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Awake at Dawn

(Shadow Falls #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  60,270 ratings  ·  1,899 reviews
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 o
Paperback, 383 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
C.C. Hunter wrote an amazing sequel to Born at Midnight. Everything I loved about Born at Midnight was present in Awake at Dawn. Awake at Dawn is absolutely unputdownable. I read this book in record time. I got up an hour early in the morning to read, I read on the bus on my way to class, I even ignored my friends at break time in order to immerse myself in Kylie's story.

Awake at dawn is a delightful read with a plot full of twists and turns, genuine emotions that reach your heart and make you
Brilliant sequel.





I thought we'd finally find out what Kylie truly is in this installment... So it kinda dragged a bit and got a tad frustrating but next time maybe eh?

Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
May 10 2016
Can't stop won't stop I seriously love this series!!

July 16 2016
Awesome sequel!!! These books I don't even know what about them but I just go through them so fast!! They are funny and even at some points I was crying just in love!!! Only complaint is that for certain parts it's very predictable
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Well, I won't be continuing this series. The issues I had with the first book, became even more glaring in Awake at Dawn. My main two issues were -

The pace seemed to drag even more.
"....I mean, if I understand this right, someone is going to die. Actually die and it’s not going to be an easy death, either.” All the problems in Kylie’s life started bouncing around her head like ping-pong balls. Tears filled her eyes. It still hurt to think about her grandmother’s funeral—she couldn’t lose
Beatriz  Lins
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Born at Midnight was a great start to this series. I liked the writing, and even though Kylie was boring sometimes, it was still enjoyable. I didn't like certain things about it, like the shallow romance, and the mistery about what Kylie was.
I hoped that, in Awake at Dawn, those things would develop, and we'd get to know a lot more about Shadow Falls. I can say, for sure, that this didn't happen.
Well, to start with, Kylie doesn't know what she is. She spends the first half of the book searchin
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Almost 400 pages and the only thing that pretty much happened was her breastestes mysteriously grew a cup size.

Amber I.
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
I would like to just say I NEED MORE LUCAS! Okay so you might guess I am a total hot werewolf fan. While I loved every minute he was in this book, I would like more, lots and lots more!!

Awake at Dawn is a fantastic sequel. All of our favorites are back and just as loveable as before. Its just a fun new series with an amazing set of characters, one hot werewolf (okay the fairy is too, lol) and lots of mystery. Kylie is still trying to figure out what supernatural she really is. Now she is gaining
Zemira Warner
I need some hawt Lucas and Kylie scenes ASAP!
Dana Cristiana
3,5 stars / 5.

This sequel was far more interesting than the first "Shadow Falls" novel; especially in the beginning. But in the middle it was just a long process where little concrete things were happening.
Kylie Galen met another ghost now, a woman. One that kept telling Kylie that someone dear to her will die soon and that she has to save that person. But Kylie didn't knew exactly who she refers to.

Kylie goes to the waterfall, but no big deal is happening. She is trying to find her grandparents
Alexa ❤️
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Awake at Dawn picks up where BaM leaves off with many more questions, a whole new ghost and reeling from the last eat drama which is also what AaD leaves us at the end as well.

Kylie is going through more supernatural changes whilst mending her relationships with her parents and trying to decide between Derek and Lucas (what a dilemma to have!).

We’ve been introduced to the main villain of the series now - finally

And Kylie is getting closer and closer to finding out what she is and her
Jul 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, july2-imm
Saying I was thrilled when Awake at Dawn arrived on my doorstep would out it lightly. I was beyond thrilled because after finishing Born At Midnight I was in love with the story, the characters and CC's writing. I devoured Awake at Dawn in one day and needless to day I was sad when it was over...

We are back in Shadow Falls with Kylie, her great friends, the boys and the camp leaders. Kylie still has no clue who she is and what she will become other than knowing and finally accepting her ghost-w
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoying this series! It's very addicting. This was a great sequel but it wasn't as good as the first book. Lucas Parker, you stole my heart! I love him so much!! I can't wait to read the third book! :) Read my full review here http://booknerd777.blogspot.com/2017/... ...more
Jan 18, 2013 rated it liked it
“Life isn't supposed to be easy. Generally speaking, the harder something is the more rewarding the results will be.”

This is one of series that seem to get better with each book. I am glad I decided to read this one.

In this book a new ghost starts to visit Kylie and warns her that someone she loves will die soon, but Kylie does not understand whom she has to save.
Moreover, there is the problem with vampire attacks and her supernatural identity. The hints are all contradictory and Kylie
QiJia 치쟈
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a nice sequel. Though I still prefer the first book.

It's still funny and adventurous and full of teen dramas.... which gets a bit annoying at times.

Kylie is still trying to discover what she is. Is she a vampire? werewolf? shapeshifter? fairy? She's still confused with her feelings for Derek and Lucas but decided to give Derek a chance. And I must agree with Lucas, Derek is an idiot. Derek is patient and understanding guy BUT what the hell was he thinking?!? As for Lucas I'm getting fon
Nov 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook, 2016
Second time reading, first time reviewing!
I really like this series. The different kinds of supernaturals and the mystery of what Kylie is exactly. I also enjoy the love triangle between Lucas and Derek. They're both good guys and if this were an adult book, I'd want a reverse harem lol.
The characters are cute, especially the friendship between Kylie, Miranda, and Della. They care about each other and even if they don't always get along, they'll do anything to help the others out. The narrator
We discover more about Kylie's abilities in this one, which makes things more interesting, but also a little unbelievable. It did get a little tiring that it was so obvious what the ghost wanted her to do, but she was so obtuse about it. These books are a good escape read. If you can get past things being a little predictable, and the sex-shaming, they do have some fun elements. ...more
E. C. McRoy
Aug 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I give this one a 3.6, meaning I really got into it despite there being things about it I didn't care for.

*full review to come*
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου
Loved it!
I liked the story and the characters so much!
I didn't even care about the love triangle! OK, I have to admit that for some reason I prefer Lucas (he's more mysterious) from Derek (he's just a nice guy).
Kylie is a very interesting character! She is a good and true friend, smart and funny and a typical teenager. I was happy to see that she has a better relationship with her mother because I have to admit that I like her mother a lot!
Also, I really like Della and Miranda and I hope to se
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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J. Lee
Apr 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Kylie doesn’t know what she is. Kylie kisses a boy. Kylie has a sudden not-so-climatic event. Kylie still doesn’t what she is. Kylie is at the end of book two.
For me, that was exactly what it was like reading this book. I remember I complained about the fact that Hunter didn’t use first person in the first installment of this series and unfortunately I have to do it again. In my opinion, if you’re going to write in third person, you should write in a way that your characters name isn’t repeated
Darren Hagan-Loveridge
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
**3.5 stars**
**No spoilers**

I don't really know what to say. It was fun, easy to read, had some nice friendships and an improving mother/daughter relationship. Some of the imagery was beautiful, for example "Kylie popped up from her chair and shot out of the dining room like someone wearing white and in desperate need of a tampon."......

Jokes aside, it wasn't terrible. There was far too much relationship drama and if we don't find out what Kylie actually is by the end of the next book, I can see
Apr 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-boys
OH my goodness I LOVE this cover<333 I can't wait for this book! Come quickly!!! <3


Fantastic sequel! I loved every part it. I loved discovering what Kylie was discovering, feeling what Kylie felt, and watching her grow. I have to admit, boy wise, I was Team Lucas after Born At Midnight. But, now, after Awake At Dawn, I am kind of split. Derek is just the all around great guy, with sexy green eyes and then there's also Lucas who you can't help but loving. ARRRGGG I'm not sure who I
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
Oct 11th

I NEEEEEED this book! Like now! Today! Yesterday!
I don't care how, I just need it.
And more Lucas ;D
Feb 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Loved it. Derek is amazing and I really like Burnett and Holiday. They are so funny togheter. Can't wait to read Taken at Dusk. ...more
Jul 09, 2022 rated it really liked it
Finished this surprisingly fast! And wow, this cliffhanger is great; not too bad that you HAVE to pick up the next book immediately but interesting enough to keep you interested for what’s next! Nice!

Glad I picked up this series again and that I didn’t read it when I was younger as some things in there I wouldn’t have liked reading before. But sure, that was a fun book to read!😊

Derek is acting really poorly towards the middle/end of the book though, while Lucas is sweet and nice but I still feel
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Great second book! I’m loving this series and I immediately started the next book
✨Rosé Reads✨
Jul 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars - absolutely loving my reread of this series! So nostalgic!

(Never rated or reviewed it for my first read but I added the dates for it!)
Kathryn Ford
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I give this book a solid 4 [yes I've been watching too many cooking competitions lately] I enjoyed this book just like I did the first one. I believe all teenagers should read this series because it deals with a lot of teen stuff and gives very wise advice. I also like the emphasis it places on friends and family. I guessed who was to be saved from the very beginning I just didn't know from what, so that part was slightly boring. But, the kick ass part of the book was good. ...more
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: para-other
The Good: Kylie still doesn't know what she is, so that still annoys the hell out of me. But, she's getting there. She's dealt. She's accepted. Most of the time, she still has a ghost issue. She's figuring it all out and it's extremely interesting. I love her getting closer with Miranda and Della. They have a very authentic teen girls at camp getting becoming friends thing going on, with all the insecurity and vulnerability that goes with that. Add in the varied types of paranormal they are and ...more
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C. C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut ...more

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