Apr 11, 2018

Mini Review--Fighting Back by C.C. Hunter

The final novella in the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series!

Everything is changing, and Kylie’s not sure how to feel about it. It’s her senior year at Shadow Falls, but her boyfriend, Lucas Parker, has already graduated and has new responsibilities with the werewolf council. When he breaks a promise to her and leaves on a two-week mission for his pack, she starts to worry that their love just isn’t strong enough to stand the test of time.

While still devastated by his absence and the emotional distance that’s grown between them, Kylie’s visited by a new spirit with a vague but urgent message: “Save him.” The spectral visits are unsettling and confounding, but when Kylie discovers the ghost’s connection to Lucas, she becomes terrified. Lucas is the one she needs to save. While their future may still be uncertain, Kylie will do whatever it takes to save the life of the only boy she’s ever truly loved.

This was truly the last goodbye to the Shadow Falls series! Fighting Back was one last hurrah with our favorite couple, Kylie and Lucas. Though it does take place before Miranda’s book, Midnight Hour. It’s been so long since I was with Kylie and Lucas really, they were around of course throughout Della’s series and Miranda’s book, but truly being with them one last time was definitely the right send off!

Kylie and Lucas have been spending less and less time together at no fault of their own. Lucas is going to school, works with the FRU and also has a place on the were council. Yet it seems the council is stealing every free moment of Lucas’ time. Though he doesn’t seem to see it that way, but Kylie does. Every time they plan a date or day together or just have a moment together, the council is calling Lucas in for an emergency meeting of some sort. Lucas is striving to get the council to see the wisdom behind mixed couples, but there are some members who refuse to listen and think that the werewolf line should remain pure.

Kylie also receives yet another ghostly visitor, one urging her to “save him!” Though trying to find out who the ghost is and who the “him” is, is proving to be most difficult, especially since her heart is hurting from not being with the guy she loves. And Lucas refuses to think that the council is trying to purposely keep them apart.

Though a rather short little story, I did find this one to be pretty good! I read it in its original format when it was a preorder incentive for Midnight Hour, I believe. There were a few mistakes in it, nothing like grammar, but occasionally there was a line that was repeated twice. I didn’t think anything of it until one of those instances caused the next line to be a reaction to something that was said, that wasn’t actually said in print. That one instant at least made it hard to figure out what was causing the strife between the characters, but other than that what we didn’t know didn’t hurt us.

This was a fun little read though despite that tiny mishap! I liked having this last adventure with Kylie and Lucas! Truly the best way to say goodbye to the series!

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars



  1. I've never read anything by this author, but this series sounds like something I might be interested in! I'm glad you enjoyed this final farewell!

  2. I love this series! So happy that you enjoyed this one as much as I did. I really hate that we had to say good bye to them.

  3. It's always nice when a series ender is strong, and this sounds like it was. I have only read one book by Hunter (This Heart of Mine), but this series sounds interesting to me.


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