Today I shall review a book titled "Born at Midnight" by C.C. Hunter.
Release Date: March 29th 2011
Publisher: St.Martin's Griffin
Book Series: Book 1Interest: 2011 debut author
The description of the book:
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…
This book was different from all of the other books that I've ever read for so many reasons.
First off: readers sometimes hate reading books from 3rd person narration because it doesn’t connect them with the main character. Well, that’s true but it wasn’t the case for "Born at Midnight". The narration was in 3rd person but it was written differently in a way that would make you forget that it was in 3rd person. Therefore, it was like narrated by Kylie (the main character) so I mean it was an incredibly smart from the author to do that.
The addiction element wasn’t missing from this book. I couldn’t get enough from it. It was so good and I liked all the characters and the setting too. You get to read about young vampires, fairies and werewolf. I mean, most of the time vampires are century old but in this book the vampires are young and new to the supernatural world.
Each character had a unique voice. Kylie was cute, innocent and confused character. She seemed so real to me. Hunter did a great job in creating a dynamic character that will be useful for the next book in the series.
And please let's take a second to mention the guys in this book. For the first time ever, I was confused on which team I should be on.
Team Derek or Team Lucas
Ok so they both like Kylie and they want her so much but both of us...er… I mean Kylie doesn’t know who she likes more. Derek is just so nice and patient and loveable. While Lucas has this mysterious side to him and she knew him since they were kids. Maybe book 2 will help pick a team.
There are so many twists in this book and each chapter ends with a cliffhanger.
Overall, this book was amazing and I seriously can't wait for book 2. And I can't for book 1 to become a bestseller.
Tata for now