All Hallows’ Moon by S.M. Reine
"Rylie survived becoming a werewolf at great cost. She moves to her aunt’s ranch in the hopes she can enroll in a new high school and quietly continue her life… with a few distinct changes. She transforms into a beast every new and full moon and struggles to control her murderous urges. Without many werewolves left, it’s hard to stay in hiding. A family of hunters — Eleanor, Abel, and Seth — recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he’s still in love with her. Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what’s right. But what is right— obeying desire or duty?”
I loved Six Moon Summer (you can read my review of it here), so I was super excited to read All Hallows’ Moon from the second I finished reading Six Moon Summer. I hated that I had to wait for All Hallows’ Moon, but at least I didn’t have to wait all that terribly long—only about five months.
I was drawn into All Hallows’ Moon from the very beginning. It’s the type of book that you never really want to put down. Like Six Moon Summer, the basic story line in All Hallows’ Moon wasn’t super complicated, but that didn’t really matter. I still found myself surprised chapter after chapter saying things like, “Did that really just happen!?” All Hallows’ Moon also had more of a romance aspect to it than Six Moon Summer, but there was still plenty of action for the action fans of the world.
In All Hallows’ Moon I felt like you get to see a lot more about Seth as a character and learn more about his feelings. In Six Moon Summer, he was kind of a mystery in way, since the main focus was Riley, but in All Hallows’ Moon, Seth was almost of equal focus some of the time. Seth’s werewolf hunting family was also brought into the picture in this book. I can’t say I blame Seth when he says he doesn’t really want to spend his life being a werewolf hunter.
Though there weren’t all that many, I loved all of the side characters in All Hallows’ Moon. Such as Gwyn and Tate. Gwyn, Riley’s aunt was one of those supporting, good hearted people. There was one point in the story that Gwyn totally surprised me. I can’t say what she did, for spoiler reasons, sadly. And Tate is the only friend of sorts that Riley makes at her new school. Tate is that laid back stoner kid with rich parents that almost every school has. Tate was just kind of there when it was really important and it just kind of made me laugh. And the amount of drug related stuff mentioned with Tate surprised me. It’s the first time I’ve read a Young Adult book that mentioned drugs and not in a you will die if you use them way.
I really like the author’s writing style in this series. It’s a very short and sweet, to the point type of writing. But it wasn’t under descriptive either. I could perfectly picture what was happening. The shorter style also worked well with the action scenes.
Oh, the ending to this book. It wasn’t really a cliffhanger, it just kind of ended, leaving so many things open. Other than that, there really aren’t many words to say about it. Except that I need the next book as soon as possible.
I loved All Hallows’ Moon. It was just as good as Six Moon Summer, if not better. I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was better. But just a tad. Six Moon Summer was really, really good, after all. All Hallows’ Moon had more romance to it than the first book and you get a better look into Seth’s character. You don’t have to have read Six Moon Summer to read All Hallows’ Moon, but I would recommend reading it. I’ve never been a werewolf fan, so you know these books are good when I’m singing them songs of praise.
Source: Ebook from author