Rachel thought spending her vacation in the Irish countryside would be spending the time in a 400-year-old farmhouse. There'd be lots to do and see. But that was before Rachel knew that the house, the land and its inhabitants were cursed. An age-old curse that can only be passed on to another on the night of the October moon--a curse that turns its victims into werewolves....
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October Moon Reviews
This is a well written, well paced horror for younger teens.
"It is not easy to watch the world change around you. To see an entire way of life change and change and change again. It isn't easy to watch friends grown old and die, nor is it easy to be constantly moving on from place to place before people begin to wonder why you never age." —October Moon, P. 133 Before the world became interested in knowing The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Michael Scott had already been writing paranormal stories of ancient magic and mysticism for quite some time. October Moon was one of his early efforts, paving the way in provocative and thoughtful fashion for the series that would make him famous years later. Fifteen-year-old Rachel and her parents have just moved from the United States to their new home in rural Ireland, where they plan to operate the horse stables on an old and very valuable piece of property. The place promises all of the gothic intrigue that any new Irish resident could ever want; the main house even looks like a medieval castle from the outside, though the living quarters are significantly more modernized than the exterior would indicate. Rachel and her parents seem to have it made here...until, that is, the first disturbing incident takes place. From page one of October Moon it's clear that there's some malevolent magical power out to get Rachel's family, and especially Rachel, and this reality becomes increasingly evident to the American expatriates as a series of unpredictable and dangerous accidents begin on their property. Rachel thinks that these accidents may be the work of two teenage employees in the stables, neither of whom seems to be very friendly or straightforward in their dealings. Rachel's parents have their own theory about who could be responsible for the disasters, and so does the local police inspector, but it's obvious to all that the guilty party is serious about trying to force Rachel's family to leave, and may resort to violence if that goal is not met.The secret of the estate, it turns out, goes back hundreds of years, and Rachel and her parents have unknowingly stepped right into a trap that could destroy their future. There's a lot of ancient magic at work behind the scenes, but Rachel will have to rely on her modern American tenacity and determination if her story is going to have a happy ending. At the time of this review, October Moon is the only one of Michael Scott's novels that I've read. It's easy to see that he does descriptive writing well, though, and that he's not afraid to throw in a late twist or two if it makes the story better. On the whole, I'd have to say that my favorite part of this book is the quote with which I began this review; it was actually nearly enough to convince me to round my one-and-a-half star rating of October Moon up instead of down. Fans of the author's later work will probably find this to be an enjoyable story, well worth the time taken to read it.
Set in Ireland this tells of a teenaged girl who finds herself gradually turning into a strange version of herself... the reader guesses before she does that she is becoming a werewolf. Followed by Wolf Moon.I borrowed this book from a cousin who loved it, and I enjoyed it although I was older than the YA age group. Then I took it to an SF convention and got the book autographed by the author, to my cousin. She was thrilled, and Michael Scott made a lifelong fan.
This is one title and author I remembered from elementary school. This is werewolves before werewolves were cool. I recently got a copy and re read it. Not as "amazing" as I remembered but I enjoyed it and it remains a good memory for me!
Es un libro que te tiene en la punta del asiento y es muy ligero de leer. La verdad me pareció una buena lectura para sacudir un poco el día y para terminar rápido. Rachel Stone llega a Irlanda a una granja de cría de caballos y sus padres Elizabeth y Robert están muy emocionados por comenzar a trabajar en este lugar. Pero diferentes accidentes y situaciones oscuras obligan a Rachel a vivir en constante miedo de los peligros de fantasía que representa Seasonstown House.