CAPTIVE MOON

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Firmly grounding these extraordinary characters in the modern world helps increase the emotional stakes in the gripping Sazi reality. Like few others, Adams and Clamp's writing style successfully blends romance, adventure and the magical. As their latest confirms, this outstanding duo is unbeatable!

As leader of the Sazi were-cats, Antoine Monier takes his duties seriously. While hunting for one of his stolen non-were tigers, he stumbles across a captive young woman named Tahira who can't hold her tiger shape much longer. Antoine convinces the police to release Tahira to him, and he's startled to discover she's not Sazi, but of the Hayalet Kabile, or ghost tribe.

California-born Tahira had been in Turkey with her brother Rabi, visiting their grandparents, when Rabi disappeared. While searching for him, Tahira was captured. Rescued by Antoine, Tahira is now desperate to find her still-missing brother. Despite the longstanding enmity between their people, Tahira accepts Antoine's assistance. They discover that the kidnapping is only the tip of the iceberg in a much larger plan as a legendary evil gathers its horrifying strength.

Firmly grounding these extraordinary characters in the modern world helps increase the emotional stakes in the gripping Sazi reality. Like few others, Adams and Clamp's writing style successfully blends romance, adventure and the magical. As their latest confirms, this outstanding duo is unbeatable! (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)

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Jill M. Smith