Review: Changeling Moon by Dani Harper

Posted February 10, 2012 by Carmel in / 8 Comments

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Title: Changeling Moon
Series: Changeling #1
Author: Dani Harper
Publisher: Brava
Format: Paperback, 368 pages.
Published: May 31st, 2011
My Copy: from author
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He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything—until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf’s vicious attack.

As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside. With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw. . .and ultimate evil.

This is a wolfish series that I sincerely regret not having started earlier. Not only is Changeling Moon about werewolves (my fave!) but Dani Harper’s writing is outstanding! The plot line unfurls seamlessly, the characters are endearing and the ending wraps things up so beautifully that I felt completely sated. Talk about the complete package! I know one thing for certain, Changeling Dream is not going to sit on my shelf for long. I will not make the same mistake twice!

Zoey and Connor are like, the cutest, most perfect for each other, couple. I felt instant chemistry between these two! Their relationship felt natural, believable. Zoey’s emotional and quick-to-react while as Connor is steady and thoughtful. Together they make an awesome team! Oh, and did I mention? Dani likes her wolves a little bit naughty.

Harper’s werewolves changelings are a welcome addition to the genre. I liked that lycanthropy is reversible. This was a first for me and it definitely changes the characters’ attitude towards the “disease”. On the flip side, I disliked how everyone’s clothes stay intact when they regain their human form. The whole concept came off as more Sci-Fi than paranormal. I just think that there has to be one or two downsides to being a wolf otherwise everyone would do it!

All of the side characters (a.k.a the pack) are almost as delightful as Zoey and Connor. The only reason that they’re not is because we don’t know enough about them yet! I’m hoping that a few of the other (and equally as sexy) Macleod’s will be front & center in future installments. One of the things that I like the most about werewolf fiction is the strong sense of family. Dani does an excellent job of making readers able to “feel the love” within the pack.

Changeling Moon is wild, warm and fuzzy; the key ingredients to werewolf fiction perfection! What a fab debut book by Canadian author turned Alaskan, Dani Harper, and a great start to a promising new series. I can’t wait to drool over James Macleod in Changeling Dream!

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8 responses to “Review: Changeling Moon by Dani Harper

  1. I’ve ran across this one so many times and wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not. After reading your review I’ll definitely have to give it a read. Great review.

  2. I loved the small town feel of this book- it was different from other PNR books which is always nice. I have to write my own review of this book at some point but I definitely enjoyed reading yours!