Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: Chosen at Nightfall

Author: CC Hunter
Format: ARC
Print Length: 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: April 23rd 2013

Kylie Galen's life hasn't been the same since her world was turned upside-down in Born at Midnight, Shadow Falls #1, and now an epic conclusion to her journey—not to mention a tough choice between two guys!—is brewing in Chosen at Nightfall:

When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she has to embrace her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie's journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all...and she must finally chose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same.

My Opinion

Kylie has left Shadow Falls and those who love her. She has gone off with her grandfather and aunt to learn more about her own kind- the chameleons. She is miserable there, but she has put her big gal pants on and is trying her hardest to learn all that she can. Then someone she adores gets hurts, Burnett thinks there is a connection between the attack and Kylie. So, Kylie returns to Shadow Falls.

There could also be a connection between the attack and her newest ghost. What a ghost this one is. She wants Kylie to kill someone, and wants her to train to do it. Who better to train her than Lucas, the boy that broke her heart. The boy that still loves her and will risk all for that love, literally. Derek is still there and still in love with her as well. He will be there to pick up the pieces of her broken heart. The question becomes which one is the right one. Her mister perfect. In the last book, Lucas screws up royally and he could have lost Kylie completely. Her training will keep her in contact with Lucas when otherwise we all know, she would have nothing to do with him. But this ghost is one that she cannot ignore. One who says someone she loves is in mortal danger.

Kylie is strong in this one- stronger than she has ever been. Stronger than the strongest characters of the series. She really is a protector, and boy does it shine. She ends up dealing with two ghost and the second one shocked the granola out of me. I mean seriously? That person died? And came to Kylie? For help? Man~ shocked eyes-wide-open shocked!

Surprisingly, Lucas and Derek are strong in this one as well. Lucas comes into his own, realizing his true quest and figuring out how to get the end result. Derek always a great support character comes to understand both his feelings for Kylie and the feelings that she harbors for him. Holiday, Burnett, Miranda and Fredericka are all hilarious in this addition as well. Great support staff.

Chosen at Nightfall is an amazing ending to a wonderful series. Usually at the ending of a series, I am mad about something. I was tickled pink when this series ended and I was happy. It was perfect~ I have no complaints. All questions were answered. Granted CC being the smart writer that she is did leave some questions opened concerning Della. OMG! What a story that is going to be.

My Rating 5 stars out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “Because hearts are ornery, sneaky little bastards, designed to cause misery. They want what they want, and they don’t give a damn about what would make life easier or harder for the heart’s owner.”

Other People

Holiday- Director of Shadow Falls, Kylie’s mentor-almost an older sister role.
Miranda- Kylie’s roommate, a dyslexic witch- has a sweet nature about her.
Della- Kylie’s roommate, a newly formed vampire- tough exterior, but loyal.
Burnett- FRU (Fallen Research Unit) agent, engaged to Holiday

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