Thursday, 26 May 2011

A review for Moonlight (Dark Guardian #1) by Rachel Hawthorne

Posted by Donna
Published Date: March 3rd, 2009
Finished Date: May 19th, 2011
The BlurbI see him and I know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever. 
KAYLA is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying-and thrilling-gene that will change her life forever. LUCAS is dangerous, gorgeous ... and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way. 

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.

The ReviewI'd been thinking about reading this series for a while now and to be honest, I was a little put off by some of the reviews I had seen around. In the end curiosity won and I really did enjoy story. 

Moonlight follows the life of Kayla. Kayla loves the woods, always has and when she's there she feels home. She take a summer job working she is instantly drawn to a boy named Lucas. He always watching her from a distance and she thinks he hates her. As they get to know each other, Kayla releases things aren't as they seem and it is believed that wolves live in the woods she's working in. When Kayla is suddenly in danger, a wolf comes to her rescue and then her life is overturned - one where wolfs really do exist and there is more to them than meets the eye. 

Firstly, I'd like to say don't be put off reading this book by my review mark. I rated it 3 out of 5 because I believe for me, that was the best it was going to get. Its a easy read, ideally targeted for a younger audience, with a easy flowing story line that wasn't to complicated. One I found, I really enjoyed. 

The story is full of suspense, I have to say I was sitting on the edge of my sit watching Kayla's & Lucas's story unfold. I was so desperate for them to be together and the final result was amazing. The way the author tied their story into the book was actually pretty great. I also enjoyed that we found the backstory about the wolves and what I loved most was how they find out their soul mates. It was really beautiful and unique to read about, one I will look forward to reading more. 

Even though this book was from Kayla's point of view, you still get little hints of what the next book will be about and I think its been set up nicely to continue the next book in the series from another point of view. Overall, I really enjoyed this and I'm glad I started this series despite some of the negative comments.


Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

I liked this series. It was just an easy and fun read. Great review :)

Elodie said...

I hadn't heard of this series until now so thank you ;) ! I will check it out on Goodreads !! Thanks for the review.

Marg K. said...

This made it to my DNF pile unfortunately; I think I stuck it out until about half of the book before I decided that it was just not for me. As you pointed out, I felt like the book was geared more towards younger readers. Glad you enjoyed it though.

Aleetha said...

I have the Indonesian version of Moonlight. The cover is better. I hope the translations result is not disappointing. Will grab this book soon.