Book Review

by Keri Arthur

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

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Riley is an engaging and interesting character, and Arthur's world -- in which vampires and werewolves live parallel lives with mundane humans -- is fascinating. This novel is fast-paced and briskly written. Although the plot is slight at times, there is more than enough momentum to carry it along. The sex scenes crackle with tension, and Riley's relationship with the enigmatic and charming vampire Quinn is a highlight.

Riley Jensen and her twin brother, Rhoan, are werewolf-vampire hybrids, cast out from their pack and left to fend for themselves. They both work for Melbourne's Directorate of Other Races, an organization that polices the supernatural races and protects humanity from their excesses. When Rhoan disappears during a mission, Riley begins a frantic search for him -- at the time that she is most vulnerable to the cycle of the moon. (Feb., 291 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs

Publisher: Bantam

Published: February 2006

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Full Moon Rising

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 1, 2014 - 2:56pm.

Riley Jensen and her twin brother, Rhoan, are werewolf/vampire hybrids. They both work for the Directorate, an organization that polices supernaturals. Now Rhoan has disappeared and Riley fears he will be killed like many other Guardians if she doesn't find him. But someone is out to stop her when she is attacked by a werewolf who bears a striking resemblance to a Guardian vampire. Riley is rescued by Quinn, a vampire who needs to talk to Rhoan. They team up to find her brother, and discover who is cloning werewolves.

The first couple of chapters of this book really pulled me into the story. Riley seemed like a woman caught between two different worlds and not fitting neatly into either of them. But Riley, like all werewolves in this book, suffers from "moon fever" one week out of the month where she craves non-stop sex above anything else. Just when the mystery of what happened to Rhoan was getting interesting, Riley would stop to have sex with one of her two mates and the story would grind to a halt. This pretty much ruined what could have been a good book. Riley began to feel more like a skank and less like a heroine in my eyes.

Quinn is sexy, mysterious, and doesn't trust werewolves. I liked him from his introduction into the story and know he will eventually fall in love with Riley. I'm just not sure I will continue the series to see it happen. My rating: 3 Stars.