Series: Born at Midnight, Awake at Dawn, Taken at Dusk, Whispers at Moonrise, Chosen at Nightfall
Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Average Series Rating: 2.7
Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams, Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…
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… (Taken from Goodreads)
Judge A Series By Its Covers:
The covers of the Shadow Falls series is really the only good thing about the series in my opinion. In fact, I will still buy the entire Shadow Falls series even after reading every book and not being impressed with it because of the covers alone. The covers of the Shadow Falls series is shiny and foily with the best shades of color ever. It may not look like it in the images above, but wait until you have the actual books in your hands.
What I Liked:
- The Shadow Falls series is entertaining and a mostly engaging series to read about with the exception of Whispers at Moonrise, which dragged on a bit. (This is just my opinion though.)
What I Didn’t Like:
- When I read books, I’m mostly okay with “slut-shaming,” if it doesn’t appear much. The Shadow Falls series makes me notice it, a lot, especially in the first two books. Any girl characters the main character Kylie doesn’t like? Yeah, she’s immediately portrayed as a slut.
- I’m not saying this is a bad thing or a good thing; I just think that this has to be out there: the Shadow Falls series gives the overall message that sex is bad. Or at least, wait until you’re old to have sex. Right from the first book, Born at Midnight, Kylie’s best friend treated sex as something special…until she slept with her boyfriend. Then they broke up and she slept with other guys. Then got pregnant. Overall message? Sex is bad. Not to mention all the sex pamphlet talk in the other four books.
- There’s a love triangle. That lasted for all five books. Yeah, I know.
- Kylie is the Mary Sue. Everyone knows her, loves her, is dedicated to helping her. She’s a chameleon, a protector, and a holy warrior, a combination of three very very very very rare supernaturals. For more details, check out my review of Chosen at Nightfall. Excuse me while I gag.
Do I Recommend It?
No. No no no. Don’t be fooled by the covers like me. There are tons of better books out there.
Favorite Book in the Series:
- Taken at Dusk, which I read a long time ago. All I remember is that it was a fun read and the cover is orange, my favorite color ever.
- In the end, my favorite character in the Shadow Falls series is Holiday. She’s nice, practical, helpful, and friendly. Holiday is always there for Kylie, even if she had her own problems. (But of course, everyone is always there for Kylie, after all, she’s a Mary Sue.)
- Quotes from Born at Midnight, Awake at Dawn, Taken at Dusk, and Whispers at Moonrise soon to come.
- “Sadly, there are no good quotes in Chosen at Nightfall.