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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: Shadow of the Moon

Title: Shadow of the Moon
Series: Dark Guardian #4
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Publisher: Harperteen
Release Date: March 23, 2010
Book: Bought


 "I can feel every Shifter’s emotions except Daniel’s—the only one whose heart I long to know.

HAYDEN was born a werewolf, a Dark Guardian. But her ability to sense the feelings of fellow werewolves has made her life unbearable. She runs away, only to be tracked by charming, mysterious Daniel, a newcomer to their pack and the one Shifter immune to her powers. As she reluctantly follows him home, Hayden finds herself falling dangerously in love…

But even as her feelings for Daniel deepen, Hayden begins to wonder if he is who he claims to be. Where did he come from and why has no one ever seen him transform? When they stumble upon the body of a Shifter, still in wolf form, her worries grow. Someone is killing her kind. Is her handsome tracker really a hunter? And is Hayden now his prey?"

This series has once again blew me away. It was so intense, I even got angry, had to put the book down then come back to it later. Hayden is cursed with feeling every ones emotions. Sometimes she needs to leave in order to help her feel better. She meets Daniel who is a new arrival at their sanctuary. Daniel is dark and mysterious and is holding a secret.

Hayden and Daniel have an instant connection. During this time, Hayden begins to wonder where he really came from and if he is who he says he is. She doesn't see him shift. In fact she never does. At first she thought he was human and can't shift at all. Then she finds out what he really is.

Hayden is being chase by a Harvester. A nasty creature bent on eating her. She turns to help from Daniel, who seems to know a lot about these things. During their time of getting to know each other, Daniel finally grows comfortable enough to tell her his secret. He is not a werewolf but a panther! Hayden is surprised by this knowledge. She finds out that Daniel's people and family have been wiped out by Harvesters and came to the shifter sanctuary to find a way to kill it. His mother told him to go there for help. Daniel thought it was a place for all shifters, not just werewolf.

They run into more drama and this is were Hayden really ticked me off. She betrayed him! In the moment that Daniel needed her the most, in order to save her own butt she reveals to the council that Daniel is not only who he says he is but a panther! Daniel is immediately hurt and angry at her betrayal. The council has no other choice but to lock Daniel up seeing that he deceive them all. And what does Hayden do? Instead of sticking up for the guy she supposedly loves she just lets them take him away as if he was really going to hurt them. UGH!!

Oh  and this part gets me even more angry. In the end, being the nice guy Daniel is, he forgives her and takes her back. After she betrayed him, she is immediately almost killed by the Harvester. Daniel hears her cries, breaks out of the cage, goes after to save her. Let me tell you, if it was me, I would have left her there. She can save herself! But no, Daniel rushes out, save her and forgives her.

Sigh, this was a great book. I loves the twist to the plot, the betrayal thing totally got me, let me tell ya. But this book was a great read, easy and fast. I would really like another shifter book to come out soon. There was some underage drinking in the book. Other than that, the book was clean.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Oh!! I just got this one recently!!=) 5 Bites!=) WhOoo hoOoO!!

  2. Oh wait!=) I think I have the first two in the series!=) I will have to check. I found them at a book sale for the public library!!


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