[ read online Textbooks ] Hungry GhostAuthor Allison Moon – Z55z.co

Strange is the new normal for college freshman Lexie Clarion She could be writing papers and going to frat parties like a normal girl, but Lexie is no normal girl She spends each full moon fighting against the beast that threatens to escape her body, and the rest of the time mooning over her alpha ex girlfriend When Lexie discovers the eviscerated body of a fellow student, she knows the violent full blood Rare wolves are back on the prowl But with no proof, no plan, and no allies, Lexie and the Pack have to decide how to fight back And they have to do so fast, before all the women of Milton become prey


10 thoughts on “Hungry Ghost

  1. Eva Folsom Eva Folsom says:

    ETA As I ve been letting my response to _Hungry Ghost_ settle in, I ve been realizing thatthan just enjoying the book, the experience of reading it has been deeply meaningful to me I have this inner seventeen year old who is girlcrazy and wild I ve nicknamed her Baby Dyke whom I try to make a little room for here and there There s not a lot I can give her right now, given my other life choices, but reading Moon s work gives her a little room to breathe and exist at least in my head ETA As I ve been letting my response to _Hungry Ghost_ settle in, I ve been realizing thatthan just enjoying the book, the experience of reading it has been deeply meaningful to me I have this inner seventeen year old who is girlcrazy and wild I ve nicknamed her Baby Dyke whom I try to make a little room for here and there There s not a lot I can give her right now, given my other life choices, but reading Moon s work gives her a little room to breathe and exist at least in my head And that means a lot to me I don t think that it would be true if Moon hadn t poured your heart into her work and hadn t sweated blood on the keyboard to make it true and real I just read _Hungry Ghost_, the sequel to the one I just reviewed about the lesbian werewolves This book was not as fun as the first one, with fewer sex scenes andsexual angst on the part of the protagonist It was still a fun read I think I read it in maybe three days The things that really worked in it Moon gets real about the less talked about stuff in GLBTQ culture, like sex work and BDSM and conflicted feelings about transgender issues and feminist in fighting about porn and stripping She has a transgender character and does it well There s a neat theme about transcending the either or bimodal paradigm sorry, there are actual feminst theory academic words for that teasing my brain, but I m not dredging them up right now She ties together some neat stuff from academia with transgender issues and the whole werewolf thing Interesting ideas and fun literary play There s a littlein there about the protag s relationship with her father, which I was glad to see One pretty hot BDSM sex sceneThe things that pissed me off because of my issues Her protagonist is a poor student Smart, but whiny and easily distracted and completely unappreciative about the opportunity for education Having gone to school with a bunch of wealthy, privileged kids who partied and had fun while I financed my half of the tuition my scholarship didn t cover, it just kind of hits a nerve I get that Moon is probably making the character annoying so that there can be dynamic character growth, which leads me to my second pet peeve point A lot of the character s struggle is explained to the reader and only shown in a really fuzzy, confused way You know, the whole Lexie felt like she would never be able to have conviction about anything type of writing Which seems pretty common in brain candy type books and doesn t bother a lot of people But it really ticks me off because I never let myself do that in my writing but I haven t yet mastered how to pull off showing character growth in a smooth and natural way So I think I get pissy that someone else gets to write it the easy way and still gets to have people read her stuff and like it.The things that I think areobjectively places where the book is weak The protag s father is pretty two dimensional For someone so important to the protagonist and to her character arc, I think he deservesdepth The pacing is choppy The character growth is shown in sort of jagged spurts and all the plot and action sort of stop dead while that happens Dammit, not enough sex scenes Or should I say, too many abortive sex scenes that could be great but stop in the middle because of the character having issues But like, since the character arc isn t smooth or compelling, it doesn t seem fair to have that ruin the sex scenes I know I seem to be obsessing about the sex But since this book is a brain candy book to me I mean that in the good sense I feel like it should have fun to read scenes And, seriously, one of Moon s greatest strengths as a writer are her awesome sex scenes.I see that I ve sort of ended on a downer here So I m just going to re state my overall take, which is that this book was enjoyable to read and does things right like trans stuff that you don t often see done well


  2. Tom Tom says:

    Plus, Lesbian werewolf sex is kinda weird, she said with a laugh Too much fur Long claws It all just gets in the wayfrom Hungry Ghost, Chapter 4 No other book in my reading journey from Aristophenes s excellent Lysistrata, penned 2427 years ago, to Enchanted, Nikki Jefford s awesome latest, published last week has contained the sentence, Plus, Lesbian werewolf sex is kinda weird I m sure I d remember I have tons of Lesbian friends If any of them start dating werewolves, atPlus, Lesbian werewolf sex is kinda weird, she said with a laugh Too much fur Long claws It all just gets in the wayfrom Hungry Ghost, Chapter 4 No other book in my reading journey from Aristophenes s excellent Lysistrata, penned 2427 years ago, to Enchanted, Nikki Jefford s awesome latest, published last week has contained the sentence, Plus, Lesbian werewolf sex is kinda weird I m sure I d remember I have tons of Lesbian friends If any of them start dating werewolves, at least I ll know how to advise them If you haven t yet read Lunatic Fringe, book one in Allison Moon s excellent Tales of the Pack series, I would recommend you do so before starting Hungry Ghost, just to get you up to speed The Pack is a group of women who are friends, sometimes lovers, housemates, and werewolves As a pack, they protect their area, finding werewolves who seek out and kill women, and exacting their revenge Lexie Clarion is the newest member of The Pack, and she s finding it difficult to fit in She has a wolf inside her, and she has transformed before, but she doesn t do so at the full moon like her Pack sistren This could be that Lexie has a very rare gift she is a Peacespeaker, an entity with the ability to broker negotiations between conflicting tribes or packs It s a rare gift from her mother s side, and her mother died before teaching her anything.Plus, having had a rough break up at the end of the last term, Lexie has neglected school stuff, like signing up for classes One of the scanty few choices she ends up with is Indiginous Linguistics It s an odd course, but Lexie learns things in there that come in handy later She also sees things at a BDSM club that prove to be similarly useful How can I not adore a book that uses an SM club as foreshadowing More girls are dying around Milton College, and The Pack is angry They are finally coalescing under their new Alpha, Renee This time, the battle will beferocious, as they fight the ancient, powerful, full blood werewolves known as the Rare wolves And few who go up against the Rares live to tell the tale.As much as I loved Lunatic Fringe, I think I like Hungry Ghost even better Maybe it s because I ve figured out what Allison Moon does better than other writers of werewolf lore She truly delves into the lupine mind that coexists inside each Pack member, giving us a look at these creatures from the inside The Pack only transform into wolves on the full moon, but that wolf mind is always there, always working beneath the human mind Also, as new as she is to the werewolf world, Lexie is also a relative cub in the lesbian world Until she lost her virginity last year, she hadn t really considered her sexuality much She d, er, satisfied her physical cravings, but there was no strong lust after either males or females In the first book, she found that she was definitely into women One thing I like about Hungry Ghost is that Lexie s biggest physical craving despite her fun at the aforementioned club was non sexual, rather the supple, gentle back scratching and hair stroking the other pack members performed Yeah, a toe curling orgasm is a good thing, Lexie reasons, but after a shite day, it s nice just to have somebody to hold you We follow the Pack as they learn the tactics and skills they ll need to survive their forthcoming battle Lexie has discovered something within herself that she teaches the Pack When the time comes, the battle scene is one of the most exciting I ve read in awhile The Pack find the going tough, fighting hard for every victory, and suffering with every defeat In the end, they find help from some unlikely allies With Hungry Ghost, Allison Moon deftly avoids the many pitfalls second novels face So often, the writer uses all of his or her creative ammunition in book one By book two, we already know the main characters we re already aware of our surroundings, and steeped in the series mythology So many second novels are comparably weak, because their characters don t wash well, and there s nothing new for them to do They serve their purpose in book one, and they just get in the story s way in book two Not so in Hungry Ghost It s the exact opposite In Lunatic Fringe, Lexie was welcomed into the pack, but she remained an outsider, choosing her lover over the pack In this book, she now lives in the house Since the story is told from Lexie s point of view, we get to meet Renee, Hazel, Jenna, Mitch, and the rest, as if for the first time The girls of the pack have changed, just as Lexie has We are there as they learn one another s habits and oddities, and as a new type of sisterhood descends upon the Pack.There are parts of Hungry Ghost that had me cracking up others had me tearing up It is a beautiful emotional melange, as we follow Lexie and her friends preparing to face some of the most dangerous creatures on earth.Best of all notwithstanding studded outfits at the BDSM club nobody freakin sparkles


  3. Miranda Miranda says:

    AwesomeIt s so refreshing to read a work of fiction that I actually relate to So many romps into fantasy out there are straight white and boring.


  4. Amy Amy says:

    Lunatic Fringe was a novel I struggled with and I had to take a break for a few months to finish it It focused to heavily on the relationship and there wasn t enough about the werewolves for me to enjoy Despite this I picked up Hungry Ghost with some trepidation and haven t regretted that from page one.The lore in this series is original and intriguing The strong feminist voice is refreshing and something that I love so much about this series as it s so rare to find The characters and their Lunatic Fringe was a novel I struggled with and I had to take a break for a few months to finish it It focused to heavily on the relationship and there wasn t enough about the werewolves for me to enjoy Despite this I picked up Hungry Ghost with some trepidation and haven t regretted that from page one.The lore in this series is original and intriguing The strong feminist voice is refreshing and something that I love so much about this series as it s so rare to find The characters and their growth is so believable and satisfying that I want to read the rest of their story right now to see where they go from here.But most of all this book has finally made me fall in love with Lexie In Lunatic Fringe I found her frustrating and kept hoping that the next chapter would bring a fresh POV to give a change of pace In Hungry Ghost I enjoyed seeing the story from her perspective and seeing her growth directly.I wish there had beencharacter development of the three male werewolves and Lexie s dad, especially as without them the fight with the Rare s would have turned out quite differently With such little appearance in the narrative I didn t feel emotionally invested and the moments that should have been so emotional and meaningful felt flat and out of place.There were also characters that really played no role at all and could have been left out, such as Lexie s aunt whose impact on the story is so little she could have been replaced with a journal or proper father development.Overall this is an enjoyable story that is well written, thought out and ultimately satisfying


  5. Darlene Darlene says:

    Allison Moon s story telling is the best This is the sequel to Lunatic Fringe Both books have satisfying endings,wondrous characters, plots, sub plots, and writing Her vocabulary wasn t at third grade level, nor were the internal lessons of differing sexuality too much info dumping AND Allison Moon has ME reading a book about werewolves, and loving it I would have loved to be able to read a book like this as a teen Back then this information was hushed Nowadays teens might feel they alread Allison Moon s story telling is the best This is the sequel to Lunatic Fringe Both books have satisfying endings,wondrous characters, plots, sub plots, and writing Her vocabulary wasn t at third grade level, nor were the internal lessons of differing sexuality too much info dumping AND Allison Moon has ME reading a book about werewolves, and loving it I would have loved to be able to read a book like this as a teen Back then this information was hushed Nowadays teens might feel they already know this stuff about sexual identity But even if you know this, the story holds its own.One of the things I found most surprising was that I wished I could experience this level of being a were shapeshifter I felt like running through the forest and living in a tree house, Ms Moon made it all come alive Characters breathed, puked, had periods, bathroom scenes Real life It is about time Thank you, Allison, for letting me read your books at a discount Though the ending was satisfying, I hope there is a book three I love the series


  6. Harper Jean Harper Jean says:

    A delightful, page turning sequel Allison Moon s pack of queer werewolves continues to surprise and delight In this book we learnof the backstory of the characters and the world of the werewolves presented in Lunatic Fringe, and some of the characters are further developed Like many an ensemble drama Buffy, anyone , I often wished that the supporting characters were better developed, the worldrichly built and explained and oh yes, the werewolf sexfrequent but it s rea A delightful, page turning sequel Allison Moon s pack of queer werewolves continues to surprise and delight In this book we learnof the backstory of the characters and the world of the werewolves presented in Lunatic Fringe, and some of the characters are further developed Like many an ensemble drama Buffy, anyone , I often wished that the supporting characters were better developed, the worldrichly built and explained and oh yes, the werewolf sexfrequent but it s really hard to complain as the ever thickening plot keeps you turning pages past your bedtime Also, if you attended a small, progressive liberal arts college, you re in for some fun nostalgia and satire of those exciting, nurturing, navel gazing years I am so eager for the third installment that I would be cranky at Ms Moon for turning to a different book first, if that book were not a comic called Girl Sex 101


  7. kris kris says:

    TheI think about this book, theI like it And I oddly can t think of how to explain that, haha, except that it took a little while after finishing it for me to realize I really enjoyed it It s unlike any other story I ve read in this general literary category, probably because it doesn t fit into any specific category Which is a good thing view spoiler I ll totally admit to being sort of boring in that I sort of lamented the absence of Archer at first hide spoiler But a TheI think about this book, theI like it And I oddly can t think of how to explain that, haha, except that it took a little while after finishing it for me to realize I really enjoyed it It s unlike any other story I ve read in this general literary category, probably because it doesn t fit into any specific category Which is a good thing view spoiler I ll totally admit to being sort of boring in that I sort of lamented the absence of Archer at first hide spoiler But all of that was easily overcome when you realize that this story is meant to bethan that And it isthan that, if you give it a fair shot Also, an added unhelpful bit, Mitch became my favorite character in the book, so I can only hope in potential future books, Mitch is all up in it, haha


  8. Jesse Jesse says:

    A wonderful second book by the talented Allison Moon Only a short time has passed since the final events of Lunatic Fringe changed the life of the Pack forever Now attacks are growingfrequent and Lexie and the Pack must discover why and how to stop it Will they be able to race the waxing moon which provides strength to both sides and come out on top


  9. Max Max says:

    It s a decent sequel Nice job.


  10. L L says:

    grinds teeth I need