Book Review: Awake at Dawn (Shadows Falls #2)

Author: C.C. Hunter

Genre: YA paranormal mystery
Published: October 11th 2011
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pages: 383
Source: Purchased Paperback
Available at: Amazon | Barnes of Noble

Goodreads Summary:

Now that she’s settled in at Shadow Falls Camp, Kylie Galen’s determined to discover the extent of her supernatural abilities.  But with a ghost insisting someone Kylie loves is about die, a rogue vampire on a murdering rampage, and her sixth sense telling her someone is watching her, Kylie’s quest for answers is quickly put on hold.

To make matters worse, just when she’s about to give her heart to Derek, a half-fairy, he starts pulling away.  When Lucas, a werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past, returns, Kylie’s feels more conflicted than ever. Her weekend with her mom should have been the just the break Kylie needs, but it turns out to be her breaking point.  Someone from the dark side of the supernatural world has plans for Kylie–and it’ll take all her resources to get back to Shadow Falls alive…

My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 Stars

My Review:

Awake at Dawn is an intriguing sequel to Born at Midnight. The romance and tension keep you glued to its pages. Throughout the Shadow Fall series, I’ve become really torn between Derek and Lucas. Both have great qualities as characters, and I’m found myself falling for both in Born at Midnight. In Awake at Dawn, though, Lucas is out of the picture and Kylie focuses on Derek, making me love him more. Yet I was hooked on Lucas’s letters and yearned to know where he had disappeared to. I was craving for his return.

Unfortunately, unlike Born at Midnight, this book is focused more on drama than mystery. Kylie is still trying to figure out what she is exactly – Fae, Werewolf, Vampire – but it is becoming more of a guessing game than a mystery. And the spirit haunting Kylie is not as interesting as the spirit that haunted her in the first book. The real mystery in this book is who is watching Kylie and why.

This is a great series and I can’t wait for the third book, Taken at Dusk.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Awake at Dawn (Shadows Falls #2)

  1. Jack says:

    Great review, Kelsey! I enjoyed reading your thoughts about the book’s focus being more on drama. This is an honest opinion I will take into consideration when I see it on the store shelves! 🙂

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