I’m back! After thinking I was going to be stranded in Indianapolis thanks to four inches of snow (which would practically cripple us here in South Carolina), I am finally home and ready to get back to normal. I did finish one YA novel on my trip, an ARC of C.C. Hunter’s new book, Born at Midnight. This book isn’t scheduled to be released until March 29th, so I was thrilled to get my hands on an advance proof of this first book in what is sure to be a wonderful new supernatural series for teen (and adult) readers.
In Born at Midnight, readers are introduced to Kylie Galen. Kylie is going through some tough stuff. Her parents are getting divorced, she and her boyfriend just broke up, and she gets caught at a party where drugs and alcohol are prevalent. (She was innocent, of course.) After the party incident, Kylie’s cold, distant mother decides to ship her off to Shadow Falls Camp for the summer. This camp deals with troubled teens…but neither Kylie nor her mom truly realize how troubled these teens may actually be.
Kylie soon learns that Shadow Falls Camp is a refuge for troubled supernatural teens–witches, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and shapeshifters. At first, Kylie denies she is anything like these “freaks” and does everything she can to make that point clear with anyone who will listen. Gradually, however, she comes to accept that she may not be all that normal. She becomes best friends with a witch and a vampire, and she has not one but two love interests. Derek is a seemingly safe fairy, and Lucas is an anything-but-safe werewolf that Kylie has encountered previously. While Kylie is dealing with new friendships and love interests, she’s also coming to terms with her own abilities and what this might mean for her future.
Strange things are afoot at Shadow Falls Camp. Will Kylie embrace who she is and be a part of this new world, or will she do everything she can to return to her so-called “normal” life? Read Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter to find out!
In this post, I just hit the basics of this awesome book. Since I’m one of the first to review it, I didn’t want to give too much away. I will say that the book left a lot of room for sequels, and I hope to see several of them. There is so much the author can do with the characters at Shadow Falls Camp. It should be a fun ride!
For more information on C.C. Hunter, Born at Midnight, and the Shadow Falls series, visit http://www.cchunterbooks.com/news.html.