Title: Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)
Author: C.C. Hunter
Format: Paperback (St. Martin’s Griffin | Owned)
Summary (Goodreads): 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, shapeshifters, 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: There’s one irritating flaw, which is how the author wrote Kylie’s POV. Sometimes I just couldn’t decipher who the she/her in the book was referring to and it took me quite some time to get used to it. At the first part I found it rather similar to paranormal YA books where our main character found out who they was and were at the stage of denial. But in this case its a camp not a academy or school where they have to attend. In reality what drew me to this book is the amazing cover. Its spooky with the mist and kinds of relate to the plot. So our main girl, Kylie, I disliked her at first and Miranda was my favorite followed by Della then Kylie. Kylie’s quite a tough nut to crack no matter how much effort Holiday put into explaining the situation, Kylie’s still firm on the idea that she is not one of “them”. And it took quite a while before she finally accepted her situation which was kind of annoying. I wished that part could be toned down a little. Also it it being a paranormal kind of thing or is or just Kylie. It’s like she is constantly facing boy troubles, I’m not being whiny here but hey 3 at once. That’s just too much to contain. But other than that, I’ve really enjoyed it. Sometimes she’s just so funny and silly I can’t stop laughing. It is not a very intense, dark kind of book. I think this is the first time I read a paranormal that’s rather light and dont have big enemies they have to face. Probably, this is the first so the author tries not to overwhelm us which is good. I don’t want to be holding my breath for a long time. I’m going to read the next book (Awaken at Dawn) not too soon but before the end of 2014 I can safely say that.
Rating: 3.5 / 5 stars (not too bad but okay)