By Lucy Monroe, Berkley, $7.99, 295 pages
Lucy Monroe’s Moon Burning is the third installment in her popular Children of the Moon series. In Moon Burning we find Barr, the second in command of the Sinclair clan, has been sent to take over as head of the Donegal clan. Among his new tribe, Barr finds dark prejudices’ and craven behaviors that threaten the safety and unity of the clan. While out hunting, Barr encounters an injured and naked woman unconscious in the woods. Sabrine, a warrior princess, is sworn to protect her people, and by pretending amnesia she is able to infiltrate the Donegal Clan, her people’s greatest enemy. What she doesn’t count on is the complication of love and sexual attraction she finds with Barr.
Moon Burning is a fun attempt at a new take on the werewolf mythology. Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to understand the characters motives and even to like them. However, the story is an entertaining one, if not very exciting, and the writing is good. The ending seems a bit abrupt and convenient; however, all in all, it’s not a bad novel. If you are looking for an easy weekend read and nothing more, then you could give Moon Burning a try.
Reviewed by Rebecca Feuerbacher