2nd Review: Night Shade by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

Night Shade by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2001
ISBN 0786807083
275 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 03

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Once a gang member, Jimena has changed her tone after learning about her destiny as a Daughter of the Moon. She is not afraid of anything, but when her deceased boyfriend, Veto, shows up again from the dead, Jimena is afraid what kind of bargain he has made with the Atrox that could cost them their lives.

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 third book of the Daughters of the Moon series, it explores the legend behind the goddess, Diana. It really isn’t as interesting as the other two books for mythology information, so meh.

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, and it is not as interesting as the first two 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. The third book is still pretty good, despite the less interesting mythology information, so go ahead and read it. :) I’ll be reading the next book after I read a picture book.

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:

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Places to Buy From:

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2nd Review: Into the Cold Fire by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

Into the Cold Fire by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2000
ISBN 0786806540
264 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 02

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Serena’s power to read minds comes in handy sometimes, but it also makes it easier for the Atrox to turn her into one of them. So, when the Atrox attempts to turn her, what will the rest of the Daughters of the Moon do? Will Jimena and the rest of the Daughters be able to prevent the premonition of Serena turning?

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. I finished it in a week, but that’s only because I had to go to work. >.<

In the second book of this series, it explains about Hekate and how she is a Goddess of the Night, and also how she might be credited to evil. Also, there are 13 books in this series, so more information about the Daughters of the Moon and the Atrox will show up as the books progress, which is a good thing because it isn’t cramped all into one book.

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). I can’t wait until I re-read the next book in this series. This book starts out better than the first one since you have a little bit more information to go on. Also, my favorite character is Stanton. :) Yes, I’m weird and like all types of guys from different kinds of books.

The plot isn’t that much different from other supernatural books or shows since it is basically teenage girls fighting evil, which might remind some people of Sailor Moon and several other anime. That might be way I like it since it kind of reminds me of most of the anime I watch. Oh, well, I like that and mythology so it was perfect book for me. Also, there is a little bit more, errr, sexual tension than the first book.

Any more information would spoil this book and series. :D I can’t wait to start on the next book in the series (again).

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 Missy’s Book Blog
$New_Bullet Natalie’s Bookshelf

Places to Buy From:

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2nd Review: Goddess of the Night by Lynne Ewing

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Book Information:

Goddess of the Night by Lynne Ewing
Volo
Published in 2000
ISBN 0786806532
294 Pages

Series Information:

Daughters of the Moon Book 01

Review/Rating:

5 out of 5

2ND REVIEW. 1ST REVIEW IS HERE.

Vanessa Cleveland has always want to be like other teenage girls, especially the part of dating and kissing boys without disappearing in front of them. So, what is she going to do when she starts dating Michael Saratoga? And to make matters worse someone has been following her. Has someone finally found out about her secret?

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. I finished it in about three days. ;)

Anyways, the book starts out great since it explains about the legend of Selene and how the daughters of the moon came to be, but it doesn’t go into that much detail about it. Also, there are 13 books in this series, so more information about the Daughters of the Moon and the Atrox will show up as the books progress, which is a good thing because it isn’t cramped all into one book

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). I can’t wait until I re-read the next book in this series.

The plot isn’t that much different from other supernatural books or shows since it is basically teenage girls fighting evil, which might remind some people of Sailor Moon and several other anime. That might be way I like it since it kind of reminds me of most of the anime I watch. Oh, well, I like that and mythology so it was perfect book 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
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet Missy’s Book Blog
$New_Bullet Natalie’s Bookshelf

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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:

4 out of 5

After trying to rescue Tianna, Vanessa and Serena are left in Nefandus as prisoners, where the Atrox plans to make them into Followers. Vanessa is able to escape from Nefandus, but Serena wasn’t able to escape and is left in Nefandus. Back in L.A., Jimena tells Vanessa of an ancient prophecy that could be disastrous for Vanessa’s seventeenth birthday, and now she must decide between saving herself and saving Serena. Which one will she choose?

This is the very last book for this series. It’s another supernatural book that draws on legends of goddesses and other things like that.

I love this series. It has pretty good details, character growth, and explores some new and supernatural.

This last book includes pretty much every Daughter of the Moon, except Tianna, but it is mostly told through Vanessa’s point of view. It kind of felt rushed and without the details that was in the author’s earlier books for this series. There are enough details to feel at least kind of satisfied, but the ending of the book is kind of disappointing. This series is still good to read, despite the bad ending, but it is not as bad as most ending books to a series.  Though, I still wish there were a better ending — like what happens to the Atrox afterwards.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

Places to Buy From:

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

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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:

4 out of 5

Tianna has been feeling very anxious, and she has no idea as to why since she has a great boyfriend, good friends, and finally, a wonderful foster home. Even with all these good things happening to her, she still can’t shake the thought that something, someone is coming after her. After two old enemies, Justin and Mason, warn her of her becoming, she definitely knows that something is wrong — even though she doesn’t know what “becoming” means. Every Daughter has a dark side, but is Tianna’s dark side about to take over?

The 12th book out of 13 books for this series. It’s another supernatural book that draws on legends of goddesses and other things like that.

I love this series. It has pretty good details, character growth, and explores some new and supernatural.

This is the very last book featuring a separate person and giving more details on that person, the Daughters, and the Atrox. I really don’t like this book about Tianna since the ending is kind of so-so and ended too quickly. :( There are hardly any guy or relationship appearances in this book, but it gives more mythology information and ties it into how Tianna came to be and things like that. :)

Since the series is about to end, it has a little bit less information about the Daughters of the Moon and the Atrox, but it still gives important events that will lead up to the last book of the series.

Any more information would spoil the books. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

Places to Buy From:

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

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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

Catty is close to having the Scroll, but time is running out when it is going to be displayed at the local art museum. Before Catty can steal it, she is given the Scroll, but this gift has strings attached. In return for the Scroll, she must go Nefandus, where the Atrox lives, and meet her father, who is a member of the Atrox’s inner circle. He gives her a tempting proposal. Will she give in to the dark side of her heritage?

The 12th book out of 13 books for this series. It’s another supernatural book that draws on legends of goddesses and other things like that.

I love this series. It has pretty good details, character growth, and explores some new and supernatural.

Okay, another book on Catty. You finally get to meet Catty’s father and find out more about the Atrox and the Scroll. This book also shows Chris’s last appearance, so you find out whom Catty ends up with. :( Like I said before, I like these books mostly because the author makes the males yummy. :) Oh, and I also like the books because of the mythology that’s in them. ;)

Since the series is about to end, it has a little bit less information about the Daughters of the Moon and the Atrox, but it still gives important events that will lead up to the last book of the series.

Any more information would spoil the books. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

Places to Buy From:

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

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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

Maggie’s time on earth is coming to an end, but before she names her successor, Maggie remembers the journey she made to get to where she is at now. Though, will she be able to name her successor before she dies?

The 11th book out of 13 books for this series. It’s another supernatural book that draws on legends of goddesses and other things like that.

I love this series. It has pretty good details, character growth, and explores some new and supernatural.

This is very first (and I think only) book about Maggie and her past. It is actually pretty good and it gives a lot more information on the Atrox and the Daughters of the Moon than all the other books do. :) After the Stanton book, this book is my second favorite, mostly because it gives much more information on Hector and Chris. Though, *SPOILER* I’m wondering who is Maggie’s child that it mentions towards the ending of the book. *END SPOILER*

Since the series is about to end, it has a little bit less information about the Daughters of the Moon and the Atrox, but it still gives important events that will lead up to the last book of the series.

Any more information would spoil the books. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

Places to Buy From:

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

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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:

5 out of 5

In order to change a terrifying future, Catty drops Jimena right into a gang-infested neighborhood and her past life. As Jimena runs from enemy gang members, she is caught by the police and placed in a juvenile detention center. It is there that she encounters three shape-changing sirens that want her dead, and now, her only choice is to break out of jail and go into hiding, where no one would expect her to be — her old nemesis, Payasa. Will they be able to save the other Daughters of the Moon before Jimena’s terrifying premonition comes true?

The ninth book out of 13 books for this series. It’s another supernatural book that draws on legends of goddesses and other things like that.

I love this series. It has pretty good details, character growth, and explores some new and supernatural.

This time it is another book on Jimena. This book gives more of a role to Jimena, so that she doesn’t completely disappear later on in the series. The ending is also surprising. :( Oh, well, have to read the book in order to know what happened that was surprising. :)

Oh, also, Chris shows up briefly in this book, but not that much more information on him is given. :(

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.

Any more information would spoil the books. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing

Places to Buy From:

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

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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:

4 out of 5

Ever since an elderly woman helped Serena, she has been acting like a completely different person and having memory lapses. Even more than that, someone has been following her. Who was the woman and what did she do to Serena?

The eighth book out of 13 books for this series. It’s another supernatural book that draws on legends of goddesses and other things like that.

I love this series. It has pretty good details, character growth, and explores some new and supernatural.

Now for another book on Serena. It goes a little bit more details as to why Serena is different from the other Daughters of the Moon. That’s pretty much all I can say. :S

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.

Any more information would spoil the books. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet SFA

Places to Buy From:

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

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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:

4 out of 5

Vanessa’s sixteenth birthday is coming up soon, and she is dreading that she is getting closer to making the most important decision of her life. Through her dreading, she starts to doubt everything that she holds true and dear — her friends, her relationship, and her identity. She then meets Hector, who is more exciting and dangerous than anyone else she knows, but will he be her downfall into the dark side…?

The seventh book out of 13 books for this series. It’s another supernatural book that draws on legends of goddesses and other things like that.

I love this series. It has pretty good details, character growth, and explores some new and supernatural.

This time it is another book on Vanessa. It goes into more detail about her personality and how she keeps her “dark” side hidden, and she even meets a new guy that shows her that she’s not all pure innocence and goodness.

This book is pretty good since the author develops more into Vanessa’s personality. Also, you get to know a little bit more information about Maggie. :)

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.

Any more information would spoil the books. :P

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Lynne Ewing
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet SFA

Places to Buy From:

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

Amazon | Barnes & Noble