Born at Midnight (Shadowfalls #1) by C.C. Hunter
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Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Summary (from Goodreads):
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…
Honestly, I don't know how to write a review about this book because I don't exactly know how I feel about the plot and everything.
I read this book in bed, thinking that maybe this book can steal a few hours of my sleep. And yes, it did steal some of my sleeping time -- not hours, but an hour to be exact. After reading chapter 1, I instantly knew that this book won't make me satisfied, but it seems that my mind keeps on wanting more. And so I stopped reading for that night and went to bed.
Halfway through the story, I am pissed. I am pissed at Kylie Galen. She's such a whiny little teen! I mean, she's kind of a martyr for me. And for me, being a martyr is not that admiring. During that time, I instantly made a little motto of the book: "Shadow Falls: A camp full of naughty supernatural teens. Enter if you dare". I'm sorry if I'm being a little negative but I really do think that this book is about Kylie being a crybaby all throughout camp.
I didn't get where the story was heading and that kind of made me want to stop reading it. But I didn't. I didn't because I saw huge potential in this book (which is good!). On with the positive comments. Even if I hated Kylie, I still loved a few of the characters, like Della, Miranda and Perry. They are awesome friends and perhaps they are the reason why I often laugh or smile when reading this book. I see a big space of improvement in the next books that's why I am not giving up on this yet. So yes, I am determined to finish the series because of the potential. And Della.
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