Dark Guardian #3: Dark Of The Moon: Dark Of The Moon

Paperback | August 25, 2009

byRachel Hawthorne

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I've loved him forever, but he can never be mine.

brittany is determined to prove herself to the Dark Guardians. And yet she's been keeping a devastating secret: She hasn't experienced any of the intense, early signs of change that mark a Dark Guardian's transformation. The only intense feelings she has are for Connor—and she's kept that a secret, too. But she knows she'll never truly have Connor's love if she's not a Shifter like him.

At the first full moon after her birthday, her greatest fear is realized: She doesn't transform. Brittany is so desperate to become a wolf that she'll go to extremes she never thought possible . . . and put all the Dark Guardians in incredible danger.

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I've loved him forever, but he can never be mine.brittany is determined to prove herself to the Dark Guardians. And yet she's been keeping a devastating secret: She hasn't experienced any of the intense, early signs of change that mark a Dark Guardian's transformation. The only intense feelings she has are for Connor—and she's kept tha...

Rachel Hawthorne believes in happy endings and adopting older rescue dogs. She also writes asNew York Timesbestselling author Lorraine Heath and as J. A. London with her son, Alex. She lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and is presently spoiling a pooch named Jake.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:August 25, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061709573

ISBN - 13:9780061709579

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Customer Reviews of Dark Guardian #3: Dark Of The Moon: Dark Of The Moon

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Differend Differend. I think it's the better word for describing the third book in the Dark Guardian serie compared to the others two. Like the Moonlight and Full Moon, Dark of the Moon is not an action novel but there was more of it and there was suspence (anyways for me; I was dying to know what would happen to Brittany). I really love the novel and like its predecessor it was cute and well written. Dark of the Moon feel like a nice end to the serie but there will be another book Shadow of the Moon and I must say that I can't wait to read it!
Date published: 2009-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hawthorne Has Done It Again! Dark Of The Moon is based on Brittany's Point of view about herself, and the werewolf she wishes to be destined with...Connor.Brittany is the odd one out of this series, who can't seem to find herself shift into a wolf. In the thrid book for the Dark Guardion series Brittany tries to find out why she isn't a Dark Guardian yet, and deals with her feelings for Connor. I really recommend this series, I thought it was a very cute , and dark book filled with secrets about the Shifters. I thought it was well written and I really do love the story line of it, and all the characters. I really can't wait for the fourth one to come out, which is Shadow Of The Moon...
Date published: 2009-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a Cute YA Romance This is the 3rd Dark Guardian novel by Rachel Hawthorne. Each book deals with a different character and their journey of finding love and their transition into a life as a wolf-shifting warrior to protect their kind! The first two books dealt with Kayla and Lindsay, while this one deals with Brittany. While Kayla and Lindsay both have become shifters, have each bonded with their mates and are madly in love with them, Brittany is the odd one out. Her dream and focus is to become a shifter and Dark Guardian. She is what looks like the only female to take pride in her health and body - working out to no end, and her loyalty and determination to protect the pack at all costs is undeniable. She is also not girly or as social as the other girls because of her dream to become a Dark Guardian and the preparation she believes it requires. While she has yet to meet her mate, although she is madly in love with what was at one time Lindsay's betrothed, Connor (Must read Full Moon for more details), she has accepted that maybe she has yet to meet her match and that she is to go through her shift alone (unheard of for females). Her first shift as a wolf is meant to happen on the first full moon (when the moon is at its zenith) after her 17th birthday. As she waits in the forest alone (normally this shift is done with your mate to ease the pain of it all, and to create a bond), she watches the moon rise, and fall. She doesn't shift!!!! Of course she is freaking out to herself, as everything she has learned and trained for is seemingly out the window. Let's not forget that Dark Guardians and shifters are a part of an exclusive community so-to-speak. If she's only human they will reject her and she will be shunned forever. She ultimately decides to keep this information to herself for the time being - although she does end up confiding in Lindsay! While tormented with this new knowledge, she discovers that Connor is no longer with Lindsay, as they both realized in the second novel, that they do not belong together. It still stings for Connor as what was once a sure thing, now he finds himself alone, and somewhat rejected himself and without a mate. Brittany sees an opportunity although her current situation kind of messes things up at the same time. A shifter-bond with the mate, is almost instantaneous. It hits you like a brick, and if you've read the previous books, you know that Kayla and Lindsay both can't stop thinking about their mates prior to their first shift AND vice versa. Brittany not knowing what she is at this point - late bloomer or human, has no choice but to do things the old fashion way with Connor - while she is in love with him, he needs to FALL in love with her, they need to fall in love with each other. AND that's all i'm giving you, you can read the rest and find out what happens. The shifters do have their enemies too, so there is some action in there to mix things up a little, but it's a love story first and foremost! These are rather predictable books, and they are far too quick a read (i started it at 2:30 pm, and was done by 9:00pm the same day - and i took reading breaks!) but my god are they ever cute and lovely romances for young adults. It's just too bad they aren't longer. Rachel Hawthorne is so good at getting the readers into the story and characters, but before you know it, it's over. It makes it hard for me to love these book based on that one sole issue of length! What was nice about this book, was that Brittany and Connor's story was different from the other two, due to her circumstances. It was just such an enjoyable read! She really has an internal struggle in this book. It has nothing to do with Connor but herself and her new feelings of inadequacy!!! So it's just great to see how they help each other discover how much they mean to one another and their love for each other! I would suggest you read all three back to back to make it a longer read. I thought there were only going to be three books, but i have read and seen that a fourth book will be available in March/April 2010 - No word yet on who it's about (if you know, let me know!!!!). I will definitely be reading the fourth book since i`ve so thoroughly enjoyed the first three!!! If you're a fan of Twilight, and rather innocent love stories with a paranormal twist, then by all means, pick these up!!! Really Lovely!!! Enjoy!
Date published: 2009-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read I picked up the third book in the Dark Guardian series this morning and started read and I didn't put it down until I finished it. I found Brittany and Connors story very sweet and romantic ,my only complaint is that it wasn't longer.
Date published: 2009-08-26