Mar 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week I am stoked for the March 29th release of Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter. The first in the Shadow Falls series, this promises to be spellbinding & illuminating. Check it out!

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, shapshifters, 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…

From Goodreads

I know it sounds a bit like Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (which I adored & you can read about here), but it's got room to spread its own wings. Depending on how Kylie handles herself, this book could be a really great addition to the paranormal/fantasy school vibe that I seem to dig (Harry Potter, Hex Hall, House of Night, etc). Here's hoping! What are you waiting on this week?


LindsayWrites said...

new GFC follower! excited to read more of your blog!! i can't wait for this book! the cover rocks!

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Mardel said...

I haven't read Hex Hall yet, but this did remind me of the basic premise, or rather set up of The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. Girl goes to halfway house, werewolves and other special talents are there, but the mc isn't special (she thinks)...but she keeps seeing things, so is diagnosed as schizophrenic - only turns out she's really seeing ghosts! Takes her a while to figure this out. Good book.

I like that there's faeries mixed in with the vampires and weres in tis one.

Tegan said...

it;s alot like Kelley Armstrong's The Darkest Powers series.

But its still really good, I can not wait for Awake at dawn.