Born at Midnight by CC Hunter *Alexa’s Review*

Posted March 6th, 2011 by in *Review / 3 comments

banner-review(1)Born at Midnight by CC Hunter *Alexa’s Review*Born At Midnight by CC Hunter
Series: Born At Midnight #1
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
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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…

4.5 Stars

Kylie is stuck at Shadow Falls camp for the whole summer due to a mix up at a party she was at. She has no clue what is going on when she first arrives but soon it becomes clear that she isn’t with ordinary teens. Kylie is now stuck at camp with all sorts of paranormal people, the freaks as she likes to think of them. Kylie knows that she simply can not belong here, after all she is not a freak she just sees ghosts from time to time that no one else can see or feel. Quickly Kylie starts to open herself up to all the terrible things that are happening in her life and she starts to make friends at camp who can relate to her. Her roommates are the best friends she can ask for even if they are a vampire and a witch.

As soon as Kylie starts to get settled she realizes that she has two boys in her camp life that are attracting her attention. The one is Derek who has helped her to fit in from the start, he promises to be just friends but they both know he wants so much more. Then there is Lucas who is all werewolf and full of bad news, honestly what girl doesn’t want to fall for the bad boy, or wolf in this case. Kylie once lived right next door to Lucas though and she is afraid of him because she thinks he killed her cat when they were younger. Kylie is torn up between her home life in the normal world and the one she is experiencing at camp. Plus she still has to find out if she is one of the “freaks” or not.

This story grabbed my attention from the start, I loved the idea of a camp where everyone could go to try to learn about themselves and their cultures. Of course there are rivals as vampires and wolves have never gotten along and well witches and fairies are not too fond of each other either. It is a world full of so many great creatures and a great cast of characters. You will feel instantly drawn to Derek and Lucas just like Kylie is. As Kylie struggles to come of age and understand just who she is it is a story that any teen or even adult can relate to. As people age they change and figure out just who they are and it was great watching Kylie grow up in a sense.

Overall the mystery combined with the paranormal creatures and the love story on the side had me reading till the early hours in the morning just to find out what happens. I did love the cast of characters as they all have a different story to tell and each one is unique. I think Ms. Hunter did a great job at describing just how life for teens can be even if you are not paranormal sometimes it can feel like you are the freak or the person singled out in life to not fit in. The story leaves off on a small cliffhanger since this is a series and I know I can not wait until the fall for the second book so I can get back to swooning for both Derek and Lucas. I would give this book 4.5 stars.

Alexa

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3 Responses to “Born at Midnight by CC Hunter *Alexa’s Review*”

  1. Naj

    Wonderful review Alexa! I love the idea too. I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks a lot for the review! 😀

  2. MoonStar

    Great review 🙂 Made me want to read it even more.. And I am really looking forward to this book 😛

  3. Alexa

    Naj and Moonstar- Thank you both it really was a great book and I can't wait to see where the story goes with the second book. Plus this one is releasing in paperback so how could you not get it for 10 bucks. 🙂

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