Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Born at Midnight

Summary of Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter:

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, shapeshifters, 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…(via Goodreads)

My Review of Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter:

First of all, I have to admit that I’m not crazy about the cover. I like the image itself of the girl and the tree – but the whole pink/purple thing is not my thing. Plus, it doesn’t really fit the book that well I don’t think. I’m glad I didn’t let the cover totally put me off the book though, because I really enjoyed it!

One plot factor in Born at Midnight that is somewhat disappointing is Kylie’s parents. I guess, for the most part, having a supportive and close-knit family just doesn’t work in fantasy plot lines. Like most MCs in books like this, Kylie needed the freedom to explore a world that remains hidden to her family. So, once again, we have sucky parents. Sigh.

I am over love triangles. Way over. There is one in this book, but it isn’t as annoying as most because I felt 0 chemistry between her and one of the boys involved, he was just the one more convenient and available so I am, until seeing more in the next book, viewing him as a plot device and not an actual character. I hope very much to see him shut down….haha. Harsh, right? Anyway. There was a lot of overblown angst and relationship drama throughout the book. Since I like Kylie, it didn’t bother me as much as it has in the past.

The supernatural camp was awesome. I loved summer camps growing up, and I very much related to and enjoyed that dynamic. Meeting people, becoming close in a short amount of time: it all works in a setting like the one Hunter gives us here.

I also loved the rest of the characters: we have quite the varied cast here. Her roomies for example: a witch and a vampire. I loved them! I also loved their interactions, both with each other and with Kylie. Their individuality adds a lot to the story. I look forward to seeing them again.

So, overall this is definitely an enjoyable read. It will be released on March 29th, and fans of the paranormal young adult genre should definitely check it out! This is a series I’ll be sticking with.

Make sure and check out Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter!

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  • Ashley @ Book Labyrinth March 17, 2011, 3:57 am

    Hmmm, sounds like a pretty decent read. I love the idea of a paranormal summer camp. It reminds me of Camp Half-Blood, in a way. This might be worth picking up at some point. Thanks for your review! =)

  • Jayme @ Horribly Bookish March 17, 2011, 3:59 am

    This looks like an interesting read–I'm beginning to see that I really enjoy supernatural/paranormal books that include a wide variety of unnatural creatures, so this looks like it fits. And I'm completely with you on the love triangles. There are just too many in YA books right now.
    Great review! I'll have to add this one of my TBR list!

  • abeautifulmadness March 24, 2011, 8:23 pm

    Can't wait to read this boko. It looks really good. It seems like a quite intersting series. 5 days to wait until it's out.

  • Anonymous March 28, 2011, 1:05 pm

    Does it contain any explicit scene in it? Because I don't really like the idea of reading sex scene in a young adult novel 🙁 I like hints, but not the details.

    • Meghan September 29, 2013, 8:51 am

      No it doesnt yet and im finishing the 3rd book it only hints at it so dont worry xx

  • Anonymous July 8, 2011, 5:32 pm

    Its a really good book, i am just finishing it with about 100 pages to go. Its a fast read for me. And i guess its not EXPLICIT but it does talk about her wanting to have sex, but im almost done. But not as far as i know. GREAT BOOK! LOnger though, but whatever!


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