Sunday, May 15, 2011
Born at midnight review
Summarry : 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…
Review: The first time I laid my eyes on Born at midnight, the stunning cover entranced me. Once I found out it was a book about different kinds of supernatural and a love triangle to spice it all up. I became really excited and I ended up buying it, despite the fact that I was broke with all the other books I bought and although it might have been not the best idea, I was glad this title was added to my collections of books.
After I got this book, I immediately delved inside and found it quite interesting from page one. I loved how there was humor spread throughout the book and it wasn’t just all serious and dramatic, but despite my appreciation of it’s humor, it’s not what I loved most about the book, it’s the mystery that I adored and what actually kept me going. I just wanted answers and as I get more answers, there are more questions that follow. It kept me questioning until the end and unfortunately, left me on a cliffhanger, which isn’t necessarily terrible, but I was looking forward for closure! T.T
Kylie’s character really annoyed me at times in the book. Although there are times I pitied her and wanted to give her a hug just to make her feel better, the times where I wanted to strangle her to death just to shut her complaining mouth was more dominant. I swear every chapter I read until the very end, she was complaining about how her life sucks. Take one advice from me; stop looking at the darker side of things and start looking on the bright side of things or someone might really just punch you in the face with all your complaining. I mean she had two guys wanting her attention and friends that are there to support her and she still whined. It got a little better towards the end, but the complaining was still there. Also, I hated the fact that he moved on to another guy as soon as she got the chance. It bothered me, it felt unfair and I hated it, but that doesn’t change my love for love triangles, I am in love with love triangles it’s just that in this book it felt as if the romance was too fast-paced between her and the other guys and for a character who doesn’t know how to flirt, she moves on pretty fast.
I don’t really know who I want to pick for Kylie, whether Derek or Lucas, they both seem like they would be a good boyfriend to her, but my question is whether Kylie would be good enough for them, she just have plenty of emotional baggage. I hope she becomes even more stronger in the next upcoming books which I’m looking forward to, because despite my atrocious rants about Kylie, I really did enjoy it, and I thought It was actually a pretty good read. C.C Hunter definitely created a book filled with unpredictable twists and turns, and I do recommend you to give it a chance because I’m pretty sure It would leave you wanting for more.
Overall rating: 3/5