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The Shade of the Moon

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

It was a little confusing at first but once you get into it.. I

It was a little confusing at first but once you get into it.. I loved it. Its not like the first 3 of the series.

I just can't believe how society is.. Treating people like they are... The rich think just because they got passes they can treat other people the way th...
It was a little confusing at first but once you get into it.. I loved it. Its not like the first 3 of the series.

I just can't believe how society is.. Treating people like they are... The rich think just because they got passes they can treat other people the way they do? It was only 4 years... Complete societal breakdown... .

posted by JamieLynn0 on August 28, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

I have to admit from the outset that this book just didn't do it

I have to admit from the outset that this book just didn't do it for me as the others in the series. There was an immediate danger, suspense and poignancy about the other books that was just missing from this one. I actually had a problem getting into the book almost ...
I have to admit from the outset that this book just didn't do it for me as the others in the series. There was an immediate danger, suspense and poignancy about the other books that was just missing from this one. I actually had a problem getting into the book almost immediately. It just didn't hold my attention very well. At first, things were kind of confusing, and then what was happening just wasn't all that interesting at first.


I also had some problems with the characters and their connection. Jon, now living in an enclave while his family lives on the outskirts as the less desirable "grubs", just doesn't immediately seem like a likeable character. He seems to go along with whatever his friends wants, and although the author did offer the excuse for his actions that he shouldn't make waves because it might hurt his stepmother, it just wasn't enough to justify some of his actions. Although I liked Sarah, like Jon, there was just a lack of development. Their romance together was a little under-developed also, and due to some of his actions, I was surprised that Sarah even loved him.


The new society and its structure just didn't make any sense to me. It doesn't make sense that a natural disaster that nearly destroyed the world would later cause the survivors to go back to the 1800s to create a society of segregation.


All in all, I was pretty disappointed with this story and I can't really point to much that I enjoyed about it unfortunately. I love the author, love her writing, but this story didn't do it for me.

posted by Readergirl_Revus on August 14, 2013

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