Friday, December 17, 2010

Early Review: Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Born at Midnight
Author: C.C. Hunter
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Shadow Falls Book #1
ISBN: #  9780312624675
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: early review program

Kylie Galen has had a lot of crap tossed in her lap. Her parents are getting a divorce. Her boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn’t put out. Her grandmother died and now Kylie’s acquired a stalker. Unfortunately, she’s the only one who seems to be able to see the stalker. And that gets her sent to a psychologist’s sofa.

The kooky psychologist gets Kylie sent to Shadow Falls Camp. Kylie and her parents think it’s a camp for troubled teens.

They thought wrong.

It’s a camp of supernaturals: vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches and shape shifters. And if she believes the camp leader, Kylie is one of them, too.

Just because she’s seeing ghosts, just because she was born at midnight, does that really mean she’s not human? And if so, what is she? Not even the other supernaturals can tell her.

As Kylie attempts to cope with the realization that these creatures actually exist, and that she might even be one of them, the ever present stalker/ghost appears to have secrets that could unravel the mystery of Kylie’s identity and her destiny.

But getting a ghost to open up is as hard as getting a guy to talk about his feelings.

As Kylie struggles to find answers, two hot guys, a werewolf and a half-fairy vie for her attention. However, Kylie’s determined that before she lets her heart discover a new love, she needs to solve her indentify crisis and unearth the truth of her destiny.

 I laughed and cried so much while reading this. Kylie is a sixteen year old that is going through some rough times. Her Boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn't have sex with him, her Nana died, her parents are getting divorced, her night terrors are back and some soldier guy is stalking her. She goes to a party with her best friend and it ends up getting busted by the cops, her mother then sends her away to camp. She is not excited about going to camp. Everyone she sees looks like a freak but then she finds out that she might be a freak to. I LOVED this book. I read it every chance I could get because I didn't want to put it down. The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew them from the beginning. The setting was unique I loved the camp for supernaturals. The storyline and mystery that went along with it kept me glued to my couch not wanting to do anything else but find out what the heck was going on. I wish the next book in the series was coming out sooner, that is one of the downsides of getting to read a book before it comes out, You have to wait longer to read more.

I gave it 5/5 stars