Title: The Crescent
Series: The Crescent, #1
Author: Jordan Deen
Publisher: Black Rose Publishing
Tags: Young Adult, Paranormal, Werewolves, Romance
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥
Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator. Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused. Lacey’s fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she’s ever known.
Lacey walks through the neighbourhood. Her parents are fighting for the utmost time and she can’t stand the screaming and yelling any longer. Slowly but surely she get’s the feeling that she’s being spied on… She runs home as fast as she can, only to find her parents still fighting. Only to witness her father hitting her mother! That’s something he’s never done before! She runs to help her mother, who tells her to go to bed…
When she wakes up the next day, her father has left the house and Lacey goes with her best friend Jillian to the beach, to forget everything that happened. But when she returns she finds her parents fighting once more. Not wanting to go inside she stays in the garden, where she discover a very big dog. Obviously a lost dog, she makes a comfortable place for him in the shed. Her father, who isn’t fond of pets, discovers the dog the next day. Fortunately he agrees to let her keep it till she finds his owner and Lacey takes the dog with her to her room.
Then the summer holidays are over and Lacey starts her first day of school. The day starts wonderfully with student duty together with the bitch of the school. It becomes better when Alex, a walking and talking god, enters. From the moment he touches her she gets weird visions. Visions of Alex and her kissing…. What’s going on? It becomes even weirder when Alex seems more than interested in her… she’s obviously not one of the popular girls.
A few days later she meets Brandon, who’s touch creates an even bigger reaction. What is he and what can she do? She and Alex already started dating… What do these reactions mean? Who should she choose???
First of all, I really loved the cover! It gives off such a mysterious feeling, you just don’t know what kind of story you’ll get ^^ The blurb on the other hand doesn’t work in favor of the book. When I read it, it didn’t attract me to start reading. It seems like it would be yet another story about a new boy arriving and it all starts. But this book definitely differs from all the others!
The book went off with a powerful start with the appearance of a very big dog. Since this book is about werewolves, my mind was already working overtime and was connecting all the possible dots. In reality it went a little bit different than I expected ^^ I was also intrigued by the fact that Lacey appeared to have not one but two possible soul-mates and about all the visions she has about what their live will be like ^^
I just thought that Lacey would be better off if she starts listening to what her body tells her. If your body tells you that something is not right, that your sick, you’d usually stay home, right? You wouldn’t think it’s a hallucination, right? Every time it happens? Wouldn’t you start thinking that maybe they’re not hallucinations?
This book has opened my eyes about soul-mates. Before reading this book I always thought how great it would be to have one. But it actually means you’re obligated to love someone, because he’s your soul-mate. Even when you just fell in love with someone else. You’ll know you’ll break that someone’s heart, although you still love him. You just love someone else more, someone you just met a couple of seconds ago. Isn’t that a bit cruel for the one that’s left behind? This problem is described in detail and gave me a whole new look on soul-mates…
Although I liked the fresh look on soul-mates, I didn’t like the soul-mates in question. Both Alex and Brandon didn’t seem to have a lot of “depth.” Not for the role they have in this book. Occasionally they were even annoying and boyfriend material. But alas, I had to cope with them, since there weren’t any other options available…
3 HEARTS. Although the start was strong, it became more fuzzy to the end and my attention wavered. After you read this book you’ll get a whole new look on the soul-mates problem and I really liked that, even when it became very hard for Lacey. She has my full support, even though I would like for her to listen to her body more. If you’re sick, you’re sick -.-
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