Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dark of the Moon by Rachel Hawthorne


If you plan on reading Book 2: Full Moon by Rachel Hawthorne, do not read this!
**Even if you read the book description on this one, it'll spoil book two, so have WILLPOWER! :)

I've loved him forever, but he can never be mine.

Brittany is determined to prove herself to the Dark Guardians. And yet she's been keeping a devastating secret: She hasn't experienced any of the intense, early signs of change that mark a Dark Guardian's transformation. The only intense feelings she has are for Connor—and she's kept that a secret, too. But she knows she'll never truly have Connor's love if she's not a Shifter like him.

At the first full moon after her birthday, her greatest fear is realized: She doesn't transform. Brittany is so desperate to become a wolf that she'll go to extremes she never thought possible . . . and put all the Dark Guardians in incredible danger.

This is the last book in the Dark Guardian trilogy, and I thought it was a good ending. I liked Brittany, although she wasn't my favorite female character ever written. I liked that she was tough. She had a men-don't-define-me attitude that seemed fitting for her, but she still WANTED to have someone that loved her, which I admired.

I think it would be incredibly difficult to expect something your whole life, to grow up thinking you belonged and discover that it was all a lie. It would be devastating, which is exactly what she experiences.

I liked the love story in this one since it wasn't a "you're my mate because my gut tells me so" story. They actually have to fall in love. There was still plenty of lust-- but can that really be avoided in a chick-lit book?

Anyway, like I said before, I think this book tied everything up nicely. It was a good ending to a good triolgy--but it did leave the possiblity of a story with one other very minor character, if the author ever feels like it. It would be a stand-alone book though. These were definitely finished. Same comments on this one as the last two regarding language and "sexual" content and appropriateness for teens. You read it first and be the judge.

Happy Reading!!

1 comment:

Chantele said...

There is actually one more book in this series.:) I haven't found it at any libraries though...