters I don’t think I’ll continue if it is.

Other bloggers are loving Low Red Moon so I might just be the odd blogger out. 

*Received from Around The World Tours


  1. I've actually seen mixed reviews about this one, so I don't think you're the odd blogger out. I'll definitely give it a go, but I'm keeping my expectations in check. Great, honest review :)

  2. Thanks for your honesty. I love books that garnish mixed reviews. They challenge me to try them and see where I fall.

  3. Oohh, so interesting! I just got my copy today and will start it later tonight. Hey, I'm glad I can count on your honest review, though! :)

  4. This is a great review, I often felt the same way. You're not the only person who didn't care for this book!

  5. thank you for the honest review!! i haven't really gotten excited about this one, but there have been some great reviews for it. i'm glad to hear your perspective on it.

  6. Hi there! Definitely not the "odd blogger out". I was in the same boat...REALLY wanted to love it, but never happened. I saw SO MUCH untapped potential in the story line, it wasn't even funny. I will probably check out book two when it eventually comes around if not out of curiousity alone, but to see if any of that underlying story was delved into. Thanks for sharing your thoughts ....and happy reading!

  7. Thanks for your honest review. I'll have to take a look at it in the bookstore and read a page or two before buying it.

  8. Such a great and honest review! I've actually been seeing a lot of just so-so responses to this one and I'm getting worried because it's on my list for this weeks reading. I guess I will find out soon how I feel about it and whether I'm able to connect to the characters either. Thank you so much!