Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls Book Two)


Taylor Jaeger, Spear Reporter

Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls Book Two)

Author – C.C. Hunter

Page Count – 383

Genre – Fantasy Fiction, Urban fantasy, Young adult fiction


Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special… talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.


From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…


But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside.


Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear… and bring her closer to her destiny.

-C.C Hunter, Awake at Dawn


Getting straight to the point, I love this book. I love that it is surrounded in mystery and that it has romantic aspects to keep it interesting. Most of this book revolves around Kylie figuring out what she is, and why she has so many different powers. Her ghosts are very important in this book, not that Daniel wasn’t important in the last book, but they are now telling her that someone she knows will die.


I loved this book. I loved the characters and how they developed, I love that they work together to figure things out about themselves. The story has a lot of teamwork and efforts that show how good friends can be in new situations. The characters of this book are funny and easily enjoyable.


My favorite character, besides the main character Kylie, is Della. She is Kylie’s vampire roommate that is pretty aggressive but she has a soft side that she doesn’t show that many people. She is a diverse character that isn’t flat, like most vampire characters are written. I like that she isn’t a stereotype and that she is her own person. Also, as a side note, she is the only character to not get a love interest until the last few chapters of the final book, Chosen at Nightfall.


Finally, the last thing I love about this series is that it isn’t stereotypical. It has supernatural characters and doesn’t make them angry or brooding. They are all very diverse in personality and don’t act on whim. Most vampire stereotypes are seen as seductive, brooding, and rash. The vampires in this book are pretty rash but they have their own culture that they love. Each species has a culture that they want others to understand so that they don’t have to worry about people judging the. I love how these characters behave in their situations; they all have unique reactions to every situations.


That’s all for this book. I hope you decide to read the series and I hope you enjoy!