The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski
After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.
Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.
As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.
I hadn't read a paranormal YA book for a long time before I read The Mayfair Moon. So I was excited to read once again something like that. On the other hand I was afraid that my expectations were big and I'll be disappointed. Well, I definitely wasn't. This book is a great paranormal YA!
When it comes to YA books, I sometimes have problem to enjoy the romance part. In this case it was different, maybe because the whole relationship started slowly and it was more believable. There were some really lovely moments. And I'm sure the real YA romance lovers will be very happy. ;)
The main character, Adria, was likeable. She was no damsel in distress unable to do anything, she was quite strong and able to overcome her fears. Yet in some situations she was vulnerable. I liked that!
What I enjoyed very, very much was the fact that the author was able to create such a dark and eerie atmosphere, which was there all the time. You know the creepy, disturbing feeling that there is something very wrong, but you can't really put your finger on it. There were some great scary scenes.
Also, the way the werewolves were portrayed was great! Werewolves in The Mayfair Moon are no tamed dogs! :) And I'm very curious about the whole werewolves background story!
Oh and the ending was pretty good, and the last sentence made me shiver! :)
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