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Shadow Falls #4

Whispers at Moonrise

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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.

383 pages, Paperback

First published October 1, 2012

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C.C. Hunter

29 books7,915 followers
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, This Heart of Mine. And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The Mortician's Daughter: One Foot in the Grave was released on October 31st 2017. C. C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures that meander out from woods surrounding home.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels. www.christie-craig.com

C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply. cc@cchunterbooks.com

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Profile Image for Booknut 101.
849 reviews920 followers
July 30, 2016
What I want to do to Lucas:

To sum up of Lucas and Kylie's relationship:

My mental image of Fredericka:

My current state:

My thoughts on the 'Lucas revelation':

I am now going to go curl up in my sock drawer and sleep for days.
October 4, 2012
My prediction for this book is that Lucas is going to be forced by his grandma to marry a were like Fredricka ( the were-bitch) in order to stay in the pack, but Lucas wants Kylie so I have a feeling he'll end up leaving the pack and being Kylie's soul mate. As for Derek, I'm at a loss as what is going to happen. i favor Lucas, I think because he's loved Kylie so long I think that they truly are soul mates, but I love Derek and his sensitivity swell:(((

October 3rd:

Let me just start by raising a nice middle finger to Lucas..... You freaking ruined all my plans!

Phew. Okay so anyways... THIS BOOK WAS FABULOUS! I loved the the sense of mystery that was consistent through the entire book!! I was constantly trying to figure out what the answer was and in the end is wasn't shocking but every engaging.

My main complaint for this book was that although it was action packed it felt like a filler book for the ending. :// I wanted a little more resolution. Oh, and Lucas in the last two percent. I really wanted to punch him in the face...... SIGH

I don't want to give to much away but Ill just say that only one part of my prediction above was right, and Im still at whats going to happen in the last book, but I CANNOT WAIT TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!

5 stars for C.C. Hunter<3333 AND I highly recommend this series to everyone!
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148 reviews3 followers
October 16, 2012
She better pick Derek. Lucas is annoying to me. I just don't like him as much as Derek.

Just sayin'..
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1,064 reviews732 followers
July 26, 2014
in progress

***This review will contain spoilers for the first three books in the Shadow Falls series.***

WHISPERS AT MOONRISE just didn't quite do it for me, unfortunately.

The fourth and penultimate book in CC Hunter's SHADOW FALLS series brings us back to the Shadow Falls camp with Kylie Galen and the gang. We have just learned that Kylie isn't a vampire, a werewolf, a witch, or part-fae; she is all of them. Of course, we don't know what this means for Kylie; we just heard it from some dead guy in the woods. But things are heating up for Kylie et al, and we just can't wait to see what's going to happen next.

Okay, scratch that. I really want to know what's going to happen next so I can move on with my life and be done with this series. I'm itching to read my ARC of CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL so I can see how this all wraps up.

One thing about Hunter's series that totally gets me is that, for an almost 400-page book with pretty small words, there is a surprising lack of plot. The book takes a Pride and Prejudice turn and fills its pages with dialogue, most of it dramatic, hormonal and totally over-the-top. And on top of that, Hunter tells us plenty of times that Kylie and Lucas are in love. But where is the evidence?

Sure, they make out a lot, but that shows me nothing more than the fact that they're horny teenagers. At one point in the book, Kylie is talking to Holiday about her "boy troubles" (a.k.a. the fact that she wants into both Derek's and Lucas's pants, but it's only socially acceptable for her to get into one pair), and she tells Holly that she loves . How am I supposed to believe this? Just because you tell me doesn't mean I'll believe. You have to show me.

Also, at one point, Kylie receives a letter from one of her Horny Boy Crushes. This letter made it very evident that CC Hunter is a pseudonym-closeted romance writer.


The book had one of the worst mystery plots I've ever seen. The setup, explanations [...]

Here is a bigger version of the cover:

I'm not as disappointed as I was, because there are some sweet-looking foggy trees in the background that look like they'll make for a gorgeous cover in the background.

Oh. My. God.

There are going to be FOUR BOOKS?!?!
23 reviews
October 18, 2012
OMG i cant wait until October. It seems like this is the month for everything I want to read to come out. But hey I am NOT complaining. Now to make my little comments:
1) The cover could of been soooooo much better
2) I hope Holiday and the big sexy FRU vampire agent get together FINALLY
3) Miranda and Perry are goig to fall in love
4) Della is going to get a boyfriend who can treat her right and who knows what she is
5) Lastly the whole Kylie-Lucas-Derek situation. Really a part of me is confused. I am still kinda mad at Derek for what he did and how he kept on blowing kylie off even when she tried to make it work with him. Lucas I love Lucas ( and Derek ) but he can be an annoying jealous little prick at sometimes which plucks a nerve.

Anyways I just cant wait until we find out who that ghost was and ALL OF THE ANSWERS to Kylie's and my questions.
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222 reviews121 followers
July 27, 2018
5 Stars!

‘Moonrise she thought. She felt again the whispers echoing in her mind. Whispers she couldn’t understand, whispers that both lured and frightened her.’ (Kylie Galen page 41)

Well we finally know what type of supernatural Kylie is - A Chameleon (not the lizard variety). now if only she could get everyone at Shadow Falls to believe her.

It was nice that Mario did not appear in WaM, it would be a bit boring and tedious if he appeared in every novel wanting a fight.

WaM was more about the changes that Kylie was experiencing:
- Finding out what she is.
- Grieving over the loss of a friend
- Putting her focus onto one boy
- And finally dealing with her latest ghost. who resembles someone we all know and love.
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135 reviews61 followers
November 20, 2012
I devoured this book in a couple of days. I really can't get enough of the characters in Shadow Falls! Every installment just endears me more and more to their interactions, foibles, and character flaws. It all makes me love them the more. Except for one particular character in this installment. *grumbles emphatically* Whose name I can't say because of spoilers. Damn you spoilers, I so want to call this character out on their bad behavior!! Needless to say, that particular character went down in my estimation in this book. I definitely decided on my 'team' also. It so far in the series has flip flopped between Derrek and Lucas on equal occasion - but not any more! My bed is firmly made. ;)

Kylie is getting ever-closer to discovering the secrets of her identity as a supernatural in 'Whispers at Moonrise'. But what with every other crazy thing going on in her life (including her mid-life crises parents, her triangle shaped love life, not to mention seeing the ghost of someone close to her that's still alive!), how can she possibly handle everything, and keep her sanity? What sacrifices will Kylie have to make to find out what she really is, and where she ultimately belongs?

I can't believe I have to wait all the way until next spring for the final installment!!!! And OMG, the final cover art is frickin' beautifully gorgeous! *fangirls and pulls hair out erratically*

Sidenote: On the topic of beautiful covers. This cover....hmmm - why am I so disappointed? It has all the makings for a beautiful cover...but it's just not quite right. I may feel this way purely because the other covers have been frickin' GORGEOUS, and my eyes have simply been spoiled - the book-art-appreciation section of my brain overstimulated by the aesthetic wonders of the previous three offerings...but none the less, I'm still a little sad about this one.

Every other book has had a cover that centers around some kind of vertical landscape scene behind the title (be it a tree, waterfall, negative space between cliffs)...but this cover has a big square hole cut out of the middle and the title slapped inside it (like a sticker almost). It looks rushed, and not very well thought out.
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944 reviews1,098 followers
May 2, 2013

-Firstly, the writing was atrocious — not all of it was bad but A LOT of it was.

-The plot was weak and predictable. Kylie had yet another mysterious ghost asking her for help to catch her killer/find her body/get closure… Naturally, Kylie did very little investigating… But she did do a whole lot of moaning. So that's something… Right?
Also, Kylie tried to come to terms with who and what she was — which was annoying because that was what she was doing in the last three bloody books. Surely, she should have known by now.
There was also a few boy problems and family problems thrown in for angst, drama and shit.

-Kylie didn't stop whining from beginning to end. She was a self-pitying whingy cow - It was torture to read.
She was frustrating to boot — she kept things to herself for dumb reasons and then got all upset if someone else didn't trust her.
What I found most annoying about Kylie was how much of a Mary Sue and speshul snowflake she was. Her powers were just ridiculous — there was literally nothing she couldn't do. Of course, everyone was in awe of her and her powers but Kylie thought she was a freak (that's new for a YA heroine) and felt sorry for herself. I hate it when heroines who have rare-amazing-unique-powers just moan about how much of a freak they are… When it's clear that their powers are cool-speshul-snowflake like powers. Ugh.

-Lucas was horrible. He treated Kylie like utter shit and that doormat Kylie just let him walk all over her.
Lucas was such a hypocrite and he was full of double standards — he bitched about Kylie hanging out with Derek and threw hissy fits if she didn't do as he said… Yet he thought it was okay if he hung out with his ex ALL THE TIME, and if he did whatever the hell he wanted even if it hurt her. Ugh… he was so repulsive, weak, slimy and scummy.
Lucas's rapey abilities didn't do him any favours either.

-More Lucas hate: Lucas was a huge betraying, lying, cheating arsehole. He basically got married to some other girl just so he could please his dad. Then he lied to Kylie about it and acted like a bitch about everything. Also, Kylie saw him kiss his wife/fiancee and he looked 'genuinely happy' about it… Hmm… If he didn't want to be married to the other girl like he claimed, why did he look genuinely happy about the kiss and the marriage? Why didn't he look conflicted or guilty? Well, I'll tell you why… It was because he was a dick — he wanted the perfect werewolf wife and then he wanted Kylie to be his teenage mistress. That dog. He showed Kylie zero respect and he put everyone else above her yet I was somehow supposed to magically believe that he loved her. Bullshit.

-Derek was the lame second love interest that never really stood a chance. I didn't like him because he acted like Kylie's bitch and I that was off putting.

-The best thing about the book was the secondary characters - Holliday, Burnett and Perry were great… And even Miranda and Della were okay when they weren't bitching about other girls.

-Miranda and Perry's relationship was rather sweet… They made a much better couple than Lucas and Kylie, who just came across as obnoxious and self-involved.

-What did everyone do at the camp? Kylie and her friends seemed to have no structure to their days. There was barely any mentions of lessons or activities until the very end. It was frustrating to read characters that just floated around with no apparent purpose or goal.

-There were loads of instances were female characters called themselves or other female characters bitches, skanks and sluts. That's always nice in a YA book.

-There seemed to be a general undertone of female characters having to be ashamed of sex or wanting sex.
Also, I felt like I was being lectured on sex. Guys can have sex but if girls have sex they're all whores. Nice.

All in all… Rubbish. I shall be reading the next Shadow Falls book purely for completion's sake.
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100 reviews
November 5, 2012
Oh my God!
Kylie is a Chameleon. What!?
And finally her pattern had changed Supernatural, as in, she can be a witch, fae, vamp, shifter...
It's so Cool!

but everyone was like

and Kylie was like

She totally poofed Zac Efron in their cabin instead of a 6-pack soda when she was a witch. It's more of Della's fault and it cracked me up. LOL

So many things are going on and since Kylie is just a girl, she can't handle too much.

She needs a break and her decision at the end is what's important. Hmmm...BTW my heart broke at the end.
Guys! this book is awesome. I don't think I can wait any longer for the next and final book. :)
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311 reviews1,383 followers
May 19, 2016
May 18 2016

I agree with my past self with how I can't help but enjoy reading this series! It's fun for me to read about the character and the world. Plus I enjoy the humor throughout the series!!

July 22 2013
These books honestly just something bout them makes me love them!!
Profile Image for Jessica *The Lovely Books*.
1,213 reviews617 followers
July 14, 2020

Not my favorite of the series.

Who cares about that awful love triangle? When you can have Burnett and Holiday! They are by far my favorite. If Ms.Hunter ever writes a spin off, I hope it's with those two! They are awesome.

Don't even get me started! That ending was super lame. I don't think Lucas is a jerk and I am pretty sure they will get back together, Kiley is just being dumb.
The girl totally went back to annoying the crud out of me.

I am through with the love triangles. THROUGH! This one is giving me emotional whiplash. Not good.

Now on about Derek. I was team Derek before but he was lame in this book. Must be because he is in love. I guess it does do that to ya...(ps I am not a cynic on love I swear,he was just trying too hard)

So like I said before, Team Burnett/Holiday.
If it weren't for them I would have stopped reading.

Oh yeah I also love Della!!
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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27 reviews
Want to read
May 18, 2012
I hope she ends up with Derek .
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939 reviews
October 9, 2012
Okay, we're four books into this series, and I'm afraid I'm calling it quits. The concept for this series was so unique and exciting, and it could have been a truly epic story. We're talking X-Men meets Harry Potter and blows them both out of the water! Unfortunately, it's fallen victim to stale plot, extremely repetitive dialogue/thoughts from the characters, and a "love triangle" so infuriating that I don't want the heroine to get either guy anymore.

It seems I'm in the minority on disliking the last two books in this series, but for me there are just so many suspenseful, original, twist-filled stories out there with amazing characters, and this falls way short of the mark. After four books listening to Kylie whine about her indecisions and confusion about what she is, I am SO over her. To the point where, when at 15% into this book that's all the story really entailed, I didn't want to read on. I don't know that I've ever been so irritated with a heroine in a story before, and this has been across multiple books!!

The staleness factor stems from the feeling that with each of these books, there's this basic dialogue and plot that is repeated every time amongst a few new twists and characters. In every book, Kylie will have nearly identical thoughts and conversations with her friends and Holiday about whether she should choose Lucas or Derek, what her changing patterns mean, and how frustrated she is about not knowing what she is yet. I honestly couldn't believe that four books into this series we had to read this again, I mean come ON! The number of times the phrase "I don't know" is spoken regarding Kylie's powers and who she loves more has got to be a record.

I did skim read through this to the end, just because I wanted to be able to write an honest review. There were a few revelations and things finally progress for one couple that I sort of still cared about, and then there was the usual exciting climax at the end. Nothing epic, but it at least breathed some life into the story. But the Lucas/Derek/Kylie love triangle, that just got drop-kicked onto it's head one too many times. Don't get me wrong, I love the thrills of a love that has trials and tribulations to get through before the HEA, but this is getting ridiculous. Derek, who I always loved more than Lucas, just needs to throw in the towel and find someone who can make up her mind. Lucas, who seemed to be taking the distant bad boy route this time, doesn't deserve Kylie, either. Not that I'm a fan of hers, but I can only take so much of the testosterone-filled were who makes the woman he loves feel like dirt.

So, I'm sad to say that I'm done with this series, I just can't see spending more time on one more book that will probably just frustrate me. Hopefully all will work out well with these characters, and I'm sure I'll sneak a peek at some reviews with spoilers to find out, but I won't be reading on.

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7 reviews1 follower
November 11, 2012
You can't take these books seriously. Which I don't. They're so bad they're good.

The thing that annoys me about these books is not the dragged plot that just repeats itself (I survived Glee season 3).

But Kylie. Everyone only thinks about Kylie's safety, Kylie's species, Kylie's love life.

And everyone forgives her and defends her. In their world she can do no wrong. Sometimes it makes sense, like when she went into the woods to save... someone. Other times it didn't. Since when can a child ask someone if they're having sex with someone, and get no punishment? And she acted all shocked when John said she lacked respect and was rude. Last time I checked saying the things she said is pretttty rude.

Also Lucas climbed into her window and kissed her? How is that not creepy? Especially since they were only 6 or 7 at the time. When I was 6, I would rather jump into shark infested waters then kiss a boy and I'm pretty sure the boys felt even stronger about the girls.

Last of all, does Shadow Falls do anything? Supernaturals just go there and do whatever the hell they want all day. The only arranged activity is spending an hour with someone. Shouldn't there be classes on spells for witches and that kind of thing? There isn't much of a point to the camp part of Shadow Falls if they just sit around all day.

But, if you pretend this is a satirical novel imitating teen fiction it's pretty good.

I gave it 2/5 stars.
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763 reviews107 followers
August 27, 2012
Notes: I'm one of C.C. Hunter's Street Team and received an advance copy of this book.

"Why does my life need to be so damn hard?"

Kylie Galen thought finding out what she was would make things better, but it didn't. If anything it just complicated things even more. She has finally discovered what type of supernatural she is, well, sort of. She knows the name, but not exactly what it truly entails. She is a chameleon and no one seems to know exactly what that is, but Kylie's hopeful it doesn't involve a tail and a really long tongue. Perhaps it explains her crazy brain pattern and why everyone has been having so much trouble reading it? She's still coming into her powers, and while she now knows what she is, she is about to discover what she is truly capable of, and it's quite spectacular. Chameleons are known for changing their colors to blend in, so you have to wonder what a supernatural chameleon can do?

Meanwhile, her ghost whispering skills are once again being called upon, but this ghost is the scariest by far because it looks like someone Kylie knows...and they're not dead! Is she now able to speak to people's ghosts before they've passed? If so, can she prevent their death? One thing Kylie knows from her previous experiences is that listening to a ghost can sometimes determine whether someone lives or dies.

Additionally, her father stated before he faded back into the land of the unliving that they'd find out what being a chameleon meant together. Does that mean she is going to die too? So many questions, but the answers are forthcoming. One question posed toward the beginning of the book will gain more significance toward the end...

"Have you ever known the right thing to do, but couldn't do it?"

Kylie will need to make a difficult decision she wishes she didn't have to make. The irony is that the person who posed the question will be the one to finally make her see there truly is only one right choice for her and push her one step closer to finding her destiny. She'll come to realize, 'Life could still hurt like a paper-cut right across the heart...Every new day was about opportunities. You couldn't always control life, just your response to it.'

This was such a fun book with so much revealed yet leaving so much more yet to be discovered. I truly can't wait to see what the next, and sadly last, book of the series will hold. Is there anyway to sign a petition to extend the series? Each book seems to pull me deeper and deeper into the story.

In 'Whispers at Moonrise', Kylie will finally get to meet her paternal grandfather. He holds the answers she craves. She'll learn what a chameleon is and some of what one can do. She still hasn't gained her full powers and hasn't yet gained total control over those she currently possesses. New powers seem to randomly appear, but she'll find they aren't as random as she thought, and begin learning how to control them.

Lucas will show aspirations of gaining a seat on the were Council. He wants to make a difference. To do so, however, he has to gain his father's approval. He's secretive about what that entails, but asks Kylie to have faith in their relationship and in him.

Kylie will once again be haunted by a ghost and need to put her protective powers to use to save someone. The difference with this ghost is that it looks like someone Kylie knows and cares for. Holiday says sometimes ghosts can have an identity crisis and put on the face of someone else, but is that what is truly going on? She'll have to sort things out to get to the bottom of who the ghost is trying to warn her about before it's too late.

Why is the book named 'Whispers at Moonrise'? I believe it has to do with this:
'Moonrise, she thought. She felt again the whispers echoing in her mind. Whispers she couldn't understand, whispers that both lured her and frightened her.'
Something is whispering for Kylie to come and join them in the forest. She'll need to decide whether to refrain from the compulsion or give in to it.

Overall, I gave this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. I loved the drama involved with the ghost. I loved the difficulty involved with Kylie's decision to stay or to go with her grandfather. I enjoyed the interaction with Holiday and seeing Kylie's powers go astray. I loved pretty much everything that went on, but felt things were a teeny bit dragged out when it came to discovering what a chameleon was. I thought enough clues were given at the end of 'Taken at Dusk' to give everyone a good idea, but I did love some of the humor that went with the speculation. Action and emotion go hand in hand in this one, and I can't wait to see what Ms. Hunter has up her sleeve for the next book. This one will leave you craving for the next book, 'Chosen at Nightfall'. I keep hoping for a spin-off series.
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630 reviews263 followers
October 6, 2012

Kylie knows what she is now, but not what it means. She’s a chameleon? She’s a lizard? She has no idea what’s going on now and has more questions than answers. And to add to that, why did that ghost have Holly’s face? Holly isn’t dead yet…but does that just mean that she will? (ok, so there’s a spoiler in my review which means if you don’t want to know this tiny spoiler, avoid all paragraphs with a *) Not to mention that even though Kylie’s finally chosen Lucas, she can’t deny her feelings for Derek or that Lucas is hot one second, cold the next. What’s a not-so-human girl to do?

*I think this was definitely my favorite book out of all of them. It was different in the way that it wasn’t action-y and was more a mystery. This was basically the book where most of our questions were answered while at the same time, Kylie and the rest of the gang were trying to figure out who killed Holiday’s twin sister. And jeez! They went one some awesome traces/leads and I loved guessing who killed her, why, and everything else. As morbid as it sounds, this was definitely my kind of book!

What I didn’t like? I didn’t get why Kylie didn’t tell Holiday about the ghost with her face. It just seemed weird. I mean, sure it would’ve scared her but Holiday had the right to know plus it would’ve been easier and faster to figure out why the ghost had her face if Holiday had known. It just really annoyed me to hell and back. But hey, that only lasted 1/3 of the book!

While Kylie was a little annoying when it came to romance in the beginning you’ll eventually forgive her when it’s clear she’s literally torn apart between her feelings for Derek and the ones she has for Lucas. I mean, they’re both awesome guys and honestly? While I’m Team Lucas, I did fall for Derek. He’s the complete opposite of Lucas and I was just as torn as Kylie was. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW SWOON WORTHY THESE TWO GUYS ARE?

Characters? This is going to be long…
You guys, my favorite character absolutely has to be Della! She’s so snarky and fun that you just have to love her! If possible, she’s more snarky in this book than in any other! And she was an amazing friend besides, no matter WHAT she says/acts like. Miranda was too! And I loved how she kept squealing about Perry after they (finally) got together! It was too cute!
I’m not even going to mention the boys. That would take too much squealing. Sigh. I’m totally crushing on too many book boyfriends.
Kylie is definitely a great MC. She wasn’t as stupid as some other characters; she figured (most of) the things out and I loved that she would give the benefit of a doubt and that she always, always, understood. Err…well, most of the time!

OMG. You guys! The ending. The ending! AGH! Can I choke someone? You could hear my jaw drop half way around the world. I was not expecting that at all and loved that this book could surprise me right when I had things figured out! I can honestly say that I’ve never been more surprised! And I’ve never read a more cliffhang-y cliffhanger.

As stunning as the first three, C.C. Hunter writes an amazing fourth installment that will answer some questions, but raise even more. A thrillingly satisfying read, Whispers at Moonrise will keep you guessing until the last page, leaving you shocked and aching for Chosen at Nightfall!
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160 reviews368 followers
November 5, 2012
OMFG!!! I'm crying like a freaking baby right now!!! Why did it have to end this way?! WHY!!!!!?

You know that feeling when you read a book, get completely lost in the story, and before you know it you finished it and you just want more and more and more? You know that if you won't know what happens next soon, you will explode? Well that's how i felt. This series seriously NEVER disappoints me! :) I have waited SO LONG FOR THIS HEAVEN!!!

I have no idea how the author does it, how does she do it? Every single book in the Shadow Falls novel is so amazingly fabulous!!! Every time it takes me on a timeless emotional ride that i just don't want to end!!! Can i just say, i am so freaking glad and happy that i could come back to Shadow Falls and loose my self in the plot and story once again. I have waited for freaking AGES to get my hands on Whispers at Moonrise, 6 months. Why can't the author have some mercy? Doesn't she see that waiting so long for the next book is pure TORTURE!!!?

The characters were like use-all, so amazing and realistic. I LOVE THEM ALL! Seriously, they are such fantastic characters that it feels like they are real and i know them.
Kylie ( main character) is such a nice and cool girl, what she is is so awesome!!!
Derek ( half fae, used to be with Kiley and is in love with her) is so caring and understanding! I LOVE that guy myself. I wish they could be together - sight.
Lucas ( werewolf, Kylies boyfriend) is pure hotness, but what he did at the end to Kylie was just horrible. Kylie felt so betrayed, and so did i ( not that i liked the dude anyway). I just knew he was going to hurt her sooner or later, i was like screaming for Kylie to push him off a cliff already or something and get back to that beautiful fae that loves her ( truly loves her).
I loved how Kylie tried to help everyone, even thought she had more problems than hair on her head herself.

I love the cover, in fact i love all the covers. I love the titles of the books as well. Let's face it, i love everything about this series. IT'S SIMPLY THE BEST.

k, let's talk about the ending before i'll explode. I was SHOCKED. And when i say i was shocked, i mean i can't breath, eyes winded like a big moon kind of shocked. I'm still so emotional over what happened with Lucas and Kylie. I think i was even more shocked than her. I literally jumped out of my seat, i had to read standing up. The very ending was the part where i really cried, i was going through what Kylie was going through. It was like i wasn't in my bedroom anymore, i was right there beside Kylie, feeling what she felt. I did what she didn't, couldn't, i cried, and i think i cried not only for her but for her friends and everyone else at Shadow Falls. The ending left me breathless, literally.

Then, i almost cried again because i realized that the same torture awaits me, waiting 6 moths for the next masterpiece whilst imagining and trying to constantly figure out what would happen next. I seriously hope i will be able to sleep at night.

Overall, Whispers at Moonrise is an excellent, well written and full of surprises book that will have you on edge and holding on for the glorious ride, which you won't want to end. I WANT MORE.

Favorite Quotes -

'" What happened?" Della asked,
Kylie pulled her eyes away from the woods " Nothing."
Della titled her head to the side, as if listening to Kylie's heart, listening for signs of deception. Della rolled her eyes " Liar. Liar. Pants on fire."
Kylie groaned " Fine. I'm lying. And if i were wearing pants, they'd combust and burn my ass."'

'" I'm not here to spill blood," he insisted.
" then leave," Kylie demanded.
" Yeah, tuck your tail between you legs and run," Della bit out.

'" I should let you go," he said. " I should put a stop to this... to us. Because until things change, everyone will be against us. And yet..." His head dipped down ever so slightly and his lips met hers.
So much emotion came with that brief kiss.'

'" Stop it," She said. " I care about you as a friend."
" No." He continued to stare. " It's more. But don't worry. I know you care about Lucas, too. And that's my cross to bear because i pushed you right into his arms. And as long as you're happy, I can accept that But if you're not-"
" Please stop." Kylie wanted to start singing " la la la" and cover her ears.

'" You were... my first kiss," He said.



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616 reviews165 followers
March 1, 2013
May contain spoilers

Whispers at Moonrise is the fourth book in the Shadow Falls series. And with only one more book planned in the series, I know I'm going to be deeply saddened to leave this world which I've really enjoyed spending time in.

Kylie is living at Shadow Falls, a camp for supernaturals. But Kylie isn't like the other kids at camp, she's not a vampire, or werewolf, or shifter, or fae. She's a chameleon, which means she has the DNA for many different types of supernatural. Not many chameleons exist and very little is known about them, so Kylie feels like a freak. She hasn't yet learned to control her changes so she's never sure what she's going to be at any one time. She's also a ghost whisperer which means she sees spirits and helps them to solve their problems so they can cross over. And if all that doesn't make her weird enough, she's also the first half blood protector. She gains amazing strength and speed when someone else is in danger but she can't protect herself in dangerous situations.

Kylie has two amazing, hot guys vying for her attention. Derek who's fae and Lucas, a werewolf. When she appears to have made her choice, a whole new can of worms opens up and she's left miserable.

She has two brilliant best friends, Miranda who's a witch and Della, a vampire, who she also shares a cabin with. The trio really care for and look out for each other.

Kylie has an extremely close relationship with the camp leader, Holiday, a fae. Burnett is another camp leader, a vampire, who is crazy about Holiday. Kylie has been trying to get them together for a long time as she's sure Holiday feels the same but won't give in because she's been hurt before.

But being a chameleon, so unusual and so powerful, brings with it it's own danger for Kylie. She's on the radar of a gang run by Mario, also a chameleon, who previously kidnapped her and wanted her to marry his grandson. He is ruthless, killing his own grandson when he tried to protect Kylie.

And the FRU, kind of like the supernatural FBI, want to carry out tests/experiments on her, the same experiments that led to the death of her grandmother. Her grandfather wants to take her away to live with him so he can protect her and teach her what she needs to know to survive as a chameleon. She doesn't want to leave Shadow Falls as it feels like her home, the only place she belongs.

Whispers at Moonrise is a brilliant instalment in the Shadow Falls series, maybe the best one yet. A killer is on the loose. Having already killed three girls, Holiday is next on his list. And with only the help of one of the dead girls, Kylie must try to find out who the killer is before time runs out. She's also dealing with her own problems of being on Mario's hitlist, trying to figure out more about being a chameleon and not feel like such a freak and, deal with the fact that she and Lucas are spending very little time together, the reason being, that the pack doesn't approve of her.

From the very first book, this series reeled me in and has kept me riveted since. And now, with only one more to go, Chosen at Nightfall will be a bittersweet read. I can't wait to have it in my hands yet I don't want this series to come to an end.
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36 reviews
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May 7, 2012


I think for this book Lucus will have to be with a werewolf and hopefully Kaylie will be with Derek.
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2 reviews
November 11, 2012
Ahh, I can't wait till this books out.
I just finished the 3rd one. I love this series.
Profile Image for Madeleine Knutsson.
743 reviews107 followers
August 12, 2021
Älskar verkligen att nästa bok i serien börjar precis där andra boken slutar. På så sätt så känns det inte för mycket att läsa hela serien på en gång. Den här boken var så ruskigt spännande att om jag bet på naglarna skulle jag ha gjort det hela tiden. Och äntligen har Kylie fått reda på vad hon är! Förstod nästan det från början men ändå. Och Lucas du krossar mitt hjärta.
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785 reviews1,334 followers
June 7, 2013
Tak, kde by jeden začal? Asi u toho, že jsem opět nevěděla o čem byl předchozí díl. Čučela jsem na to jak bacil do lékárny a říkala jsem si, co se to proboha stalo? :o Když si má hlava dělavá vzpomněla, tak jsem mohla vesele pokračovat dál.
Štvala mě přemíra Dereka. Neberte to špatně, toho kluka mám ráda, ale jsem prostě a jednoduše Team Lucas.
Dál k ději, ten vůbec neubíhal! Normálně jsem měla předchozí díly hned přečtený. Dřív než jsem si uvědomila, že to vůbec čtu a teď? NIC! Patlala jsem se s tím týden nebo jak dlouho.
Pár dalších bodů: Slovo vlkodlačice, je naprosto hrozné, příšerné, násilné! Nevím proč, ale rozčilovalo mě.
Dost scén, hlavně ty s Lucasem, mi přišly nedotažené. Že je autorka z nějakého důvodu vždycky chtěla, co nejrychleji ukončit.
Dereka zase cpala i tam, kde být nemusel. A to fakticky musí být vždycky "nedooblečený"?
V knize mi moc chyběl Perry a Frederika. U té, když jsem si uvědomila, že tam není, tak se naštěstí zrovna objevila :D
Tak teď ke konci, Lucase lituju.Asi ho chápu proč to dělá, proč to neřekl, ale reakce Kylie je pochopitelná. Hold to má hošánek složité.
Jinak, kdo je vrah mi došlo, asi když se v knize objevil podruhé. Ale celkově jsem tuhle dějovou linii nepobrala. Proč to vlastně ten vrah udělal? To jsem něco přečetla nepozorně, nebo to tam doopravdy nebylo?
Už od začátku jsem věděla, že hodnocení bude hodně nízké. Poslední třetina to trochu vytáhla, ale stejnak zůstanu u původního hodnocení.
52 reviews
November 4, 2012
I loved this book!! I fell in love with the series when I read Born at Midnight, and for once these books come out every six months (about).
(Caution contains some spoilers)

1) The plot, I had always hoped that Kylie would do something like she did in the end! Talk about a cliff-hanger!
2) That she found out what she was.
3) That we actually found out a little about Holiday's past
4) Burnett getting jealous over Blake. I mean finally Burnett shows some sort of affection towards Holiday!
5) The ending, Holiday dying and Kyle bringing her back to life!
6) Kylie leaving Lucas! Ha ha ha, in your face Lucas! Go DEREK!!


1) That Kylie was with Lucas through out the book. In the first three books I hoped that Kylie would end up with Lucas, but by the end of the third book, I got tiered of him. I kept on thinking that Lucas was just dragging Kylie along, and that he cared about his pack more than her.
2) The whole Kylie and Holiday talks, I found them to be boring and unimportant

Other than that I really enjoyed the book, can't wait for the next one!! :)
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12 reviews27 followers
February 6, 2017
Definitiv bisher der beste Teil. Kylie entwickelt sich mehr und mehr zu einer tollen, straken Protagonisten und wirkt nicht mehr ganz so dümmlich wie zuvor. Die etlichen Wiederholungen könnten meiner Meinung nach weiter reduziert werden.
Das Ende fand ich doch teilweise sehr überraschend, da die Bücher ansonsten bisher sehr vorhersehbar waren. Es war sehr Gefühlvoll und in meiner momentan sehr emotionalen Phase, konnte ich mir die eine oder andere Träne nicht verkneifen. :-)
Ich bin gespannt, was mich im finalen Band erwarten wird!
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