Born at Midnight

Looking for a fun new YA paranormal series?  Then be sure to read C. C. Hunter’s  Shadow Falls series.  This series is filled with vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches, and love triangles – everything you want in a good paranormal coming of age series.  Born at Midnight is the fist book in the series.  Kylie’s life is falling apart.  Her parents are suddenly getting a divorce, her boyfriend dumped her, and now she is being shipped off to a juvenile camp for “troubled teens”.  Although the camp is not what Kylie expects.  In fact the “troubled teens” are actually supernatural beings who are learning to control their powers and live in the normal world.  However, Kylie still doesn’t understand why she is there.  So she sees one  ghost, that doesn’t mean she isn’t human, does it?

This is a great beginning to a new series.  Kylie struggles with her new life and tends to focus on the negative, but her crisis is believable.  How could you not freak out a little bit when you find out that you’re not human and no one knows what species you are.  I really like the camp and all the different people who are their.  I think everyone is going to grow into great characters and I am anxious to see where the story goes.  I am really excited to follow Kylie’s journey now that she is ready to move forward with her new destiny.

C.C. Hunter will be visiting our store on January 23rd at 7 PM.  Everyone is welcome to meet the author and get an autographed book.

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake (Hardback)

Save Me by Jenny Elliott (Paperback)

Frostfire by Amanda Hocking (Paperback)

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson ( Book 2 in the Reckoners) (Hardback)

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale (Paperback)

Stella by Starlight by Sharon M Draper

The Burning Horizon by Erin Hunter (Book 5 in the Seekers: Return to the Wild series)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull

Big Nate’s Greatest Hits by Lincoln Peirce

Stormy Night by Salina Yoon

After the War is Over by Jennifer Robson

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

All the President’s Men by Julie Hyzy

The Accident by Chris Pavone

A Wind in the Night by Barb Hendee and J. C. Hendee (The latest in the Noble Dead Series)

Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronvitch (Book 5 in the Rivers of London series)

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

 

Unbreakable

Unbreakable is the first book in a new series by Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia. If you are looking for a new ghost story that is haunting and eerie, than this is the book for you.  Kennedy never thought much about supernatural possibilities, until her mother is murdered and Jared and Lukas break into her house in search of a demon.  Now the supernatural world has been thrown at her and she has no choice but to try and join the boys and the other members in the Legion of the Black Dove in hunting down the demon that killed her mother.  Each member seems to have a special gift that is unique to them, all except Kennedy.  She knows she wants to continue fighting, but is she a true member of the Legion?

I loved the Beautiful Creatures series and was excited to learn that the authors were each working on individual projects.  Garcia’s new series is fantastic.  I was surprised at how creepy she made the story and I was so intrigued by her demons hunters.   She keeps the story moving along and the reader engrossed in the plot.  The dynamic between the teens is great.  There is tension as everyone tries to work together and live together, but they all seem to  genuinely want to be friends.  I am really excited to keep going in the series.  I am hoping that Garcia continues to keep it dark, spooky and full of action.