Friday, May 31, 2013

Review: Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Official Synopsis: 

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, shapeshifters, 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…

Print Length: 398 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 29th 2011)
Genre: YA paranormal romance

My rating for Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1):
I was excited to read this because of the great reviews, but as I read it, I didn't think it really went anywhere. There was a conflict, many little conflicts for Kylie actually, but the book was slow and it took forever for the conflicts to go anywhere. Maybe that's more parallel with real life since a lot of what life is about is waiting and handling everything as best as you can...but reading it like this in a book just didn't cut it for me. I felt like I knew about every second of every single day Kylie lived at the camp. The conversations that Kylie and her friends had bored me too. It was just everyday conversation that didn't hold much significance to me/the story. It didn't pick up until action occurred in the last 50 pages of this 400 page book.

The love interests: Derek and Lucas...some of those scenes were quite cheesy. I actually really liked Lucas and wish there was more of him in Born at Midnight! I liked him a lot more than Derek. Derek bored me. The other character I liked is Holiday, but she was a side character so she wasn't present much.

Overall, I thought the book was pretty slow and I think Born at Midnight could have benefited from a good edit to quicken the pace. I think I might have liked it a lot more if the book had been compressed to about 250 pages rather than 400+.


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Find out more about C.C. Hunter HERE.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry that you didn't like this book :(
    This is one of my all-time favorite series.