Author: S M Reine
Published: 29 April 2011
First Line: "The moon rose high in the sky."
Summary: Rylie's parents are going through a messy divorce. They send her to summer camp to get her out of the way of their fighting lawyers, but she's just as miserable at the girls' camp as she was at home-- there's nothing vegetarian for her to eat at the mess hall, she hates hiking and archery, and the other campers taunt Rylie mercilessly.
One night, the bullying goes too far, and Rylie runs away. She doesn't get far. It's a full moon, and she isn't alone in the forest. A wild animal mauls her. She's certain she won't survive.
Instead of dying, she wakes up unharmed in her cabin the next morning. The only sign that something has changed are the healed scars on her chest, her increasingly keen senses, and her sudden craving for raw, bloody meat. A boy from the other camp seems to know what's happening to her, but Rylie isn't sure if she can trust herself with Seth.
Rylie soon learns that she only has until the end of summer before she becomes just like the monster that attacked her: a man-eating werewolf hungry for human flesh. Unless she can find a cure, she's only six moons away from transforming forever and losing her life to the hunger... (Taken from Goodreads)
Thoughts: Six Moon Summer is a book about werewolves and it is awesome. I am not really one to read many books about werewolves because I just don’t find them very interesting. However, when I read Six Moon Summer’s description I just knew it would be one I would enjoy and I did.
Six Moon Summer had me really interested from the beginning. The details given about everything were really vague which kept me reading because I just had to know what was going on. There were some subtle clues in there that I picked up on somewhat but I was still really surprised at some of the things that happened.
I remember at one point I felt like crying because of what was going on. I felt so bad for Riley. I just really felt bad for her, especially because she just seemed like such an awesome person. Although there were times where I felt like she wasn’t exactly helping the situation.
Another thing I really loved was that this book was set at a summer camp. Not really knowing much about summer camps (living in New Zealand where we don’t really have that sort of thing) I love reading about summer camps. So that was a huge bonus.
I’m very interested in reading the next book in the series as the ending of this one was interesting. I’m just wondering what the second book will be like.
In a nutshell, Six Moon Summer is more of a traditional werewolf story and while there is a slight romantic element it isn’t there like a huge slap in the face as so many other YA books about werewolves seem to be doing. Six Moon Summer is really refreshing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend checking this one out because it is well worth it. It’s also quite a quick, short read so it doesn’t take long to plough through. Especially when there are so many questions that kept me reading too.
Source: S M Reine for review