Oct 22, 2014

ARC Review--Eternal by C.C. Hunter

Sometimes the path to love it painfully unclear, but Della's journey is about to bring her a whole lot closer...

Della's secret powers always made her feel separated from her human family. Just when she's starting to feel like she belongs, at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers, her life is turned upside down all over again. Attacked by a deadly virus, she has no choice but to be reborn. It's a transformation that makes her more powerful--and bonds her to Chase, a good-looking vampire who makes her laugh one minute and infuriates her the next.

Chase already knows too many of Della's secrets, and being eternally bonded to him is the last thing she wants. Even worse, she doesn't fully understand what their bond means. Is it causing the undeniable attraction she's started feeling for him--or is their connection real? And what does that mean for Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees?

Now Della's battered heart is about to take another hit. While investigating her latest case, she discovers shocking evidence about her father's dark past, making her question everything she once believed to be true...and her place in the world she loves.

I received this ARC from the author as being apart of her Street Team for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

C.C. Hunter's Eternal is Della's second book in the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy! Yes, C.C. confirms it's a trilogy at the back of the book. Eternal was definitely an enjoyable read, as Della was by far one of my favorite characters when it was Kiley telling her story and with Della at the helm, you know you're in for a treat!

Della is dealing with being reborn and bonded to Chase in this one. She's not overly thrilled with it either. There's a lot of emotions going on when it comes to this. It definitely puts a strain between her and Steve. But soon Steve and Perry both leave the scene and are not seen again. It was sad to have them off scene--they went away to another school in Paris--but I felt like it was right in some ways for Della. Steve recognizes that there is something between her and Chase and he wants Della to figure it all out, to figure out who she wants to be with. Even though, Steve will be gone for an unknown amount of time.

I found myself very attached to Steve, pretty much since he and Della worked together in Saved at Sunrise. And now with Chase in the picture, I found myself very much on Team Steve. But sadly, he just wasn't there. There was no trying to fight for Della on his part since he left, so I can kind of understand Della falling for Chase...but then the question is, is that real or is it their bond? A question Della asks herself more than once during the course of events.

Although, Chase is still a fun character. He matches Della's snark head on and isn't afraid of her moodiness. They're quite the pair and working together, in a way, does get them closer together.

Their case was a real doozie too! They are both experiencing visions of two vampires, a girl and guy and they're in trouble. Subsequently, that becomes their case, trying to find where these two are. They're being held somewhere dark and time is not on their side, which really ante ups the pressure in trying to find them. There's a lot of obstacles in their search and it made for an interesting mystery of sorts.

Della's family also played a bit of a larger role in this one. Mainly, their secrets, secrets we have yet to truly uncover. But it keeps getting mentioned as they did in Reborn. Just little hints that there is something being hidden. I think those secrets will be at front and center in the final book, which is the next book!

I enjoyed seeing Kylie and Miranda around again as well! They are still there for Della much like Della and Miranda were there for Kiley. I almost want Miranda to have her own book now too! Miranda is dealing with more heartache, it seems, than Della over Perry leaving her. I feel like that there is more to that story as well, as Della had a conversation with Perry prior to leaving. Perhaps it was due to the fact that he was leaving and that was the secret, but I can't help but feel like there was more to it than all that! But as I tend to tell myself, only time--and the next book--will tell!

Eternal was an amazing followup to Reborn that continues Della's journey! The sassy, smart-mouthed vampire who's just trying to make sense of her world as a vampire and now as a reborn. She's a lovable heroine because she's never afraid to speak her mind and do what she believes is right, even if it may lead to further consequences! Eternal is a must read for all Shadow Falls fans that lets us linger just a little bit longer at our favorite camp.

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

Eternal releases October 28, 2014

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait for this to come out. I really hope the author decides to write Miranda's story. But not I'm sad that Perry and Steve leave :( Even if it isn't forever.


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