Shadow Falls: The Beginning: Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn

Shadow Falls: The Beginning: Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn

by C. C. Hunter
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The Shadow Falls: The Beginning: Born at Midnight and Awake at Dawn 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
LilyBean884 More than 1 year ago
I read these books on Nook...and I really liked them. All of them. They were interesting. At first I didn't think I'd like them because Kylie (the main character) is kind of whinny and not very likable at first. But it/she actually got a lot better after the first couple chapters. The plot is pretty good. I've read them all and liked them all. I would really recommend them!
StephanieTiner More than 1 year ago
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 except 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.
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lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A Fantastic Book Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult Fallen, Texas Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party with the wrong people and that one night changes her life forever. Now her mother has sent her to Shadow Falls, a camp for troubled teens. Kylie quickly realizes that this is one camp where the kids are far from ordinary. They are supernatural and they are trying to harness their power, control their magic and still be able to function in the normal world. Kylie may have never felt normal but she doesn’t belong with paranormal freaks either. Or maybe she does. They insist that Kylie is one of them. She was brought there for a reason and now she has to figure out what that is. Kylie doesn’t think life can get any more complicated until Derek and Lucas enter her life. Derek is half-fae and wants to be her boyfriend. Lucas is a hot werewolf that Kylie shares a secret past with. Derek and Lucas both have a strong hold on her heart and yet they couldn’t be more different. Kylie struggles to figure out her new abilities and at the same time figure out her emotions. Now she is finding out about the dark side of the supernatural world. There is an evil enemy in the shadows that is threatening everything that means anything to Kylie and it is also bringing her closer to her destiny. This is actually the first two books in the series in one book. It also proves just how addictive this series is going to prove to be. Once the reader enters this world they will find themselves extremely reluctant to leave it. The characters and story arc proves to be unique and very hard to put down once the reader starts. Watching Kylie discover herself and her abilities proves to be interesting as she goes through the obstacles that help her grow and learn. If the rest of the books in the series live up to the first two this is going to put on a lot of keeper shelves to be taken down again and again for many re-reads. This is a series that pulls you in and doesn’t let you leave even after the very last page.
floshizzle95 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't able to finish reading the book but from what I have read so far it was really good. each end of the chapter made me wanted to read more and continue on with the story. unfornately I had to return the book to the library but I planned on going back and borrowed or better yet buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series you have to read this one!
DerbyGirl21 More than 1 year ago
I love these books, I own them all and literally just pre-ordered the next one!! lol
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm gonna be objective and honest here. The book wasn't awful, it had good an bad qualities. This author clearly has a lot of potential, the action and suspense is well written and interesting. However, there is very little action or suspense in the story. Much of it is filler drama. Some of it is entertaining, but it gets old fast. Next, the story. The story was intriguing, but a bit stereotypical. It mimics a lot of other stories, and Kylie has few to no likeable traits. A huge part of the story is driven by a cliffhanger that is going to drag into the third book, which is a little long. Some of the other characters, Miranda, Della, and Burnett, are dynamic and well-rounded. Overall, it's not a bad story, but it's been done before. Now, onto the most standout quality of the book. I don't know if its just this 2-in1 combo that has this, or if the original has it too, but this is a seriously distracting issue. The editor left more than a few MISTAKES IN THE FINAL TEXT. Errors include typos, wrong versions of the intended words, sentence discontinuity, punctuation problems, and more. It brings the book down an entire star. If you're a girl, you might be able to enjoy this book for some of its characters and the drama. If you're a male reader looking for an interesting, action-filled story, then this book is not for you.