“Raphael Ramirez former shape shifter secret police agent got a call from Chief Justice and head of the Sazi community Charles and asks to do him a favor. He must find Charles goddaughter Catherine Turner before her first change. Raphael worse enemy, were-jaguar serial killer Jack Simpson murdered...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I was disappointed. This installment was confusing how it took place before and during one of the earlier books. AND I had just read all the previous books! But regardless of that, there was so much jumping around. Even that's not really an apt description, it was like the authors had ADD. ...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I was disappointed. This installment was confusing how it took place before and during one of the earlier books. AND I had just read all the previous books! But regardless of that, there was so much jumping around. Even that's not really an apt description, it was like the authors had ADD. Subjects didn't flow together, like the two authors sometimes weren't even communicating about the characters and their frame of mind. What are editors for if not to help iron out stuff like this. It was an enjoyable story and I can't be the only person who thought it could use some refinement. ”Giraffkrzy wrote this review Friday, September 10, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Total brain candy. My favorite of the series so far.”Amandalou wrote this review Monday, June 30, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Sazi books are all comfortable reads (one of my secret pleasures). Entertaining, non-complex story lines that I tend to consume in little more than a day. If you enjoy modern werewolves (and shapechangers in general) in the age-old fight for good and evil with a little magic and fated romance the Sazi series will be of interest.”Jeepuar wrote this review Tuesday, May 13, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“colleen said: Sophie Garou is a half-human, half-werewolf who's got a great job, a great boyfriend, terrific wardrobe. She just gets hairy once a month. In this book, she's juggling her job, her boyfriend (who's human and doesn't know her secret), her mom's been accused of murder, and someone at work is trying to "out" her. It's not the deepest reading I've ever done but it was entertaining and kept me turning the pages.”Play Book Tag Shelf wrote this review Saturday, April 12, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Raphael Ramirez former shape shifter secret police agent got a call from Chief Justice and head of the Sazi community Charles and asks to do him a favor. He must find Charles goddaughter Catherine Turner before her first change. Raphael worse enemy, were-jaguar serial killer Jack Simpson murdered Catherine’s parents and injured her during the fight. Now her first moon is coming and someone has to be there if the transformation will turn out bad and she has to be put down.
Catherine Turner lives with her aunt Violet after her parent’s death. Lately Catherine experience some changes in her live, her taste for red meat, her great hearing and the ignoring voice in her head.
When the full moon is there she experience the biggest change in her life, she is a jaguar shape shifter. But help is there, a gorgeous wolf shifter is there to control her hunger and make sure is surviving the transformation.
Charles knows he asks a lot of Raphael because his pack wolves want Catherine dead and serial killer Jack is probably hunting her down to complete the job. But Raphael is determined to keep Catherine save from both enemies, especially when you finds out that Catherine is his soul mate, even if Raphael is a wolf and Catherine a jaguar.
Howling moon by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp is the fourth novel in the Tales of the Sazi and again a great novel, who took me on an adventure full of danger, serial killers and enemies to fight against.
The bond between the main-characters Raphael and Catherine is strong from the moment their meet at the full moon at Catherine’s first transformation. And even Raphael is a wolf and Catherine a jaguar they appear to be each others soul mates.
Raphael Ramirez is the second alpha in his pack and leads the pack when Lucas is not around. But when his former Chief asks him to protect a jaguar, he knows there will be trouble. Cats and dog are not great together, but he cannot deny his feelings. And when he finds out that his old enemy is after Catherine he will do anything to keep her save.
Catherine Turner has just survived an attack from a wild animal, not knowing that the bite will change her life forever. Not only had her parents died at the attack, but the inherited some gifts from the shape shifters. Now she is in danger and her only change to survive is to except the help of gorgeous Raphael Ramirez.
Again the secondary characters are strong, serial killer Jack Simpson is the red line in this novel. He is the one who attack Catherine and play mind control with her mind. But he is also the enemy of Raphael. Then you have Charles the godfather of Catherine and Raphael former boss, the bear shifters will do anything to protect her even if it means he has to ignore some rules.
Raven Ramirez, the second best agent of the Wolven and Raphael’s son is also coming by to help his father and keep Catherine save.
I really don’t know what to say about this series….I am totally hooked, I only can say I love it. The way these authors created this Sazi world, the danger, the powers and the love, it’s great.
After reading the first three novels I was a little sceptic because to me it seems difficult to keep this level, but C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp did it again. I found myself in a world of love, danger, companion and enemies and I didn’t want to stop reading this book.
Love can conquer all, even if it means that love comes from two different species.
“I don't know but someti=hing about it just did not interested me about it. It was was good but I just could not get into it.”Elphaba22 wrote this review Sunday, December 16, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Courtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
In Howling Moon we are finally given the full story about Cat and Raphael. Their circumstances were alluded to in previous books Hunter’s Moon and Moon’s Web as having a strong impact on the Sazi world as a whole. Now we finally discover why…
Catherine “Cat” Turner’s world is turned upside down when she is brutally attacked by a serial killer and turned into a were-jaguar. Her previously uneventful life now takes a drastic turn as she has to come to terms with her new animalistic appetites and desires, as well as the lingering affects of the brutal murders of her family and her own violent attack.
Raphael is a retired agent of Wolven, the Sazi secret police, as a result of a huge scandal several years ago. When he is called in to protect and teach Catherine by her Godfather, who is none other than leader of all the Sazi, Charles Wingate, he knows life is about to get very complicated. Raphael is a wolf and Cat a jaguar, two species that are bitter enemies. Add in that her attacker, Jack, is at the heart of Raphael’s past scandal and circumstances are about to get very tense.
Amidst pack politics, societal threats by a madman, and ingrained prejudices between Sazi species Cat and Raphael form a bond that defies all expectations. As their love as mates grows they find their position in the pack even more precarious, until they are forced into a decision that will challenge the beliefs and minds of all Sazi.
In their most ambitious novel to date, C T Adams and Cathy Clamp give readers a chance to delve deeper into Sazi society with Howling Moon. The timeline is also longer than the usual novel in the series, as was necessary to really give Raphael and Cat’s story the attention it deserved and needed. We are also given a stronger lesson in the laws of a pack society through Cat’s lessons. As she discovers what her new life means, so do we the readers.
It is also fascinating to get in to the mind of a serial killer like readers will here. We see glimpses of Jack’s thought processes through his mental link to Cat, which pops up in all sorts of situations. This adds an additional element of surprise to the story as no one ever knows when he’ll put in an “appearance” and reveal more of himself to Cat. Through his mind link, Cat and Raphael find out more and more about Jack’s plans and grow ever more desperate to put an end to his reign of terror.
I personally think that the love between Cat and Raphael is better and more intense than any of the other couples we’ve met thus far in the Sazi society. Just knowing how they came together and all the adversity they had to face makes their bond that much more powerful. I cried many tears over the pack’s treatment of the couple. As times grow tenser and a decision is forced, my heart was so strongly bound up in the story I wanted to scream and shout and cheer Cat and Raphael on in their passionate relationship.
Now all that said, and as much as I loved this foray into Sazi life, there are a couple things that need mentioned. Due to the circumstances in Howling Moon, there is a ton of information about pack laws and hierarchy that must be relayed to Cat, and in turn, the readers. Though I completely understood the need for these crucial details, they did cause some confusion, due to information overload more than anything. I found I had to go back to previous chapters several times to try to remember what I learned. Sometimes the action gets bogged down by the details. Also, having read Hunter’s Moon and Moon’s Web a while back, when they were first published I sometimes had a hard time remembering the connections between the supporting players.
On the flip side, we get much of the back story of the Sazi in Howling Moon and it helped to explain more clearly events and relationships we were introduced in previous novels in the series. This is not a quick read as it takes time to process all the data, but that makes the novel no less compelling and action-packed. Howling Moon is definitely a character-driven story and is very heart-wrenching. You will laugh, cry, rage and scream along with Raphael and Cat, and their loved ones and enemies. Be prepared to run the full range of emotions when reading Howling Moon. You won’t be disappointed.
© Kelley A. Hartsell, December 2006. All rights reserved.”