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Author: DeAnna Kinney Genre: YA Paranormal, romance Publisher: UR Published. Inc. Released: April 12 2012
Summary from Goodreads:
Charity Bell is eighteen, beautiful, and has an unyielding
chip on her shoulder. The loss of her father and betrayal of her stepfather
have left her angry and confident that no man will ever win her trust, or
possess her heart. She wears that declaration proudly--on her countenance, as
well as her sharp tongue.
That's all tested when the enchanting Levi Drake transfers
from her rival school across town. In a town divided by intense rivalry this
should mean trouble, and yet the school is quickly won over by his alluring
charm. When a strange encounter with the mysterious young man leaves Charity
bewildered, she's convinced he's hiding something and sets out on a dangerous
plot to discover his secret. What she uncovers, however, will leave her both
grasping for reality and hanging onto the tattered shreds of what's left of her
declaration. As she faces the demons of her past, and present, she must decide
if she can live, or die, with his.
Holy cow so much happened to Charity in this book that I
kept asking myself when she was going to catch a break.She starts off as a huge smart-alec who is tough
as nails. She has an obsession with raspberry flavored lip balm and a habit of
substituting random words for cuss words (though I am not sure why she
considered “crap” a cuss word….if it is, I cuss all.the.time—whoops!). But
after everything that happens to her (and believe me, it’s a bit overwhelming)
she finds herself an emotional train wreck and I didn’t blame her for it one
The love story between Levi and Charity was sweet though he
wasn’t nearly alpha enough for my taste, but for those of you who prefer the
sweet, poetry-writing guys who can still kick anybody's butt, Levi will be right up your alley.
The plot is interesting and constantly kept me on my toes
and I stayed up late reading it because I wanted to know what happened next. I
found myself laughing and wincing in equal measure. Overall, it was a good read that kept me
entertained from beginning to end.
he were really eye-candy he’d be Godiva chocolate truffle, drizzled in caramel
with whipped cream, topped with a green M&M. Then multiply that times ten.”
CHARITY MOON does have a strong Christian theme intertwined
with the obvious paranormal elements that I believe would especially appeal to Christian
YA readers, though anyone who loves a good Shifter book would enjoy this easy and fast-paced read.