Review: Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson


Torn between two destinies?
Claire is having the perfect sixteenth birthday. Her pool party is a big success, and gorgeous Matthew keeps chatting and flirting with her as if she’s the only girl there. But that night, she discovers something that takes away all sense of normalcy: she’s a werewolf.

As Claire is initiated into the pack of female werewolves, she must deal not only with her changing identity, but also with a rogue werewolf who is putting everyone she knows in danger. Claire’s new life threatens her blossoming romance with Matthew, whose father is leading the werewolf hunt. Now burdened with a dark secret and pushing the boundaries of forbidden love, Claire is struggling to feel comfortable in either skin. With her lupine loyalty at odds with her human heart, she will make a choice that will change her forever? (Source:Goodreads)

My Review:

There are a lot of werewolf debuts this year, and of the ones I’ve read so far I’d rate this one somewhere in the middle of the pack.

The character development left something to be desired for me. I did appreciate Claire’s mom: I loved the fact that she had such an obstinate personality, it came off as very real. Most of the other characters never came to life for me: they remained firmly on the page. Also, the dialogue between the various characters was often awkward. That is not to say I didn’t like the characters, I think there is real possibility for them in future books (“them” being Claire and Matthew).

The plot was good. There was a solid mystery and I loved the female werewolves only twist…very original. I think the world Christine Johnson has created here has some definite potential for a great series. I definitely plan on checking out the next book that will be released!

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Sarah August 24, 2010, 9:07 pm

    I bought this one about a month ago and haven't gotten around to reading it. I will definitely have to move it up on my TBR pile.

  • Elie August 24, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Good review. I liked the female pack too. I have to say though, that her mom was painful for me to read. She seemed like the worst mom in history. (to me)

  • Jennie August 25, 2010, 12:19 am

    I won this one and keep planning to get to it but it keeps getting pushed back. I really want to read it though. Great review.

  • jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World August 26, 2010, 2:52 pm

    Great review


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