Book Review: Awake at Dawn by CC Hunter

The blurb from Goodreads:

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.

This is book 2 in the Shadows Falls series, and you might have to bear with me because i read this what feels like yonks ago.

I prefer this book to the previous by quite a large amount. Which sounds silly since I gave the last book five stars, but it’s true. This book is a lot less about Kylie growing up and a lot more about Kylie being grown up… but still having problems of the supernatural and parentage type. Which is a lot better, because, if you remember my first review, I hated the fact that she acted like a seven year old for pretty much all of the first book.

However, I do have the occassional issue with this book. Mainly, it’s that the antagonist of this novel isn’t obvious until the very end. A lot of things are happening, a lot of people are getting ‘bad feelings’ about things, and — while they are sups — hazy feelings of being watched just aren’t enough to carry a story. Not when they’re being given more air time than the vampire that they’ve met that kills people.

Seriously. The ‘bad feelings’ were more worrisome than a murderer.

But that doesn’t mean this wasn’t a good read — it’s fun to read for definite, and worth buying for the beach. But still…

Maybe I lied. This isn’t better than the last one. It gets:

Four Relatively Curious Question Marks

Four Relatively Curious Question Marks


Have a comment to add?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s