Monday, November 26, 2012

Series Highlight: Shadow Falls by CC Hunter

In February of this year I was searching for a new book to read.  As I browsed the book aisles I came upon a book called Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter.  At this point, I should admit that I sometimes do judge a books read-worthiness by it’s cover.  Born at Midnight has an amazing cover.  A blonde gal in a black dressed climbing a barren tree trunk with a foggy mist surrounding her.  The right amount of spooky mixed in with the dreariness of winter. I just had to read the back cover.

Born At Midnight

Author: CC Hunter
Format: ebook
Print Length: 398
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: March 29, 2011
Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…

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…

My Thoughts

OMG!  What happens next?  So I quickly downloaded the next book in the series.

Awake at Dawn

Author: CC Hunter
Format: ebook 
Print Length: 383
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: October 11, 2011

Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special…talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…

But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside.

Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.

My Thoughts

HOLY COWZIERS!  What happens next?  Wait- I have to wait?  Seriously?  How will I survive?  Thankfully it was only about a month and a half wait.  I pre-ordered the next book, biting my nails in anticipation.

Turned at Dark

I discovered that there was an e-book prequel released with Della’s story in it.   You can read it for free by downloading from Amazon or Barnes and Nobles.

Taken at Dusk

Author: CC Hunter
Format: ebook
Print Length: 380
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: April 10, 2012
Step into Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with supernatural powers. Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all.

Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.

Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

My Thoughts

OH NO…..  Who is the ghost that she is speaking to?  Which one of my beloved book friends died?  How could the author kill them?  And of course, heck no it is not a mistake for her topic Lucas.  Team Lucas all the way! 


Whispers at Moonrise

Author: C.C. Hunter
Format: ARC
Print Length: 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: Oct. 2, 2012
The breathtaking new installment of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series from author C. C. Hunter...Whispers at Moonrise.
At a camp filled with vampires, werewolves, and fairies, Kylie Galen has always struggled to figure out what she is. Now she finally knows the truth—but she's left with more questions than answers. She doesn’t have a clue what her heritage means or how to harness her newfound powers. All she knows is that she needs to sort out her feelings for Derek, the sexy half-Fae who just confessed his love, and Lucas, her werewolf boyfriend who seems more committed to his pack than to their relationship. All the while, Kylie's dealing with a group of underground rogues who want her dead and a mysterious grandfather who makes it clear he doesn’t trust the FRU . . . or Shadow Falls. Soon Kylie will have to choose: Will she stay with the new family she’s formed at Shadow Falls, or will she leave with her grandfather and embrace her destiny.

My Thoughts

Here is a link to my review and reaction to Whispers at Moonrise.
Pretty much my thoughts were Oh My Goodness!  Oh My Goodness!  Oh My Goodness!  How could she?  How could he?  What will happen to Della and Miranda?

Chosen at Nightfall

The final book Chosen at Nightfall is expected to be released in April, 2013.  I realize that it is five months away but every once in a while I cannot help but think what is Kylie, Lucas, Derek, Holiday and the girls doing? 

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