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Ivy Devlin

Ivy DevlinIvy Devlin is a pseudonym of Elizabeth Scott who loves to write novels for teens because “Being a teenager is both the most amazing and the most frightening thing — there’s so much going on with you, your friends, your parents, and handling that and school and having to think about your future… it can be really exciting, but it’s also a lot to deal with!” She lives in Virginia. Here is Ivy Devlin’s blog.

Low Red Moon: Suspenseful and moving, but lackluster romance

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

Low Red Moon — not to be confused with the Caitlin R. Kiernan novel by the same name — is Ivy Devlin’s entry into the field of YA paranormal romance. The protagonist is Avery Hood, a teenage girl whose parents have just been murdered. Avery remembers only brief flashes from that fateful night. Now, she’s trying to deal with her grief, adjust to her new life with her grandmother, and piece together her memories to solve the mystery. Then, she learns that her new boyfriend, Ben, has a secret — and that he may have been involved in the killings.

First, the good: The mystery plot is suspenseful and moving. In the climactic scene, when all is revealed, Devlin ties her story in with the fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood.” Hints of the fairy tale had been present... Read More