Sunday, January 8, 2012

Born at Midnight

Title: Born at Midnight

Author: C.C. Hunter

Rating: 3 stars

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-fairy 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…

Review: Another eh book. Also another Texas book. I wonder if there's a connection...? The amazing book streak has finally come to an end; it is now the era of okay books. Kylie is trying to decide between two guys, one of whom is a werewolf. Time for... Twilight reference. There's this Twilight parody called Literal Twilight Eclipse Trailer. ( Every time Kylie mentioned Lucas and/or Derek, I was reminded of this part of the video:

Okay, that was fun.
I was glad Hunter included witches and faeries in the camp, and that we don't know what Kylie is, but she's definitely not a vamp or werewolf. Time for another different-book reference: Kylie sees ghosts, she's not a fairy, vamp, werewolf, or witch, one of the guys is named Derek, and one is a werewolf.
It's The Summoning!!!

Which makes Kylie Chloe the necromancer. I loved the Darkest Powers series.

Near the end this book turned into a kind-of supernatural Nancy Drew, what with the mystery of the dead animals and all the who-dunnit. I'm currently reading the second book, so we'll see if this series stays okay, becomes better, or plummets to horrible-ness.

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