Red Moon Rising

Red Moon Rising

by Peter Moore

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ISBN-13: 9781423147466
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Peter Moore has been writing fiction since he was eleven years old, and became an amateur lycanthropologist even earlier. Because he studied hard in high school and ate all his vegetables, he was able to attend Vassar College and Columbia University. Though he briefly considered a career in the FBI, America can rest easy: it didn't work out. Instead, he has worked as a screenwriter, college professor, English teacher, and guidance counselor. He lives with his wife and two kids in Westchester, New York. This is his third book for young adults. He strongly denies all rumors that he is a werewolf. Still, he won't say where he goes every month during the full moon.

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Red Moon Rising 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Red Moon Rising. It was refreshing to read a book from male POV, as this doesn't happen a lot in YA. I liked Danny and his friendship with Claire. It was nice to see a LGBT who was comfortable with herself and prominent in the book. I also liked that there were people fighting and unhappy with the species divide, and there were "halfings" and interspecies relationships. There was a section near the end that I didn't particularly like the setup, but I understand why it was done the way it was. I also feel like the conflict was resolved too easily, but since this is the first book in a series, I have a feeling its not really resolved. I liked how the relationship was sweet and not "instant love." It took backseat to the paranormal which was also refreshing. The involvement of the parents was also a positive in this book.
AUTUMN Moutray More than 1 year ago
Loved it . Dante rules !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect book for comedy horror and romace . Best book i read . Read this and ull b amazed . Read from a half vamp and half wolfs veiw . Dark ! Wicked!!! Amazing!!!!!! LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU WONT REGRET READING IT. Trust me on this and im only for ghosts and zombies . Best werewolf book ever.
Ladystorm More than 1 year ago
Red Moon Rising started out as a interesting book but then towards the end it just seemed to drag on a bit and just didn't have the drive that the beginning had, in my opinion. It has a different sort of concept about werewolf's and vampires that I thought was interesting. It sort of mirrored the way things were back in the 1950's and 60's with the Civil Rights movement. If you are a vampire then you are sort of like the elite society, but if you Wulf then you are considered to be lower class citizens, they get the worst jobs, they live in the bad parts of town. So if your part vamp and part wulf then your not really considered to be a person of interest. When Danny was young he had genetic treatments to help him look more like a vampire to fit in with the others at the school he attends, but he got sick during his treatments and they were never finished. His friends all know that he his part wulf and they don't mind but he doesn't like to just spread the word around about who he is, but then he starts changing. One of the things you have to do if your a wulf is get yourself registered and go to the compound during the full moon. Its a very dangerous place and Danny's father doesn't want to see him half to do this, so he gives him some other alternatives. He could tell his mother and see if his stepfather would spend a huge amount of money to have him put in a facility where they pretty much put you to sleep during the whole full moon experience or he could be a moon runner and avoid the law and be free during the full moon. If your looking for a serious werewolf book then this is not a book for you. It definitely has a lot of humor and sometimes to me it was a bit much. One thing I really hated was the fact that they would make up names that were so close to the actual product name or person that it just sounded really cheesy. There is a little bit of romance but its not what the book is really about. I like that it has a male point of view though I think it will appeal to both boys and girls. If you want a interesting werewolf story with a bit of humor then I would recommend you picking it up and giving it a try. Though I can't say it will be going on my favorites list I still liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend saw this book on a B&N store and it caught her attention so she bought it and read it. After she finished, she completely loved it and pressure me to read it so I went and bought it and absolutely liked it. I'm usually not up for paranormal books especially about vampires and werewolves but this story was original and fresh. I really enjoyed reading it and hope that more people read it so we can get a sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just can't get enough !! I would like to read more in this series .you should read it !!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I abbsolutly love this book. Its amazing everyone should read it .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was very interesting. it was new type of story. refreshing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this to peoplewho like vampires/werwolves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My teacher wrote this book! :)
raboyer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Radical Rising*I received this book via Different Area Codes toursThis book gets 4 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes for a great alternate world where wulfs and vampyres are out in the open and a part of society. I like that it reads just like a normal coming of age story but with wulfs and vampyres thrown into the mix. This story reminds me a bit of the whole Sookie Stackhouse series with the whole synthetic blood aspect.Dante aka Danny Gray, the main character, is trying to get through high school and going through some changes. He is part vamp and part wulf, his mom's a vampyre and dad is a wulf. Being part wulf and part vampyre may sound awesome but wulfs are the minority in this world and marginalized by everyone. Wulfs are sent to compounds every month during the full moon and it's a felony not to go. If they don't register or show up at the compound they are labeled a moon runner and usually killed.Danny and his sister had treatments to repress their wulf genes. His sister had all the treatments and looks like a full vampyre. He had over half of the treatments but had a reaction that didn't let the treatments finish. Because of that he has vampyre like blue eyes but the complexion and body type of a wulf. Most think that Danny is half human and he usually doesn't correct them in their misperception.I like that his friend Claire also has secrets to hide. She's a great friend and also knows what bullying and other ostracizing can happen when you're different.There are complications aplenty for Danny. Vampyres in this world unlike some young adult literature, can't go out in the sun so they have things like Sol-Blok suits.The arguments in the book about whether celebrities and people from history are wulf, vampyre or human is great. For example David Bowie is a vampyre. Also interesting that there's speculation that Hemingway was a wulf but the family won't let DNA tests be done to determine whether that's true.Danny has to talk to his wulf father again after pretty much abandoning him after his mom got remarried to a vampyre. That means there is plenty of family turmoil too.You can tell where the story is going but there are a lot of fun twists along the way. It's great that the book wasn't all about him getting a girlfriend, that part's just a small aspect of the book and not really his biggest problem. Danny likes Juliet, the only human at Carpathia Night (the night high school he goes to.)The bully/big bad of the book is well done too because you never know what he's going to do especially towards the end of this book. The bully's hate is made easier because most people don't have a problem when someone is bullying a wulf.The tension builds throughout with you always wondering will he be caught and what decision will ultimately be made.I love the ending because things are still very unsure about whether the solution will work but it still ends on a hopeful note. Hope theirs a sequel because I'd love to read more about this world.
resugo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The world Moore created was very interesting. A world where wulves, vampires and humans coexist. Sort of. Moore changed our history to fit their history--the Nazis weren't after Jews, they were after wulves. The civil right activists were fighting for equality between species (is that the right word?) instead of race. Famous people in our world are famous in his world, their names changed slightly and they may or may not be human. So I thought all of that was really interesting. I liked Danny. I respected him as a character and respected his choices. I can see boys really liking this book. There's vampires and werewolves and fighting and a bully, but without the romance. Well, there is romance, but it is not girly romance.I felt like the book ended very abruptly. None of the big issues were resolved. Because of this I am assuming it's a series. It could end here, but there are so many more questions, and no easy answers. This isn't a fluffy book.
seescootread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Imagine the US Civil Rights Movement era (post integration). Now replace skin color/race for species prejudice and you have the world of Red Moon Rising. Along with a half vamp-half wulf teen coming of age story, the resounding theme of this novel is prejudice. Vampires are the elite; smart, rich, and beautiful. Wulves are the bottom of the barrel; ¿deformed¿, grungy and poor. Humans are somewhere in between the two; usually attempting to emulate the Vamps. The schools, despite their different schedules between day and night, are integrated, but no one is too happy about it and there are obvious clicks. The story follows Dante (aka ¿ Danny) Gray who is half Vamp and half Wulf. Danny is getting older and his world flips upside down when his Wulf side starts to show in unexpected ways. Terrified of changing on the next full moon it is a race against time to discover just how much of a Wulf he really is. On top of all that, Danny is dealing with prejudice at school and his first real crush starting to notice him. What is an overwhelmed teen to do? The story was interesting and a quick read, but at times it dragged and I got a little tired of hearing about the speciest problems. I enjoyed Danny¿s banter and attempts at humor even in stressful situations. I also liked the realistic action and `grittiness¿ of the Wulf traits, but I would have been happier if it focused more on that than going off on other tangents. There is some romance, but it is not the main storyline. From the ending this story looks to be the first in a series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't get me wrong, this book has quite a few good selling points. It portrays it's young cast with intelegence, and it includes romance without it overtaking the plot AND includes a lesbian character that isn't overly sexualized and has an important role. But it has so many bad points that thinking about it is actually upsetting. In what appears to be a metaphor for racism and discrimination he white-washes all of the characters and however inadvertently uses the suffering and deaths of millions of people to make a point he then proceeds to throw out the window at the end of the book by making the main characters simply a "special case" caused by mixed heritage rather than any personal will or effort on his part. Reading through the book in one go it's entertaining, but looking back on it I'm just sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tbh this is the best book i have ever read.. it reminds me of twilight! All twilight fans u should read this book!!!
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Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes that this book would balance out the overabundance of teen paranormal books with female protagonists. Danny is half-vamp, half-wulf in a town where wulfs are not at all welcome but since he is believed to be half-vamp, half-human, he fits in well. He joins the rest of the teen vamps who attend school at night, staying out of the sun during the day. The treatments Danny had as a child to keep his wulf features hidden and to stop the change from happening appear not to have worked which brings Danny closer to his wulf father. There is a sweet romance that does not (thankfully) overpower the rest of the story, there is family tension and there is danger. The main detractor was the overuse of pop culture names spelling a bit differently—David Bo.E, Delicious Couture, Gwenbeth Paltroff, Kray-Mart. Really? That put me off quite a bit, but my teen readers might not even notice. The paperback edition will be released August 7th and the cover illustration is quite different from the hardcover edition. I like both versions—the hardcover shows more of a nod to the masculine point of view while the paperback illustration points to possible paranormal romance with the boy and girl standing in sunlight, with the boy casting a shadow shaped like a wolf. I’ve decided I like both covers. My students will love this book. Thanks to Puget Sound Council for this review copy.
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Andrea Carlson More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down loved the people and story. Hope to see a follow up
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