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[Flashback Friday] - #93

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Title: Born at Midnight
   Author: C.C. Hunter
   Release Date: March 29th, 2011

     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…

My Stance:

     So when I first read this, I thought it would be a good read. I mean there's a institution where the paranormal go, or are sent, where they train and harness themselves. I am curious, it sounds a lot like a sort of X-men style. I mean they are all gifted in their own way and are trying to learn how to do and be their own self in a world where the rest and everyone else is afraid of them. However, there is something that seems off. I mean, werewolves, fae, vampires, etc. the only thing that is missing is dragons, elves and dwarves.

     I am most curious as to what some of them can do, but that's where my curiosity turns slightly sour. When you take a look at Kylie, the protagonist, there is something off about everything surrounding her. And frankly I believe it starts with the Twilight setup of a love triangle. You have Darek, a half-fae, and Lucas, a werewolf, who all have some sort of pull on Kylie. If this ends up as drab and boring as Twilight and even remotely as aggravating this book will be short lived. However, I think there will be something different with this, I am going to hope this book manages to somehow pull off the whole relationship thing.

     I want this book to be something, to manage to pull me in and let me enjoy it. However I have my doubts with the protagonist. I want the protagonist to be better than Bella Swan, I can only hope and find out when the time comes. I have seen a few friends of mine buy and pickup the book, I am interested and intrigued as to why all the hype.
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