Title: Claire de Lune
Author: Christine Johnson
Published: May 18th, 2010
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?.
Chirstine Johnson takes a completely new turn on the whole werewolf concept that is popular today in YA lit. First off, ALL werewolves are female. That means, sadly, there are no mega-hot werewolf guys! *sigh*Jacob. ;) You can't be bitten by a werewolf to become one, you have to be born one. And last, the existance of werewolves isn't a big secret because humans know.
On Claire's sixteenth birthday, she find out two thing. The gorgeous Matthew has a crush on her and the biggest shock of all, she is turning into a werewolf.
Claire was a really likeable character and the relationship between her and Matthew was just as enticing. It reminded me kind of a mondern Romeo-and-Juliet.
Claire de Lune was a fast book, you didn't have to wait until the middle for something to happen. It happened right at the begining. Normally, I don't like that aspect in books but Johnson pulled it off by allowing the rest of the book to be about Claire's adaptation into a werewolf and her forbidden romance with Matt.
Overall, Christine Johnson's debut book was an outstanding read and anyone who enjoys a good romance and werewolf story will adore it! I'm looking forward to more of Johnson's work and the sequel to Claire de Lune!
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