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Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Shade of the Moon (YA)


Book #57 Read in 2013
The Shade of the Moon (YA) by Susan Beth Pfeffer

This is the fourth book in the series that began with the book Life as We Knew It.  I loved the first two books in this series and the third one was good.  I did not know until recently that a fourth book was coming out, so when I had a chance to grab it to review, I had to get a copy.

In this book, two years have passed since book 3.  Jon is living with his stepmother Lisa and his half brother Gabe in a better town than White Birch--where his mother, sister Miranda and brother in law Alex are still living in poverty.  Jon has food to eat, clean air to breathe and attends a decent school.  He has begun to take this all for granted until he meets Sarah, the new girl, who questions why everyone should not have these things.  Jon and Sarah fall for each other but he has to be careful that he doesn't break the rules by taking her side.  During the book, Jon realizes what the true priorities are but that does not happen without great cost.

I enjoyed this installment in the series.  This book bounced  the series back in my estimation.  It had action, romance, and a plot that kept me riveted from start to finish.  The ending leaves enough of an opening that a book five could happen....and I hope it does.

I received this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a review.


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