Title: Low Red Moon
By: Ivy Devlin
Reading Level: Young Adult Paranormal Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Books (September 2010)
My Copy: review copy provided by publisher
Low Red Moon is about Avery Hood, who is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there.
She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before.
It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents...
But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?
Low Red Moon was a heartbreaking story from page one. The detail and emotion that Devlin introduces in this novel is extreme and addictive. While a shorter story than I am used to; it was in no way lacking on intensity and detail. Avery is a very unique character that not many would relate with her background nature. This story carries a very environmentally conservative view, and while I am not very familiar with this concept I found Devlin writing to make this a learning experience. Ben is a very intense character, and still very much a mystery. Even with the special ability of Ben and Avery connection; he still seems to be very hidden from the reader. The connection and romance between these main characters may seem very sudden, but I soon found this to be a comfortable relationship to follow. As a whole I found this story to be well crafted and interwoven, so expect several characters to follow. The conclusion was powerful and exciting. Not at all what I had expected, and the it does pack a bullet. I love a good story that will keep me guessing through the pages, and Low Read Moon proves to be just that kind of book. Ivy Devlin is a new face in the many authors in this genre. I find her writing to be a breathe of fresh air. She has created here a very simple and intense story. Devlin imaginative story is one that will keep her readers guessing. I will be on the look out for more from this talented mind. If this book is a highlight of what to come; I expected a book filled future for Ms. Devlin.