I regularly check up on upcoming werewolf books, but very few of them ever catch my eye seeing how the majority of new werewolf books are unoriginal trashy romance novels – lame. However, today was different, there was finally a unique werewolf tale for young adults readers – Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore.
“Teen Wolf meets True Blood in this fun, boy-friendly story.
Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you a whole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to the genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny’s other half is human. Which is a good thing.
Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, while wulves like his father work menial jobs and live in bad neighborhoods. Wulves are less than second class citizens; once a month they become inmates, forced to undergo their Change in dangerous government compounds.
For Danny, living with his vamp mother and going to a school with a nearly all-vamp student body, it’s best to pretend his wulf half doesn’t even exist. But lately Danny’s been having some weird symptoms — fantastic night vision; a keener-than-usual sense of smell; and headaches, right around the full moon.
Even though it’s tempting to live in denial, it’s hard to ignore evidence. There’s only a month until the next full moon, and Danny’s time is running out.
Peter Moore speaks to adolescents in a voice that will have them laughing, set in a world that will get them thinking.”
This sounds like a great book for anyone, but particularly teenage guys that are sick of all of the young adult romance werewolf stories. Finding a young adult werewolf book that isn’t about star-crossed lovers is a bitch, they’re practically nonexistent.
What do you folks think, is this a book you can see yourself picking up?
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore will hit bookshelves February 15, 2011.