Friday, April 13, 2012

Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)

Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1)Title: Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)
Author: C.C. Hunter 
Rating: 3.5/5
SummaryDon’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…
My Thoughts:The first book in the new Shadow Falls series is addicting. Kylie is a heroine with resolute courage, tenacious loyalty, and at times a fiery personality. Her journey of self-discovery, friendship, and romance is so full of honesty, it is impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls. 
After a party incident, Kylie’s cold, distant mother decides to ship her off to Shadow Falls Camp for the summer. This camp deals with troubled teens…but neither Kylie nor her mom truly realize how troubled these teens may actually be.
Kylie soon learns that Shadow Falls Camp is a refuge for troubled supernatural teens–witches, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and shapeshifters. At first, Kylie denies she is anything like these “freaks” and does everything she can to make that point clear with anyone who will listen. Gradually, however, she comes to accept that she may not be all that normal. She becomes best friends with a witch and a vampire, and she has not one but two love interests. Derek is a seemingly safe fairy, and Lucas is an anything-but-safe werewolf that Kylie has encountered previously. While Kylie is dealing with new friendships and love interests, she’s also coming to terms with her own abilities and what this might mean for her future.

The ENTIRE BOOK basically describes how torn Kylie is between wanting to be normal and afrain of being a supernatural (vampire, werewolf, fae, witch, ect.). The other main conflict is Kylie being torn between two insanely hot guys (of course), Lucas and Derek.
Overall, it was a short, quick read that I would recommend to YA paranormal rommance fans!

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