Saturday, February 26, 2011

Born at Midnight - A Shadow Falls Novel - by C.C. Hunter

Kylie Galen is at a rough point in her young life.  Her boyfriend just dumped her for not putting out, her parents are getting a divorce and her dad is moving out. To top it all off, her night terrors have come back.

Kylie decides to shake it off with a night out with her friends.  She goes to a party but really isn't having a good time.  However, when the cops come, she is holding a drink.  Her mom comes to get her out of jail and announces to Kylie that she is sending her to a summer camp for troubled teens.

Kylie knows she didn't drink or do any drugs at the party but all of her whining and wheedling doesn't get her out of camp.  She feels alone, that her mother doesn't love her and her father doesn't want her.  But the kids at the camp are unique.  They look goth and all have their own looks.  When Kylie is oriented, she learns that everyone at the camp has a special gift - supernatural gifts.  Camp leader Holliday tries to convince Kylie she is special too, but she is having none of it.  Sure, she may be seeing ghosts, but humans can see ghosts too, right?

Then, she meets a half-fae boy who really reminds her of her ex-boyfriend, but she is still attracted to him.  To further confuse her, a boy she knew when she was little is at the camp too, and he really makes her tingle.  But the Feds keep coming to the camp, interrogating the teens, looking for something, even though they are vague. 

Kylie tries to deal with her ghosts, makes friends with a witch and a vampire, juggles two boys, adjusts to her parents divorcing, and tries to figure out who she really is.  Together, with a bit of mystery tossed in, they merge into a wonderful paranormal story with a coming of age twist.  C.C. Hunter does a wonderful job of world-building and creating likable and realistic characters.  I look forward to more of Kylie and her friends! Great YA Read!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow this book sounds really good! I think I'll add it to my to read pile!
    p.s. I really like your blog, it looks so awesome!


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