Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ARC Review - Born at Midnight


Title - Born at Midnight
Author - C.C Hunter
Genre  - YA/Paranormal
Pages -  416
Release Date - March 29th (expected)

Description (from Goodreads)

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…


I did not think I would like this as much as I did. Kylie was a bit of a whiney brat in the begining, but she slowly grew out of it. The premise is interesting enough and we do get a bit of the paranormal in the book, though not as much as one would think.

There are your usuall paranormal suspects: Vampires (Della), Werewolves (Lucas), Fae (Derek) even a Witch (Miranda) and Shapeshifter (Perry). They all have thier own personalities and they all add charm to the book. Kylie however I felt was just a bit too dramatic. She says the word 'freak' about 20+ times in the first half of the book, it tapers off during the second but it got kind of annoying having to be reminded about how much she thought the inhabitants of Shadow Falls Camp were freaks and how much she did not belong there.

The romance in the book is good, its the typical love-triangle type of thing, but the twist is one of the guys initially wants nothing to do with Kylie. However, this changes and it becomes the usual 'girl loves both guys, guys are jelous of the other' type of deal. It does not get too bad though.

Action in this book kicks up at the ending chapters, not alot of action but a little snippet that peaks your attention and keeps you reading, there will definatly be a sequel and I for one, can not wait for it to come out, the ending just left off at a point where your eagerly wanting to continue.

A bit of a warning though: the sexual content and swearing is a bit high, so use caution, if you do not like such things then this may not be the book for you, if you can overlook it then im sure you will be pleased.


  1. Lisa said...
    I've heard good things about this book, though I do have a hard time with whiny female characters. I feel as if I have been reading a lot of books with them lately.
    Kristina Barnes♥ said...
    Ooh I tried to snag this book, but didn't. I really, really want to read it though! It sounds so deliciously good! :) Great review! ♥

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