Today is release day for Entangled Publishing’s Teen line. And I reviewed a superb book from this line.
Spring Moon (Indiana Teller)
by HRH Princess Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
Publication: November 5th, 2013 by Entangled Teen
Amid the expansive plains of Montana, the Lykos Ranch stretches for miles. The inhabitants who live in near isolation from the outside world are members of the most powerful clan of werewolves in North America. Among them lives just one human: Indiana Teller.
Grandson of the clan’s leader and offspring of a werewolf father and a mysterious yet human mother, Indiana is rejected by his peers and heads to the University of Montana to find a normal life. Despite warnings from his grandparents, he falls in love with a beautiful human, Katerina.
Before too long, he is the victim of an accident that would have killed him had he not miraculously vanished at the moment of impact. Are these strange occurrences just chance or the machinations of a hidden enemy out to destroy him? Facing his destiny, Indiana will have to choose who to believe, and who to love.
Disclaimer: I received this ARC free of charge form the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
My review rating: 3 glasses of wine!!!
First let me say, I’ve read my fair share of werewolf books and they haven’t impressed me. I signed up for this ARC because I was intrigued by the author. A book written by a real princess? I couldn’t pass that up. Pair that with a refreshing storyline and a YA book that’s written from a male perspective, and you have an extraordinary read.
Audouin-Mamikonian keeps you on the edge of your seat with this book. From power struggles to bittersweet love, this story captivates you. As the grandson of one of the most prominent members of the werewolf community, Indian Teller grows up an outcast in a power hungry world, because he is a mere human living amongst strong and powerful wolves. After being picked on for years, he befriends a semi-werewolf (what we believed to be normal werewolves) who trains Indiana to defend himself.
Strange events start to happen the moment Indian steps out of the security of the werewolf ranch. The people he loves are in peril and he finds out he inherited something mysterious from his mother. So mysterious, that if anyone found out, his own life will be in more danger than he initially thought it was.
We see two groups of the same race come to odds with each other and two unlikely races banding together. It’s fast-paced and mesmerizing and the trace of forbidden love makes the story so much more compelling. The saying goes that nice guys always finish last, which is completely wrong in this case. The ending did leave me wanting, but not in a bad way. I’m looking forward to reading more of Indiana Teller and all the tragedy that is sure to come.
It was surprising and refreshing. Go ahead and read it, you know you want to!
Get it here!
And we are celebrating the release of this book and all the awesome books in my previous post with a giveaway!