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(Shadow Falls: After Dark #2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  5,324 ratings  ·  344 reviews
All her life, Della's secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she's where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she’ll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator—all the while trying to figure out her own heart. Should she chose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a ...more
Paperback, 386 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
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May 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Please. No love triangle. Go jump off a cliff chase.

WOW WHAT A SURPRISE THERE IS A LOVE TRIANGLE. I'm honestly so annoyed by al of this. If she ends up with Chase it's literally the biggest troll from C.C. ever. Oh, going to spend most of the shadow falls series and give you a novella where it looks like she'll be with Steve but as soon as her series starts let's throw in a new guy TROLOLOL. No. Ugh, I hate Chase so much he's such a cocky dick and wow surprise surprise he lied to you again! If D
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
What is this about needing to choose between Steve and Chase?
If Della doesn't end up with Steve, I will be having words with C.C. Hunter. You hear that, woman? I will hunt you down.


Update: 11/10/2014
All I have to say is that this book seriously pissed me the hell off. And Chase is where all of my hatred stems from. Why can't he just die?
Sep 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm going in guys and I am so excited!

I'm sure there will be plenty of "omfg" and "hahaha" and "WHY!" and the occasional *sobs* but thats what makes books well books :P

I mean how lucky are we, when shadow falls ended I was seriously depressed for a week but we have an amazing author who decided that her fans deserved more and she continues to write I mean that makes me...

And as a side note I still have unidentifiable feelings about Chase...

Andrea Heltsley
I am remembering why I love C.C. Hunter sooo much! This book was every bit as good as Reborn.

I LOVE the mysterious relationship Della has with Chase. There is so much to be explored there, not to mention that I'm rooting for them!

The book was intriguing and held my attention until the last page. WTH was what I thought of the giant cliffhanger at the end of the book. I can't wait for the final book in the trilogy. I'm dying to know how everything is going to turn out for Della.

Luckily there is
Kayla Edwards
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Powerful ghosts are literally trying to spell things out. Relationships are burned and new ones are forged. It's all just a bit too much for Della to deal with being freshly reborn and bonded to Chase. That bond binds them together in a race against time as both she and Chase are flung into the bodies of two starving, locked-up teenagers. To top things off, there is a ghost encouraging them to find these teens who may or may not be alive. A ghost that just might have a few personal connections t ...more
Steffi au Penguinbooks
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Crying does nothing but water the pain and allow it to grow

Wow. Just WOW. C. C. Hunter definitely knows how to hold your breath while reading ...

First of all, I found Eternal better than Reborn. Maybe this has something to do about the fact that our dear shape-shifter Steve does a bad move (sorry, I do not like boys who are too protective, who are upset instantly if you don't tell them everything the moment you know etc). Honestly, I do not trust Chase thaaaaaaaaaaat much, but Della and his rela
**I received this book for free from St. Martin's Griffin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 3-3.5

*Full Review Posting @ Gizmos Reviews 11/04/2014 as part of the Eternal Blog Tour. I am giving away a finished copy of the book to anyone who lives in the USA. Sorry folks! I am a poor person who can't afford international shipping.

Review link below:

Karina {witchling wanderer}
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   This book was probably one of my most anticipated books of the year after I finished reading Reborn, the first book in the series. I kind of have mix feelings. I'm in the mist of thinking that I liked it but then there were things that I hated. It's very surreal and neutral feelings for me. I really can't choose...

   Reborn left us with Della almost dying but Chase saved her by giving her his blood and bonding each other. It's been said that the bond has
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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My English review

I was really looking forward to reading more about Della after finishing the first volume. The prequel has allowed me to wait a bit before reading this new novel and I was glad to discover the short story before this one as we learn more about the Chase’s past. The first volume had left us with a cliffy that made me impatient for the second volume. Oh yes because I was curious to see what would happen between Della, Steve and Chase.

So we find our beloved hero
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A mystery or a few, a ghost who demands to be heard, a super sexy but not entirely trustworthy vampire who works for the opposition, an overprotective but lovable camp leader, a fierce and determined but guarded heroine, plenty of secrets, missions and battles, and a killer cliffhanger ending are just a fraction of what makes ETERNAL a thrilling and absolutely riveting installment in C.C. Hunter’s incredibly addictive Shadow Falls: After Dark series.

With family secrets still to be uncovered, dou
Jessie Potts
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, oct-2014
4.5 stars

Why you should read it: You have to read Reborn first, at least to really see what Della has fully gone through. If you have time, I also think reading the whole Shadow Falls series (this is an off-shoot series) would really enrich the world Della is living in. She has become someone stronger, someone who is able to hug, to share and to open up. Della is also faster and tougher and finally doing what we knew she was capable of. Chase fans will love this book. He's got a big role to play
Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
3.5 stars

A bit tired about the drama that surrenders Della, but I start to really like the mystery with her ghosts! Why did Hunter use a freaking cliffhanger in the end of the book?!

Read my full review at Book Obsession
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC from the author as being apart of her Street Team for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

C.C. Hunter's Eternal is Della's second book in the Shadow Falls: After Dark trilogy! Yes, C.C. confirms it's a trilogy at the back of the book. Eternal was definitely an enjoyable read, as Della was by far one of my favorite characters when it was Kiley telling her story and with Della at the helm, you know you're in for a treat!

Della is dealing with being rebo
Brandi Kosiner
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wanted to read Eternal because I like C.C. Hunter's writing style as well as getting to know Della even more in the last one. She is a strong and independent young lady, and I love her snarky humor. It was neat to see Shadow Falls through new eyes, because I read the original series with Kylie, and while she is a great character, she is a different species as well as different personality types.

We get to see the side of Della that wasn't wholly apparent in the other series. She begins to cr
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd

I loved all of the Shadow Falls books and the first book in this spin-of series, Reborn, so I wasn't surprised that I loved this book just as much!

This book takes place not too long after the events in Reborn and I was a bit rusty on my memory of that book. Thankfully, it was very easy for me to get into this book. I jumped into this book very smoothly and my memory was quickly refreshed! Della is now bonded with Chase, whic
Sarah :) 🕺🏻
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Yes it is currently 12:49am and I finished this book. Next book here I comeeee. Also chase?!? What you playin at. No love triangle anymore. Steve literally got thrown out of it and ended up in fricken Paris.
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
C.C. please stop messing with my emotions...
Gretchen Gomez
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Why does CC Hunter always leave us with a cliff hanger????????


Amazing read!
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Highly satisfying! Full review to come.
Aarrghhh CLIFFHANGER!!!!!
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a shame, that there's a love triangle in this, because I would mindlessly love Della's books without it.
I don't understand two things:
1. Why C.C Hunter apparently feels the need to add a love triangle to every single story that she writes. There's a lot of foreshadowing about Miranda's love triangle in her book. I had really hoped that, because Miranda only has one book, it'd be without one. I think it's highly unrealistic. I don't know a single person that's ever been in a love triangle,
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
****My SYNOPSIS****

Della Tsang is finally working for the FRU, Fallen Research Unit (think paranormal FBI), and she's just been handed her next assignment--by a ghost. Della recently worked with FRU in bringing down and capturing Craig Anthony and his crew who were illegally enslaving newly made vamps by using his family's funeral home as a front. Now a vision bequeathed her by a ghost has let her know that two newly made vampires are trapped and buried underground. As not all the vamps that Cra
Apr 18, 2017 rated it liked it
As the second book in the series, it was good in developing depth to the story, but still not much happens. Della is having troubles with others accepting her supernatural vampire powers and hopes that she can become a paranormal investigator. The love triangle continues and she struggles to choose which man she loves the most and is torn in her decision, now with someone from her past coming into the picture. I honestly would have liked the book a lot more if it hadn't been such a twilight knoc ...more
Candace Wondrak
Feb 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Not a bad second entry to the spin-off series.

I quite enjoy Della and her sass. She has so much personality than Kylie ever did. Not a fan of what happens with the shapeshifters. Does it happen for more angst and to keep the love triangle going? I don't know, but I say, so long to them all.

Whether or not Chase's motives are questionable, I do think he's better for Della, but who knows? Maybe I'll be proven wrong in book 3.
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The Shadow Falls series is one of my all-time favorite series and C.C. Hunter has managed to make this spin-off series just as exciting. I absolutely loved reading more about Della’s adventures at Shadow Falls as she undergoes a journey of self-discovery. Eternal gives fans the answers they’ve been waiting for regarding Della’s family history and still delivers the amazing, heart-pounding romance that fans have come to expect from Hunter.

Della has to deal with her bond to
Katie Jones
Loved the action in this book, the story is really interesting and I can't wait to get to the bottom of what is going on with Della's family. I love the chemistry between Della and Chase, the humour in their stubbornness is great to read. ...more
Sumaya Musse
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nooooooooo! Why do we have to wait until July 2015 for the last book? Especially with that cliffhanger! I'm just wondering about what's to happen because there are so many things left to be discussed, like Chase, her family crisis, Della's position at the FRU and also Steve. It's a second book, so I'm not surprised about the cliffhanger, but it still makes be a little..... irritable.... I can honestly say that the book was brilliant and it was good to reconnect with all those characters. I think ...more
Jun 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of the Shadow Falls books since I first picked up Born at Midnight a few years ago and even though this book is a spin off of that series, we still get to see all the characters we fell in love with in the Shadow Falls series and I absolutely love that.

I think I may have enjoyed Eternal even more than I did Reborn and that's saying a lot. Della has grown so much as a character since we first met her and I love that she's finally letting people in, she has such a good heart an
I was really hoping that Eternal would be better than Reborn but no such luck. All the things I didn't like about Reborn continued in Eternal. Della continues taking risks and being mad Burnett for trying to keep her safe, Chase continues to keep secrets but demand everyone's trust, and for some reason Della keeps being into him. I honestly don't understand why she refuses to share information with others. She wants to be part of the FRU but doesn't share important case information with them.

Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Eternal is the second book in the Shadow Falls: After Dark series.

Della continues to be my favorite character. I like that she cares for her cabin mates, Miranda and Kylie. She may not know how to hug another person without feeling awkward but she surely knows when to stop Miranda from doing stupid things like eating too much ice-cream!

From the synopsis, we know Della has two love interests. While the story seems to favor one over another, I’m still not sure if both Steve and Chase are good enou
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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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“Wait,' Della said 'Let me see if I understand... you want me to tell her this?' Sarcasm spilled out with her words.
'Yeah,' he said as if he didn't understand her issue.
'Why don't you tell her?' Della slipped a hand on her hip.
He made a face. 'Shes's your ghost.'
'My ghost? Why the hell is she my ghost?'
'Because she's closer to you.'
'Says who?'
He opened his mouth and nothing came out right away. Then words spurted out of his lips. 'Because...Because...' His eyes widened as if he figured something out. 'Because she gave you the picture of Natasha. And Natasha has some connection to your family.'
His reasoning made sense, perfect sense, but Della didn't want to see it that way. Refused to see it that way. She didn't want to be alone with some dead person. Sharing it with him wasn't the ideal situation, but she hadn't come up with this plan.
'That doesn't make her mine,' Della insisted 'She talks to both of us. We've got joint custody here, buddy. You should have thought about this before you bonded with me And don't try to skip out of your responsibility.'
'It's a ghost,' he said 'Not a baby.”
“Della looked around. Kylie and Lucas and her mom sat chatting about selling her house. Lucas must be getting used to Kylie's mom, because he actually looked comfortable instead of miserable, like he usually did when Kylie forced him to spend time with her mom.” 3 likes
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