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Dark of the Moon (Dark Guardian, No. 3) Paperback – August 25, 2009
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Rachel Hawthorne believes in happy endings and adopting older rescue dogs. She also writes as New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath and as J. A. London with her son, Alex. She lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and is presently spoiling a pooch named Jake.
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This was the best book of the series. I didn't like Brittany in the other books because she was so standoffish. When Lindsay and Conner were talking in the last book about not feeling a 'connection' to Brittany I had an inkling of what was going to happen and figured it out. Seeing the world through Brittany's eyes though made me realize that she herself was aware that she never had that 'bond' with the other Sherpas and always had felt like an outsider. It hurt reading about her first full moon. I can't even imagine growing up believing with everything that you are that you are a wolf and then having all your hopes and dreams dashed because of genetics. I felt for Brittany and howled (both of us with human throats) with her at the injustice. I would have raged, screamed and killed my mother. Brittany... ah I can't tell you what happened, but I can say she is definitely a wolf with killer roundhouses.
The plot was a little deeper than the last two books but the entire trilogy is very very easy to read and digest without thinking too much. Rachel Hawthorne has made werewolves... excuse me shifters believable and accessible. Great YA!
Do not get me wrong, I simply adored the plotline and thought it was a great way to end this plot. However, I did not feel like Rachel Hawthorne stayed true to her characters.
In the first two books, Brittany was a tough tomboy who could care less about the mushy traditions of having a mate for a female's shift. I suppose in the beginning she stayed true to that with her determination to keep her secret, but about halfway through, she seemed less of a tomboy. As the story progressed, she became more and more like the other female chracters, soft and fragile, which disappointed me.
Connor also became an issue for me. It was as if she could not write about amale character who wasnt dark and defensive. He was always violent and possessive (at least that's how he came across with me) but he seemed a little too relaxed for someone who had just been dumped by a girl he'd intended to spend the rest of his life with. It was this and other reasons why I truly did not like Connor or Brittany.
I love the story and the series, but the characters needed some work.
Brittany's mother is a shape shifter but she doesn't know her father. To the other shape shifters Brittany has always felt a little off. It doesn't really take a genius to figure this one out but like I said the author tells you up front. So, basically, the only thing left for you to wonder about is whether or not Connor will accept her after he learns she can't transform (hmmm... I wonder).
Oh, and of course, Connor and Brittany must have a face off with the humans who are bound and determined to prove they exist.... again! I'll admit the book isn't very imaginative. It's simply the first two books told in a different way but once again I still enjoyed it... not a lot but, it flowed well and it didn't irritate me to death, LOL.
The elders tried to play matchmaker, but that didn't work. She won't submit to transforming with someone she doesn't love.
Stubbornly, she sets off alone preparing for a night of horrible pain...that never quite happens. She doesn't transform.
She doesn't know what to do or who to tell. It rocks her world and will change her future. While she's still reeling from the shock, she's captured by the group wanting to prove to the world that werewolves exist. They also capture Connor - the one she loves.
They can tell by her blood she's human and that Connor isn't. She'll do almost anything to keep Connor alive - but will he hate her for it?
I love this series of paranormal reads. They're romantic with a dash of danger and strong bonds of friendship and family.
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rummel
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Yay I loved this book it wAs so dramatic and interesting i highly recommend it as a action packed bookPublished 13 months ago by Lopa Pal
I loved this book. I would have to say this is my favorite one in the series. I can't wait too read the last book.Published 16 months ago by Kindle Customer
This one is a little different from the first two but still really good. If you like werewolf stories then you should read this series.Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
Weak plot, weak characters. Not worth paying for this. These types of stories usually come with well thought out plots and characters you invest emotion in. Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by Sky2011
The author made me think the book was real even though it was mythical. I read a lot and this was one of the best books ever.Published on May 22, 2013 by Sydney
I have already read the the first two books and cant wait for more, Ihad to have a peak at no 4 and couldn't read it fast enough to get to the story about danieland hayden. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Sheryl Macpherson
Brittany and Connor pair is soooo amazing. Their 'fight' and the whole mood and tension that Rachel Hawthorne wrote when they were in the gym with Connor testing Brittany as his... Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by et1314
This is such a great series. Light, fun, and just plain awesome. The writing was exceptional and the characters had just enough depth to them. Read morePublished on July 29, 2011 by Casey "A Passion for Books"