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
Shadow Falls Links
- Born At Midnight, Book I – Review
- Character Interview with Derek and Lucas (seriously one of my most favorite posts ever!!)
- Awake At Dawn Book II – Review
- Guest Post by CC Hunter “Thirteen Things Learned From Taken at Dusk”
- Taken At Dusk Book III – Review
- Whispers At Moonrise – Book VI – Review
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!
Books are gifted via amazon.com – enter the Rafflecopter below!
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?!?!?
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Thank you. I’m looking forward to the read.
Awesome review Danny! I have to say, I wasn’t a fan of the first book so I haven’t picked up the rest in the series but I’m glad you enjoyed it. xoxo
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Yet another series I haven’t yet started. Let’s just set aside an entire year or so to catch up with reading all the awesome, shall we?
At least, now that this series is done (and, obviously rocked the whole way through as well as the ending!), I can get it and marathon it, never having to know the pain of waiting between books.
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This is a series that I would love to continue. I have only read the first, that is all they carry at my library. 🙁 This sounds sooo good. Great review.
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Just the mere mention of a love triangle has me cringing Danny, but I know if you say it’s done well then it is. I just wish more stories would focus on a relationship between just two people, I think there’s plenty of drama to be found there without a third in the mix! I haven’t read any of these books, but given you’re a fan, I think I likely will be too!
Random side note: I’m reading TRUE right now and LOVE it thus far. Rory and I are like the same person, except I’m better at lit than math and science:)
Loved the review! I’m so excited about this book, can’t wait to read it!
sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!
Ive been wanting to read this series, love the review
excited to read this book!
Sounds like a great book! I’m trying to win for my gf but I might have to start reading it too!
I saw this recently on amazon for kindle and thought about it. So here’s crossing the fingers
I was just remarking on another blog that I need to start this series. I even have the first novella and book. I just never can find the time to read what I want to read as I said on TMST today because of my impulse requesting. Gotta lock that down and get to a good book like this. I love that you don’t what Kylie is until the end. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
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I am agreeing with you… I just couldnt believe that most perfect YA book exist, but it does and I am in love with it…
I love this series..i cant see the time to read this new book
Love this series!!!!!! 🙂
Sooo excited to read this book!!! Can really not wait can’t believe thts it’s ending soo soon!!!!! Awesome reviews!!!
I love this series. I can’t wait to find out what happens. Thanks for the giveaway.
Thanks for the giveaway, bookworms! Really looking forward to reading this. 😉
I have hear a lot about this series it’s not one I’ve gotten into yet but it sounds really good. I love that after all this time you still really enjoy it and I loved that quote!! It’s so much fun to reread our stuff from ages ago! 🙂
Always nice to see a love triangle done well. I don’t dislike love triangles as much as most people but they do have to stand out.
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Thanks for the review. I would buy the book based on the book cover. I haven’t of this book or this series. Thanks you for this blog and book review.
Can’t wait to read the lat book!
I love this series as well, but I am sad to see Kylie’s story end. I love Della though and can’t wait for that series to start up in full swing!
I’ve read all the books so far! Now I just want to find out the conclusion!
thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love this series 🙂
I have got to catch up in this series! I think I have all but this last one, but I’ve only read the first one. It was so great! I love team Lurek!! That’s funny! I still remember the book clearly and I read the ARC of Born at Midnight so you know that’s been awhile and many books ago. It was really a good book. Don’t know why I haven’t finished the series. Maybe you’ve just given me the nudge I need! I loved her vampire friend too! YAY for a spinoff series!
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Aw, I LOVE this series to bits and pieces! I’m totally Team Derek. I have a feeling that’s not going to work out so well for me, but still. I love the guy. And I’m not a big Lucas fan. I’m so excited to read the end of this series, but I’m going to be so sad when it’s over. Thanks for the giveaway!
I am looking forward to reading this series!!
Great giveaway! This book sounds AMAZING! I Can’t wait to read it! 🙂
Sounds like another great series! THanks for the chance to win.
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