Monday, June 11, 2012

Blog Tour! Review: Caged Moon by Rachel Deagan + Giveaway

 

Today is my stop on the AToMR Blog Tour
Follow the tour HERE
My review and then giveaway at the bottom!

Caged Moon by Rachel Deagan

Release Date: January 18, 2012
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 260
Genre: YA Werewolves
Source: Author & AToMR
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Haunted by an animal attack, seventeen year old Charlotte feels she is being followed. When she runs into a mysterious boy while camping, she’s afraid. Nothing seems right about him. Despite trying to stay away, there is an unmistakable draw to be near him. Even his scent smells familiar. But the closer she gets, the faster the secrets begin to unravel. Not only is he not human, he may have a link to her past. When Charlotte finds out someone wants her dead, she is torn between love and fear. Can she trust him to keep her safe?   ADD TO GOODREADS

Charlotte is moving into a new town. On the way there she and her dad camp out and Charlotte runs into Liam. Liam is cute, a bit flirty, but strange. His eyes seem to turn gold and Charlotte feels like he looks at her in a predatory way. Liam then begins stalking her, showing up at her school and house. He is creepy in an inhuman kind of way and loves to sniff Charlotte but she is drawn to him. Charlotte makes several funny references to his weird stalkerish behavior. I was glad it was addressed and had humor. I liked Charlotte and Liam but felt a little disappointed with their relationship. It was a little insta-lovey. I still enjoyed their scenes together but felt like Liam fell for Charlotte really fast. At least Charlotte agreed with me and does tell Liam that he doesn't even know her. Liam scents something different about Charlotte and wants to get to know her.

I really loved Liam's friends and the way the pack was unique. They were really funny guys and provided a lot of comic relief. I also liked that they were sweet to Charlotte. There was an interesting werewolf history in this book. I was surprised to learn about how Liam became a werewolf in a very unique way, different from most werewolf books I've read. I love werewolves especially if they are different from the average.  As Liam and Charlotte grow closer, Charlotte begins to suspect Liam is still holding things back. As she investigates him, she unknowingly draws some dangerous, unwanted attention. Towards the end there was a lot of action and little twists and turns. A few secrets I had some suspicions about but it came out in a very exciting way in the end. I am excited to read the novella Alpha Moon next, which will be from Liam's POV. I would love to learn more about Liam's background. He has a very interesting family history that I was hoping to understand a little it bit more.  

"Get the door."
"Have you lost it? How does he even know that I live here? I told you, total stalker."

Rating: 4/5

 


~ Giveaway ~
(1) Print of Caged Moon and (10) ecopies of Caged Moon or Alpha Moon (winner's choice). 
Print is US only and eBooks are International.

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36 comments:

  1. Ooh, I've read Caged Moon. Very good book! Thanks for the chance to win a print copy of it, or Alpha Moon in ebook.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm really excited to start Alpha Moon. I want to learn more about Liam and his POV should hopefully do the trick.

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    1. Great! I read it all in one night so it definitely held my attention! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Haha that could be good or bad! I'll have to read it when I don't have to function the next day lol.

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  3. I have had Caged Moon on my tbr list a while. I would love to win it. I love werewolf stories. I have no idea why, I am not a dog or animal person.

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    1. haha I love werewolves although I am an animal person. I just find changing into a wolf fascinating! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I want to read Caged Moon!! Sounds good.

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    1. Blurb really caught my attention. More going on with both Charlotte and Liam than I expected. Couldn't get too much into it because of spoilers but it was interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I hadn't heard of these books before, so thanks for getting them on my TBR wishlist - they sound great!

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    1. Happy to introduce you to a new book. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I just saw this on another blog and I am wanting a good werewolf book. Want to see the new history and meet the pack!

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    1. Yes I was needing a werewolf book when I picked this up. Haven't read too many lately. It was a good and quick read. I hope to read Hemlock next. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love werewolf books and this one sounds really good. I'm hoping to read it soon. I'm glad you enjoyed it and that it was humorous too. Great review.

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    1. Yes very humorous! I probably loved that most about it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Haha you've gotta love those stalker boys x) This is only the second time I've heard of this book, but you make me want it even more! I just adore that simple-but-not cover, and I love how you put emphasis on the secondary characters in the book. I always love it best when there are characters to offer those smile-worthy moments of comic relief. All of Liam's friends sound like a blast to meet! :)

    Amazing review, Jen! I really want to read this one soon, and it's so cool how the next book is from Liam's POV! ;) <3

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    1. Oh yes some stalking is cute! LOL But sometimes it's creepy. I was just glad it was humorous which made it easier to go with the flow of it. The secondary characters were great. I know it is so rare that I have a chance to mention them because usually I'm not too into secondary characters. I love werewolf packs though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Book sounds great....:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I love wolfy covers too! :-D Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I also really loved Liam's friends, they really added humor to the story! Glad to hear you like it. I also really want to get he second book, I'm really looking forward to being inside Liam's head :)

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    1. Liam's friends really cracked me up. I like Liam and Charlotte but they were just a little insta~lovey for me. I am curious of Liam's POV. I love getting into other characters heads.

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to sink my teeth into it!!!!!

    <3Tobi

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  14. Oh Wow, this sounds amazing!! Can't wait to get my hands on it

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    1. Hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it!

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  15. OOO Sounds awesome!! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  16. Hmm... I'm still a little skeptical of this one. I'm not the biggest fan of werewolves, but you did gt me intrigued over the history of werewolves and the different way that Liam became a werewolf. Thanks for the review!

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