Thursday, April 21, 2011

Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter

Book Summery:
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, shapshifters, 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…

Book Review:
I was at Barnes and Noble the other night looking for a specific book (which turns out was out of stock). Amidst my quest, I stumbled upon Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter. I had neither heard of the book or the author. I ended up adding it to the growing pile of books in my arms and proceeded to sit down and thumb through said pile. As per my usual, I skimmed through each book and set it in the to-buy pile or the re-shelf pile. I picked up Born at Midnight, and was immediately hooked. The characters were tangible and flawed, I could easily to them. I instantly became a part of Kylie's world, and craved to learn more about her and her impending journey. To say I was not disappointed is the understatement of the year. I inhaled this book in just little over a day. As I mentioned above, this story is character driven, which makes it multidimensional and engrossing. The use of various supernatural beings is also creative and entertaining. I loved that camp setting and was able to easily imagine the woods, water, campfires, etc... The only complaint I have is the love triangle. Now, I am always up for a good love triangle, but I consistently feel that the "good guy" always takes the backseat. I truly hope this isn't the case for this triangle, but only time will tell. Ms. Hunter, you have concocted a truly original and captivating tale. I await on the edge of my seat for Kylie's next story, Awake at Dawn, which comes available in October, 2011. For more information, the FREE down-loadable pre-story, and other tid-bits, check out Hunter's website here.

Favorite Quote:
"The door to Kylie's bedroom opened and Bennet stuck his head in. 'Are you going back up to the office?'
Holiday's expression changed into fake concern. she rested a hand on Kylie's shoulder. 'I'm afraid she needs me.'
Bennet wasn't fooled, that was apparent by his expression, but he didn't argue, either. Well, as long as one didn't call slamming the door an argument.
'Jerk.' Holiday muttered.
'I can hear you,' he retorted from the other side of the wall." (p. 347)

Cover Art Commentary:
I love the colors. However, I'm not really that found of the image. Perhaps the cover is laced with awesomeness, because despite the fact that I didn't particularly care for the cover, there was something about it that made me pick up the book. And boy, I am sure glad I did!

Overall Rating:


  1. Great review! This book looks really good! I actually won it a couple of weeks ago, so I'm really looking forward to reading it! :)

  2. Let's hope the good guy win this time. ;) Great review. I miss going book shopping. ;)

  3. aawww dude, seriously? You're going to bury me in series girl! :P Love the review!

    (I'm so looking forward to seeing what you think of Liar Society)

  4. I like the fact that it has an array of supernatural beings and the cover gives me an eerie feeling to the story. I'm hoing to read this one soon too.

  5. It sounds great, I have seen this everywhere with great reviews