Apr 5, 2011

*Review--Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter*

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…

**Yuppers, I had me a 1-day read!!

C.C. Hunter's debut Born at Midnight was fan-tab-u-lous! Totally blew me away! For some reason I really connect with books that focus on childhood friendships lasting or not lasting due to outer circumstances. Basically what I mean is that Lucas was a childhood friend of Kylie that we learn about early on, and it really just kind of hit me in the personal sense because I've been there, several several times, yet I don't get to see these friends ever again. I guess I envy these fictional protagonists that get to see their BFF.

So that's what really drew me deep into the story and fell in love with it. The supernatural camp part was exciting too. And what's even more thrilling are all the secrets going on with the storyline. Such as Kylie doesn't know "what" she is. But everyone's sure she has to be supernatural due to her brain patterns not being the norm of humans, either she's a supernatural, has a brain tumor or she's going crazy and frankly Kylie isn't sure what she wants it to be.

Kylie has a lot to deal with expecting the supernatural at her time, plus her parents are getting a divorce, she's seeing "things" and then there's the complication of two guys at camp. One a fae who seems to be very interested in her and the other is her childhood friend who has a troubling past of his own.

Then when there are problems arising at the camp and it's a possibility that it might be shut down, Kylie and her new friends will have to work together to solve the mystery! Not quite Scooby-Doo, but still very interesting. And I love how I knew more about Della thanks to the short freebie story, it really helps to know the full backstory. And there is definitely much more to learn about Shadow Falls camp and its residents!

Sooooo looking forward to the next one Awake at Dawn coming October 11, 2011--way too long of a wait!

Overall rating 5/5 stars

This book was apart of my 2011 Debut Author Challenge


  1. Great review! I'm so excited to read this book; I need to work my way through a massive TBR pile first!

  2. Im on the fence about this one, but Im glad to see you enjoyed so much! =d Great review Jessica!

  3. Awesome review! This book sounds soo good! Adding it to my wishlist ;)

  4. Everyone seems to really like this book and now I'm about to add another novel to my HUGE wishlist. This one sounds like it has a lot of interesting plot elements and I want to know more thanks to your review! :)

    -Sandra from http://sandrathenookworm.blogspot.com

  5. I was debating about this one, but I think I'll have to give it a try now! Great review!


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