Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Review: Song of the Moon (Artemis Lupine, #1) by Catherine Banks

What if you found out that there was another world inside your own? What if all of the things you thought made you weird, actually made you powerful?

Artemis's life is changed forever when the mysterious man from her dreams, Ares, comes to claim her as his mate. The seventeen year old girl must find a way to adapt to her true life and accept her fate or run from it. She must overcome her fears and human ideals to give her self to the dangerous world, and man, that is her destiny.

Can I please just tell you that I still cannot believe how quickly Banks had me hooked to her Artemis Lupine series. I'm honestly still in shock! I took one look at this cover (I'm ashamed to say) and almost put the book right back down. I can't quite put my finger on what it is that bothered me so much but I immediately felt like relating to these characters, let alone coming to enjoy myself in Banks' world would be nearly impossible. I can't stress enough how wrong I was. Banks had me hooked I think after the second or third chapter, and at that point I was doing everything I could to fly through the pages as quickly as possible.

Don't even get me started on how excited I was to find that the second and third installments in the series were already out and available for me right away, or how depressed I was to find out that the fourth book had not yet been released. Finding that out was a bad day to say the least. Artemis, Ares, Koda, and the rest of the gang had me invested from the first moment they entered the pages, and I'm still wishing I could find out more about them. Artemis was hard not to feel for and so I became a cheerleader for whatever decisions she made...with the exception of the moments she was doing her best to resist Ares. I can't be alone when I say that he was beyond adorable and everything a girl would want if they were Artemis, right? Banks had me sympathetic to Artemis' situation with the people she grew up with and the less than welcoming vibe they always put out when she was around. Brent was the exception, but that's a whole different story, and one that frankly I'm still trying to figure out.

So after Artemis won my heart as far as heroine's go, Ares and his pack were next in line. They had me drooling, laughing, tearing up and rooting for them all each and every step of the way. If you haven't had the chance to come across this series, do yourself a favor and pick up all three installments immediately....you won't regret buying them, but you might regret not buying them all in advance when you finish book one and wish book two was right there to crack open.

I gave Song of the Moon (Artemis Lupine, #1) 5 shamrocks!!!!!


  1. I am so glad that you enjoyed my books so much! Your review has totally made my day.

  2. I have never heard of this series but it does sound really good. The only doubt that I have is that I have read many paranormals like this and I'm a little tired of paranormal stories right now. I shall add it to my wish list for the future though when I want to read paranormal again.

    Thanks for the great review.



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