Sunday, July 19, 2009

Moon Demon - Lynne Ewing

Rating : 3.5/5
Number of Pages : 289
Series : #7 Daughters of the Moon
Format : Teenage Fiction Novel
Reason for Reading : 999 Challenge, to continue with the series

Vanessa is getting closer to her 16th birthday but feels she is not able to really express herself. She is always the good one who makes the right choices, wears the right clothes and dates the right boys. When she meets Hector she lets her wild, darker side out to play.

Girls have been going missing from a club where men go to dance with girls for money so the five friends go undercover to investigate. That is where Vanessa meets Hector. She is jealous of the attention her best friend Catty is giving to the newest member of their group Tianna and wants to do something different so she dances with him and gives him her number. It seems that it is a demon taking the girls who have disappeared but they they can escape him by saying no and realising who he is before he takes them.

One night Catty appears from the future to warn Vanessa about something, but she is snatched away before she can deliver her message. From the time tunnel comes a flame which Vanessa touches and it marks her with a henna like pattern. Maggie (their gugardian) knows this demon well and says there is no way to defeat him as he is perfect, seems like she may be connected to him in some way.

Another fast paced installment in the series. I like Vanessa and I am glad she realises she doesn't have to be perfect to be liked by others. I can understand her feelings towards Tianna and I think there will continue to be tension between them as the series progresses.


The Bookworm said...

this does sound like a good series. I hadnt heard of it before.
great review.