Tuesday, 12 November 2013

All Hallows Moon (Seasons of the Moon #2) by S.M. Reine



All Hallows Moon (Seasons of the Moon, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Rylie survived becoming a werewolf at great cost. She moves to her aunt’s ranch in the hopes she can enroll in a new high school and quietly continue her life... with a few distinct changes. She transforms into a beast every new and full moon and struggles to control her murderous urges.

Without many werewolves left, it’s hard to stay in hiding. A family of hunters -- Eleanor, Abel, and Seth -- recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he’s still in love with her.

Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what’s right. But what is right-- obeying desire or duty?



All Hallows Moon by S.M. Reine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


All Hallows Moon (Seasons of the Moon, #2)(Source: Downloaded for free from Amazon.co.uk.)
This is the second book in the ‘Seasons of the Moon’ series, and kicks off a few weeks after the end of book 1 ‘Six Moon Summer’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Six Moon Summer’.**
Riley can’t live in the city since becoming a werewolf, so she’s off to the country to live with her aunt on her farm.
Things aren’t going to be easy for Riley though, and she can’t hide that she’s a werewolf for long, especially not with hunters in town.
How long can Riley hide that she is a wolf? How long until the hunters catch up with her? And this time will the hunters get the better of her?


This was an interesting second instalment, and it wasn’t quite so silly as the first one.

Riley seemed to be managing her wolf as well as she could, and seemed to be taking appropriate steps to keeping it contained most of the time. Her appetite had definitely improved, and as much as she originally wanted to stay a vegetarian, she seemed to feel very little guilt over eating an entire coop of chickens. She did still make some ridiculous decisions though, and at certain points still seemed a little dumb.

The storyline in this one was slightly better than in the first. Seth’s mother seemed a lot more dedicated to werewolf hunting than Seth, and was quite a bit more rough when it came to dealing with Riley.
The romance angle still wasn’t a massive part of this book, although this didn’t really bother me all that much as I can’t say I really like Riley and Seth all that much.

Once again, this book wasn’t anything amazing, but it was an alright quick read, especially seeing as it was free! The ending was okay, although I’m not 100% how long things will stay okay for. I have a feeling that Riley will have more problems very soon.
Overall; an okay sequel.
6 out of 10.


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