Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
Publisher: Harper Teen
Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend’s Run is famous for them. She’s used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend’s Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who’s from the wrong side of town. But she can’t deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.
Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.
First off, what a gorgeous cover! Ok, cover lust out of the way, unfortunately, it was no indication of content. I won’t waste your time with a synopsis; you can see that above, but I just couldn’t get into this book, not at all. I can’t say the writing was particularly bad, because it wasn’t, but the characters were extremely two dimensional, and some of the descriptions were repetitive and shallow. But then, I tend to be picky when it comes to YA. However, I really appreciate it when a YA title can not only appeal to the 16 year old in me, but also the 34 year old that I am now. I’m not even sure this would have appealed to the 16 year old me. This was the first book by HarperTeen that really disappointed me, so I’m going to assume it’s a one off. Just not my cup of tea at all.