Moon Demon by Lynne Ewing
Published in 2002
Daughters of the Moon Book 07
5 out of 5
2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.
When Vanessa’s sixteenth birthday is almost here, she starts feeling upset and uneasy because there is only one more year until she has to make a decision that will change her life forever. With these depressing thoughts, she begins to doubt anything and everything in her life and herself. Though, when she meets Hector, she discovers a side of herself she never knew existed.
I decided to do a better review of the Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing since my first ones weren’t done very well. This book is really a fast read, but since I really didn’t like this one, it took longer than the other books.
In this book of the 13 book series, it kind of starts with a mythology story, but not really. Even though it really isn’t a mythology story, it was still pretty interesting to read about it. I miss the mythology stories in the beginning, but the information about the characters’ past in the prologue are also very good to know.
Anyways, in this book, we continue to learn more about the Daughters of the Moon, Atrox, and what’s more, we get to learn more about Vanessa’s dark/hidden side. We even get to learn a little bit more about Maggie’s past and her ex-lover. :X The plot of this book is very interesting, especially with more information about Maggie in it. Also, you get to know a side of Vanessa that isn’t shown that much in the other books of the series, which shows the characters do have growth throughout the series. I like how the author shows Vanessa’s inner self, and how she tries to show that everyone has a little bit of darkness in them – even the people who seem to be goody-goods. ;) I also like how she reveals a little bit more information about Maggie and her past.
The tone and dialogue still reminds me a lot of my teenage years and my high school, so the author did a really good job at writing the book in teenage words and their world. The descriptions were also very well done, and both of these things made the book go a little bit faster than most other young adult books. So, I really like this book from these points. Another thing I liked about this book is the mythology that is incorporated in it. Also, the character growth and their personalities are believable (for a supernatural book). As the books/series goes on, you get more information about the Daughters of the Moon and the Atrox, which is good because it won’t overload you with information with just one book.
Anyways, this book is one my favorites in the Daughters of the Moon series, and is a very good read. So go ahead and go read this book and series.
Where I Got It:
Checked out from the library.
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This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.
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Currently out of print. There is currently no omnibus with books 7-13 in them.