Jeanette Battista graduated with an English degree with a concentration in medieval literature which explains her possibly unhealthy fixation on edged weapons and cathedral architecture. She spent a summer in England and Scotland studying the historical King Arthur, which did nothing to curb her obsession. To satisfy her adrenaline cravings-since sword fighting is not widely accepted in these modern times-she rode a motorcycle at ridiculously high speeds, got some tattoos, and took kickboxing and boxing classes. She gave up the bike when her daughter came along, although she still gets pummeled at the gym on a regular basis.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Jackal Moon by Jeanette Battista. Laila has been pledged to serve the jackal god, Anubis, since she was a child.
She wants nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of her father and brother and become a member of the Keepers of Divine Order. When her initiation into the Keepers leads her to Miami and pits her against the wereleopard Sekhmet, Laila is cast into a sea of clan intrigue and bitter rivalrie Laila has been pledged to serve the jackal god, Anubis, since she was a child. When her initiation into the Keepers leads her to Miami and pits her against the wereleopard Sekhmet, Laila is cast into a sea of clan intrigue and bitter rivalries.
With the arrival of Kess, the true wereleopard clan leader, and her retinue of werewolves, violence threatens to erupt. The scales are ready and Anubis awaits Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 13th by Jeanette Battista first published April 5th More Details Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Jackal Moon , please sign up. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Jackal Moon Moon, 2. May 11, K. Lincoln rated it really liked it. The first in the series, Leopard Moon, follows Kess, a wereleopard fleeing from her family in Miami who ends up hanging with a bunch of cute and snarky werewolves in another state entirely.
Jackal Moon continues after the end of Leopard Moon. And I don't recommend reading this book without reading the first one, as half the fun was listening to main character Finn's reactions to and comments on Kess and Cormac.
While Leopard Moon was a complete, standalone story with a satisfying conclusion, Jackal Moon seems to have been conceived as a way to introduce more characters- both good and bad- as well as the various shifter factions werejackals, werehyenas, wereleopards, and werejaguars being the main ones about to fight for dominance over Miami.
Jackal Moon does contain a nice romance one I wouldn't fear my elementary school aged girls to accidentally see on our family Kindle as the level of explictness is tame the main focus of the book isn't on that relationship, nor on the changes that the two main characters go through within that relationship.
Finn is the little brother of the Beta-in-waiting for his pack. He's always been the goof off, but recently he's wanted people to see him as more serious. He agrees to accompany Kess and Cormac to Miami when she is recalled there suddenly to take over her wereleopard pack. Laila is a werejackal whose family is one of the mysterious and deadly Keepers, a faction that serves as the defacto police and clean up crew for all weres.
She has trained all her life in martial arts and intrigue and is ready to prove herself ready to become a full fledged member of the Keepers. Both of them end up in Miami somewhat at cross purposes, but strangely relaxed in each other's company. One of the good things about this installment is that the moments of truly delightful writing I encountered in Leopard Moon are also present here: "Miami felt fresh and youthful, the energy flowing swift and edgy, winnowing through the city like a fevered school of fish racing in the ocean.
New Orleans' energy eddied in the dark pools, laying trapped beneath huge trees and moving in a slow current like the Mississippi itself" The snarky banter that was such fun among the werewolves is present in smaller bits in Jackal Moon. The most fun was Laila's human friend Gen, who had all too little face time for my taste.
We still spend too much time, for my taste, in the head of the villain Samara, a werehyena who is truly callously evil for me to completely bond with Laila and Finn, and I was a little disappointed we didn't get the satisfying conclusion to their story at the end of this book, but as other reviewers have mentioned, this book seems to be setting up for the next one in terms of plot and character development. Hopefully the next one will bring us more closure.
This Book's Snack Rating: Still more multi-grain chips with slightly hotter mango salsa for Laila's hand to hand combat and less closure Jan 08, Deedee rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal. This book surprised me a bit. I was thinking that I might not like it like I did the first one but it was good and nice read but also setting up for the next book which I can't wait to read.
The story is hard to describe because of all the interlocking views of each character. Here's a slight glimpse: Finn a werewolf is tired of being the "goof ball" of his family finally gets a chance to prove himself by going to Miami with Kess and Cormac previous characters from the first book.
After the death This book surprised me a bit. After the death of Kess's brother Sek. Laila is a werejackel whose vying to get a position on an ancient society called The Keepers of Order.
After years of training she finally gets her chance to the keepers that she has what it takes. Samara is a werehyena who believes that she deserves the perks that a place like Miami can give her especially after her clan is pushing to the seams of her border and recourses are almost gone.
After years of living on the fringes she ready to be apart of action and miami's her ticket. Mar 01, I rated it liked it. Right when you expected that this book will be like all the series out there it surprises you. This is avery good book. Not like your average series out there. Its a very 'Goodread'. That would be a more accurate and less confusing. This is not a stand-alone book. There are many characters from the previous book that are in JM and too many references of what happened in LM are made so that a reader will probably get lost without the background info.
The story is told in third person through multiple POVs. I liked seeing the return of Cormac and Kess and the other werewolf shifters in this book. I even liked the new evil character Samara. She was cruel and conniving and fit the story well. I liked the son Rafe and am looking forward to his story in Hyena Moon. He was an annoying, immature boy.
Even in Miami he was that way for a while until he started to take his job of protecting Kess and Cormac more seriously. Although Finn had to have the carrot dangling on a stick before he got started. Oh and Bomani, can we say 'manipulative' much? Laila was arrogant, looked down on people, and was judgmental and childish. No one like that should ever have the power over life and death.
The werejackals were no more than paid assassins no matter how they liked to justify what they did. I suppose it depends on what POV one looks through. So the aspect of assassins, especially an unstable, impulsive assassin like Laila, really reduced my enjoyment of this story. I really, really disliked Laila. Mebis I disliked a bit less but I still dislike him.
There was no need for the repetition. Look at this! This is important! Blood spilled out, dripping down her brow bone and into the cup he held against her face. Similar to page 37 Page 37 — Talking about her father A very faint scar ran down the left side of his face, starting above his brow bone and running vertically down his cheek. Laila and Mebis sported similar scars, although hers was more noticeable since it was relatively recent.
Similar to page 12 Page41 — It had been a family ritual, one of their few high rituals, performed when the moon was at its fullest. She had been fourteen and her father had taken her into the temple room and explained the role of the Keepers of the Order, of their place in the cosmic balance.
Similar to page He had drawn the knife down her face, whispering that she should close her eye…. The blood spilled over her eye, dimming her vision, making the world swim and she felt sick.
Similar to page 11 All of the above excerpts reference to the same event but repeated over and over and over again in a different phrase.
Jackal Moon (Book 2 of the Moon series)
By Jeanette Battista. Laila has been pledged to serve the jackal god, Anubis, since she was a child. She wants nothing more than to follow in the footsteps of her father and brother and become a member of the Keepers of Divine Order. When her initiation into the Keepers leads her to Miami and pits her against the wereleopard Sekhmet, Laila is cast into a sea of clan intrigue and bitter rivalries. With the arrival of Kess, the true wereleopard clan leader, and her retinue of werewolves, violence threatens to erupt. Bomani stood on the front lawn of the white house, looking out at the water. The sun was setting, turning the sky a molten orange-red.