My Rating: 4/5
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The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver--deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can't, and there's nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school--Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she's ever experienced. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him--at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns that she's not the only one who can't remember the night her parents died.Part murder mystery, part grief narrative, and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans. As breathless as Twilight and as spooky as Shiver, this is a book to be devoured in one sitting--by an acclaimed YA author making her paranormal debut under the pseudonym Ivy Devlin.
This book had a very enchanting feel to it which was evident from the very beginning.
I loved the setting of the woods as its presence was always felt and it almost doubled as a character itself. You could definitely feel the love and respect Avery and her parents had for the area and their want to preserve and save it won me over.
The werewolf/paranormal aspect was kind of disappointing as it didn't impact or influence the story at all. Without this element, the book could have been written exactly the same as a contemporary novel.
The mystery element was the major plot in this book and this is what I enjoyed the most.
The romance was okay, although nothing special or memorable.
I am looking forward to reading the sequel Moonrise to see if werewolves have an overall meaning to the story.
If you are interested in buying this book, both The Book Depository and Booktopia have it largely discounted.