Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Book One in the Shadow Falls Series
Published By: St. Martin's (January 1, 2011)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 2.5-3 Stars
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, shapeshifters, 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…
I am not going to lie, it took me a bit to get into this story, to really get into it and even though by the end, I would say I really enjoyed it, I am still not sure I loved it. I still don't know if I connected to everything like I should have and yet, and yet, I really want to continue with it as well.
Why? Because I think it has huge potential. I think it has potential to capture my complete undivided attention and I want to give it that chance.
I want Kylie to have to chance to steal my heart so I am rooting for her to find love with Derek or Lucas and to figure out what she is and what it all means. I want all that I really do and I am seriously hoping this series can deliver it.
This plot isn't even really a unique one so much as it is a fun one. One filled with all things that go bump in the night. All creatures of the paranormal and most of all, it is an interesting one.
Like I said, it has a lot of potential. I can only hope it gets better from here.