Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Leopard Moon by Jeanette Battista

Moon #1
How do you disappear when you come from a family of predators?
     A wereleopard, Kess is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother's obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence. As Kess' relationship with Cormac deepens, Sek closes in, threatening Cormac's life and Kess' freedom.
     When the moon rises, the hunt is on….

Aside from the author's name being a mouthful, I found this book to be quite enjoyable. Sure there were parts that I think could have been tweaked, part of me wonders if the were-aspect was really even necessary to tell the story.

Kess is a pretty standard character, there really is nothing all the special or interesting about her. She's just average. Making her a wereleopard is the only thing that is really interesting about her. The book was written well, but the story has been done before.

Sek, Kess's older brother had more of a personality than she did, sure he was kind of a sociopath, and really freaking creepy, but at least he had a notable personality. Cormac also was more interesting than Kess. Him being a werewolf though instead of a leopard. Them being were's wasn't really needed to tell this story, it was just an additive.

Now, I'm not saying that this book isn't worth reading, or that I didn't like it because I did, I'm just not sure if the supernatural aspect was needed to tell this story.

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