Review: Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.

Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend’s Run is famous for them. She’s used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend’s Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.

Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who’s from the wrong side of town. But she can’t deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.

Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.

Possibly the most disappointing read I have ever had from my favorite imprint which is Harper Teen. Ellen Schreiber managed to illustrate possibly everything that is wrong in the YA market in the pages of this one book. The characters were neither well thought out or executed well, the ‘legend’ was generic and not interesting at all and the love triangle angle is getting a bit more than stale.

Spoilers be ahead:
Celeste is your average popular girl, dating the hot guy who pays her no attention, two besties and dreams of writing books, scribbling in a journal like all the cool characters need to do now. There is an East Side and West Side to the town and never the twain shall meet so when Celeste sees a hot West Sider she decides that she def. can’t risk her coolness factor on him.
She decides to do a school paper on werewolves and goes to a psychic in the West Side who gives her some boring doom prophecy about snow, wolves, and kissing under a full moon. Like all dumbass heroine’s she does all the things the prophecy says not to and turns poor West Side boy she is dating but not in front of her friends because that would be too embarrassing into a werewolf. So he has to be all ‘no don’t come near me I might hurt you” and she has to be all ‘but I haz to I lurve you but only when my friends aren’t looking’ through half of the damn book.
The prophecy comes to a head when Celeste who hangs out at the old folks home realizes that her wolf boy is actually a descendent of one of her old folks who’s grandpa was the first werewolf of the town and guess what!? The wolf gene runs in his veins DUN DUN DUN.
In the end she kisses him in the woods and super hot athlete boy sees it and runs away and she’s all like whatevs and I am guessing that will be setting up for the next book.
I have never read a book that had such a poor story line, sickening characters and such unbelievable teens. Oh wait I have it started with a T and ends in light…

FTC Disclosure: I downloaded this book from Netgalley.

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