Thursday, January 24

Born at Midnight: Book Review

Born at Midnight

C. C. Hunter

St. Martin's Griffin
March 29th 2011
Young Adult | Paranormal
Necromancer | Fae | Werewolf | Vampire | Shapeshifter
Official Blurb - 
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…

Having never loved or even been interested in more than one person at any given time I couldn't identify with Kylie's romantic issues. Every time I try to think about it I get all confused. I know who I would pick but none of the choices are perfect. They each come with issues. But I have long been a fan of werewolves so Lucas gets my vote. If only we could actually get to know him better. Why does he have to be so AWOL.

There is just so many unknowns floating in this story. Plenty of potential but I am not sure I have the gumption to stick it through. The book did take me back in time to days with a simpler story. As a whole it wasn't spectacular but was fairly entertaining. My biggest beef isn't the story but the love triangle.

The best part was probably when she kicked some butt ghost style. Which probably makes no sense to you. Basically she can use ghosts to beat the living daylights out of you. But it doesn't work how you would think. Now that power is something to fear if she can actually develop and harness it. If it weren't  for the promiscuous love triangle I would love to find out just what all she can do.

Language: Moderate
Sexual: Moderate