Book Review: All Hallows Moon by S.M. Reine

All Hallows Moon by S.M. Reine is the second book in the Seasons of the Moon series, which is four books long and complete. If you have not read the previous books, do not start here. If you liked the first book, then you are going to want to read this one as well.

Rylie survived becoming a werewolf at great cost. She moves to her aunt’s ranch in the hopes she can enroll in a new high school and quietly continue her life with a few distinct changes. She transforms into a beast every new and full moon and struggles to control her murderous urges. A family of hunters -- Eleanor, Abel, and Seth -- recognize the signs and follow Rylie to her new home. They want to stop her before she murders someone, and the only way to do it is with a silver bullet. Seth soon realizes the werewolf is Rylie, the one monster he failed to kill. Worse yet, he’s still in love with her. Torn between family and love, Rylie struggles to reconcile her feelings and control the wolf within while Seth fights to do what’s right. But what is right-- obeying desire or duty?

All Hallows Moon adds some serious character development to the quartet of book. Rylie is trying to control her new furry side, and dealing with the joy that is moving to a new town when you already have some serious trust issues. I liked getting to see more of Seth’s family, and the dynamics that have made Seth and Abel who they are. I think the most impressive, and important, part of the series is that while the connection and potential romance between Seth and Rylie is definitely there it does not take precedence. The character development and action are much more important that the romance, which makes me happy in any urban fantasy style of writing.

All Hallows Moon is a solid addition to the larger storyline. It read very quickly, but I did not count pages so I am unsure if it was shorter than the first, or if it was just one of those books that is over before the reader is ready to let go. I will say that it made it much easier to keep reading and dive right into there third book in the series.
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