Born at Midnight Summary
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, shapeshifters, 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.
This week I am reviewing Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter! I found this book in Barnes & Noble, read the back, and decided to give it a try! My first impression? Camp Half-Blood but with Fae, Werewolves, Vampires, and Witches instead of Demigods.
I liked the character Kylie, and her development through the book felt realistic and genuine. Her refusal to believe in the supernatural at first made the story arc a bit longer, but I was okay with that. I don’t like when mortal characters accept the supernatural world right away, and it is unrealistic. I think C.C. Hunter allowed the right amount of time for Kylie to learn about it, refuse it, then eventually accept that all these supernatural characters exist.
One thing I did not like, and this is true of all books that have this, is the love triangle. They irritate me because I always go in support of the “bad boy,” and usually, the protagonists don’t end up with that one first. Same was true here. I was rooting for Lucas from the top, but Derek got more page time in this book. I thought the love triangle was written well, but I just don’t like them in general.
Born at Midnight is the kind of book you read just to read. There are books I read obsessively and passionately, and there are books I read just to read. It doesn’t mean this wasn’t a good book, it was good, but it didn’t capture my entire attention while reading.
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XOXO Shelby Grace