"Phenomenal anthology featuring the characters from Shadow Falls: After Dark"
Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted February 10, 2016
Young Adult Paranormal
ALMOST MIDNIGHT collects together in one book four
novellas previously available only as individual eBooks
plus one brand new novella from C.C. Hunter. Each story
is set around characters from Shadow Falls, a camp for
supernatural youth to receive an education while honing
their various abilities in a protected environment. You
don't have to be familiar with Shadow Falls to enjoy each
story, but if you already know and love the Shadow
Falls: After Dark series, then you will definitely
love getting to know a bit more about the characters you
TURNED AT DARK features Della Tsang and her
conversion from human to vampire while SAVED AT
takes us on a mission with her after her enrollment at
Shadow Falls. I love the additional insight we get into
Della's character through both novellas. Not only do we
see her relationship with her family in a whole different
light but we also watch her begin to move past those
hurts as she starts to see her dream of becoming part of
law enforcement start to become reality.
UNBREAKABLE takes us into Chase Tallman's history
sheds new light to the Shadow Falls: After Dark
series as whole. In fact, UNBREAKABLE is the reason I
fell in love with Chase's character and began rooting for
him in the books as we see an emotional depth to him that
isn't as readily conveyed in the books. And oh, I love
his dog, Baxter!
My favorite story in ALMOST MIDNIGHT is SPELLBINDER
we get a story focused on Miranda Kane, one of Della's
best friends at Shadow Falls. Miranda is a witch, but she
consistently disappoints her mother with her magic
abilities. Miranda considers herself a screw-up and no one
is more surprised than her when she ends up as a top
contender in a spellcasting competition. Unfortunately,
this also lands Miranda in the middle of danger. I have
loved Miranda for her loyalty and support of Della in the
Shadow Falls: After Dark series and it was a lot
of fun to see her get her own story. SPELLBINDER is
novella length but the depth of story truly made it feel
like a complete novel. The revelations unveiled are
nothing short of stunning!
ALMOST MIDNIGHT concludes with a brand new novella,
FIERCE, featuring Fredricka Lakota. Fredricka loves
working on jewelry and now she's got the chance of a
lifetime—an opportunity to see if a gallery will
her work. Little does she expect that meeting gallery
owner, Brandon Hart, will change her whole world as she
begins to see her current relationship in a totally
different light. I didn't expect to like FIERCE as
Fredricka is not my favorite character. However, C.C.
Hunter gives us insight into why Fredricka appears so
tough to the outside world and my heart breaks for the
pain she's had to endure.
ALMOST MIDNIGHT is a true treat for paranormal fans,
whether you're already a fan of the Shadow Falls:
After Dark series or not. In fact, if you haven't
read this phenomenal series, then ALMOST MIDNIGHT is the
perfect opportunity to get a taste for the characters.
Hidden from the human world, Shadow Falls is a secret
camp for teens with supernatural powers. But for four
very different teens, it's much more than just a camp-
it's where their destinies will unfold.
Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang didn't believe
in vampires...until she became one. Chase Tallman is the
newest member of Shadow Falls, but what made him into the
sexy, mysterious vampire he is today? And what led him to
Della Tsang? For Miranda Kane, magic has always been
something she's struggled with-until she finally has a
chance to prove herself a witch to be reckoned with. And
for Fredericka Lakota, the one guy who challenges her the
most will lead her to the life she's always wanted.
C. C. Hunter's New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls
series captured hearts all over the world. Now available
in print for the first time, these enchanting novellas
will reveal a side of the camp that you've never seen
before...and live in your heart forever.
Fans won't want to miss these four remarkable stories of
love, magic and friendship.
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