Long Night Moon
Series: Seasons Of The Moon #3
Release Date: 3rd March 2012
Synopsis: Something is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham's town. The police think it's a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie's not the only werewolf around anymore.
It's up to Rylie and her werewolf-hunting boyfriend, Seth, to stop the killings. But saving lives doesn't come naturally to a monster, and territory battles could risk the life of her sickly aunt--not to mention her own. Rylie has no choice but to stand her ground, protect her home, and stop the murderers before anyone else gets hurt.
Review: This is book three in the wonderful Seasons of the Moon series By S. M. Reine and it certainly keeps the reader engrossed. It’s fast paced from the first page right until the end and even then I was sitting there wanting more and practically shouting NO! to anyone who would listen. This book stirred up so many emotions in me, it was superb. That ending is a killer and it’s now got a place in my heart for books that keep the reader guessing and then completely blow their mind. Reine has really upped the notch in this novel and the stakes just keep getting higher.
Long Night Moon begins when Seth stumbles upon a dead farmer, who has literally been torn apart by an animal. When Rylie turns back to her human self, she wants to know if it was her but Seth reassures her it wasn’t as he followed her most of the night. Seth discovers there have been more killings recently and what’s even more suspicious is the two new werewolves who have just moved to town. Rylie knows she will need to show the intruders that this is her territory and they need to back off but it seems these new werewolves know a lot more than Rylie and they just want to talk to her. Things aren’t what they seem and things in Rylie's personal life aren’t any better. Her aunt is seriously ill and her boyfriend’s brother might be turning into a werewolf. Then there’s the matter of the school dance, add in two new werewolves and a bunch of killings and things really aren’t going to go smoothly. Rylie and co need to put a stop to these killings before someone else gets seriously hurt.
In this novel we get to see Rylie battle some more of her personal demons. She has to cope with her ill aunt and this puts so much pressure on her to do things right. We see her struggle to cope while the wolf wants to prey on this weak victim. Rylie also has to cope with a threat to her territory which is a first for her and the wolf is not going to stay quiet for long. There’s also this new attraction to Abel, Seth’s brother, which excites the wolf inside of her. Rylie has to battle so many of her inner demons while keeping a cool head and trying to act as normal as possible. But it’s so hard and we see her struggle with it and you just want to go and hug her. She does grow a lot in this book and learns many new lessons that she will need in the future.
We get a few chapters from Seth’s point of view which is rather interesting in this novel. We get to see how he interacts with his brother and how he’s cautious of this new side to his brother. These new werewolves were different… to say the least. I didn’t like them though no matter how much they tried to help Rylie and prove they were friends I just couldn’t get past the fact that they turned up in her territory and flaunted in front of her. Oh and the weird Wiccan man was giving off some horrible vibes and I didn’t like him at all.
I did really enjoy Long Night Moon although some things I wasn't so sure about such as the new additions to the cast of characters but I can live with that. The mystery was brilliant, maybe even better than usual. The action was fast paced and gosh that ending was mind-blowing. It was so good. I just can’t begin to fathom how? Reine you really do keep your readers on their feet.