Friday, May 6, 2011
Review for Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter
Born at Midnight is a paranormal romance story about a girl who gets shipped off to a special camp for the supernatural. Of course, she doesn't realize this until she gets there. The exposition of the story portrays Kylie as a troubled teen who is suffering from various life complications. Her boyfriend dumps her, her grandmother dies, her parents decided to separate... You get the idea. Eventually she finds herself at a party that ends badly. She is arrested and her parents decide to send her to a shrink. Next thing Kylie knows she is sitting on a bus heading for Camp Reject. Well, it wasn't actually named Camp Reject but Kylie felt rejected when her parents decided to send her there.
I really enjoyed this book. C. C. Hunter has done an excellent job of verbalizing the teenage voice through out the book. I enjoyed the different personalities and supernatural abilities of the characters and the way they interacted with one another, especially Kylie and her romantic interests. The author reinvented traditional paranormal characters in way I found unique and exciting. I found Kylie's reactions to people and situations realistic for a person of her age which made attending camp with her fun. I am looking forward to the next installation of this series. It was a quick and easy read that held my attention from page one to the end.
I gave Born at Midnight 5 stars!