Friday, January 27, 2012

Review: Born at Midnight - C.C Hunter

Author: C.C Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls (#1)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Pages: 398
Read In: 3 days  

Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.
Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart.
Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

D, A, & P's Review:

Kylie was once a human, or at least she believed she was. Lately, Kylie has been able to see a young soldier, who insists on following her wherever she goes. Here's the catch, no one else can see him. She thinks she's going crazy until she's "admitted" into Shadow Falls; camp where paranormal teens unite in hopes of discovering who they really are, and who they see themselves becoming. Kylie has a hard time processing the camp, and her alleged paranormal origins. Her journey becomes even more unclear, when she is unable to find out what paranormal species she originates from. As Kylie travels down this road to discovery, it becomes clear to her that Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs.
Over the novel's span, two guys are thrown into the mix. Lucas, a mysterious childhood acquaintance that Kylie feels almost a magnetic attraction to, and Derek, a sweet, caring guy who reminds her so much of her ex-boyfriend Trey; yet, he couldn't be more different. Kylie appears to have feelings for both of these guys, but her lack of communication and avoidance of Lucas, causes her to be drawn more to Derek.

“Born at Midnight”, was a bit ... tricky. We felt like the storyline coughed up a few select scenes that could have intensified the novel's exposition. For example, Kylie is recommended to attend the Shadow Falls camp by her psychiatrist, who was NEVER mentioned prior to her admittance. Her break up with Trey also would have been a great scene to help jump start the story's exposition. However, we did like how the C.C Hunter identifies Kylie as an anomaly from the beginning, as well as, the feelings Kylie has toward being one. In a way, things and people all around Kylie are constantly changing. Though, she doesn't react to all of these changes well, she still manages to push through the many obstacles that she is faced with.

In conclusion, “Born at Midnight” is a great read, but we wouldn't "Stop, Drop, and Read" it. Although, we WOULD recommend you save it for a quiet weekend at home.


1 comment:

  1. I love this series! I just became a street team member! I am a new follower