Nocturne by Christine Johnson
Age Group: YA
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: 7/23/2012
Some secrets are too dangerous . . .
After the tragic events of the summer, Claire is looking forward to a new school year. All she wants to worry about is finding the most gorgeous dress to wear to the Autumn Ball with her perfect boyfriend.
But as Claire knows all too well, the life of a werewolf is never that simple, or that sweet.
When Claire’s human and wolf lives start to collide, her worst nightmares come true. She is hurting her best friend. She has been caught lying. And then the unthinkable happens: Someone discovers Claire’s secret.
If Claire’s werewolf identity is exposed, everyone she knows will be put at risk. And the pack’s response comes at a cost higher than Claire can imagine. Claire will be forced to determine just how far she is willing to go to protect her family, her identity and her life, before she loses it all . . . .
I absolutely loved this book, probably even more then the first book. As I said in the Clair de Lune review I was intrigued by the idea of an all-female werewolf species, and the laws and religion they had. Though the first one was good, I must say I found this one to go more in depth with the characters. She went really in depth with the relationships between Claire, Matthew, Emily, and Amy. Even Judith is seen in a new way. Christine Johnson did a wonderful job of showing the struggles Claire goes through to balance her pack and human life. The only thing that was a letdown about the book is that there was not as much action as in the first book.