Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Review: Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter

Title: Awake At Dawn
Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls #2
Release Date: October 11th, 2011
Number of Pages: 383
Publisher: St.Martin’s Griffin
Source: Publisher
Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special…talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.
From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…
But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside.
Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.
Awake at Dawn was an amazing sequel, that’s for sure. There was everything I could ask for, and even more.

The story in this second book was even more captivating than in Born at Midnight. Kylie may have accepted that she wasn’t completely human, but it doesn’t mean life gets easier! Love, friendships and family are there to complicate her life. Of course, there are always some strange things happening in Shadow Falls to keep thing interesting for the readers.

My favorite things about this series are the characters. They are simply so well presented, so well described. I feel like through what they are put through, the memories and the interactions between all the characters really let us understand what kind of people they are. It’s one thing I really like, as I sometime get bored when there are way to many descriptions. It can make the story longer and slower.

Kylie is a really great main character. She is a little more mature in this second book, but she still doesn’t completely know who she is and what she wants. Her heart is also unsure about who she really wants to be with. Her head (and body) says Derek, yet she can’t forget about Lucas. Now those two are some fine male characters, but I have to say that I prefer Lucas. There’s just something about Derek that makes me question if he is completely good (and truthful with Kylie). I know he hasn’t done anything to make me question his intentions, but still. Lucas to me is simply amazing. There is something mesmerizing about him that caught my attention from book one.

Della and Miranda were great friends to Kylie, which really made me like them even more. Della may be a bitch half of the time, but you still see that she will always be there for Kylie if she needs her. Same thing with Miranda. Kylie’s mother gets a better part in this one, as her relation with his daughter is getting better. I was happy about that, because a daughter needs her mother. Holiday and Burnett were two really great role models for the camp, and I have to say that I love the interaction between those two. It’s so clear that they are attracted to each other, yet they are worse than teenagers.

Again, C.C. Hunter caught me attention from page one. Like a bag of chips, it is one of those novels can’t be put down until you have read every word (or eaten every damn chip in the bag). Okay enough about food analogy, all you need to know is that if you haven’t read this series yet, you should start it really soon (as in RIGHT NOW!)

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