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posted by Anonymous on December 27, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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With her parents dead, Avery goes to live with her Grandmother, who has been absent from her life for some time. That is not the only new thing in Avery's life either. There is Ben, the new boy at school. She feels oddly connected to Ben, and can even feel what he is feeling. But there is something off with him: sometimes Avery can see a flash of silver in his eyes, but there is something else that she doesn't know what to think of. Avery doesn't know if she should be afraid of Ben and what he is all the while trying to remember what exactly happened to her parents....
Ivy Devlin did a great job in presenting Avery's heartbreak and confusion. You really do feel that you are in the mind of Avery, thinking and feeling as she does. Ivy Devlin also did an amazing job at describing Avery's surroundings: as the reader you feel both afraid and comforted by the woods/forest that is home to Avery (you know something bad lurks out there but you also know that is where Avery feels the safest).
I was a little confused at the sudden connection that Avery and Ben had in the book - I feel that it came on too quickly without much development. Avery's reactions to Ben's sudden appearances wasn't completely believable (at least I would be a bit scared if some boy, no matter how cute he was, suddenly appeared at my side and told me to go home).
Overall, this was a good book. I am not a huge fan of werewolf fiction but Ivy Devlin did a great job. I recommend this book to anyone who likes Paranormal Fiction and those who are even looking for a break from all the Vampire Fiction.
posted by PatriciaJL on February 14, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 7, 2012
LOW RED MOON- A novel with costly appearance and unfortunately without substance!
Avery, our main character and narrator, is as plain as the story she’s telling, revising the murder of her parents the whole time. Her thoughts are mostly marked by iteration loops of questions and thoughts. This girl has talents and because they are paranormal they need no further explanation, still they seem so weird.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
We witness an immediate attraction between Avery and Ben, the male protagonist. I am a fan of magical first sight attractions but the relationship between Avery and Ben comes out very unreasonable and annoying. The make out scenes, although without further reason behind, are good but at some points a turn-off.
Secondary characters are also weakly constructed elements that only help to delay the already very short story a bit. During the whole read I didn't get to like one single character enough to care for his end. That might be because Devlin doesn't offer a profound background to their story or only involves them in hollow dialogues and meaningless actions.
Devlin’s writing style is average, defined by a low vocabulary diversity and a series of the same or similar phrase structures.
The murder case does have some potential, but Devlin only developed an obvious and boring conclusion. From the beginning I knew how LOW RED MOON was going to end. Facts and details that are hyped throughout the entire novel turn out to be rational explanations in the end, nothing paranormal. So I was confused about the involvement of paranormal creatures where it does not even fit or would be necessary to realise the plot.
I have got no idea what the low red moon is supposed to mean and why each time the word “moon” is mentioned in the text, it's highlighted in red ink.
What I appreciate is that Bloomsbury created a costly graphic design, working with the colors black, red and white and the picture of a forest.The story is set in a wooded landscape, so the layout definitely fits the story of LOW RED MOON.
An average writing cannot save Devlin's hollow characters and dialogues. In this case I would suggest less trying to incorporate paranormal elements and a higher focus on the establishment of a serious murder case. Unfortunately not a 2011 UK debut I would recommend, but in the end you should try it yourselves to find out if you like it.
Posted November 27, 2011
I was hooked first thing by the description of Avery covered in blood and the death of her parents. I felt drawn to Avery's character and her feelings and the mystery kept me turning the pages. The book was interesting enough, but I think the romance fell flat. I think it's unrealistic that they felt so "connected" after only spending 2 or 3 short times together. And most of the time spent together was spent making out. They barely even knew each other. The book was very predictable in some parts too. It was a nice read, but I'm glad I got it from the library and didn't buy it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 9, 2011
Uninteresting, but a Quick Read
A teenage girl¿s family is murdered and she knows she witnessed it but can¿t remember anything about it. Avery tries and tries to make herself remember, wanting to put this mystery behind her. She meets a new boy in town, who happens to be a werewolf, confirming tales about the towns past. A murder mystery combined with newfound romance for the young adult crowd. Many descriptions I¿ve read compared this book to Twilight. I don¿t see it. While reading the book, there was nothing to keep me interested. I was also thrown off by the fact that every time the word ¿moon¿ was written, it was written in red. That made it seem like a kids book. Avery is a disconnected teen who doesn¿t care what her grandmother asks of her, she continues to put herself into situation after situation, causing problems. I didn¿t find the story to be haunting or riveting, but got through it quickly because it was an easy read. I didn¿t see the answer to the mystery coming, so the writer did a good job at weaving that plot together, but it wasn¿t enough for me to recommend this book to anyone. Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 27, 2011
This book was ok.
I was an ok book, i mean, there were so parts that ibliked. But it feels like a 2nd grader is telling the story. The way she "senses" all these things are just stupid. But i guess it was ok...
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Posted April 7, 2011
this book was enjoyable. it was more murder mystery than romance. i wish that the relationship between Avery and Ben had more depth not just poof i see you now im in love. but the overall book was good but not greatWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 10, 2011
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