Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter
Shadow Falls #4
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Number of Pages: 400
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Source: ARC from Author
Shadow Falls Camp is back in session with the most explosive installment yet. A shocking new threat will rock Shadow Falls—changing it forever and altering Kylie’s journey in ways she never imagined. Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf. With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible. As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante. Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway. Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever. In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure. Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls. The breathtaking fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series from author C. C. Hunter...Whispers at Moonrise.
When you’re reading the fourth book in a series, you kind of know what to expect from the book in general. You don’t know what will happen, but you do know the characters, and mostly, in this series, my feeling for the characters haven’t changed that much. I loved the first books, but now that I’m at the fourth one, I’m kind of excited to see it end. It’s not because I don’t like the series anymore. I still really enjoy it. It’s just that I want to see Kylie get her kind of happy ending. Whispers at Moonrise is a really great read on many level, and I think that fan of the series will enjoy it. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t find a couple of things to annoy me. There were a few.
Let’s start by talking about Kylie, Lucas and Derek. The big problem I have here is that I’m tired of their kind of love triangle that never seem to end with those three, with Kylie who seem to know who she wants, but never act as if she is sure. Then there are all the secrets with Lucas, which helps push Derek and Kylie a little more together. Of course, you have Derek, who can read Kylie’s emotions, and told her he loves her. Yes, that’s a huge mix. After four books, I just want Kylie to be happy in a way with someone, and have to other find happiness with someone else (or just move on.) Is it too much to ask?
Other than that little thing here, I was quite happy with the novel. The mystery of surrounding Kylie’s supernatural identity is thinning, since she has learned what she is, even though she doesn’t really what it means. There are still a few mysteries left once the book ends, which hopefully should be answered in the final book. Whispers at Moonrise will satisfy fan of the series, that’s something I’m pretty sure of.