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{December 16, 2012}   {Review} Moon of the Terrible by S.M. Reine (Seasons of the Moon: Cain Chronicles #3)

16132031From Goodreads: Abel is struggling to find his footing at the werewolf sanctuary when he receives terrible news: the girl he loves and his brother have vanished. Seth calls to claim that they’re eloping, but Abel knows it’s a lie. There’s no way that Rylie would get married without telling him. Not when the memory of her scorching kiss is still burning on his lips.

Certain that something is wrong, Abel drops everything to rescue Rylie and Seth–and stake his claim over his mate.

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I highly enjoyed this third installment of the Cain Chronicles, the spinoff novellas of the wonderful Seasons of the Moon Series.  Moon of the Terrible focuses more so on Abel than the previous novellas (I’d say New Moon Summer is mainly about Rylie and her feelings and Blood Moon Harvest is mainly about Seth and his, so it just makes sense that Moon of the Terrible focuses mainly on Abel).  Abel has had it rough.  From being a hunter and hater of werewolves, to becoming one, he’s had to completely shift his way of thinking and come to terms with his new life.  He has also fallen hard for the pack Alpha, Rylie, who just so happens to be Abel’s brother’s betrothed.  I feel for the guy, I really do.  He’s had a very hard-knock life, and the minute he finally feels like he belongs, in swoops Seth to “save the day.”  Honestly, I don’t think Abel ever catches a break, but perhaps he will in the next installment of this awesome series.

While this novella spends a lot of time assessing Abel, there is still a ton of action as well.  In fact, this is the novella in which we learn the true identity of Cain, and I surely wasn’t expecting it!  Nor was I expecting Seth to ask for what he did, or for it to happen, and on top of all that, another bombshell was dropped, as well.  This is definitely a novella full of surprises, and I’m hoping that it allows Seth and Abel to connect with each other and put their rivalry aside, but I think, in all honesty, it’s about to get even worse… four stars.

4 stars

I purchased this novella from Amazon.

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