2nd Review: The Final Eclipse by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

The Final Eclipse by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2007
ISBN 1423108434
265 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 13
Last Book in the Daughters of the Moon Series

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

After a long time of being trapped in Nefandus, Vanessa is finally able to escape from Nefandus. However, she had to leave Serena behind, and now, Vanessa must rescue her before the final eclipse and her seventeenth birthday.

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.

Since it is the last book of the series, there isn’t any mythology story. However, you will be given information that you’ll learn more about later on in the books. So, I guess the beginning is not really that necessary to read, unless you really want to read it.

Anyways, the book includes pretty much every Daughter of the Moon, except Tianna, but it is mostly told through Vanessa’s point of view. It might feel kind of rushed, but it won’t leave you that unsatisfied. I like how the author was able to pull all of it together and make it make sense. Usually, when any author does a long series, they lose sight of the plot they were trying to make and just make the series even longer, so this author gets kudos for not doing that. I also like how the author was able to put so many twists in the book and series.

Like all the other books, 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 are still 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 and history that is incorporated in it. Also, the character growth and their personalities are believable (for a supernatural book). I also like how these things haven’t diminished, despite this book being the last in the series.

Overall, this book is great, so go ahead and read all 13 of the books in this series, since almost all of them are quite interesting.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

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2nd Review: The Becoming by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

The Becoming by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2004
ISBN 0786818921
273 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 12

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Tiana is starting to feel very unsettled, but she has no idea as to why since everything is going great for her. However, when she feels something watching her and Jason and Mason say she’s “becoming”, she starts to worry even more. What is becoming? And, does that mean her dark side is taking over her?

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 I’ve read so far.

After taking a break from telling mythology stories in the last couple of books, the author finally goes back to telling them in this book. It starts out with telling about Pandora and how the Gods created her to release the sorrows. Then it goes on about how the Atrox used the same idea to create a woman for itself. I know it is completely different from the original, but I like how the author made the original mythology into something that will fit into the series and book.

Tiana isn’t really my favorite character, but this book has a good twist to it. I like how the author has been building up the excitement and action in these last couple of books. The ending of this book might be a little sad, but it makes it interesting. ;)

I like how 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 are still 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 and history that is incorporated in it. Also, the character growth and their personalities are believable (for a supernatural book). I also like how these things haven’t diminished, despite this series almost ending.

This series is getting really interesting, so go ahead and read this series and book already. :D

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
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Currently out of print. There is currently no book with books 7-13 in them.

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2nd Review: The Prophecy by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

The Prophecy by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2004
ISBN 0786818913
273 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 11

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Catty finds the Scroll in a local art museum, however, before she gets a chance to steal it, it suddenly goes missing. Though, when someone recently close to her hands-delivers this “gift” to her, she finds out it has strings attached. Will these conditions be worth it?

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 two books.

Like the last book about Maggie, this book doesn’t really start out with a mythology story. However, it does start out with a story about Chris and his role as Keeper of the Scroll. I really liked that since I have been wanting more information on the guys in this series.

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 Catty’s past and her father. Although it has more information on new characters, I didn’t really like this book. It does have some interesting scenes – like with Kyle, Chris, and meeting Catty’s father. However, it doesn’t really give me the same excitement as the other books.

Anyways, 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 are still 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 and history that is incorporated in it. Also, the character growth and their personalities are believable (for a supernatural book). However, these points in this book just keeps you occupied. I didn’t really find anything that made me get really into the book.

Overall, this book is pretty good. The ending chapters might make you a little happy, so go ahead and read it. I can’t wait to finish this series. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
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Places to Buy From:

Currently out of print. There is currently no book with books 7-13 in them.

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2nd Review: The Talisman by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

The Talisman by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2003
ISBN 0786818786
278 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 10

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Maggie is running out of time. She has to pass her title of mentor to the Daughters of the Moon to the new successor. However, will the Atrox stop her before she can even tell the new heir?

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 two books.

This book is unlike the other books in the series, but it is like the one about Stanton. It gives information about Maggie, instead of telling you a mythology story. Though this book is another one of my favorites because it does something different from the other books, which makes it even more special.

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 Maggie’s past. For me, the plot was way more interesting than the other books because it takes place during ancient Greece (I think it was Greece) and you learn more about a side character. Also, it gives you more information on her role as the mentor of the Daughters of the Moon, Hector, and Chris. I loved the parts where it gave more information on them. :P

Anyways, 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 are still 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 and history 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.

This series is pretty good. Also, I loved this book because of the history and romance that it has, so go ahead and read this one. ;)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
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Places to Buy From:

Currently out of print. There is currently no book with books 7-13 in them.

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2nd Review: The Choice by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

The Choice by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2003
ISBN 0786808519
275 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 09

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

When Catty recklessly drops Jimena into the past in order to change the future, she accidentally drops her into enemy gang-infested territory. As Jimena tries to fix the future, she also has to deal with sirens, the police, her old enemy, Payasa, and something she never thought could happen.

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 a little longer than the other books.

Like most of the other books, it tries to start out with a mythology story, or what seems like a mythology story. This time it was about Medusa and how her blood created something. No more about that right now though since you learn more about it in the book.

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 Jimena’s past. The plot isn’t really that interesting, and it only gets really interesting during the last few chapters of the book. Though, it did have a sort of good twist at the end of the book. The only parts I really liked where the ones with Collin and Chris, otherwise, I found almost all the book boring.

Anyways, 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 are still 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.

This series is very good, but this book is not one of the best ones since it was too bleh for me.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
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Places to Buy From:

Currently out of print. There is currently no book with books 7-13 in them.

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2nd Review: Possession by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

Possession by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2002
ISBN 0786808500
275 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 08

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

After an old woman forces Serena to drink some very odd water, she starts to have lapses of memory, mood swings, and acting like a completely different person at times. Not only that, the old woman who gave her the water is following her. What has she done to Serena, and is it a part of bigger plan?

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 two books.

I’m not too familiar with all of the mythology legends, but it sounds like it starts with another legend in the beginning. However, I’m not too sure about it. Though, it is a pretty interesting story, even if it is a kind of false legend.

I was a little bored with this book because it really didn’t have the same “wow” factor as the other books in the series. However, the tone and dialogue 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 this standpoint.

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). Despite the descriptions, there is very little growth. Also, I wish the author would take a different twist with Serena and have her character grow a little bit more. With all the books I have read so far, they all seem to be similar with Serena acting this way, and that makes it a little bit boring. However, it’s better than most books that have a series. :( 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 of the series is pretty average and a little bit boring. The series is a good read, but I wish this book had a little more “wow” to it.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
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Places to Buy From:

Currently out of print. There is currently no book with books 7-13 in them.

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2nd Review: Moon Demon by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

Moon Demon by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2002
ISBN 0786808497
289 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 07

Review/Rating:

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.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
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Places to Buy From:

Currently out of print. There is currently no omnibus with books 7-13 in them.

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2nd Review: The Lost One by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

The Lost One by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2001
ISBN 0786807075
274 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 06

Review/Rating:

2 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

When Tiana wakes up one day, she finds that all of her memories are missing, including who and where she is. However, the only clue she has is a note, in her own handwriting, to the police that someone is trying to kill her. She then finds out that she isn’t like other people – she has the gift to move things with her mind. But when the Daughters of the Moon notice her, will she discover she is apart of a greater destiny?

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.

Like the previous book, this one doesn’t begin with a mythology story. Instead, it begins with Tiana’s past. Also, you can tell that the author was trying to make this book like the previous one because she was trying to put a different spin to the series that you wouldn’t thought would happen.

However, for me, it wasn’t a good spin or that interesting. In fact, I think it made the series a little worse than it I have come to expect from this series. With Tiana added in to the mix, it made the storyline more complicated than I would have liked, I guess. I get that she is need to try and save Catty, but to let her have a choice of becoming a Daughter of the Moon because of that, her power, and past is a little annoying. However, at least Tiana had to prove herself worthy first, but it is still kind of annoying. ^^;

Anyways, 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 this standpoint. 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). Despite the descriptions, there is very little growth, and it is not as interesting as the other books. However, it’s better than most books that have a series. :( 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 of the series is my least favorite one because of the character, Tiana, and the small amount of character growth. The only reason why I would read this book of the series is just to see what happened in the series in order of the books.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Natalie’s Bookshelf

Places to Buy From:

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2nd Review: The Sacrifice by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

The Sacrifice by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2001
ISBN 0786807067
269 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 05

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Stanton has been a Follower of the Atrox since he was a child. However, this force of evil has fallen in love with Serena, a force of good. This relationship is forbidden, and when this secret is discovered, he starts to push her away. Will he choose a life of love? Or the life he is living now, without love and Serena?

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 two books.

Unlike the other books, this one doesn’t begin with a mythology story. Instead, it begins with Stanton’s past. The other thing that is different about this book from the others is that this is the only book that features a male or someone from the Atrox.

The tone and dialogue 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 this standpoint. 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). Also, I like how you can see the character growth of Stanton, and it was very nice to read about his past. 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.

Also, out of all the books so far, this one is my favorite. Why? Because it focuses on my favorite male character in the series, and also, it does something different from the other books in this series. I also like this book and series because of the amount of descriptions and growth.

The only thing I really didn’t like was the twist to the ending. I totally didn’t expect the ending to be like that. :( Oh, well… I would have liked it better if the author kept that one aspect of what she changed in Stanton since it would have been more interesting. Also, I wish there was a separate book for all the guys in this series. :)

Anyways, this book and series are very well done, so go ahead and read this book and the other books.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Natalie’s Bookshelf

Places to Buy From:

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2nd Review: The Secret Scroll by Lynne Ewing

Book Information:

The Secret Scroll by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2001
ISBN 078680709
268 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 04

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Catty is having a very bad day, and it just gets worse when she is called to the morgue to claim her biological mom’s body. Not only that, she learns that she is the heir to the Secret Scroll, but the only problem is that anyone who goes near it is cursed. Will she be able to figure out the secret behind the scroll and her past?

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 two books.

In the fourth book of the Daughters of the Moon series, it explores the legend behind the phases of the moon – to give hope to the people. It really isn’t as interesting as the other mythology information since I already knew that legend. Oh, well…

The tone and dialogue 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 this standpoint. 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). Also, I like the growth it has for Catty – making her seem a little more mature and showing her past. 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.

For the fourth book, I really loved it because the author begins to unravel the mystery behind Catty’s past. Another interesting thing in this book is the twist the author puts behind Catty’s heritage. Also, I loved the book because the author finally gives Catty a guy to play with, Chris. ;) However, I wish there was a little bit more romance between them. Out of all the guys in this series, Chris is rated my number two, while Stanton is number one.

Anyways, this series and book is pretty good and well written because it gives enough information at a time without making it seem too fast, slow, or not really that boring. Also, it has great descriptions and growth. Any more information would spoil the books. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011

Re-Reading:

This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Natalie’s Bookshelf

Places to Buy From:

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