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“Kylie’s journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls…and with two sexy males vying for her attention, the romance is scorching.  This book has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it!” –Verb Vixen Now available together for the first time, don’t miss books one and two in C. C. Hunter’s “Kylie’s journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls…and with two sexy males vying for her attention, the romance is scorching.  This book has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it!” –Verb Vixen Now available together for the first time, don’t miss books one and two in C. C. Hunter’s spectacular Shadow Falls series! 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, but it soon becomes clear that the kids at Shadow Falls are far from ordinary. They’re supernatural—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...if she can only figure out why, and what her burgeoning powers mean.  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.  As Kylie struggles to make sense of her feelings and her new abilities, the dark side of the supernatural world emerges and makes life a whole lot harder.  An evil enemy lurking in the shadows is about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.


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“Kylie’s journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls…and with two sexy males vying for her attention, the romance is scorching.  This book has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it!” –Verb Vixen Now available together for the first time, don’t miss books one and two in C. C. Hunter’s “Kylie’s journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it’s impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls…and with two sexy males vying for her attention, the romance is scorching.  This book has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it!” –Verb Vixen Now available together for the first time, don’t miss books one and two in C. C. Hunter’s spectacular Shadow Falls series! 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, but it soon becomes clear that the kids at Shadow Falls are far from ordinary. They’re supernatural—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...if she can only figure out why, and what her burgeoning powers mean.  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.  As Kylie struggles to make sense of her feelings and her new abilities, the dark side of the supernatural world emerges and makes life a whole lot harder.  An evil enemy lurking in the shadows is about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.

30 review for The Beginning: Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn

  1. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin Smith

    BORN AT MIDNIGHT I had a lot of fun with this book! It wasn’t necessarily the best but it was so entertaining! When Kylie finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, she expected to be in trouble. What she wasn’t expecting was her mother to ship her off to a summer camp for troubled teens. However these so called delinquents are clearly not just troubled, they’re supernatural - creatures training side by side. Kylie knows she can’t be one of them, or is she? Our main character Kylie’s BORN AT MIDNIGHT I had a lot of fun with this book! It wasn’t necessarily the best but it was so entertaining! When Kylie finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, she expected to be in trouble. What she wasn’t expecting was her mother to ship her off to a summer camp for troubled teens. However these so called delinquents are clearly not just troubled, they’re supernatural - creatures training side by side. Kylie knows she can’t be one of them, or is she? Our main character Kylie’s life is in ruins. Her boyfriend just broke up with her, her grandmother has passed away and her parents are getting a divorce. A large part of this novel was Kylie’s journal of self discovery, figuring out who she is, what she is. I have to say as a character she was quite judgement, whiny and self centred, I did feel though a big part of that may have been the difficult situation she was put in and struggled to deal with. I did find her fairly likeable despite this issue, I’m hoping it’s a case of her getting better as the books go on and she adapts to her situation. Her abilities to see ghosts were very interesting and I really enjoyed the developments involving the ghost of the solider Kylie was seeing. I did find her a bit annoying in terms of her love interests. With Trey, her ex boyfriend, there was history so Kylie’s internal struggle was realistic. However I didn’t really like how quickly she started liking Derek and Lucas, more so Derek. It’s one thing to be attracted to someone when you first see them, but I really wanted more build up. On the topic of love interests, first we have Derek. Derek is the typical nice guy, sweet and kind. He’s half fae and I really liked learning about his abilities. While I liked Derek, I don’t think I like him with Kylie, they had a nice friendship going but I just didn’t get any chemistry from the two of them. Lucas is a werewolf with a connected past to Kylie. He’s the stereotypical dark and mysterious type and I really liked him! I liked how his and Kylie’s relationship developed, she feared him but then realised her fear wasn’t warranted and I felt we got some real development between the two. I really liked the addition of Kylie’s roommates, Della and Miranda. Miranda, a witch, and Della, a vampire, were both such enjoyable characters. I really loved the friendship the three girls developed, it was really nice to see Kylie find some people that she felt truly comfortable with. There was definitely some bumps along the way, Della and Miranda argue with each other a lot, causing Kylie to be the neutral party in the group. We also had Kylie struggling to believe in the supernatural, and being really freaked out by it, especially Della drinking blood. I think the biggest turning point for these girls was when Kylie offered to donate blood for Della and Miranda also agreed. It was such a sweet moment that these girls banded together and really connected as best friends. I also really liked Holiday. While it was a little difficult to think of her as a camp councillor, as she read similarly to the female campers in this book. However I really loved the relationship she developed with Kylie, especially considering Kylie didn’t have the best relationship with her mother. It was nice to see her have this person in her life who was like a sisterly figure. This book was really fast paced and had tons of action, it was so easy to enjoy and have fun with. That being said, this book is by no means the best, it’s one of those books that isn’t necessarily good based on the quality of the story and writing, but extremely entertaining, enjoyable and fun. By the end of this book I was left with quite a few unanswered questions. What is Kylie? What was in Lucas’s note? A few more similar. I imagine that we’ll get a lot of answers in the next book but I wish this one hadn’t been left with so many open ties. Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It was so much fun and so entertaining. If you are looking for a book that’s easy and entertaining I would definitely recommend this one! ********************************************************************************* AWAKE AT DAWN This series is so fun and entertaining! Awake at Dawn continues on from Born at Midnight and Kylie has finally come to terms with her situation. As new abilities awaken within Kylie, she longs to find an answer whilst also being haunted by a spirit that insists someone Kylie loves is going to die unless she stops it. Caught between a half fae with a kind heart and a mysterious werewolf she shares a past with, Kylie must figure out what is going on and who she chooses. Kylie was such a better character in this book compared to the first! She felt a lot more matured and a lot less judgemental. She’s a very determined, strong and protective character that I feel was portrayed very realistically. I really liked the development of her relationship with her mother. In the first book her mother was portrayed as not the best mother, but I loved seeing the two build this new and enjoyable relationship. I also really enjoyed the moments with Kylie and Daniel, her biological father, and when Kylie was struggling or in a difficult situation she looked for the support of her father’s ghost. Kylie developed quite a few new powers and abilities in this book and I loved seeing her wholeheartedly accept that she is supernatural in some way. One of my favourite things about this series is the relationship between Kylie, Della and Miranda. They all have such different personalities but they are so loyal to one another. I really loved when Miranda trapped Tabitha, a witch, in a cage. It was so funny! Also, I feel like we have seen a fair bit more of depth to Della’s character and I really like that! I love Holiday’s character. She is the authority figure you want in your life! She didn’t read quite as teen like as she did in the first book, which was good. I absolutely love the sisterly relationship she and Kylie have, it’s so lovely and enjoyable. Also I can’t wait to see what happens between Holiday and Burnett! Derek vs. Lucas. Derek is sweet, patient and caring however I just don’t care! I find Derek to be quite annoying and rather stupid to be honest, he wanted Kylie to be with him and just as she was going to tell him she wanted that to, he changed his mind! What?!?! I really like Lucas. From the beginning, I’ve enjoyed Lucas’s character more than Derek’s. I found him to be a lot more interesting and I think there’s more chemistry between Kylie and Lucas. I have to say, I did not see the Sara plot line coming! I won’t go into detail, but I thought the way it was put into the story worked really well. A big question in this book is, what supernatural is Kylie? We still don’t know! I kind of expected to find out by now but we still haven’t... Overall, this was a enjoyable read. While it’s definitely not the best in terms of writing and storyline, it’s a fun and easy book to read!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cam Garza

    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars. This book, well, actually books, were a shit load of shit storms with shitty shit things happening ALL THE FREAKING TIME. I could give you many examples but I've decided to leave the details out. My point: this was the queen of drama llamas. It was...you could say, entertaining, it was just like watching a supernatural drama movie. It doesn't really leaves you a lesson, or get you overly fangirlic—well, except when Lucas or Perry show up—or really, anything. Except frustr Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars. This book, well, actually books, were a shit load of shit storms with shitty shit things happening ALL THE FREAKING TIME. I could give you many examples but I've decided to leave the details out. My point: this was the queen of drama llamas. It was...you could say, entertaining, it was just like watching a supernatural drama movie. It doesn't really leaves you a lesson, or get you overly fangirlic—well, except when Lucas or Perry show up—or really, anything. Except frustrated and weirded out at times. The writing wasn't beautiful but not all that bad either and from the beginning to the middle of the book—or you could say the first book, I'd forget the names or more like I couldn't place the names with the characters, you know? Like they said Burnett and I'd be like, "Who the hell is that dude? Ahh, right. He was the hot vampire who was with the FRU and was a complete jerkwad, right? Right." Other times I was just like "Whaaaat?" or, don't ask me why, but reading the book I'd sometime had this strange, little freaked out smile, or, a kinda embarrassed, kinda weirded out, kinda freaked out laugh escaped me. My family must have thought I was crazy. Anyways, I loved Lucas, did since he appeared in the book, dunno why, but I just did. I actually liked Perry,even though he had been in a series of awkward situations involving boobs and did seem like a perv, little heads up: he isn't a perverted sick little twerp. One thing: I absolutely hated Derek, you might be wondering "Hmm, and why is that?" To which I'd respond shrugging, "Miss me," I really don't know why I hate him so much. Probably because he's an obstacle between Lucas and Keily or something, I don't know, I just know that I hate him and that every time he appeared I was like: If you are serching for some cross between a soap opera, Percy Jackson and kind of a mix of supernaturals (e.g. Vamps, weres, shifter, fey, witches, etc.) that is solely for entertainment, then this might just be your book. Anyhow, I think I'll be continuing the serie if my friend (the one who lend me this) buys the next books, I don't really care either way. Dream of me. ... ... Okay that sounds pervy. Camila out. Carpe diem!

  3. 5 out of 5

    April

    Born at Midnight ~ This book was amazing! A great story with terrific characters! I was with it from beginning to end! Such a delightful read. It was very well paced and never really lagged. Loads of intrigue abut never seemed like too much. Kylie is a really genuine character that is easy to connect with. You really identify with her struggle to want to be normal and fit in, yet a yearning to be different and special. She is so engaging and not a typical angsty teen. Yeah!! A teen who faces drama Born at Midnight ~ This book was amazing! A great story with terrific characters! I was with it from beginning to end! Such a delightful read. It was very well paced and never really lagged. Loads of intrigue abut never seemed like too much. Kylie is a really genuine character that is easy to connect with. You really identify with her struggle to want to be normal and fit in, yet a yearning to be different and special. She is so engaging and not a typical angsty teen. Yeah!! A teen who faces drama without pitching a whinefest! She has many love interests and it is so hard top choose a favorite to route for. Sexy fae Derek, ex-boyfriend Trey, Werewolf Lucas...a gal could go into meltdown trying to pic a hottie! I loved this book and am going to grab the next book as soon as I finish this review! Can not wait for what is next! Awake at Dawn ~ I am so happy I found this series!! I am officially beyond hooked and well into addicted!! I need to get to the next book ASAP! Kylie is a really great character! While she is a teenager she is not the typical overly angsty whiny sort you often encounter in YA books. She has her down moments but nothing where I felt like skipping ahead! I am so torn in the whole love triangle. I really like both guys and am having trouble picking one to root for, I can really empathize with her! Loved the scene where she gets her, um, growth spurt! LOL And when we going to discover what she is? I have ideas but nothing definite. I am desperate to know! All the characters are wonderfully engaging and the story is beautifully paced. I never had a moment where I was bored or wanted to stop reading. Really refreshing series with a creative well thought out world. Cover Art - Great cover!! Really grabs your attention!

  4. 5 out of 5

    emily_oriley

    Alright, this series is an OCD nightmare. First of all, nothing is explained or answered -it all just leads to more questions. And the story drags on and on and ON! Then something cool will happen 350 pages in, last ten, maybe fifteen pages, then go back to dragging. And, honestly, I don't think Kylie should pick EITHER of these idiots. Derek's hissy fits are extremely annoying and Lucas is just not a believable character -or I should say, he's too much like a "character" and not enough like a n Alright, this series is an OCD nightmare. First of all, nothing is explained or answered -it all just leads to more questions. And the story drags on and on and ON! Then something cool will happen 350 pages in, last ten, maybe fifteen pages, then go back to dragging. And, honestly, I don't think Kylie should pick EITHER of these idiots. Derek's hissy fits are extremely annoying and Lucas is just not a believable character -or I should say, he's too much like a "character" and not enough like a normal eighteen year old male. That being said, I'm still going to finish this series even though I'm not a big fan. Because there's enough intrigue that my OCD will not let me rest until I figure out WTF she is T.T

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kalia Hill

    I loved these books! They were one of the best series i ever read

  6. 5 out of 5

    JenacideByBibliophile

    YES! Just when I thought I was running out of great fantasy books and thinking that I wasn’t going to find another great series, I come across this little gem. I had bought this “2 Books in 1” version of Shadow Falls from Bookoutlet.com quite a few months ago, but for some reason I have waited until now to read the series. I can’t tell you guys how sad I am that I waited this long to start it. This series has me hooked in that way where your family is like “Sweetie, I think you have a problem” b YES! Just when I thought I was running out of great fantasy books and thinking that I wasn’t going to find another great series, I come across this little gem. I had bought this “2 Books in 1” version of Shadow Falls from Bookoutlet.com quite a few months ago, but for some reason I have waited until now to read the series. I can’t tell you guys how sad I am that I waited this long to start it. This series has me hooked in that way where your family is like “Sweetie, I think you have a problem” but you just keep saying “No, no I swear I have this under control. I don’t have a problem, it’s just recreational”. Yeah…that’s what this series has done to me. I’m comparing book obsessions to drug addictions. No big deal. Just to clarify though, this version includes book 1, Born at Midnight, and book 2, Awake at Dawn, in the series. I could have done these reviews separately, but I honestly was reading through this series so quickly that I didn’t have time to stop. Addictions, remember? Though Kylie Galen assumes she is a regular teenager going through typical teenage problems, she soon finds her life getting way more complicated. While dealing with her parents’ divorce and her boyfriend Trey dumping her, Kylie finds herself in a rut where she feels like her world is collapsing around her. To make matters worse, she has a tendency to wake up in the dead of night screaming and there seems to be a man she refers to as “soldier dude” following her around. Not only is the soldier stalking her, but it appears that she is the only one that can see him. After a party that Kylie attends gets shut down by the cops and drugs are found on the premises, Kylie’s mother insists that she be sent to a camp for troubled youth per the request by Kylie’s therapist. Soon after Kylie’s arrival at Shadow Falls camp, she is told that the camp is actually for gifted supernatural teens and not troubled youth. The camp consists of werewolves, witches, shapeshifters, vampires, and Fae. But to make things even stranger for Kylie, the camp leader, Holiday, confesses to Kylie that they actually have no idea what supernatural group she falls into. The reader follows Kylie as she acclimates to a world where fairytale creatures are real, while also trying to find out what she is. To make matters worse, Kylie finds herself stuck on an emotional roller coaster with a Fae named Derek and a werewolf named Lucas, who just so happens to be a neighbor from her past. As she learns more about her fellow supernaturals, unknown powers start to emerge in Kylie and she finds out that her frightening night terrors are more than just bad dreams. I know this may sound like a typical fantasy series that has an annoying love triangle tangling up the plot and making it too mushy, but I assure you…well, okay yeah it’s kind of like that. Though I will say that this author has done a WONDERFUL job of making sure the story-line and plot has more substance than just a dramatic teenage love triangle. Something about this series makes me want to shut the world out and just read for the rest of my life. The characters are unique and each have their very own likeable quirks, there is a twist on these supernaturals that differentiates them from the typical myths, and there is a wonderful quest that the reader gets to take with the main character as she tries to discover what she is. These books are evenly paced but really give a lot of detail and dialogue to give the reader a vivid picture of everything that is happening. I like that Kylie has many adolescent moments that keep her character seeming realistic for her age, but she never gets to the point of being annoying or too dramatic. Our two main male characters are Lucas and Derek, who make up the love triangle with Kylie. Usually in these types of stories, the author always seems to make a decision to make one character highly mysterious and macho while making the other goofy and boring. I mean think about it: Edward and Jacob, Morpheus and Jeb, Jace and Simon. There is an obvious Alpha in every mix, and let’s face it, we all know a girl can’t resist a bad boy when her life is in turmoil. It’s just a fact, we have problems ;) . The interesting thing about this series is that though I once again favor the “alpha” male character in this story, which is Lucas, I keep finding myself not completely hating Derek. I think this might be the first series EVER where I actually like both male characters and where one isn’t overly annoying me. That shows me that the author put a lot of time into her character development to ensure that the reader felt Kylie’s struggle between having feelings for the two, and for that, I love this author even more. I think this series has captured my attention so much because there is constant action and excitement happening. As Kylie gets closer to finding an answer to what she is, more dangerous obstacles jump in front of her and it shows the strength that the character has. The author also gives the reader a closer look into the other supernaturals lives by the roommates that Kylie lives with as well. Miranda is a witch that has a tendency to mess up her spells, and Della is a vampire with a spunky and sarcastic attitude. Holiday is also a prominent character in this story. Though she is the camp leader (director? Counselor? Whatever) she creates a strong bond to Kylie because of a gift that they share. Throw Derek, Lucas, and the shapeshifter named Perry into the mix, and Kylie has a friend in every supernatural group. You go girl. There really isn’t too much I can say about these two books without giving the entire read away. I tried my best to give you guys a more in depth summary of what it was about, so hopefully that persuades you to give this AMAZING series a read. I am already on the book 4, and it is actually in another “2 books in 1” installment called Shadow Falls: The Next Chapter. I am glued to this series and am SO GLAD I found it on Bookoutlet.com, because it was only $2.49. Yes, you read that correctly. GO GET IT!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Clyde

    Kylie went to a 2-month summer camp and found herself actually somehow supernatural. She was trying to figure out what she was. And she also needed to deal with a hell lot of dramas that happened to her. I picked up this book was because...well...I have this 2016 summer reading list. I was suppose to start reading this book yesterday. I read YA supernatural. I love Cassandra Clare's books. However, I guess I am affected by The Mortal Instrument series a little too deep. I hate faes. Okay, let's n Kylie went to a 2-month summer camp and found herself actually somehow supernatural. She was trying to figure out what she was. And she also needed to deal with a hell lot of dramas that happened to her. I picked up this book was because...well...I have this 2016 summer reading list. I was suppose to start reading this book yesterday. I read YA supernatural. I love Cassandra Clare's books. However, I guess I am affected by The Mortal Instrument series a little too deep. I hate faes. Okay, let's not use such a strong word. I dislike faes. I'll talk more about that soon. [image error] The summer camp setting is just like a normal summer camp. Nonetheless, the story focuses on characters. I have no slightest idea what Kylie was doing during the day except of meals and chat-with-your-campmate-one-on-one for an hour. Oh right, and back to the cabin and roommates fights. Kylie, our main character, is totally not me at all. I don't like her. I only like her weird protective strong power. She did things I wouldn't do. She didn't do things I'd do. For example, she kept choosing, struggling between Lucas and Derek. She first friend-zoned Derek and then be with him and then got broken up. About Lucas, she insisted they be just friends and yet they kissed a few times. I wouldn't choose any of them. My reason will be well described down below. Another example, she tried not to talk to Soldier Dude even though she thought he was weird. I would definitely talk to him. (Not that I want to be Sam and Dean. Well...I kinda wanna be like them.) [image error] Lucas, the werewolf, the tall-hot-and-handsome (which is suitable for every male character in this book, duh). He was the ex-neighbour. He was a creeper. He always suddenly showed up here and there. I don't know why Kylie didn't think it was sort of spooky, but I know that I'd be pretty careful with this guy. By the way, I think that he cared too much about other people's (Kylie's, to be specific) business. He couldn't seem to keep his hands out of others business. It was like he wanted to know everything. He could be a damn good journalist and he could scoop as much news as he wanted. Oh, and one more thing, he just showed up in Kylie's life ten years after and still had strong feeling for her? (And she felt the same way? even though at first she thought it was Lucas who killed her cat? Man, this girl is weird.) [image error] Derek, the fae, the (same) tall-hot-and-handsome. I didn't feel right with this guy once I met him. a) he's a fae! Faes wouldn't lie but they don't tell you the things you wanna hear, either...based on The Mortal Instrument. b) Derek is not a fae! He's a werewolf. I was sad that he left Teen Wolf. How can he be a fae! [image error] Yeah, anyway, Derek the fae was Kylie's ex, a.k.a. Trey, look-alike. Therefore, Kylie couldn't help comparing them with each other (and, of course, she found Derek the fae was better). He was a fool. Even though he knew that Kylie still love Lucas, nah, she just cared about him, but not in THAT way, he still had to thought for a long time to finally shut her out. (Manipulative woman...) Let's get into some details now (no details here actually) "Is he why? Are you two serious?" Yes. And Yes. Dramas and dramas and dramas. The first triangle is Kylie's, with Lucas and Derek the fae. The second triangle is Miranda's (K's roommate, the witch), with Perry the shapeshifter and Kevin the shapeshifter. And it's like I can't be more thrilled to find out more and more love triangle!!! [image error] Music For The Book It's funny that I actually do have some music for this book since some sentences reminded me of songs. 1. Charlie Puth - One Call Away Kylie's dad told her that he was just one phone call away when he left her with her mom. 2. Selena Gomez - Perfect Kylie was jealous of Derek the fae being with Mandy (which was just a show for Kylie to get jealous). She was thinking if Mandy touching him or him touching her. 3. Hunter Hayes - Cry With You Soldier Dude, the ghost, cried when Kylie cried. And this song suddenly sprang up my mind. (though it was kind of creepy that Soldier Dude's tear was bloody red. Eeeek!) I give this book three out of four stars because I guess I will still reading the sequel because I want to find out what the hell Kylie was! It's not that bad since I read it so quickly and didn't put the book down. Ha ha. Happy reading ~

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jerry

    I just finished the first book BORN AT MIDNIGHT. I have to say that I really enjoyed it,, I read the new book that C.C. Hunter just published called REBORN, it was a spinoff of THE SHADOW FALLS books and I liked it that I just had to read the whole series. Now I am understanding some of the characters better now. Born at Midnight was what I expected it to be bit I still enjoyed it. Kylie is a girl who has special supernatural powers, but still can't figure out what they are. She is at a exclusiv I just finished the first book BORN AT MIDNIGHT. I have to say that I really enjoyed it,, I read the new book that C.C. Hunter just published called REBORN, it was a spinoff of THE SHADOW FALLS books and I liked it that I just had to read the whole series. Now I am understanding some of the characters better now. Born at Midnight was what I expected it to be bit I still enjoyed it. Kylie is a girl who has special supernatural powers, but still can't figure out what they are. She is at a exclusive camp just for her and to kids just like her. A camp with Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies, Shape Shifters, etc. I am now currently reading the second book on the series AWAKE AT DAWN. I give the first book 4 stars and recommend it to people who love to read about paranormal romance. I have just got done reading AWAKE AT DAWN and I have to say I really enjoyed that book too. You still haven't found out exactly what Kylie is but from reading it, you know it is something special she possesses. I was just at the book store (TARGET) and they didn't have the 3rd book in the SHADOW FALLS series TAKEN AT DUSK, so I am goin down the shore this weekend and everybody kept tellin me to get LEGEND by Marie Lu, so I am gonna put the shadow fall series on hold till next week. This was really my first review I did, hope all who read enjoyed it and hopefully I get better at writing the reviews.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    It was decent for a YA book. If I was younger I may have liked it a lot better. Self discovery, friendships, love, everything a teen would normally go thru but only as a supernatural being. The first book was just ok the second book was much better.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Ashcraft

    Teen trash at its finest (I say this with much fondness). I am so happy I decided to pick this one up and give it a chance. I adored this book. Ready for the next one!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    I really loved this book! The writing style is easy and fluid. I could not put the book down but I had to here and there. I look forward to the next few books I must add to my collection. The story line just has me hooked and I honestly can not wait to figure out what is going to happen next!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Myia

    I love this book, absolutely everything about it. The characters are so well developed, the plot is amazing, the author describes everything perfectly. You know how you binge watch a show? I binged this book. It’s an excellent book and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Valerie Fazio

    Is no one going to acknowledge the spelling errors in this book? From missing words to sentence fragments, I felt like I was reading a high school book report. The grammatical errors were very distracting from the story, It's bad when I have to stop in the middle of reading to determine what the sentence actually means, because there is a word or two missing. "'Where are you going?" Holiday asked. Kylie looked back her." (50). Kylie looked back her? That isn't even something you can easily breez Is no one going to acknowledge the spelling errors in this book? From missing words to sentence fragments, I felt like I was reading a high school book report. The grammatical errors were very distracting from the story, It's bad when I have to stop in the middle of reading to determine what the sentence actually means, because there is a word or two missing. "'Where are you going?" Holiday asked. Kylie looked back her." (50). Kylie looked back her? That isn't even something you can easily breeze over. The story itself was fine, if you're looking for an easy to follow, entertaining story, this one is for you! Don't expect much more, though. I saw the high ratings on this book and went in reading this with high expectations, I suppose that was my first mistake. For a YA fantasy novel, don't expect more than a pretty protagonist female, chased around by two hot boys while trying to figure herself and all her internal problems out. It follows the YA formula pretty much to a tee. I probably won't finish the series, it's all a little too repetitive and bland. Books 1 & 2 were fine to kill a few hours in a day reading, but that's about as far as I'll go. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Source: I own a a copy of this book but it will be donated. Note: These are my personal opinions. I received no out side person comments or opinions. I got 1/4 the way through the first book in this two in one book. I wanted so badly to like the book and this series. I've seen and read great reviews about this series and the spin off. I knew full well going in that the MC was a bit unlikable in the first two books and that it does get better but I just couldn't bring myself to read it. Not when the Source: I own a a copy of this book but it will be donated. Note: These are my personal opinions. I received no out side person comments or opinions. I got 1/4 the way through the first book in this two in one book. I wanted so badly to like the book and this series. I've seen and read great reviews about this series and the spin off. I knew full well going in that the MC was a bit unlikable in the first two books and that it does get better but I just couldn't bring myself to read it. Not when the word freak was thrown around so much. It was like the MC held herself on a pedestal above everyone else. The side characters were a lot more likable though. I wanted to know more about them. I think if the book was told in alternating POVs then I could possibly stomach the MC and possibly finish the book. Overall, I'm greatly disappointed in the writing. I really wanted to like this book and series.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    OMG....I could not put this book down...i was wondering what was gonna happen next and i wanted to know right away!!! i read this entire book in 3 days and i cannot wait to crack open the next one when i receive it!!! i should be getting the next one this week because i could not wait to buy it!!! the main character has won my heart and she did that from the first chapter...everything she went through, i felt like i was right by her side feeling everything she felt, going through everything she OMG....I could not put this book down...i was wondering what was gonna happen next and i wanted to know right away!!! i read this entire book in 3 days and i cannot wait to crack open the next one when i receive it!!! i should be getting the next one this week because i could not wait to buy it!!! the main character has won my heart and she did that from the first chapter...everything she went through, i felt like i was right by her side feeling everything she felt, going through everything she was going through...i love how C.C Hunter intertwined the paranormal with the love story (love triangle) and the way she described everything in detail was extraordinary!!! EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE IT IS THAT GOOD!!!! ENTER THE WORLD OF SHADOW FALLS AND NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!!!!!!!!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Becky

    I was definitely surprised by these books. Going into it, i believed all it would be was a corny, and badly written teen book. But i honestly really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say the writing was incredible, not even fantastic, but it got the point across and the story really intrigued me. I also used to hate love triangles, to me it was always obvious which boy or girl to choose, but in this story, i didn't know which boy i loved more. Reading more of the series has been a pleasure and i just start I was definitely surprised by these books. Going into it, i believed all it would be was a corny, and badly written teen book. But i honestly really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say the writing was incredible, not even fantastic, but it got the point across and the story really intrigued me. I also used to hate love triangles, to me it was always obvious which boy or girl to choose, but in this story, i didn't know which boy i loved more. Reading more of the series has been a pleasure and i just started the last installment in the series. Hopefully, it does not disappoint. I recommend this to anyone looking for a cute, light(mostly) summer read that will just genuinely make you feel happy.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Alex Rennee

    I'm glad I bought this for 10$ rather than buying the first and second individually for 20$ because this book series is childish and horrible and uniteresting. It reminds me of the Immortals series. Please, pick up another book series to read. If you want something paranormal with a kick ass heroine, a fast plot, interesting/relate-able characters, romance, and action, I suggest you read the Soul Screamers series, because that is a hell of a lot better than this. I'm glad I bought this for 10$ rather than buying the first and second individually for 20$ because this book series is childish and horrible and uniteresting. It reminds me of the Immortals series. Please, pick up another book series to read. If you want something paranormal with a kick ass heroine, a fast plot, interesting/relate-able characters, romance, and action, I suggest you read the Soul Screamers series, because that is a hell of a lot better than this.

  18. 4 out of 5

    mehek

    no words to describe it , just simply amazing read!!!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    i love it I liked how i caould go straight to the next book without haveing too weight for it. i cant weight for the next book so i can finish the serise.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kirk S.

    Written on a 7th grade level with a too teenage storyline. Yawn!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Josi

    I really enjoyed these Shadow Falls books. Can't wait to read the next one. I really enjoyed these Shadow Falls books. Can't wait to read the next one.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Flanagan

    Awesome book. I couldn't put it down. I read the whole series in 4 days! Awesome book. I couldn't put it down. I read the whole series in 4 days!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    I read the combo one not separately 1 & 2

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kristi Morris

    Look for this review and others on thebabblingbookblog.com Reading young adult books always sends me back to memories of my childhood, as idiotic as they sometimes are. Even though I am decades away from being a young adult, I still enjoy the whimsy and readability of them. They are just kinda fun. This week I chose to review Shadow Falls: The Beginning by C.C. Hunter, which includes the first two books in the series, Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn. In Born at Midnight, sixteen-year-old Kylie Look for this review and others on thebabblingbookblog.com Reading young adult books always sends me back to memories of my childhood, as idiotic as they sometimes are. Even though I am decades away from being a young adult, I still enjoy the whimsy and readability of them. They are just kinda fun. This week I chose to review Shadow Falls: The Beginning by C.C. Hunter, which includes the first two books in the series, Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn. In Born at Midnight, sixteen-year-old Kylie Galen is going through hard times. Her parents are newly divorced, her boyfriend/first love broke up with her because she wasn’t ready to have sex and recurrent nightmares and visions of a very spooky soldier. Pretty common teenage struggles, minus the nightmares and creepy visions. One night, she attends a party rampant with drugs and alcohol, which is ultimately busted by the police. Despite not using any substances and maintaining a pretty squeaky clean reputation, Kylie finds herself in jail. Exasperated with Kylie’s choices, and her recent psychological problems, Kylie’s parents and her psychiatrist decide to send her to Shadow Falls, a summer camp for troubled youth. It doesn’t take long for Kylie to realize that this is no ordinary camp and these are no ordinary teenagers. Turns out, most of what she has come to believe was myth and legend, is true. Werewolves, vampires, fairies, witches, all very real and very much at this camp. It doesn’t take long for her fellow campers and leaders to figure out that there is something very special and different about Kylie as well. Not only is she a supernatural being, but she is also one they can’t identify. And what would a young adult novel be without a love triangle? This one is similar to that of Twilight, in the good guy bad guy type of romance. On one hand, there is Derek, the nice half-fae who wants desperately to be in a relationship with Kylie, on the other the dark and mysterious werewolf Lucas who has crossed paths with Kylie in her younger years. Before you go getting a Team Derek or Team Lucas t-shirt, the romance is a back part of the story, with the mystery of Kylie’s powers at the vanguard of your curiosity during these reads. At least the first two that is. Awake at Dawn further elaborates on Kylie’s continued search to find out what type of supernatural being she is. In the process, she becomes the center of a dangerous threat to the camp and surrounding town when a group of rogue vampires threaten their very existence. As Kylie’s powers progress she is faced with the challenge of saving someone she loves. While the last book in this series was published in 2017, and a spin-off in 2018, Hunter continues with several young adult novels including another series The Mortician’s Daughter. I have not read any of her other work, but I can tell you if I was a teenager again, I would be eating them up. Heck, I am going to at least dig around to find the rest of the series. I can say as an adult and a mother, there is a significant amount of sex discussion in these books. The teens and adults for that matter, are either having it, not having it, wanting it or avoiding it. The story is strong and relatable without it, so there is really no need, but it is there nonetheless. That said, Shadow Falls: The Beginning is a fun couple of books. Check them out for a little burst of supernatural as Halloween is almost upon us! Happy reading!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Tiner

    Kylie Galen is having a tough year. It started when her nana passed away, then her boyfriend dumped her, her parents split and her dad moved out. To celebrate the end of the school year, she went with her best friend to a party that ended up getting busted by the police. So, her mother decides to send her to Shadow Falls - a camp for troubled teens - for the summer. But the other kids at Shadow Falls aren’t delinquents, they’re supernaturals, and they believe that Kylie is too. While the rest of Kylie Galen is having a tough year. It started when her nana passed away, then her boyfriend dumped her, her parents split and her dad moved out. To celebrate the end of the school year, she went with her best friend to a party that ended up getting busted by the police. So, her mother decides to send her to Shadow Falls - a camp for troubled teens - for the summer. But the other kids at Shadow Falls aren’t delinquents, they’re supernaturals, and they believe that Kylie is too. While the rest of the kids are there to learn to live with and embrace their powers, Kylie doesn’t feel like she is one of them. If the whole supernatural business wasn’t enough, there also happened to be two really attractive boys at the camp, Lucas and Derek. Lucas is a werewolf whom Kylie knew when they were younger, and Derek is a super-hot fairy. Both of them have caught Kylie’s eye, and she theirs. Just as Kylie begins to accept that she may actually be a supernatural herself, an enemy threatens the camp and everyone inside. Can Kylie make sense of her abilities in time to help save everything she has come to love at Shadow Falls? This is an interesting read. I highly enjoyed being propelled through this new supernatural adventure. Watching all of the different supernatural races mingle in a teenage, high school like setting was equally interesting. The character of Kylie Galen is very well written. Her personality is realistic, filled with internal turmoil and strength. Her being a teenager just discovering who she really is, a supernatural, also allows us to see her personality as it is molded and shaped by all that she is experiencing and learning. Lucas, the werewolf from her past, I found to have less personality to work with. As if his personality were already set in stone. Of course, we are not allowed to see too much of him in the beginning. Derek, on the other hand, has a strong, somewhat stubborn personality that fits his character and compliments the character of Kylie Galen. The plot line is unique in the fact that these teens are supernaturals all living together and some of their parents are unaware of their gifts and abilities. In the first book, there is a lot of background and character and setting development and less action. In fact, it focuses more on friendship, love, and self-discovery than any external threat. However, it is still a very interesting read. I would recommend this book, or both books separately, to teens and young adult readers who enjoy supernatural mysteries and or anyone who enjoyed the “Ghost Whisperer” television series. I bought my copy of this novel from bookoutlet.com and have been granted permission from the publishers at St. Martin’s Press, to use the cover artwork image featured above. stephanietiner.weebly.com

  26. 5 out of 5

    KimberlyDawn

    LOVED this book. I bought it at B&N after reading a few pages. I had a good feeling about it & I was right. If you enjoyed The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, you will certainly enjoy this book! The writing style is very similar as well as the main characters. I am pleased that I automatically purchased the next in the series so I can simply dive right back in! Kylie (main character) is a humorous, confused, kind, and strong minded teen beginning to learn just how "special" she is. Among othe LOVED this book. I bought it at B&N after reading a few pages. I had a good feeling about it & I was right. If you enjoyed The Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, you will certainly enjoy this book! The writing style is very similar as well as the main characters. I am pleased that I automatically purchased the next in the series so I can simply dive right back in! Kylie (main character) is a humorous, confused, kind, and strong minded teen beginning to learn just how "special" she is. Among other Supernatural teens at a camp for "troubled teens", Kylie seems to only learn what she is NOT. Not a vampire, not a werewolf, not a healer, witch or fairy so WHAT is she??? She has some powers that vampires have, some healing powers but she doesn't have ALL the powers of any ONE supernatural. Oddly enough, come the end of the book we still don't know. What we DO know is ghosts like her, she can heal others, sometimes she has super hearing & super strength.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Briauna Bias

    The drama in this book is immense! With Lucas away, Kylie attempts to forget him and focus solely on Derek. This causes a rift because, when Lucas decides to come back, Derek learns of letters Lucas has been writing and believes, accurately, that Kylie still likes Lucas too. I think the romantic triangle and the continuous question of “what supernatural creature is Kylie?” is what keeps me so interested in the series due to the actual writing of the book. Again my problems with this series is th The drama in this book is immense! With Lucas away, Kylie attempts to forget him and focus solely on Derek. This causes a rift because, when Lucas decides to come back, Derek learns of letters Lucas has been writing and believes, accurately, that Kylie still likes Lucas too. I think the romantic triangle and the continuous question of “what supernatural creature is Kylie?” is what keeps me so interested in the series due to the actual writing of the book. Again my problems with this series is that the teenagers are written in a way that doesn’t mimic reality. It’s a very stereotypical depiction of modern teenagers. Also, there are plot points that were completely unnecessary and make it difficult to pinpoint the actual climax that the author is trying to build to. There is no clear storyline that the author is trying to discover at the end.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    I just finished this book recently and I can say that I did enjoy it! I love the concept of a summer camp for supernaturals, and characters like Della, Holiday and so many others are easily likeable. It was a good storyline that I could follow easily, and everything made sense. My only issue with this book was the writing flow. It was choppy at times, and I found myself having to go back and reread things to make sure I was reading them correctly. But other than that, I have no complaints about t I just finished this book recently and I can say that I did enjoy it! I love the concept of a summer camp for supernaturals, and characters like Della, Holiday and so many others are easily likeable. It was a good storyline that I could follow easily, and everything made sense. My only issue with this book was the writing flow. It was choppy at times, and I found myself having to go back and reread things to make sure I was reading them correctly. But other than that, I have no complaints about this book! I really liked it!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Braun

    Finished both books and what a roller coaster this series is. My only criticism is that it seems the time at the camp in both these novels is dragging along. It seems too teenage drama and not enough supernatural suspense and excitement. At this point I’m not as excited to find out what Kylie is as I was just starting the first novel. I mean I want to know, but at this point I’m more frustrated than Kylie is. Either way, I’m still continuing on in the series.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa

    This book is so amazing! I fell completely in love with it. While reading it it gave me a sort of professional fan fiction vibe haha. The relationships in this book are so well written and progressed. I’m not just talking about romantic relationships either. I mean friendships. The relationships with the main characters parents and others. Which you don’t see that often so I loved exploring that.

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