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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Review Of Moon Rising By Laurie Bowler

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Moon Rising (Moon Rising Book #1) By Laurie Bowler
  • Pub. Date: August 2010
  • Publisher: Bowler, Laurie
  • Format: NOOKbook (eBook)
  • File Size: 302 KB
  • ISBN-13: 2940011105777
  • ISBN: 0011105771
  • Available: Only in the U.S.
  • Source: Barnes and Noble (link to purchase HERE)
  • Purchase: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)


Marinette (Nessy) is half vampire and half human. She flees her maker, Hervidor, the strongest of their kind and the ruler of the underworld of vampires, who has kept Nessy locked away for centuries. Nessy flees to be able to live her life as she chooses where she meets and quickly falls in love with Charles. With the threat of Hervidor constantly at her heels, Nessy tries to make the final decision to stand and face him in the fight that will decide her fate.

When I first read the blurb on this book I thought kool a new Vampire book I can read. But when I started getting into Marinette's (a.k.a.Nessy) story I found it to be that was hard to put down. Nessy isn't like regular Vampires because she has never drank human blood nor has she taken a human life. You see, if Nessy can keep that up and her maker gets destroyed, she can return to being a human again which she wants more than anything after centuries of suffering her Vampiric fate. All that seems to be changing when Nessy meets Charles a full blooded Vampire whom she is instantly drawn to. She can't explain how she feels she just knows that she wants to be with Charles. We also get introduced to Hera, who is a Gulon (which is a large cat), and are sworn to protect humans from the brutal Vampires of the world. Only this Gulon is a friend to Nessy and has allowed her to see his human form. Nessy is on the run from her maker Hervidor and feels no where is safe. Now that she has met Charles she doesn't want anything to happen to him nor Hera so Nessy is in a constant state of fight or flight. Through out this story Nessy comes into her own and realizes she is stronger than she ever thought she could be. She learns that she can't keep running her whole life. I found her to be a very empowering character. On a scale of 1-10 I give this book a 10. The ending had me going omg and running straight to Sunrise To Sunset (Moon Rising Book #2) because I just needed to know what came next. If you love Vampires like I do, you should definitely pick up a copy of Moon Rising and discover the world in which Nessy inhabits.




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