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