Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Waiting on Wedneaday (14): Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming books you're looking forward to.
Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore
Teen Wolf meets True Blood in this fun, boy-friendly story.
Being only half-vamp in a high school like Carpathia Night makes you awhole loser. But Danny Gray manages to escape the worst of the specists at his school. Thanks to the genetic treatments he had as an infant, most people assume Danny's other half is human. Which is a good thing.
Ever since the development of synthetic blood – SynHeme – vamps have become society’s elite, while wulves like his father work menial jobs and live in bad neighborhoods. Wulves are less than second class citizens; once a month they become inmates, forced to undergo their Change in dangerous government compounds.
For Danny, living with his vamp mother and going to a school with a nearly all-vamp student body, it’s best to pretend his wulf half doesn’t even exist.
But lately Danny's been having some weird symptoms -- fantastic night vision; a keener-than-usual sense of smell; and headaches, right around the full moon.
Even though it's tempting to live in denial, it's hard to ignore evidence. There's only a month until the next full moon, and Danny's time is running out.
Peter Moore speaks to adolescents in a voice that will have them laughing, set in a world that will get them thinking.
I'm excited about this one because it twists werewolves and vampires around to tell a story that feels fresh (to YA fiction at least). Lately, vampire elitest (over humans) have been getting a lot of attention but I like that this one is vamps over werewolves and we had a protagonist (written by another male) who is stuck in the middle dying half of himself. I'm really interested to see how this books reads. I just really hope it's in first person!
Red Moon Rising is out February 15th 2011.
So what about you? What are you excited for?