Nocturne by Christine Johnson Review

Nocturne by Christine Johnson Vervegirl reviews book number two of Christine Johnson’s werewolf series Nocturne.

Author: Christine JohnsonNocturne by Christine Johnson

Publication Date: August 2011

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Price: CDN $19.99

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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’s hurting her best friend. She’s 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 go to protect her family, her identity, and her life, before she loses it all…


“It’s not easy being a teenage wolf.”

Clare adjusts to life as a werewolf as she also tries to struggle her human life. Her friendship with Emily is tested once Amy (the new girl)comes into the picture. Clare barely struggles to teach herself the basics of becoming a wolf, although she has trouble lighting the ceremonial fire she does have the uncanny ability to hear great distances.

I don’t blame Matthew for freaking out a little about his girlfriend being a werewolf. It’s not exactly normal is it? I also thought that Amy had ulterior motives, even though in the end she had good intentions. Her character seemed like she wanted Clare to reveal the fact that she was a werewolf.

The lies the Clare keep piling upon Emily start to strain their friendship and you can just feel the tension leap off the pages. I always wonder why girls seem to be jealous of one another by how one looks and acts. I guess that’s how it ignites our own competitive rankings.

Matthew is such a supportive boyfriend being able to help Clare when she realizes that Amy may know her secret. Telling her he loves both her human and wolf side was too adorable and sweet. Boyfriends in fiction books are always so romantic and supportive, don’t you think?

I enjoyed reading about Clare and her struggles, but I also loved the fact that she had a best friend whom she loved dearly and could not possibly lie to. Tying friendship and fantasy into one novel makes a very fun read.



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