Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter .. a review..

Posted 18 March, 2011 by Danny in / 27 Comments

Born at Midnight
by C.C. Hunter  
Release March 29st 2011 by St. Martin’s Press
copy provided generously by publisher
(they are a wonderment for sure)  
available for pre-order at amazon ( Kindle, Paperback)
synopsis from goodreads:

Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…

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, shapshifters, 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…

First of, isn’t the cover super super pretty?? I love that cover and after reading the synopsis I knew I had to read this book……
….Vamps, Werewolves, Faeries, you name it – they all exists!
Loved this book! It’s about Kylie trying to figure out who she really is, specially in terms of supernatural species. Kylie is stuck in between the divorce of her parents and this hits her really hard. After being caught at a Party where some kids where doing drugs, her shrink poposed to send her to a Camp for special kids. There she learns that there is a whole supernatural world out there, Vamps, Werewolves, Faeries, you name it – they all exists! And this Camp is a place where kids can learn about the other species and learn to live with their special abilities and gifts.
The Problem is no one knows what Kylie is and she hates being there and being “not normal”… She can see Ghosts..and it is terrifying! Also, among the the supernaturals this is a very unusual gift. 
We follow Kylie on her journey to accept herself and her supernatural gift and try to find out what she is. She’s making new friends: a Vampire Girl and a Witch.
…the Boys…oh my the boys!!! 
And of course there are boys… Actually 3 of them. *gasps*
Normally I hate triangles, specially since one boy will always loose and I feel bad for him. Plus I normally have a pretty good idea with whom she will end up. For some reason, it didn’t bother me at all here. There is Trey , her Ex who is a normal human and was cheating on her but of course now realized that he wants her back.
Then we have Derek, the Faerie that can sense emotions and is super gorgeous and absolutely lovely and the nice guy – I Like him ..a LOT! Last but not least there is Lucas... and he has it all in the hotness apartment, dark hair and bright blue eyes – dark and mysterious!
Derek is the safe choice while Lucas the exciting one. The problem is Kylie is not ready to know what she really fells, too much is screwed up right now anyway. A dad that forgot her on parents day, a mom that is way too cold and then the journey about finding out who she is.

Bottom Line… 
Loved this book. 
Love the secondary girl friends she made, 
love the mystery behind Kylie, love the light romance between Kylie and those boys. 
 And Oh boy, those kisses!!!!
Me always loves good kisses and we get some pretty hot ones in Born at Midnight!

The book ends with a decent cliffhanger, and ..

I can’t wait to find out more about Kylie
I can’t wait to find out which boy will get the prize
I can’t wait for the next book to see where this story goes!

One thing I want to mention again about the cover: It’s perfect! 
The Wood – the Girl: Perfection.
The next one:  is perfection too after you’ve read Born at Midnight
The kids at the camp keep telling about this waterfall and that there is something mysterious about it.
 I can’t wait to find out what and from the cover of the next book Awake at Dawn
it is apparently something important!

I could grab those covers and hang them on my wall! 
One one more thingy to share, 
there is a Prequel short story out right now,
it features Kylie’s Vampire Girl Friend. 
So, I’d say this is the best way to spend the waiting time and… 
it’s FREE until Marcg 29th wOooOHHoo. 
Turned At Dark
by C.C Hunter
available for free

Happy Friday my friends! 
P.S.: And, if you want to know why Derek and Lucas apparently 
have their own colors here on the blog, 
come back next Friday where I share something 
absofreakinglutely exciting with you! 

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27 Responses to “Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter .. a review..”

  1. Savannah

    This is one book I am waiting to read! I do love the cover. But now that you said they are 3 love interest, I wonder how all that is going to turn out. Nice review!

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  2. I'm absolutely curious to see how this turns out and as I said in my Review. I'm not even sure
    which one will be THE one.. I have a suggestion though hehe.

    In the end it was only 2 boys since the third was just from her \”former\” life.

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  3. Absolutely can't wait for this book! Great review. I love when all the supernatural get together in some sort of establishment like a school (or in this case, camp).

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  4. Danny,

    I think it is so funny how we always butt heads on books. I wasn't a fan of BaM, but I'm so glad you loved it. I'm actually a little jealous of your excitement over it and I'm very curious about the colors thing. I will be back to check out what that is all about. 😀
    My recent post Flap Off- Contest Junkie

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  5. What a great way to bring us closer! I'll have to sign up for this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'm glad you got some RAK already. It's such a nice way to spead some happiness. And the giving is the best part of Christmas for me too!____Heather

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  6. Hmm the above post was supposed to go to the Random Acts of Kindness post???

    Anyway, I loved your review! And the second book has an even better cover! I emailed C.C. to let her know how much I loved her novel and she was so happy to hear from a reader so don't forget to let her know how much you loved it. You did a great review! I found this one hard to sum up with so much in the story, but I loved it so much and can't wait for the next one. I loved her girlfriends, too. The whole story was great! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.


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  7. L. Blanchard

    Really good review. I've been wondering about this book for awhile. Re: the love triangle, the girls usually go for the exciting guy over the nice one, in both reality and fantasy. Unfortunately that rarely works out as well in real life as it does in fiction.
    The cover is gorgeous.

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