Friday, May 28, 2010

Rating : 3.5/5
Number of Pages : 273
Series : #12 Daughters of the Moon
Format : Teenage Fiction Novel
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge, to continue the series

Tianna is the focus of this installment in the Daughters of the Moon series as the story is near to it's conclusion. She has always felt different from the other Daughters as she was not born one, she was given the honour as a teenager by Maggie. She has the power of telekinesis and had to run from the Atrox's followers as a young child. Her family was murdered when she was young and she lives in foster care with two other children. She has never really settled and is beginning to feel the need to move on despite her friends and boyfriend who she really cares about.

The other girls in the school are jealous of her immense beauty and her boyfriend is starting to get jealous when rumours begin about her being with other guys. The two Followers who have been chasing her for years, Justin and Mason, return but this time they want to warn Tianna and help her. Apparently she is Becoming and it is up to her to figure out what this means and if there is a way to stop it. Every Daughter has a dark side and Tianna feels herself changing. Is her dark side trying to take over her?

So close to finishing the series, this wraps up Tianna's story nicely. The one complaint I did feel was that it seemed that it made assumptions about Jimena that I don't remember from previous books. Tianna was never one of my favourite characters just because she wasn't one of the original daughters and we didn't get to spend as much time with her. I did enjoy it overall though.

Rating : 4.0/5
Number of Pages : 265
Series : #13 Daughters of the Moon
Format : Teenage Fiction Novel
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge, to continue the series

The final chapter in the Daughters of the Moon series. Vanessa and Serena are prisoners of the Atrox in Nefandus. The goal of the Atrox seems to be to allow their dark side to come out and overwhelm them. Vanessa is about to reach her seventeenth birthday where she must make her choice. To loose her memories of being a Goddess or to move on to something higher and leave the earth possibly forever.

Vanessa manages to escape, but Serena is left behind. Jimena warns her not to try and rescue her, but the Goddess Selene appears to her with the opposite advice. Catty is presumed dead, but the reality is much worse and Vanessa wonders if she can really trust her and Stanton in the final bid to destroy the Atrox. Catty is definitely keeping something from her, but Vanessa has no idea what it is and doesn't find out in time to stop Catty when she makes a final choice. Selene must also choose whether to continue her relationship with Stanton or return with Vanessa.

Again I felt there were some inconsistencies in the plot with some major points being missed out. Overall though it wrapped up the series very well, tying up all the loose ends. It was a fun ride with the Daughters and I liked that not everything turned out well in the typical sugar coated way.

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