First and Foremost --- you must absolutely read the three previous books in this series or I guarantee you will be lost.
The Shade of the Moon is a very disappointing addition to a series that started of so fresh, strong and unique. The writing is stale and the character's are nearly indistinguishable.
Pfeffer went from writing a post apocalyptic series to a dystopian. This change doesn't fit and makes things unbelievable.
This is truly a sad decline to a series that had to much punch to it.
It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?