Title: Reborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1)
Author: C.C. Hunter
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review
Return to the beloved world of Shadow Falls, a camp that teaches supernatural teens to harness their powers—and where a vampire named Della will discover who she’s meant to be.
For Della Tsang, Shadow Falls isn't just a camp: it's home. As a vampire who's never fit in with her human family, it's the one place she can truly be herself. But when a mysterious new guy arrives at camp, Della’s whole world is thrown into turmoil. Chase is a vampire with secrets, who knows more than he’s telling. But the more time she spends with him, the more she begins to trust this attractive stranger—and feel drawn to him. But romance is the last thing she wants—as she keeps telling Steve, the hunky shapeshifter who won’t stop trying to win her heart. And if Della isn't careful, he just might succeed. When a new case puts everyone she cares about in danger, Della’s determined to do everything she can to save them . . . even if it means teaming up with Steve and Chase, who leave her more confused than ever. With their lives on the line, will Della and her friends survive—with their hearts intact?
Reborn is the first book in the new Shadow Falls: After Dark series by C.C. Hunter. It's a spin-off series, and I definitely recommend reading the Shadow Falls series first. This book is about Della – a teenage vampire. She attends Shadow Falls, a camp for supernatural teens. Della kind of has things rough. Her parents don't know that she was turned into a vampire – they think she's doing drugs or something, and she doesn't know how to explain her odd behavior. Her family is cold toward her, and that is heartbreaking for Della. However, she has a badass image to uphold so she doesn't let people know how much things bother her.
Luckily, Della has some great friends at Shadow Falls. She even has a couple of guys vying for her attention. She's been hurt in the past, and is determined not to be anyone's girlfriend. She can't help but to have feeling for Steve though. He is a handsome shapeshifter that is very sweet and caring. They've kissed and he wants them to be a couple. Della is very independent and headstrong though, and she is scared of making any sort of commitment. Then Chase enrolls at Shadow Falls and has his eyes set on Della. He is a hot vampire, but he is mysterious and cocky and Della is determined not to like him. He is definitely keeping secrets. Then Della is sent on a mission with Chase to catch a murdering vampire, and they get a little too close for comfort. Della is very confused on how she feels.
There is a lot going on in this book. Not only is there romance involved, but there is a lot of mystery and action. With dangerous missions, trying to find family she didn't know about, and even death – this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. I'll admit that it started a bit slowly, but after awhile I had trouble putting the book down.
This is a young adult book, but had some slight adult content. No sex scenes or anything, but there was talk about sex and there was a little bit of cussing. Nothing that a normal teenager hasn't heard before. Honestly, when I read a young adult book that is squeaky clean it makes me feel like I'm reading a middle school aged book. I think the content in this was just the right amount to make it seem believable.
I love Della's snarky humor and sarcasm. All the characters are great. I'm really, really looking forward to the next book. It's called Eternal and is supposed to come out in October. I can't wait to see which guy Della chooses. Right now, I'm Team Steve – but there's still a lot we don't know about Chase. I totally recommend this series of you like young adult books, but like I said – start with the Shadow Falls series first!
Some teasers from the next book, Eternal:
*Never drive ninety miles an hour in a forty mile an hour speed-limit area.
*When it snows inside your bedroom, something spooky is going on.
*Breaking and entering isn’t nearly as much fun as you would think it would be. Especially when you are seconds from being caught.
*Riding in a convertible with the wind in your hair is almost as good as flying.
*Taking ice cream away from a girl suffering from a broken heart, might get you turned into a kangaroo with pimples.
But don't forget, start off with book #1 in the Shadow Falls series if you haven't already read it. It's great too!
Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls #1)
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…
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