I'm honoured to be part of the White Flame Tour to promote Half Moon, the sequel to The Crescent by Jordan Deen and today is my turn! The tour started on 10th December and ends on 13th January which is the official release day for Half Moon. There are 11 bloggers taking part, each posting interviews and/or reviews AND you have a chance to win a prize pack. For more details, please visit Jordan's blog here. Anyway, on to my review...
Back in March of this year, I had the pleasure of reading an amazing book called The Crescent by Jordan Deen which I reviewed here. I devoured it in one sitting and absolutely fell in love with the story. I couldn’t wait to hear what happened next and I’m extremely privileged to have gotten my hands on a copy of Half Moon, the sequel to The Crescent.
I have to admit that I read Half Moon a little while ago now and loved it but I’ve just read it for the second time to remind myself of the story so I can write a half decent review. It certainly wasn’t a chore to read it again and one of the things I love about Jordan’s writing is her ability to suck you into the story. It’s like you can’t physically stop reading, you have to carry on and find out what happens next.
In Half Moon, Lacey, Brandon and the rest of the Amana pack are holed up in a secluded mountain camp. Lacey has disguised her appearance so as not to be recognised and they’re all lying low. Lacey has neither transformed nor fully bonded with her soul mate Brandon yet and if this doesn’t happen soon, then both of them will die. Stuck in the middle of an ancient prophecy and still fighting with her feelings for both Alex and Brandon, Lacey learns that the entire future of the werewolf race rests on her shoulders. So no pressure then.
Phew, you can definitely feel the tension building in this book and I actually feel quite sorry for Lacey. She has a lot riding on her and she’s still not really sure of herself never mind living up to other’s expectations. I also feel incredibly sorry for Brandon who is so in love with Lacey and desperately needs for her to return his affections. I think if there was a theme song for Lacey it would be “Hot ‘n Cold” by Katy Perry that goes “You’re hot then you’re cold, you’re yes then you’re no, you’re in then you’re out, you’re up then you’re down”. Anyone else thinking that? However, there may be reasons for her fickleness and you’ll just have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about.
One of the things I really liked about Half Moon is that Lacey learns more about the pack’s history and her heritage which throws up a startling revelation and one that I hadn’t expected but was pleasantly surprised by. We also learn that the normal rules don’t apply to Lacey and so anything goes.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading Half Moon and now I’m clambouring after the next instalment “Full Moon” which I believe Jordan is currently working on. Half Moon is released on 13th January, 2011 and I URGE you to pre-order your copy NOW. If you haven’t read The Crescent, do it as you won’t be sorry.
To find out more about Jordan and her books, visit her website here. She is also on Facebook and Twitter. The next stop on the White Flame Tour is The Bookshelfsophisticate on 30th December so be sure to check it out!