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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Shadow Falls: The Beginning

Shadow Falls: The Beginning By C.C. Hunter

2 Books in 1: Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

March 2013

ISBN: 978-1-250-03682-7

Pages: 398/383

Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult

Fallen, Texas

Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party with the wrong people and that one night changes her life forever.  Now her mother has sent her to Shadow Falls, a camp for troubled teens.  Kylie quickly realizes that this is one camp where the kids are far from ordinary.  They are supernatural and they are trying to harness their power, control their magic and still be able to function in the normal world.  Kylie may have never felt normal but she doesn’t belong with paranormal freaks either.  Or maybe she does.  They insist that Kylie is one of them.  She was brought there for a reason and now she has to figure out what that is. 

Kylie doesn’t think life can get any more complicated until Derek and Lucas enter her life.  Derek is half-fae and wants to be her boyfriend.  Lucas is a hot werewolf that Kylie shares a secret past with.  Derek and Lucas both have a strong hold on her heart and yet they couldn’t be more different.  Kylie struggles to figure out her new abilities and at the same time figure out her emotions.  Now she is finding out about the dark side of the supernatural world.  There is an evil enemy in the shadows that is threatening everything that means anything to Kylie and it is also bringing her closer to her destiny.

This is actually the first two books in the series in one book.  It also proves just how addictive this series is going to prove to be.  Once the reader enters this world they will find themselves extremely reluctant to leave it. The characters and story arc proves to be unique and very hard to put down once the reader starts.  Watching Kylie discover herself and her abilities proves to be interesting as she goes through the obstacles that help her grow and learn.  If the rest of the books in the series live up to the first two this is going to put on a lot of keeper shelves to be taken down again and again for many re-reads.  This is a series that pulls you in and doesn’t let you leave even after the very last page. 

I give this one 5 red roses


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