Despite her superhuman strength and enhanced senses, Della Tsang's life as a vampire certainly hasn't been easy. Especially since she was reborn and bound to the mysterious, infuriating, and gorgeous Chase Tallman.
But if there's one thing that's always kept Della going, it's her dream of being an elite paranormal investigator. Her newest case is the opportunity she's been waiting for, but as Della tries to solve the twenty year old murder and clear her father's name. She uncovers secrets about the vampire council. And about Chase.
Feeling betrayed by all the secrets he's kept hidden from her, Della is determined to keep him as far away from her heart as she can. But she'll need his help to solve the case that will lead them into the darkest and ugliest vampire gangs in town and into the scariest reaches of her heart.
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C.C. Hunter brings an exciting and thrilling conclusion to the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy. Unspoken brings us to the end of Della’s story and I couldn’t be happier about it. Well…maybe a teeny bit happier as my ship sunk faster than the Titanic. But sigh, can’t win them all!
Della’s main focus continues to be trying to clear her father’s name for the death of his sister so many years ago. The case has been reopened and he is the prime suspect. But Della knows in her heart that her father is not capable of such a thing, even if he has been cold and distant to her over the past few months.
Then there’s Chase, infuriating and yet, still irresistible Chase. No matter how hard Della tries to fight the feelings she has growing for him, she can’t seem to win. But her struggles are completely real and valid. Chase says he loves her, but Della thinks it’s more about their bond, the one that makes them Reborns. She thinks her feelings for him might even be based off that too. Hence her struggle with her feelings over him. How can you believe what’s in your heart if there’s something else that might be a ruling factor in the game?
To make things a little more “exciting” Steve has returned to camp, and after a series of events at home, Della returns to camp as well while her father’s trial starts to go under way. Della and Steve definitely have a few issues to work out as well. I’ve always liked Steve. I loved how he was never afraid of Della’s sassy attitude. He was the first one to break through her icy exterior and he grew on me. Like he did with Della. And it’s makes Della’s “choice” all the more harder. Though, I started to see which guy she was leaning towards long before she did. I refuse to make comments on that remark as well, just to avoid spoiler territory. Just know that while what we see might not be able to be called “romance” since Della doesn’t make a choice until the very end, there are plenty of flirtatious moments that are worth grinning over!
The mystery element to this one was pretty good too. There’s a lot of buildup to needing to find the real killer. And we know he’s a vampire from the getgo. One who is very talented at staying hidden. Add to the mix a new set of murders, one that makes Della’s investigation even harder just adds more pizzazz to the situation.
Needless to say this was one fast paced read. And the fact that there’s a good 400 pages to read makes it even more delightful. There is a lot to read there, but seriously the pacing is done so well with every step of this mystery/investigation you’ll be eating up these pages!
I suppose my only complaint was the matter of resolution. When the time came, I guess I was expecting a bit more detail to the answers of why and such. But I guess when you think of it, evil villains don’t really have to have a reason why they are so evil. So I pretty much just have to accept that fact in the way of getting answers out of the story.
I loved C.C.’s revisit to Shadow Falls. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye when Kylie’s story ended and when we moved on to Della I was beyond happy. She’s such a sassy character! I’ve always loved that she says exactly what’s on her mind! The news keeps getting better because with Della’s story all wrapped up, C.C. plans to move onto Miranda’s story! Because seriously, after Perry left in the start of Della’s story, I was all about wondering what this witchy witch would do! Her novella only strengthen my desire to see her get her own happy ending. But let’s not get into all that here! This is Della’s story. And now it has ended where she is in her own happy ending! That’s two girls down and one to go!
Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars
Unspoken releases October 27, 2015