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Subject: Bad Moon Rising = Bad Reviews Given
Date Posted: 8/5/2009 7:41 PM ET
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I've been reading a lot of poor reviews of this book.  I'm hesitant to shell out $ for it now.   Anyone here read it and if so, what's your opinion?  I've loved most of her other Dark -Hunter books (though still have not gotten around to reading "Acheron" yet).

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 8:13 PM ET
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I just picked it up from the library this afternoon but haven't started it yet.  I've read all her other books and enjoyed them, some more than others.

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 8:39 PM ET
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I bought it thru my book club==Rhapsody==, but it is still in the mail.  I figured it would be good because it is about Fang.  I really like all the brothers and couldn't wait for his story to come out.

I read "Acheron", but didn't like it.  I really liked her earlier work and liked her last few books, but the ones in the middle were not good.  This is my opinion.  I am waiting for Nick's story and probably will quit the series.  You can only do so much with a theme before the books become stale.

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 8:49 PM ET
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You'd really have to just read it yourself.My sister in law is who I usually listen to about what books are good or not because we read the same generes and usually have the same outlook on how the books are so when she told me about this one book and how horrible it was I stayed away from it.But one day I stumbled across it at the library and reread the back blurb and it seemed intresting but didn't really want to waste my time since my sis in law had given such bad reviews.So,I kid you not,I took a seat on the floor and decided to take a peek inside and read the first few pages,and I was hooked.It's actually one of my favorite books now.I still have no idea why she doesn't like it.lol.

I haven't read this book yet but I plan on it,usually if the reviews are horrible I get it anyways because my taste in good reading is different then others.

Date Posted: 8/5/2009 10:33 PM ET
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It's the long series syndrome, it always happens. I can't help you either though since I haven't read it. It is one of my fav series, if you couldn't tell by my nickname lol, but I still haven't been able to get past the first dream hunter. I've picked it up a few times and keep putting it back. So I am way behind on this series lol

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 12:26 PM ET
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I just got it yesterday but haven't read it yet.  It seems rather short though.  IMO her last half dozen books have been downhill.  She seems more interested in the backstory than the actual story of the couple in each book.  The romance is thrown in almost as an afterthought sometimes.  She needs to go back to writing them like she used to. 

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 2:28 PM ET
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I am looking forward to Fang's story too, although I haven't read the book yet.  I just finished Acheron, and I liked it.  I will probably hold off buying this one though and hope I get it in a swap, or wait for the paperback.  I'm pretty far up on the WL for it.

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 7:36 PM ET
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I saw this in Targert, but I'm waiting out the WL.  After the debacle of her last anothology entry and the short changing of a favorite character (Fury), I vowed that I wouldn't buy another new.  I'm  hoping this will be good, since Vane and his extended family are favorites.  I'm high enough on the WL that I should get it in a few weeks.

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 3:52 AM ET
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I've been waiting for Fang and Amy's story, so glad to see someone say they liked it and didn't find it so bad.  Ashley, I found the Dream Hunter books to be my least favorites of the series.  One I missed and read out of order much later, which was no problem.  I don't recall the Dream books revealing anything much that make it necessary to read exactly in order (especially the first Dream one), so maybe skip by that one for now and catch up a bit.

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 9:10 AM ET
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I am almost finished with the book and I have to say that is is ok.  I don't love it, but I don't hate it and certainly don't agree with the horrid amazon reviews.  I do feel like it is a bit of a rip-off since a lot of it is rehashing what we'ver already read in various other books, so several large scenes are repeats from what happened in Vane's and Wren's books. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 9:20 AM ET
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I bought it and read it the day it came out.  I loved it.  It was a little hard to get into at first - because like a lot of her books there's always back story.  And if you've read the rest of the ones in the series, the time line in this book is bound to confuse you.  But I personally thought it was amazing.  I finished it in less than 24 hours - barely put it down at all.

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 11:34 AM ET
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It seems rather short though.  She seems more interested in the backstory than the actual story of the couple in each book. 

Those two complaints are popping up a lot in the reviews. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 8:12 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/9/2009 2:51 AM ET
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I read it in one day and I loved it. It is back in time when we first met Fang and his story takes place over a span of a few years I think... well at least many months. I really liked it. It answers a lot of questions, we meet some new key players, and we really get to know everyone at Santuary. It did seem fast but that is probally because I would not stop reading it until it was done. It really leaves me craving more DH action!

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 4:40 PM ET
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i read it, and i'm not going to say i hated it, but neither did i truly enjoy it. it had some elements that made it

" read worthy" . i feel the book itself would have been better placed earlier in the series. but thats just my

opinion.

Date Posted: 8/11/2009 11:57 PM ET
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I liked it....her were-hunter books are actually my favorites.  Yes there was a lot of backstory but I appreciated seeing the events from a different perspective so it didn't bother me.  I also loved Fang in the previous books so that made it a must read for me.

I read about 3 pages of a Dream Hunter novel once and have never picked one up again.  Hasn't affected my enjoyment of the Dark Hunter series at all...can pick up anything I missed by reading a review or two.

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 6:22 PM ET
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I've skipped over most of the Dream Hunter books--I really just think they suck--can't be bothered to sugar coat it:lol:  Wasn't a fan of Acheron's story but it wasn't terrible--don't like his "love story" and think his woman could have been awesome and she's rather underwhelming for me. 

I bought BMR yesterday and plan to read it this weekend.  I'm 18 on the WL but slightly impatient:lol:  I sorta miss when Kenyon's books were released in PB only:lol:   I'm not a huge fan of HB and since I don't have the rest of the series in HB, I usually have to buy it again later in PB to go with the rest of the keeper set:lol:

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 11:37 PM ET
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I've read it now, and was disappointed, can't say it was her best.   There was too much rehashing of scenes from several other books (including Vane's and Wren's), made me think I was doing a re-read, not even new stuff for Aimee and Fang.  Though I guess it was to be different point of view of those other scenes, too much rehash.; and there were a few other scenes where it seemed liked some sentences were missing, like how did she get from here to there.  One fight scene toward the end, Acheron's name appears as joining in, yet nothing else - huh, where did he come from; same with Jaden, like she just put his name in there to be noticed as part of the next spinoff arc series.   I wondiered if she kind of rushed through this book, a way of working towards the next story arc, but not well done.   

Wait for PBS or until price goes down, not worth the cost of  hardcover price.

Date Posted: 8/27/2009 8:45 PM ET
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Rarely do I ever not finish a book once I've started it, but I'm about 1/3 of the way through this one and I just don't feel like reading any more.  I think it's going back to the library tomorrow.  Maybe I'l check it out again later and give it another try.  Or not.