Friday, November 4, 2011

Book Review- Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore

Ready for a different type of YA paranormal? Try Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore, published by Hyperion.

The story – Danny Gray lives in a world just like ours, except during evolution more than just humans evolved, so did vampires and werewolves. The spin of this book is that a class system has developed where Vampires are the elite and werewolves are treated like scum.
 In fact, in Danny’s world, World War II was not against the Jews, but against werewolves.

Danny has a vamp for a mother and a werewolf for a dad, something very unusual. The good news is that science is advanced enough to provide genetic treatments to enhance a person’s inner vampire. Unfortunately, they failed with Danny.

Danny tries to pretend his wolf half doesn’t exist, but when he begins having weird symptoms- fantastic night vision, a keen sense of smell and headaches, Danny knows he’s in trouble.

My thoughts- This book is more a social statement than a book about the paranormal. It does a great job looking at the injustices that are forced upon people just because of race or religion. Werewolves are born werewolves. There is nothing they can do. Danny is only lucky because his half vampire side can be teased into dominance. When that starts failing, we see the wrongs that occur through his eyes.

I love paranormal and this book is a great change of pace. It still has all the things I love, but with a different spin. A good read for ages 12 and up, plus a great book to discuss in group settings.


  1. This sounds pretty cool! I don't think I've heard of it before. I'll have to check it out.

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  2. Thanks Giselle, I love finding new books.