Wednesday, July 27

Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Born At Midnight (Shadow Falls #1  ) by C.C. Hunter
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 416









Summary: 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…

My Thoughts: I didn't know what this book was really even about when I started reading. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it and how easy it was to get into. We are introduced to Kylie who doesn't fit in anywhere. She has one good friend but to the rest of the kids she's a weirdo. She goes to a party and the party gets busted so she ends up in jail. Her shrink ends up talking to her mother and suggest she goes to a summer camp. What more can happen to Kylie? Her boyfriend hooked up with another girl, her parents are getting divorced, she's having night terrors, whats next?

She heads off to camp. As soon as she's on the bus, she can tell something is off. These kids are weird! Beyond how weird everyone thinks she is. She realizes that the camp is for supernaturals. What in the world is she doing there? She meets a vampire, a witch, a shape shifter, a faerie, and a werewolf. 

Of course, yes there is a love triangle. Or at least the start of one. She's torn between Lucas and Derek. Than there is also the issue of her ex-boyfriend being right down the road at another camp.

I won't say much more because I don't want to tell you what kind of supernatural Kylie thinks she might be, or any other spoilers. 

Born At Midnight was a fun book. It was entertaining, and had me laughing in parts. The characters are hilarious. They are so unique and fun to learn about.  I also liked all the guys and how they related to Kylie and how she liked them for different reasons. 

I can't wait to read the next book in the series.  

Overall: Loved it! It was soooooo funny! I loved Kylie's character. I loved learning more about her and why she is the way she is. 

Cover: Its cute. I don't love it, but its still really cute. 

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3 comments:

Anna said...

I'm glad to hear it was funny, I love a funny book! Great review!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hmmm sounds a lot like "Hex Hall".
I loved Hex Hall so I just don't know.

Book Angel Emma said...

Sounds great, had this on my list for the DAB challenge. Thanks for the review :D

 

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