I enjoyed Red Moon Rising. It was refreshing to read a book from male POV, as this doesn't happen a lot in YA. I liked Danny and his friendship with Claire. It was nice to see a LGBT who was comfortable with herself and prominent in the book. I also liked that there were people fighting and unhappy with the species divide, and there were "halfings" and interspecies relationships. There was a section near the end that I didn't particularly like the setup, but I understand why it was done the way it was. I also feel like the conflict was resolved too easily, but since this is the first book in a series, I have a feeling its not really resolved. I liked how the relationship was sweet and not "instant love." It took backseat to the paranormal which was also refreshing. The involvement of the parents was also a positive in this book.