Series: Shadow Falls series, book 1
Pub: 2011, St. Martin’s Press
Author: C. C. Hunter
Cat: fiction (supernatural)
Format: paperback (mid); 398 pp w/ 42 chapters
Age Range: YA
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, shapeshifter, witched, 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 Kyloe in 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. 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 (review)
First thought in reading the back, after I got it home was, great, did I really just buy this? Yes I did, and it went both ways with me. Yeah I liked how the characters were, all the relationships that were around Kylie. I liked what she found out and even how she did—I even liked that it took her more of the book than not to come to terms with what she is—not that she really did, I think, maybe...?
But then again I’m sick of the whole ‘what? Vampires and werewovles are real?’ like really would you? like I get the whole punked thing, the ‘yeah right *strained laugh* come on guys with camera’s you don’t need to hide’, but really, flat out not believing, as if it’s your first time ever knowing what the hell a werewolf is...
Not that she really did that. But really what happens is really explained enough in the summary for me to bother telling you. it’s about a chick that goes to camp that’s there to try and train the supernatural into being human like, that’s really it, at least this book and yet there is so much more that it’s actually really interesting, and I think ‘cause Hunter doesn’t really make that big a deal about the creatures about the school, it makes it fill more real and so you can’t let it pass by, let that drain into the background and really focus on Kylie on her story.
So I get it , the story, hell I liked it when at first (like the first two chapters) I didn’t think I would and being that I’m a character based person (hence me liking of series) it’s a good read.
Like really I liked all the characters and their open vageness, though it was more open, the friendships, I liked her ex, or more so how he made her feeling towards others (yes! She’s not a fallen head over heels for a guy because he looked her way; she pulls back, though she does like them that quickly) honestly to me there’s more pro’s then cons, it ever got me laughing in a few places, but...
Nah, I’m going with the likes, and this is one of those books that gets you wonting to know what happens next.
[tb], Awaken at Dawn, Taken at Dusk, Turned at Dark, Whispers at Moonlight,