Author: C.C. Hunter
Genre: YA paranormal mystery
Published: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Source: Purchased Paperback
Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf. With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.
As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante. Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway. Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever. In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure. Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls.
My Rating of this Book – 5 out of 5 stars
So one of the things I love about the Shadow Falls series is that they are so emotionally captivating! OMG! At the end of Whispers at Moonrise, I just wanted to scream, cry, and cheer all at the same time. I felt one with Kylie, feeling her joy, pain, and frustration.
I wouldn’t say Whispers at Moonrise is my favorite of the series, but it was an excellent read all the same! The mystery surrounding the ghost hunting Kylie, though not as grabbing as I found some of the others, was definitely intense. And I did enjoyed Kylie trying to catch the murderer before the person put Holiday in danger. I only felt it lacked challenge. The ghost was easier to understand, and the mystery itself seemed a little more predictable than usual.
Also, Lucas disappointed me in this novel. I feel like he’s changing, and not for the better. I understand some of the secrecy, but in some ways, I starting to think he’s taking his pack’s prejudices to heart. And what he did at the end of the Whispers at Moonrise just seemed wrong. Still, despite the fact he bloody broke my heart, I’m still strongly on team Lucas, though honestly, Derek is beginning to look the man for Kylie. Anyway, even if Lucas loses out in the end – which a part me thinks would be just deserts – all I hope is that Kylie finally finds some happiness. After everything, she deserves it.
All in all, I can’t believe the fourth book is over, and now, I have to wait for the fifth book to finally figure out how it all ends. UGH! I’m sitting at the edge of my seat!