Sunday, November 1, 2015

Review: Reborn by C.C. Hunter

3.5/5 Stars
400 Pages
Publisher: St.Martin's Griffin
Release Date: May 20th, 2014
ISBN: 9781250035912

Return to the beloved world of Shadow Falls, a camp that teaches supernatural teens to harness their powers—and where a vampire named Della will discover who she’s meant to be.

For Della Tsang, Shadow Falls isn't just a camp: it's home. As a vampire who's never fit in with her human family, it's the one place she can truly be herself. But when a mysterious new guy arrives at camp, Della’s whole world is thrown into turmoil. Chase is a vampire with secrets, who knows more than he’s telling. But the more time she spends with him, the more she begins to trust this attractive stranger—and feel drawn to him. But romance is the last thing she wants—as she keeps telling Steve, the hunky shapeshifter who won’t stop trying to win her heart. And if Della isn't careful, he just might succeed.  When a new case puts everyone she cares about in danger, Della’s determined to do everything she can to save them . . . even if it means teaming up with Steve and Chase, who leave her more confused than ever. With their lives on the line, will Della and her friends survive—with their hearts intact?

I recently received a review copy of the third book in this series. I had no idea that it was even part of a series so when I found out I immediately bought the first and second books too. Wow am I glad that I did. Full of twists, mystery, and of course romance, this is a must read for anyone who wasn't satisfied with the Twilight series. I for one hated that series and this was very different from that.

This series has a really unique world compared to other paranormal books and I loved how it took place at a camp/boarding school type of place. That was interesting to read about and it kind of reminded me of the Percy Jackson series in a way. I also really liked the romance and I honestly don't know how Della will choose between the two guys. Yes there is a love triangle, but it wasn't as bad as some other ones that I've read about. Honestly, both guys have pretty great qualities in them and if I was in Della's shoes I wouldn't know what to do.

I found Della to be a really great main character. She was strong and definitely didn't take crap from anyone. I wish more girl characters in YA could be like her and I feel like the whole age genre would actually be a lot more popular with older audiences if they were. I love the turn YA has taken in the past year though with stronger main characters and I feel like it has made my overall reading experience with all books a lot better.

I would definitely recommend this book. I have not read the prior series and I feel like I understood everything perfectly fine without reading it. I will be coming back to it though someday. I really want to read more about Kylie's story and that's who that series focused on. I really hope to see more about Miranda too and I'm hoping that if there's another series that she's the main character.

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