Author: C.C. Hunter
Pub. Date: March 29, 2011
I can go through a book or series in a pretty fast manner, but the amount of time it took me to devour the Shadow Falls series has to be a record. I don’t know how C.C. Hunter does it. So far, four smash novels (with one on the way), dozens of scene stealing characters (many more to come, I’m sure), and crazy complicated situations; you would think this would be one be mess! But this is far from it.
You follow Kylie in her journey of learning exactly who or what she is. The way this is written, you really feel like you are Kylie. You feel her confusion and disbelief just like if it was you. She becomes best friends with two girls named Miranda and Della, and you instantly have a connection with them. You probably know girls just like them and they are probably your best friends in real life, which makes you care for them even more. And the writing? You will be laughing and crying along with all the characters. C.C. Hunter has the gift we all wish we had. Flawless commentary that goes hand in hand with a just as perfect storyline. By perfect I mean as twisty as a tornado!
Then the boys come in! It’s not YA without the love triangle. I have issues with a lot of love triangles nowadays, but this one is so special. On one hand, you have the new guy that will do anything for you (Hello, heart throb half-fae Derek!). On the other, there’s the boy that has always held your heart in his hands but you never realized it. Personally, I’m team Lucas. Dreamscaping, hot werewolf? Yes, please! Of course, Kylie is in a difficult situation. She is confused by what she is, everyday going through new things. Then she has two sexy boys fighting over her, whom she both loves. Wanna switch lives, Kylie?I think every reader needs to dive into these. As soon as I finished Born At Midnight, I took it to my best friend and made her read it. Needless to say, she was sucked in immediately. I will warn you, though. Do not read if you don’t have time. This is a morning-noon-night I’ll sleep when I’m dead type of series.