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Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
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Feb 05, 12

bookshelves: books-i-own, ya-fiction, cover-appeal, supernatural-paranormal, boarding-school-camp-institution
Read from December 11, 2011 to January 22, 2012

Kylie is your average teenager - or is she? Although she's going through a lot of things in her life that might seem 'normal' (her best friend's pregnancy scare, her parent's divorce, her Nanna's death, breaking up with her boyfriend), she is about to discover that she is anything but normal. After being forced to attend a Summer camp for troubled teens, she soon discovers that Shadow Falls camp is so much more than what it seems. A camp for supernaturals, in fact - vampires, werewolves, faeries, shapeshifters, witches - all can be found within the boundaries of this strange new world. Kylie feels completely out of her element - and besides, she's not a supernatural anyway, right? Even though she wakes up in the night sweating and shaking from night terrors, and even though she's been followed by a weird 'Soldier Dude' that is totally creeping her out, and even though her birth certificate says she was born exactly at midnight (a true sign that you are indeed a supernatural being)...OK...maybe Kylie's life isn't quite as 'normal' as it might first appear. And that's just the beginning...

I loved this book! It hooked me from the very first page, and I enjoyed it all the way through to the last. There was not one character, trope, plot line or detail about the story that I outwardly disliked. The characters were dynamic, interesting, witty and smart. I didn't even mind the love triangle between Kylie, a werewolf named Lucas, and a faery named Derek (in fact, it was just enough guilty pleasure to make me smile oh-so-wickedly as I read). The love story didn't supersede the plot line, and there was just the right amount of steamy tension vs. virginal guilt without the protagonist coming across as a full-blown slut/prude. The inward struggles that Kylie faces in this story are at once akin-to-life and fantastical enough to be spell-binding until the end. I cannot wait to start reading the sequel immediately! In fact, I think I'll do that right now...
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bookowl Just finished the second book yesterday! I totally agree with the addictive and rewarding nature of the book. It entertained me throughout. I love Kylie as the protagonist and you can feel empathy towards her. Still... I think she will pick Lucas but why not oh-so-sweet Derek?
xx just my humble two cents xx


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