Sunday, August 8, 2010

Review: The Crescent by Jordan Deen

Title: The Crescent
Author: Jordan Deen
January 14th, 2010
Pages: 187
Rating: 5 flowers
Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator. Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused. Lacey's fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she's ever know.

My Thoughts:

THE CRESCENT is a breathtaking debut novel that will leave you anxiously turning the pages to see what will happen next!

OMG! I'm trying really hard to be all "professional" and what not in writing this review, but it's so hard when you are absolutely in love with a book and all you want to say about it is EEEEKKK!

THE CRESCENT had me hooked from the very first page, and cover! The cover is just as beautiful as the story itself. Jordan Deen sure knows how to create a unique spin on werewolves and leave the reader feeling every emotion the main character is going through.
The main character is seventeen-year old Lacey Quinn. I really liked her and felt bad for her because of the situation her parents are in. At first, all they do is fight and that leaves Lacey trying her best to avoid it. I sympathized with her the whole way through.
The other characters were likable too and well developed. Lacey and her best friend Jillian had me laughing throughout the story. I loved their witty humor. I literally laughed out loud at some parts.

The love-triangle in this book was the best part for me. I still can't decide who I like more or even want Lacey to end up with. Alex is definetly swoon worthy and has eyes just for Lacey but the the equally swoon worthy, devoted Brandon comes in and just causes confusion to Lacey's heart and mind. With all this confusing drama, she soon learns that the life she has been living is a lie and now she doesn't know who or what to believe. Let alone, to trust. It gets to the point where she can hardly tell reality from a dream.

THE CRESCENT is filled with heart-breaking romance, edge-of-your-seat action, witty humor, drow-dropping drama, and because of that, it is now one of my favorite books this year.

I am amazed by how well Jordan Deen packed so much into such a short book, being only 187 pages and all. I was sad when I came across the last page because I wanted more! The ending killed me with it's cliffhanger. I'm anxious to see where the characters go next and if I can finally figure out which boy to chose.
I absolutely can not wait until her second book, HALF MOON, comes out!

Source: Received from author for an honest review.

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jackie b central texas said...

Khelsea very nice description in the one word of EEEEEEEEEEK! I know what you mean as have read a few of those types of stories lately.. I have fallen in love with this book because of reviews and would love a copy to read some time in the future..

Anyway I have a blog award for you at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories

jackie b ^_^

Jordan Deen said...

*WOOT* What a lovely review. Alex and Brandon were two of the hardest (and easiest) characters to write. It's easy to write a swoon worthy leading man. It's hard to write two and fall in love with them both, equally, at the same time. It wasn't until I was knee deep in writing 'Half Moon' that Lacey decided to make up her mind. :)

Thank you so much for your awesome review! It is by far one of my favorites for my novel- I'm so glad you enjoyed it.


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