Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: Awake at Dawn

Awake at Dawn
by: C.C. Hunter
Released: October 11, 2011
St. Martin's Press
pages: 383
Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special…talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.
From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…
But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside. 
Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.

My Thoughts:
This is the second book in the Shadow Falls series, and I really hope it doesn't end after the fourth one that us due out this fall.  I LOVE THIS SERIES!  I have come to discover that I really enjoy paranormal books and the Shadow Falls series has become one of my favorite series.  Awake at Dawn picks back up where Born at Midnight ends with Kylie still trying to figure out who she is while solving the mystery of another ghost.  Kylie starts to develop more powers, but she is still on a quest to figure out what she is.  During a girls outing she is spied on by a rogue vampire, the same one who attacked her in Born at Midnight and this leads to a series of events that give her some answers but also leaves her asking more questions.  While she is finally starting to get used to maybe dating Derek, Lucas shows back up and emotions get tense.  I really like how Kylie has developed a friendship with two girls who normally wouldn't get along, which leads to real world lessons about getting along with people and embracing their differences.

C.C. Hunter continues to pull me into the Shadow Falls world, which is set in one of my favorite places on earth, the Hill Country of Texas.  I love seeing how the different supernaturals interact with each other, especially those who are dating outside of their kind.  I don't want to give away too much about this book, but you will want to make sure you have Taken at Dusk ready to go shortly after finishing Awake at Dawn.
My Rating: 5 stars!!

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1 comment:

  1. SO happy to see you are liking this series as much as I do !!!!! This series is fantastic and the series is even getting better! I also love the great friendship between the girls!