You have to read it just to understand what I mean. And also the "your power is like this but were going to imply that your powers are way different" Holiday "We dont know what you are" Kylie "But I see dead people.. Aug 08, Zuleeza rated it did not like it Shelves: This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty This book is like one massive parody of all-things paranormal. I might like it if I was fourteen.
The plot is very similar to Hex Hall, at least up until the point where I decided that this just doesn't worth my time. Annoying, self-conscious, whiny heroine who thinks she's funny. Her life had toilet-bound stamped all over it. Suddenly, Kylie started feeling people turn and look at her. Or were they looking at all of them? Stupid, spineless best friend This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty This book is like one massive parody of all-things paranormal. Stupid, spineless best friend. The she recalled how Sara had given in to Brad's "needs"-Brad who was the love of Sarah's life-yet, within two weeks of giving in, the love of Sara's life had dumped her.
What was so special about that? Since then, Sara had dated four other guys, and she'd slept with two of them. To Sara, fitting in was If blue eye shadow was rave, you can bet Sara would have blue eye shadow before the week was out. I didn't read far enough to know how the love interest, Derek and Lucas are like. Just found out there'll be five books in this series.
May God have mercy for all those trees sacrificed in the making of the remaining books. View all 10 comments. September 17, Okay. Now I'm ready to write this review. I had been seeing this book around in Barnes and Noble as well as some people's shelfs. I had read a little about it and I was determined to read the series. I have to say though, that I was a little disappointed. The Cover So I know that we shouldn't judge a book by its cover but, come on.
We all do it even if we don't mean to. This cover is really coo 3. This cover is really cool. She's standing on a tree that seems to be split down the middle. I thought that this could be figurative for choices as if you're in a fork in the road. There is fog with white light so you can't see past it which is kind of mysterious.
Overall, that is a pretty nice cover. The Plot Kylie Galen has had a pretty rough life. Her grandmother died, boyfriend Trey dumped her, her parents are getting a divorce and she is getting sent to some camp by her mother. Kylie doesn't want to go to Shadow Falls with the other "bad kids" that seem to be there who she later learns to be supernaturals. Being there will vampires, werewolves and many other supernatural creatures, she doesn't feel more out of place but for some reason everything she should be.
She tries to leave but then is conflicted whether she wants to for a couple of reasons. Her parents are divorced and she isn't getting along that well with them as well as the fact that she would leave people at the camp. Of course there are two guys that can't help but have feelings for as well as her two new best friends. Throughout the book, Kylie is on the search for her true identity as well trying to keep control with it. What I liked The action.
There was some action where I was getting a little impatient trying to get to and ended up skimming parts that I had to go back and read. There were many plot lines going on during the whole book that were at times hard to keep track of but most of the time is was okay. The depth of imagination. Hunter was able to create some things that I wasn't expecting and I enjoyed. The history and interactions of the campers were pretty interesting at times. What I didn't like or could have been better The characters.
I did have a slight problem with Kylie. She was whiny and daresay, self centered. When there was a problem she got annoyed that she couldn't complain or whine about it to anyone. When that someone overcame their problem, she was like "good I don't need to worry about that. I have my own bigger problems. Overall, the other characters weren't that well developed.
They each had one problem that lasted throughout the book. I was a little upset about that because I thought that they could have had some interesting pasts because they are, you know, supernatural and had cool abilities. Besides that, at times I got a little bored. I know that I above said that there was action but that was only some of the time. Other times I was actually skimming and wasn't going to reread it. I guess that there was too much description or it was for another reason that I don't remember right now. It wasn't a triangle but Kylie did alternate about who she liked.
Derek, Lucas, Derek, Lucas, etc. That was a little annoying and I just thought that she didn't need to have someone that she liked all the time. If she did, she should choose. I did have a personal favorite but I'm not going to say who it was. I think you all have one if you read this book. Overall I was slightly disappointed with this book and I might want to read the next one because I hate leaving series unfinished unless 1 I either know that they aren't good or 2 I really didn't like the first book.
Hopefully the characters will get a little better and the boring parts less sparse. I think that I said everything I had to say. Well, yeah , if you exclude all the recent mishaps.. Who would've thought she was anything but normal. And the blondie was like.. Evolution of unknown powers, which she hadn't even been familiar with. Two boys vying for her attention. Three guys hungry for her attention.. Two friends, and roommates, totally different species , grabbing any chance to degrade and curse each other.
Could life get anymore exhausting? This book is a wonderful read, which will take you on the journey of Kylie Galen's life and all hardships and changes she goes through. The love, the paranormal root, goes too deep and leaves you tangled and wanting more. Best books ever written, these series. View all 13 comments. Dec 05, Heather rated it it was amazing. I really had no idea what this book was about when I got it. But I was hooked from the first page. The novel is told from the point of view of sixteen year old Kylie. She's not having a great month. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend broke up with her for the same reason boyfriends usually do -she said no, and to top it all off she's got a stalker that no one else but her can see.
She's seeing a shrink, but it hasn't helped.
Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? Or that Kylie sounds, like, super annoying. Or should she set her pride aside and ask for help from the camp leader of Shadow Falls-a camp where supernaturals go to learn how to cope with their powers. Too much information, bro. I think you all have one if you read this book.
When the police raid a party that she's at and the police find drugs and alcohol, her mother ships her off to a summer camp for troubled teens. This is not a real camp for troubled teens. Kylie learns on the bus to camp that the kids that are "troubled" are very unique. One boy can change the color of his eyes to any color. Another girl with multi colored hair has a toad on her leg. And one very normal looking boy reminds her a lot of her ex boyfriend and she's immediately attracted to him.
Shadow Falls Camp is, she finds out for supernaturals, vampires, werewolves, faeries, shapeshifters,ghosts and anything else she can think of. Kylie doesn't believe she belongs there yet she has blood curdling screaming, night terrors and can't remember them the next morning. And her stalker she finds out is a ghost who literally gives her the chills. Apparently, no one knows what kind of supernatural Kylie is, her parents won't admit to being supernaturals or haven't told her they are supernaturals.
Kylie works with the camp counselor to try to figure out if she really is a supernatural which she denies she is throughout most of the book. All the other supers can read each others brain patterns by wiggling their eyebrows I know but it's presented better in the book but no one can read Kylie's brain patterns and she can't read anyone else's brain patterns. If she isn't a supernatural, her other options are that she's crazy or she has a brain tumor, two not very promising options, but Kylie prefers them than to being supernatural.
During camp activities, getting to know your campmates hour, names are chosen and Derek, the boy that reminds Kylie of her ex draws her name and leads her to a magical little place near the water where they sit and talk and almost kiss. But her ex Trey is going to soccer camp just a few miles down the road and wants her to forgive him and meet him somewhere.
And then there's Lucas -who used to live next door to her when she was young and killed her cat. She remembers him looking over the fence saying, "If you don't want your new kitten to suffer the same fate as your cat, bring him in at night. She has a unique experience with him on get to know your camp mate hour. They wear dark suits and walk around interrogating students about what we don't know until the last bit of the book but everyone is under suscipion, especially Kylie because she can't be read.
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Tension surmounts between the various supernaturals. Werewolves accuse vampires of crimes, and vice versa. Faeries and Witches are at odds. And FRU is constantly overheard threatening to shut down the camp. Add in Parents Day on the weekends for some, like vampires who's parents don't know they've been turned. Or witches with pressure to pass exams. Or Kylie who's parents don't know what type of camp Shadow Falls really is. She finally learns to accept the other supernaturals, not as monsters but as friends. Her roommates are a witch and a vampire and they stand up for her when she needs them most.
There is a point towards the end where I almost cried. There isn't a dull moment in this novel. I read it fast, in one day, but it did take all day. This novel has a little of everything romance, adventure, suspense, mystery, and definitely leaves you wanting more. I sure hope C. Hunter writes fast because I already want the next one and this one hasn't even been released!
As far as age appropriateness goes, older teen, there is a teen pregnancy scare, talk about sex and a little bit of touching going on. Nothing below the waist! View all 6 comments. Nov 29, Giulia rated it did not like it Shelves: This may be a great fantasy book and I'll never know, but there is so much slut-shaming in little more than 10 pages, that I will not continue reading this. Here are some examples: Beside him - or she should say plastered against him - sashayed his new slutty girlfriend.
It wasn't just Sara's need to party or the fact that she'd given up her virginhood. Okay, so maybe it was those two things, but it seemed like more. How am I supposed to like a character who calls another girl a "screw toy" and judges her best friend's worth based on the fact that she's not a virgin anymore? I am beyond disgusted, and if 10 pages of this "book" have already managed to get me to despise both the main character and, unfortunately, the author, I cannot imagine what reading the whole book could cause. So I'm going to stop right here. View all 8 comments.
Jul 10, Jacqueline rated it really liked it. I was just in the mood to reread it again and so I'm going to continue rereading the entire series SeriesSummer hear I come: July 10 This book made me laugh and I just fell in love with the story!!! I love fantasy and this was such a fun book. Can't wait to read the second book!! Jun 15, Cyndi rated it really liked it. Extremely innocent girl gets sent to camp for troubled teens only to discover it is actually a camp for supernaturals.
But she can see ghosts. So she must be something. Her brain pattern is unrecognizable. Add to all that she has three different hot guys wanting her. She is torn between the old boyfriend who cheated on her because s Extremely innocent girl gets sent to camp for troubled teens only to discover it is actually a camp for supernaturals. So winning point; its set in Texas. Dec 07, Julie rated it it was amazing. Oh, how I love this book! It wasn't planned that I wanted to read this book.
I had seen it once or twice, but I dind't really came through to me, but one day I was in need of books at the time I saw it in a store. It was cheap, it was a nice cover, and it didn't sound that bad. I thought to myself it probably could be worse. And boy, how I loved this book from the first chapter! Kylie Galen is a girl with several problems: She didn't had a perfect life, and it's something that really applies to me. Kylie is a character you easily love, and I love how she reacts when she is told what really is going on with her. Besides of being a loveable character, she surrounds herself with two amazing guys - Derek and Lucas.
And after reading the book, I must admit, I love Lucas most. Her roomies is both nice and I love their fight, it's a nice touch to the book. The story Della told about her and Lee really touched me. Anyway, the book is amazing, and because of the amazing characters, the good storyline and the awesome story in general, I can look past the mistakes in the translation to Danish. Can't wait to number two! Jul 22, Prem Kaur rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this book a while ago but never got around to writing about how much I loved it! I read it in one sitting!! Oct 28, Cindy rated it it was ok Shelves: This review may also be found on A Thousand Little Pages.
Her Ice Queen mom decides to send her to Shadow Falls Camp, a psychologist-recommended institution for troubled teens. Confused but feeling an undeniably weird sense of belonging, Kylie begins to realize just how special she really is. But then trouble invades the camp, and the paranormals are pointing fingers at each other.
Beware, happy little campers, someone has an agenda of their own, and they are quite the determined bunch. However, the plot started out incredibly slowly. It is slightly understandable, as the author has to first describe the characters and the setting of this new series.
But the predicament, which should be central to every novel, was brief and felt like an after-thought. The one that exists in this book felt pretty much superfluous. Girl, it is not right to be lusting after three guys her ex-boyfriend included at once, especially if you alternate between thinking about kissing one boy to thinking about the hotness of another a second later. Born at Midnight is a nice read, not entirely original, but interesting nonetheless. The second installment of the series, Awake at Dawn , will be released in October Review Copy via Flamingnet Kylie Galen has had a lot of crap tossed in her lap lately.
Her parents are getting a divorce for who the heck knows why. Her boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn't put out. And her grandmother died because. But now, Kylie's acquired a stalker and she hasn't a clue what he wants or how to get rid of him. Thinking she may be losing it, her parents send her off Kylie Galen has had a lot of crap tossed in her lap lately. Thinking she may be losing it, her parents send her off to see a psychologist who gets Kylie sent to Shadow Falls Camp.
Kylie and her parents think it's a camp for troubled teens. Kylie's surrounded by vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches and shapeshifters. And if she believes what they tell her, she's one of them. They're just not sure exactly how she fits in. As Kylie struggles to cope with the realization that these creatures even exist, and the fact that she might not be human, she's got two hot guys, a werewolf and a half-fairy vying for her attention. And they can just keep vying. Kylie's determined that before she lets her heart loose on love, she needs to unearth the truth.
What does the ghost want? Who can and can't she trust? And most of all. This is the summary I read when I first saw this book. Judging from the tone of the passage you can tell I had English today , you'd think this book would be snarky, narcissistic and a buttload of fun.
Sadly, that's not the case. By the time I got to page , I really didn't care whether or not the MC was dead or not. For one, it's written in third-person a pet-peeve of mine, especially when having done otherwise would highly benefit the book. This book is the worst possible book ever to have been written in third person. I've been visiting CC Hunter's website since reading this book, and I'm actually really excited for the next installments in the series, even though this one was on the short side of FAIL.
That's what I thought. Dec 22, Mal rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the story, I love the camp, I love the characters, I love everything about it!! Derek, Lucas, and Perry These may or may not be spoilers Slowly the sparkles fell to the floor and left standing where Perry has once stood was a huge honking white unicorn with a pink horn in the middle of its forehead That's like trying to fool Superman.
And her name is Holiday'" Yes this book was fun, but not too much really happened. I mainly felt as though the series was being set up, which was still entertaining. The characters each stood out, and I definitely know them well. The love triangle was firmly created, and I found myself rooting for one guy more than the other.
And by the end of the book, I had a good grasp on all of the paranormal creatures and the world that they lived in. So while none of that was boring, it wasn't a page turner either. Well until the end of the book, that's when all of the action took place. So while I enjoyed the story, I have a feeling that the second book in this series will make it or break it for me. Her parents were getting a divorce, she was drifting apart from her best friend and she kept seeing this soldier guy that no one else could see. After she got in trouble at a party, Kylie was sent away to a summer camp, per her therapists advice.
Kylie thought it was a camp for troubled teens, but the moment she stepped on the bus, nothing was normal. Strange occurrences happened around her and none of the kids seemed exactly right. Even the bus driver was a mystery. Upon arriving to camp, Kylie only became more shocked when she learned that she was sent to a camp for supernaturals.
And that she was one of them. She had a strong voice. Even if she was unsure of her surroundings. And she had a good head on her shoulders. Plus I loved the people that surrounded her. Miranda was one of her roommates and I loved her friendly disposition right from the start. Her other roommate, Della, took me a little bit longer to warm up to. She was closed off, and seemed to struggle a lot, but she ended up being a great friend to Kylie. Another favorite was Perry, he cracked me up.
And I am hoping that Holiday and Burnett will have lots of potential in future books. More , her instincts seemed to scream. She ran her fingers through his damp, dark hair, loving how the strands felt. Loving all the emotions swirling through her, over her, making her feel so alive, so new.
Now for the love triangle? I'm one of those who has a strong opinion for who I love. Do I always chose the right guy? But I felt as though I chose the guy that would be the best for Kylie. First there was Derek. He was half fae and while they had a connection, I felt as though it was cemented in the friendship area. Secondly, there was Lucas Parker. He was a werewolf and right from the start I loved how protective he was. They knew each other from when they were younger, but that was sort of tainted in a way.
I'm holding out hope that it was somehow a misunderstanding Another thing I loved about Lucas was that anytime he was around Kylie, their chemistry was scorching hot. Even in her dreams, their moments together felt seductive. Lucas made my heart race and I'm hoping that he ends up being the winner of Kylie's heart. He reached out and brushed a wet strand of hair off her cheek.
Everyone stood out so unique and everything was so easy to visualize. I did get annoyed with Kylie when she was almost hoping that she had a tumor instead of being a paranormal. It seemed insensitive and extremely immature of her to think that way. And as a warning, there was one scene of slut shaming. But besides those issues, and it being slower paced, it was still a fun book.
Now onto the next book in this series! For more of my reviews, please visit: D The characters in this book were dull and the writing was weird. I can't be bothered to write a longer review. Aug 28, Katharina rated it did not like it Shelves: It's not like I was expecting literary genius here, but between constantly being shocked and appalled by all the "scary mega-freaks" aka someone with dyed hair or A TATTOO and things like "There was another girl dressed in all black. Apparently goth freaks didn't care that black was out of fashion this year" paraphrasing, can't be bothered to find the actual quote but believe me it was just as stupid , I'm beginning to think this is actually a parody of itself and nobody told me.
I I give up. I should have just stopped reading at "I was shocked when my best friend told me she thought she might be pregnant, she was such a smart girl. But of course that's what can happen if you had unprotected sex with several partners!!!! Dec 01, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: It was only when I sat down at my computer to write this review that I realized that while I enjoyed this book, the story left no lasting impression. The main character, Kylie, is a supernatural being that can see ghosts, but she is unwilling to admit that she is any different from any other 17 year old.
While Shadow Falls is indeed a place for troubled teens, Kylie quickly learns that this is no ordinary camp. Surrounded by witches, fairies, vampires, shape shifters, and werewolves; Kylie must accept that she too is a descendant of the gods. The only other alternative is that she has a brain tumor. This premise is nothing new, but the story is entertaining nonetheless. The most appealing aspect of this book is the characters. Kylie is a very likable protagonist who is on a journey of self-discovery. Learning to accept that there are things in her life that she cannot change is just one of the many hurdles that she must face.
Her anger towards her parents and reluctance to admit that she is anything other than ordinary is understandable given her unique situation. There is even a perverted shape shifter that is sure to give more than one reader a chuckle. The laughs stop however, when the plot begins to tread on familiar ground. Tell me, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to juggle the affections of three different men?
Kylie, however, constantly finds herself at the center of a lot of male attention. Kylie makes out with, agonizes over, and rejects all three of these men at least once in this novel. Reading Born at Midnight was a little like watching a movie on cable. The problem with these types of movies is that once the credits start to roll, you get up and get on with your life, instantly forgetting what you just watched. Oh god, what did I just read? Seriosuly, this looked like a really good book but then Kylie had to open her mouth and ruin everything. This book has a good plot but characters are so dumb I barely could tolerate it.
Not just Kylie, it's all of them: Miranda, Della, Derek, even Lucas. They all are so immature and shallow. It was really hard bonding with them. Truth be told, I only liked Daniel the Ghost. Issues I had with Kylie: I mean, really, you couldn't think of that before?! Guys are just there so she can pin over them. And I can't believe that she was afraid of Lucas because he supposedly killed her cat when they were kids! What, that makes him a serial killer now?! I know a bunch of kids who killed cats in their childhood but they're still decent human beings.
I'm not even going to start on Miranda. Does that girl ever think of anything else except boys?! I'm not going to continue with this series. As much as I liked her ghosts not how she was ignorant towards them and am curious what will happen with Lucas totally on his team! I just can't cope with her attitude. Hunter, this is just not for me I found this book at the library, like I usually do with most of the books I'm a sucker for borrowing books from the library.
When I borrowed it, it was because of the plot.
It had that teenager vibe, the kind of books I was reading when I started highschool. So I started reading the book. It is about the main character and the most important one, Kylie Galen. Her parents are going I found this book at the library, like I usually do with most of the books I'm a sucker for borrowing books from the library. Her parents are going through divorce and they don't get along each other too well.
Kylie has a special connection with her father, but he shocks her when he leaves without taking her with him. Kylie has an "issue": She sees "the Soldier" and when she tries to tell that to her mother, she only says that Kylie is mad. So after one night when she went to a party with Sarah, her best friend, and she was gelous of her ex- hot boyfriend, Trey, staying with another girl, the police came and found drugs on them.
But Kylie wasn't guilty. Not that her mother trusts her. So she sends her to "Shadow Falls" from the town "Fallen", a camp with "teenagers with problems". But when she is in the bus heading to the camp and even when she gets there, she sees and finds out about vampires, werewolves, fairies fee , wizards and metamorphs. There are two administrators of the camp: They take care of different groups, Holiday being in charge of Kylie too. She tells her the possibilities, but that's all.
At first, Kylie doesn't stand the idea that she is a supernatural. But almost after the half of the book she starts accepting the idea. I personally really liked this book. The problem is this: But I recommend this series to people who are very patient, because it's gonna take a while. I liked the characters, but sometimes they had stupid arguments or were saying stuff that didn't make any sense. But I still loved this book. I really liked the idea that at the beginning she was so distant with her parents, but at the end she became so close to her mother and I really loved that part.
I liked both Lucas the werewolf and Derek the fee , who tried to have Kylie for them. Weird is that at the beginning I shiped Kylie and Derek the brunette mysterious guy more than I even liked Lucas. And towards the end the course changed: I started liking Lucas very much.
And Derek seem just another hot "6-pack" guy and became really annoying at some point. Also, I really liked that Kylie discovered at last who the Soldier was. And I was sure about that!
It was a little predictible, but I still enjoyed it very much! What bothers me are 2 and half things: That half is what I said earlier, that we didn't find out what supernatural creature is she. Another whole problem is that at the end when Lucas left the camp minor spoiler, trust me sent Kylie a paper note, she didn't even read it yet, because she has been through a lot and it was a party I won't say what is the reason of the party , and she wanted to relax, and then the first book finished And I don't know what is on that piece of paper.
I think this was the most annoying thing for me. The book is practically moving slow, but it still had that mysterious and darkish vibe that I love about books, so 4 stars for this one! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Deliverance , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 12, Peter Laws rated it really liked it. Packed with info, case studies and some controversial angles. John rated it really liked it Jan 02, Rev Gerard Bradley rated it it was amazing Aug 21, Graeme Holdsworth rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Toby rated it liked it Apr 08, Sarah rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Bryony rated it it was amazing Mar 02, A P rated it it was amazing Feb 08, Dominic Shiva marked it as to-read Jul 12, Tricia marked it as to-read Mar 13,