Claire de Lune

Claire de Lune

by Christine Johnson
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Claire de Lune 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Awesomeness1 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting much from this book to begin with, so I can't consider myself disappointed. Okay, okay. I know this is a fantasy book. I know it has very little basis in the real world. But I can't help but bring forth some logical impossibilities this book passes off. There will be some spoilers ahead, although I shall try to use hypothetical situations only. Say everyone knows werewolves exist. Say everyone thinks werewolves are bad, without even one PETA activist to wave a mighty pickett sign. Say there are enitre government organizations dedicated to researching and controlling lycanthropes. But despite all this, people know nothing about werewolves, at all. They don't know, or suspect, that they are all female (one thing I did like about this book was all the werewolf girl-power), and don't know their habits or anything. So instead of, I don't know, researching and studying one of the few werewolves they manage to capture, they lock it up in a cage in some unguarded lab, until they can "cure" it. Now, does this make sense? What kind of respectable lab, holding some a valuable specimen, doesn't even have surveillance cameras and puts the key to the cage of this valuable specimen IN THE REFRIDGERATOR!!!!!! Oh, and say, you were a bloodthristy werewolf. You like sunflowers right? And after killing some poor dude, you get your picture taken with a sunflower blocking your face. Uh-oh. I would be careful now. Because some ditzy teenager will walk aimlessly into your house, see a sunflower (which could or could not be the same one), and when they later see the incriminating picture, they will automatically link you to the scene of the crime. So be careful in the future. Oh, and apparently bodies smell enough to be gag-worthy after 15 minutes of being deceased, and lupine body language is diverse enough to have complete nonverbal coversations with specific wordchoice and every thing. Even when you are not even freaking LOOKING at the werewolf you are having a conversation with. Okay, with that off my chest....on to the characters. I have decided I dislike the name Claire. It just is a soiled name. Every time I hear it now, it brings to mind some annoying teenage "heroine". No offense to the Claires out there. You can't help what you are named at birth. So even though my first impression of you is shot to peices, you still have the possibilty of growing on me. All the characters in this story were just so completely underdeveloped. Not a likable or memorable face in the bunch. Everyone just filled their stereotypical role. Claire the "sweet" and quiet narrator, who only wants to protect her friends and family. Hottie Matthew, the attractive and understanding love interest who inexplicably falls for Plain Janes. Emily, the talkative and bubbly biffle. And Marie, the type-A mother. Mix in some wolves and bad guys, and there you go. The plot was poo. I would say it was predictable, but I did fall prey to the red-herring for the longest time. I am acutally quite ashamed I didn't figure it out sooner. So props there. And there was just no action or suspense. Just Claire fretting and worrying. I had no problem putting this book down. Oh, and what is the mysterious Goddess that created werewolves? Don't let my moanin' stop you from reading this book if it sounds interesting, really. It's just books like these make me bitter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book its lagit and make u choose love or family the book make u wondee
August_hurRicane More than 1 year ago
this book kept me guessing all the way to the end was an amazing book for a warewolf story and i highly recremend reading this book
Gayri Patterson More than 1 year ago
a very good book
Sms829 More than 1 year ago
Overall, Claire de Lune was a really good book. It takes a while to get into and the writing is a little hard to get used to but the story really gets going a few chapters in. I loved the authors new approach on werewolves and I didn't know who the villian was until it was revealed and I was verrrry surprised! Do NOT give up on this book!! I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series. :D
Tiger_Holland More than 1 year ago
Caire Benoit's birthday party is going well--plenty of people turned up, if only to enjoy her pool and get out of the summer heat, and her crush, Matthew Engle is paying attention to her. The only downside is, her hands and ears are itching. Then tiny dark spots begin to appear. Then her Mom drops the bomb on her: Claire is finally transforming into a werewolf, as all the women in their family line have done. This wouldn't be so horrible if it weren't for the recent spree of werewolf-induced killings in their town, which makes everyone in the area hate and fear werewolves. The mythology is slightly tweaked, with only females turning into wolves, but most of the other elements of the novel are familiar. Claire's crush Matthew is the son of an unscrupulous scientist leading the werewolf hunt, and Claire's mom wants her to stay far away from Matthew because of this dangerous connection. Caire's mom also goes back and forth between seeming cool and acting like a jerk--she keeps telling Claire that she should be honored that she's a werewolf, and she should be adjusting better and appreciating her circumstances. Poor Claire has been told that she'll regularly turn into an animal and that she can never have a normal relationship because humans and werewolves weren't meant to be together, so I think she's taking it pretty well, all things considered. A lot of time spent on Claire figuring the exact parameters of her power, how to transform, etc, and there's tension between her and her mother, but the real plot centers on finding out which rogue wolf is killing people. Claire's a fine character and there's nothing wrong with the setup, but it never really pulled me in, and for a book with multiple murders, I never felt on edge--it would work well as an introductory werewolf book for younger teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thouroughly enjoyed this book . Especially how they showed a very different side to werewolves. Most times yoy see the horrid struggle of the people against thier kind and that they are simply evil creatures that seek only to murder and destroy. This book however shows thier side of the story almost an inside look on who they are and what they do. Perhaps this isnt the best way to end this but i hope to anyone who reads this book that they read it with an open mind and that they will enjoy it as much as i did. (No i do not believe in werewolves.)
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dreamer2310 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. The whole story line was wonderful. I only came across this book because I grabbed the wrong book one day in my school library, I'm happy I grabbed it that day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book in paperback. All i have to say it is great and recommend it to 11+
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thsi was good it made you think, but there were a few thing I didn't like
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, in some parts of the book, I was sure that I would end up dropping the book but I didn't give up. I'm glad I didn't! Suddenly, it took this drastic turn and left me spinning! I love this book and I'm hoping the author will give us a sequel though it really doesn't need one . . .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cheap book for a reason, its a waste of money. I couldnt connect with the charator, she needed more backbone, and the whole werewolves not liking humans much and must being with guys to "mate"....just depressing and it pissed me off.
Aeranthae More than 1 year ago
A new take on werewolves: Unlike most novels I've read about werewolves, Johnson provides a fresh idea where the only werewolves are female and they have closely knit packs. The world also knows about werewolves and have organizations, whose goals are to "cure" the werewolves of their "curse." Similar to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, the werewolf gene isn't triggered until around the age of sixteen. Overall, it was the idea of humans thinking they knew what werewolves really were that kept me reading. Believable characters: The main character, Claire, is sixteen and dealing with all the problems of a teenager along with finding out she's a werewolf. I was able to relate to her and those problems so easily as I was reading, almost as if I was walking in her shoes without actually being her. Claire's reactions to this new secret, and then the idea that someone--a werewolf--is killing humans in her town, are exactly how I'd expect a teenager to react in those situations. Didn't keep my attention: I read a good portion of this book before receiving another book in the mail. I chose to read the second book first before finishing this one. Afterward, I let this book sit on my shelf for a while before finally sitting down to finish it. I just didn't feel like finishing it. For some reason, I couldn't keep with it. That's the main reason why I gave it such a low rating. I think Johnson had a good idea with the book but it needed that extra something to keep me entertained and reading to the end.
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mz_marie More than 1 year ago
A great story that lets me loose myself for just a bit. I look forward to the next installment!
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