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Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: Nocturne

Title: Nocturne
Series: Claire De Lune #2
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Fantasy
Author: Christine Johnson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 23, 2011
Book: Galleygrab

"Some secrets are too dangerous...

After the tragic events of the summer, Claire is looking forward to a new school year. All she wants to worry about is finding the most gorgeous dress to wear to the Autumn Ball with her perfect boyfriend.

But as Claire knows all too well, the life of a werewolf is never that simple, or that sweet.

When Claire’s human and wolf lives start to collide, her worst nightmares come true. She is hurting her best friend. She has been caught lying. And then the unthinkable happens: Someone discovers Claire’s secret.

If Claire’s werewolf identity is exposed, everyone she knows will be put at risk. And the pack’s response comes at a cost higher than Claire can imagine. Claire will be forced to determine just how far she is willing to."

I really enjoyed Ms. Johnson writing, I love her style of writing and the way she is able to capture her readers. Immediately as the reader begins this book, you are thrown in the world Ms. Johnson created in her mind, its comes to life before your eyes and then your gone...

What I loved most about this book is the drama the is played out in the book. As Claire learns more about being a werewolf, things become more dangerous. Much more is expected from Claire since she is the Alpha's daughter. Claire deals with friends drama, boyfriend drama, and her secret is discovered. The plot pacing of this book is great! It slowly creeps onto the reader and you are drown in secrets, ceremonies, and believe me, your heart aches. 

The characters in this book are much more advanced then there were in the last. So many things got stricter as well as all of Claire personal relationships. Things got harder for Claire to face, her friends, even her boyfriend, Claire had a hard time juggling it all. I am glad though that Claire is able to find a friendship where she least expected it. Even I was surpirsed!

Nocturne is a great sequel! One that is filling in writing and in growth. Many characters have changed for the good and others bad. Ms. Johnson wrote a satisfying novel that leaves me hanging for more. I can't wait to see what adventure Claire goes on next. Nocturne is a stunning, breath-taking read that you don't want to miss!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Really glad to hear that this sequel works! I'm gonna be starting on the series soon. It sounds like a good one! :)

  2. @Leanna, is was better then the first book! Really loved it!

  3. Bum deal. I still haven't read book one. Looks like I'm really missing out.

  4. I haven't heard much about this series, thanks for the review Savy! I'll have to check out book one, I always enjoy a good werewolf tale:)

  5. How do I keep missing all these great books? I have Claire on my wishlist and I think I may have to move that one up with this one as well.

  6. I still haven't read the first one. Seems like it may be a bit different than all the other Paranormal YA books out there. I love the cover of this book.

  7. I quite enjoyed book one, so I'm definitely going to have to give this one a go. Great review, Savy! :)


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