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Red Moon Rising Hardcover – February 8, 2011
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Vampires and werewolves are known to humans. Vampires are exceedingly smart and can drink synthetic blood so they are treated well in the world. Werewolves on the other hand are treated as second class citizens and don't have many rights. The entire time reading about how the wolves are treated compared to the vampires made me constantly think of America's past with segregation and racism (specism in this book). There is even a character fighting for werewolf rights who is reminiscent of Martin Luther King Jr. Now, if your not looking for a history lesson or looking to learn about ethics and moral standards, don't worry. Danny is the character that drives the story and the back drop just makes it more intense.
Danny is half Vampire and half werewolf. This isn't the first time this has ever happened but usually it is taken care of by genetic treatments. This works for his sister. For him? Not so much. In fact, while he seems to need blood and has the characteristic Vampire Blue eyes, something in him is changing. He starts to get sick from the blood and starts noticing changes in his body (not the puberty kind). He has no one to turn to but his werewolf father that he hasn't spoken to in years. Danny is truly one of a kind.Read more ›
While the idea of vampires living out in the open, surviving on synthetic blood it not a new one (see TRUE BLOOD); the surprisingly original concept of speciesism is definitely intriguing. Where Vamps are considered the populations aristocrats, followed up by Humans and scraping the bottom of the gene pool are Werewulvs; Moore shrewdly creates a paranormal world that mirrors the American Civil Rights movement of the 60's.
Slightly awkward, yet sweetly charming, 15 year old Danny happens to be the unusually combination of half vamp/ half wulf. Fortunately for him he underwent special genetic treatments as an infant to allow the vamp DNA to dominate and forcing the wulf genes dormant. Unfortunately for Danny, he had a reaction to the treatments and was unable to complete them. And although his need for blood and intense blue eyes are trade mark vampire, his stocky build, darker hair and skin are obvious giveaways that he is not a pureblood, making his life in an elite mostly vampire high school, far from a picnic.
Moore ends with what can only be concluded as a set-up for a sequel and if the next book is as cleverly written as RED MOON RISING, it's definitely going to be one I'd like to read.
The characters and drama are fairly normal. Not bad but not very special; if anything, folks are too nice.
The world is oddly familiar and disturbingly different. Vampires and werewolves are real. Vamps average genius level IQ, are pretty, and most are rich. Wolves are a heavily discriminated minority, penned up three days a month. Humans are the majority and baseline of society. The interactions are shockingly realistic and shine a harsh light on society.
The concept of Red Moon Rising completely caught me by surprise. It is really creative and unique for a paranormal novel. And while I really loved this concept, wish I had known a lot more about Dante's world. Who decided that vampires are the "better" species? How do humans fit into the picture as a whole? There were so many questions left unanswered.
What bothered me the most was that for most of this novel, I was not sure of what the main conflict of the novel was. Is it Dante being half vamp / half were? Was it the possibility of having to suffer through the Change? I just did not know what the novel was building up to. And the ending... wait, what? ... there was an ending? It answered practically nothing.
Despite some troubles, Red Moon Rising was a fun read, thanks mainly to Dante's Point of View. His funny, awkward personality kept me glued to the novel's pages. And while I was completely disappointed by the ending, there is plenty of evidence that we may not have seen the last of Dante. Which I really hope is the case because I need some resolution to all these questions that I have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book! and i really wish they would release a sequel!!! Definitely recommend reading this book if you like vampires and werewolvesPublished 6 months ago by WolfInGirlsClothing
Read this book with our middle school book club. We all loved it!! Please give us a sequel.Published 21 months ago by Teri Backez
It's okay,but it needed some diversity. All blonde vampires? Uh...Last time I checked,Vampires could also be red-heads and brunettes. Read morePublished 24 months ago by mary singer
This book is a well-written, new take on a theme that has been in the spotlight for a while. Where's the sequel?Published on March 4, 2014 by S.O.S. (Sick of small minds)
Red Moon Rising is honestly one of the best action packed and interesting books so far. I feel that the author attempts to bring vampires and werewolves back to life. Read morePublished on October 6, 2013
I'm a big fan of werewolf and vampire stories. This book was good read. It was exciting and gave breath to the Vampire/werewolf mythos. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Lacrymoso
This is perfect for young adults, and for any age. It's well-written, full of suspense, great character development, good use of popular topics with the fantasy elements. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Amy Graziano
My son recently read this book and cannot wait for a sequel. Post here to get the author to write one!Published on April 24, 2013 by Brewticus