Supernatural, it’s one of the main genres of books in teen fiction as well as one of my favorites, and having read a large amount about vampires, werewolves, witches and demi-gods I found a new book series that is different than the typical werewolf vampire drama, the Shadow Falls series (containing 5 books). Though this review is going to be on book number 1!
What I’m reading: Born At Midnight by: C.C. Hunter
What it’s about (jacket description): 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…
Do I like it?: I’m OBSESSED with this book and the series
Thoughts: When I downloaded this on my kindle after reading the description I was excited to find a new supernatural book that wasn’t too Twilight for my taste. Even though there is a prominent love triangle throughout the book, it isn’t solely focused on whether Kylie ends up with Derek or Lucas but more on Kylies experience at the camp, making new friends like the witch Miranda and the vampire Della, and trying to find out whether she belongs in this supernatural world, and if she does, what supernatural she is.
I fell in love with Hunter’s character, Kylie, for multiple reasons, mainly because she is such a relatable character to me. Her parents are going through a hard divorce and she doesn’t have the best relationship with her mom. Kylie tends to avoid her problems by solving everyone else’s and she is trying to figure out who she is, also while being able to see ghosts….
I recommend reading this book because of the new friendships, romances, mystery and most of all the SUPERNATURAL aspect of it all.