Six Moon Summer by S.M. Reine

Rylie’s been bitten.

She’s changing.

And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf… forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she’s craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn’t figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She’ll be a monster.

Okay, I think I mentioned that I got this book because I downloaded the second book in the series, All Hallows Moon, free from Amazon. I obviously couldn’t read the second book in the series without reading the first, right? Well readers, this was one of the best serendipitous purchases that have ever made. 😉

This was such a surprising read. I wasn’t sure what I expected, but it totally surpassed my expectations. Rylie was a teenage girl with a lot to feel sorry for herself for. It’s no secret that that character trait isn’t uncommon in teens, but at least some of Rylie’s depression was totally justified. She wasn’t at summer camp because she wanted to be. She felt like she was dumped there because her parents wanted her out of the way to sort out the details of their divorce. Rylie didn’t even like the outdoors, she was a city girl and had plans for the summer that didn’t include swimming, hiking and making crafts. She was miserable. What better character to turn into a werewolf?

S.M. Reine did a wonderful job of describing Rylie’s transformation. It was probably the most graphic description of shifting that I have ever read. She held nothing back and made me cringe more than once while reading the process that Rylie had to endure. Without the help of Seth, she probably wouldn’t have survived, at least not with her sanity intact. This wasn’t a sweet, comfortable shifter type love story. Parts of this story was raw and violent, which includes the emotions of the characters.

The twists and turns in this book made it worth the read alone. I ended up not being able to put it down and almost immediately picked up the second book. No one was exactly who they seemed to be and allies changed, which always makes for an interesting read. I’m so glad I picked up these books and I can’t wait to continue reading the series. The book doesn’t necessarily end in a cliff hanger, but you will definitely want to know what happens next.

Want another perspective? Here’s what some other Readers had to say about Six Moon Summer:

Soulswallo at Reading the Paranormal

Thomas Amo Goodreads Review

A Book Vacation Goodreads Review


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