Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Details: Hardcover, 304 pgs.
Published: December 28, 2010
isbn: 006198650X (ISBN13: 9780061986505)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Received from: Netgalley for review

Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.

Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend’s Run is famous for them. She’s used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend’s Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who’s from the wrong side of town. But she can’t deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.
Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.

My Thoughts:
This was my first experience reading Ellen Schreiber and I have to say I wasn’t impressed.  Her writing wasn’t to my liking and I’m not really going to get into that because I don’t want to dis anyone’s writing style, it just wasn’t my taste.  The characters didn’t seem realistic, they were too good to be true, really.
The romance, well it mostly consisted of smoldering looks and this intense connection they had without spending much time together.  Not very real.
I could probably pick this book apart, but I won’t.  I can just say that it wasn’t for me and I hope others like it more.  I didn’t HATE the book though.  I spent a lot of time rolling my eyes, but it wasn’t to the point I had to put it down and stop reading.

I give it 2/5 moons.

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  1. I felt the same way! I’m curious about her other series because this one was not that good. Do you know of people who like it? I didn’t even think the “smothering” looks was a strong point. I mean, maybe it is just my personal preference, but she starts describing his goatee as if it is the sexiest thing in the world. I was picturing Mr. Tumnus from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe…. ew

  2. After I first read this one I liked it, but then after I was talking with some friends who read it, I realized it reminded me too much of her first book Vampire Kisses with just a different supernatural creature. So now I think I don’t like it as much as I said in my review which was written awhile ago.

  3. I’m sort of happy that I did not request this one yet.

    Nice review, it points out some of the things that need fixing with out being rude. Which can be hard to write. But thanks for doing so.

    Mad Scientist

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