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Whispers at Moonrise

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Whispers at Moonrise (2012) C. C. Hunter


Kylie Galen now knows she’s a chameleon, but she doesn’t know what that means. Nor do any of her classmates or teachers at Shadow Falls, her boarding school for the supernatural.

She also doesn’t know what to do about Lucas, the werewolf she’s supposed to be dating, but who doesn’t seem to want to acknowledge her in public.

Plus, her parents are getting divorced, and she is getting pulled into their fighting.

Kylie’s mom had her right hand tucked into the back of John’s jeans pockets. And frankly, the man didn’t even have a nice ass!

I really like this series. Yes, it’s a YA and the characters are teenagers, and yes the characters make a lot of stupid mistakes the way teenagers do, but they are reasonable mistakes–the kind anyone with an ounce of honesty would remember making when they were young. So when she makes mistakes, they’re honest mistakes, and not something you want to smack the snot out of her for.

Kylie is in a bad spot, but she has true friends she can count on, and the two primary adults in her life–Holiday and Burnett aren’t morons. They treat her like the teenager she is: someone who is almost–but not quite–and adult and may be slightly impaired in their decision making.

…(S)he recalled Holiday’s words of wisdom about boys, or rather sex. When you do make that decision, it’s a decision you make rationally and not one you just let happen. You understand the difference?

She inhaled sharply with a sudden realization. If she couldn’t talk about it, she should do it.

And of course it covers the core of being a teenager–feeling like a weirdo and feeling like everyone is talk about you.

One only assumed you wanted to hear what was being whispered about you behind your back.

Yeah, you really don’t.

“I hate feeling like a freak,” Kylie bellowed out. “I hate feeling as if I have no control over my own body.

Well, that pretty much sums up being a teenager.

Mind you, it’s not all serious and angsty. It’s also amusing.

“They were fighting–?” “I said friction,” Holiday corrected. “They were frictioning over me?”

That cracked me up.

One caveat. This part of a series, and this is the penultimate book in the series, so there are plenty of things left hanging, but it wasn’t a cliffhanger ending. Which I liked.

Now I’m waiting impatiently for the conclusion.
Rating: 8.5/10

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

Categories: 8.5/10, 8/10, Fantasy, Supernatural, Young Adult     Comments (0)    

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