Chosen at Nightfallby C.C. Hunter (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Series: Shadow Falls #5
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 23rd 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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Kylie Galen's life hasn't been the same since her world was turned upside-down in Born at Midnight, Shadow Falls #1, and now an epic conclusion to her journey—not to mention a tough choice between two guys!—is brewing in Chosen at Nightfall:
When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she has to embrace her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie's journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all...and she must finally chose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same.
I have followed this series since it’s fantastic beginning in Born at Midnight. It’s a thrilling and romantic paranormal series that I fell deeply in love with.Now, with Chosen at Nightfall comes the epic conclusion and as usual when a favorite series ends I anticipated the book both with fear and excitement.
For all those who have not yet read this series. My Review is completely spoiler free!
Kylie – Who are you Girl?
One of the biggest questions throughout this series was what Kylie truly is in the paranormal world. That’s she’s far from being normal and something utterly unique became clear quite early in the series. Kylie desperately tried to find a place in the supernatural world, which wasn’t easy as all the different species tempt to keep for themselves.
In this last installment Kylie knows who she is, but still fight against cross-species prejudice and ancient rules to keep the species to themselves. After trying hard to find her own place she now fights for a better supernatural world. You cannot help yourself but admire Kylie for her optimism and sheer determination to change things. I just loved Kylie and she outdid herself in Chosen at Nightfall. She was even stronger and even more determined.
The Boys ..sigh… Team Lucas or Team Derek?!?! Tell me now!!
Apart from Kylie search to discover who she is there were always 2 boys around her and each one deliciously sexy and amazing. Lucas the hot sexy werewolf and Derek the cute but just as sexy Faery. Even though I’m not a fan of Love Triangles, here it was done perfectly right!!! Normally, I know from the beginning which boy will get the girl. Here? I didn’t know till the very end and it only shoes CC Hunter’s amazing talent to make us care for both boys equally.Even while reading this last installment I was torn until finally it all became clear and I was cheering for Kylie’s choice! She couldn’t have done it any better!
Team Lucas or Team Derek? Oh… I will forever be Team Lurek! I love them both and it was an amazing ride seeing them both fighting for Kylie.
An ending with Tears and Joy!
The end was perfection and I cannot say it any other way. The whole series was wrapped up so neatly and there was nothing missing in the grand scheme of things. CC Hunter managed to tie up all loose ends and I’m leaving Kylie and … (No, I’m not saying…) with a sad smile. This series is one of my favorites and I’m just sad it’s over…. (*please see below for exciting news!!)
Before I finish I wanted to quote something I said years ago when I fist started this series. It’s no less true and describes my feelings perfectly:
The Shadow Falls series belongs to my favorite YA series. It has everything I wish for in a YA paranormal series. A thrilling tale that moves with a great pace, where layers of secrets are revealed in a way that we are never bored. A Love Triangle that is perfectly played out and is not making us feel bad about any of Kylie’s choices. Taken At Dusk delivers just as its predecessors and continues a gripping story about self-discoveries, finding a place in the world, friendship, and love. So, if you didn’t start this series yet, I can only encourage you to do so…
Chosen at Nightfall by CC Hunter completes one of my favorite paranormal series and ‘I’m leaving it with a smile and a tear in my eyes. I followed Kylie’s journey excitingly and passionately throughout this series and everything wraps up perfectly at the end. The Shadow Falls series is for all paranormal fans that love hot sexy boys, beautifully displayed family and friendship bonds
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Exciting for all fans was the announcement of CC Hunter that she will continue this series with a main focus of the angry but most awesome Vampire Girl Della. This series starts with a Novella set just before “Chosen At Nightfall”. Love this chick! She’s one of Kylie’s best friend and I’m more than excited to follow her story…
Also, in case you missed it but Chosen at Nightfall actually comes out TODAY!!!! Woho! And the awesome CC Hunter is hosting a Giveaway of awesome, so please head over to her blog and see what she has for you!
And because I loved this series so much I’m giving away 2 eCopies from Born At Midnight for all those who have not yet started this series. And… those who love this series as much as I – please enter and then gift this book to someone you desperately want to read it! I’m happy to gift it to someone at your choice!
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Did you read this series? Do you love it as much as I do?? And… most importantly, who do you want Kylie to choose – Derek or Lucas?!?!?