Jaguar Moon

Jaguar Moon

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by Martha Bourke
     
 

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Sixteen-year-old Maya Delaney has survived becoming a shape-shifter, being kidnapped, and bringing the world into a new era at the end of the Mayan calendar.Maya hoped the worst was behind her, but troubling dreams still haunt her sleep. When a mysterious stranger appears, she suspects he may hold the key to her true identity. But to find out, Maya must decide to

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Sixteen-year-old Maya Delaney has survived becoming a shape-shifter, being kidnapped, and bringing the world into a new era at the end of the Mayan calendar.Maya hoped the worst was behind her, but troubling dreams still haunt her sleep. When a mysterious stranger appears, she suspects he may hold the key to her true identity. But to find out, Maya must decide to leave the ones who love her most.

Will the answers she seeks give her solace, or will they take her away from all she holds dear?

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ISBN-13:
9780984924042
Publisher:
Balam Press
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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Jaguar Moon (Jaguar Sun Series Book 2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This book picks up seamlessly where the first book in the series left off.  Bourke manages to do this brilliantly without starting in the middle of something.  It is a smooth transition from one book to another that allows for a break in between without confusion on the reader’s part.  How perfect is that? Everything in this novel is quite well written.  There is never any confusion on the reader’s part.  Concepts, such as that of the mating instinct, are clearly developed which helps create a strong basis for the story itself.  Not only does Bourke take the time to develop the narrative and background in this story, but also the scenery.  Everything is so vivid that you feel like you are watching a movie at times.   I love the fact that Bourke takes the characters from the first novel in the series and runs with them.  They are all the same people; no one has had a miraculous personality change at any point in time or in the transition from novel to novel.  She also continues to develop the characters, so as a reader you get to know them better and better.  They are all such phenomenal (or phenomenally evil) people.   By developing all aspects of the novel, Bourke creates a very well rounded novel, avoiding the trap of a lopsided, fictional story.  I also greatly appreciate the fact that although the novel ends setting it up perfectly for the sequel, it does end.  The reader is not left completely up in the air, mid action.  The biggest downside to this novel….  I don’t have the sequel in my hand right now.  
princess_sara More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars*** I would like to thank the author for giving me Jaguar Moon in exchange for an honest review. This series is an interesting different take on shapeshifters. This book is mostly about Maya and her friends. She is a teenager that has the ability to contain more k'ul than anyone else. That is the life energy in all things. In Jaguar Sun she used it to set the world on the right track on December 21, 2012, and in Jaguar Moon she has a couple new obstacles to conquer. She has her mate, Matt, and her friends, Damian, Lyssa, Cesar, Selena, Richard, and Adrianna to help her. Victrixa is still up to no good, and she has found a cenote to use to conjour up demons and cause other trouble from the Underworld. I found her really creepy and confusing. Damian and Lyssa are able to use their telepathy powers to thwart off the demons, but in the end something really crazy happens to them, and we have to wait until the next book to find out what is up with that. And then there was Akil. He is a whole other story in the middle of everything. He is from Maya's past, way way past. It was kind of confusing to me why Maya left everything in the beginning to go with him, and abandon Matt. But she did return so I guess it worked out some. But in the end there is a big battle with Akil that just raised more questions and left the book with another big hanger. (The first being what happened to Damian and Lyssa) Overall this book was enjoyable, but not my favorite. It is weird that they are teenagers, just 16, but doing weird adult things. But they talk like teenagers with abbreviations like WTH. I like Matt, but find him underappreciated and ignored by Maya. And there is a relationship between Lyssa and Cesar that just seemed to fast and awkward. And there were just too many things left with too many questions. I think this is a great read for lovers of shapeshifter stories.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing read. I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this read.jas
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Maya and her friends are just getting back to normal after their epic battle with the Toltec. Things seem normal but there is something different. Maya is having nightmares. The most horrible nightmares, but she can't figure out why. They haven't seen any demons and things have been quiet. Matt, her mate, is the only one who knows about the nightmares right now. It was obvious to Maya and Matt they wouldn't be safe going home. They had to figure out if the nightmares were part of something that passed or something yet to be. Just when Maya thinks she has a handle on the nightmares, Akil appears. This is an interesting twist to things. While Maya once again puts her safety in danger, the others, including her mate, can only watch and wait. Martha Bourke is a true storyteller! She's able to weave a tale to keep you entertained and engaged. This is the second book in the series and each one gets better and better. I recommend this book for everyone, it's a YA book. You can easily lose a couple hours with this book and that's a great thing. Characters you can embrace and a story that keeps surprises coming make this a book to add to the TBR pile. The writing is superb, but then again Martha is terrific at what she does. I found no issues with this one. I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because it's one of the best series books I've read in quite awhile. ~Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago