June 19, 2013

Book Review: Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

Title: Red Moon
Author: Benjamin Percy
Release Date: May 9th 2013
Hodder & Stoughton
Source: Received from the publisher via BooksellersNZ for an honest review

They live among us.

They are our neighbors, our mothers, our lovers.

They change.

When government agents kick down Claire Forrester's front door and murder her parents, Claire realizes just how different she is. Patrick Gamble was nothing special until the day he got on a plane and hours later stepped off it, the only passenger left alive, a hero. Chase Williams has sworn to protect the people of the United States from the menace in their midst, but he is becoming the very thing he has promised to destroy. So far, the threat has been controlled by laws and violence and drugs. But the night of the red moon is coming, when an unrecognizable world will emerge...and the battle for humanity will begin.

My Thoughts

Red Moon is one of those books that has everything going for it including a really interesting premise and a thought provoking book trailer. But for me that’s where all the good stuff ended.

Red Moon is a very, very slow moving book. The action scenes take pages and pages of overly descriptive writing before very much happens and so instead of being heart pounding, frantic scenes of werewolf attack, you are left with a snore inducing story that is a lesson in procrastination and long-windedness!

The writing is detailed and thought inducing but terribly boring and
just didn’t do enough to hold my attention, so sadly Red Moon has ended up on my DNF pile.
1 star :[

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