Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Review: Whispers at Moonrise

“You couldn't always control life, just your response to it.” 
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book: 4 of 5
Pages: 383

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.

"This has everything a YA reader would want....I read it over a week ago and I am still thinking about it. I can't get it out of my head. I can't wait to read more. This series is going to be a hit!" -Awesomesauce Bookclub 

My Thoughts: 
I can already tell you now that this book series will one day be made into a movie. How do I know that? Just by reading this series you can feel the suspense and thrill of adventure coming off the pages. Your immediately transferred into a world filled with non-stop mystery, drama, romance, and more. It's like the more you read the deeper you get into discovering something new that you never knew was there before. C.C. Hunter's way with fluidity of language in the novel kept me focused the entire time that I was reading. I pretty much got the book in the mail and read it all in that same day without putting it done, that's how brilliant it was!

C.C. Hunter knows how to take readers on an emotional rollercoaster; (Like Zayn Malik says "Just close your eyes and enjoy the rollercoaster that is life") and that's just what I did when stepping into the world of Shadow Falls. But I have to say the ending caught me off guard. I was not prepared and had been left speechless. All I could think was "Why?" and "I can't believe you would do this". By the time I could speak all I wanted to do was jump into the story, grab her shoulders shaking her senselessly while yelling in her face "Are you stupid!? You can't just up and leave! FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU WANT!" But sadly that can't happen. 

All and all this book was excellent and I can't wait to read the final installment. 

Cover Rating: B

Review: Taken at Dusk

“You will be what you are, and whatever it is, you will be fine. Everyone has to accept that and love you for who you are; it doesn’t really matter where your heritage comes from” 
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book: 3 of 5
Pages: 380

Step into Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with supernatural powers.  Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all.

Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean.  But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better. Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together.  Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

"This series always seems to somehow entrap me in its pages. I read Taken At Dusk in a matter of hours and I loved every moment of it." -Jena

My Thoughts:
As always CC Hunter never fails to amaze me with her story-telling. She did a great job creating a story that doesn't only revolves with our protagonist, but also extended to her supporting characters. I got so pulled into this story that I felt completely sad when it ended. This book makes you laugh, it makes your stomach drop, overall it has a way of trapping you in the story from beginning to end. In C.C. Hunter definitely did not disappoint with this one! 

Cover Rating: A