Book Review | Reborn by C.C. Hunter

Posted on Friday, June 13, 2014 4:30 AM
Reborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1)Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher Via Netgalley
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From Goodreads:

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?

My Thoughts:

The Shadow Falls series is one of my favorite YA series so when I saw that Della was getting her own spin off, I knew that I had to get my hands on it so that I could get more of this world and I’m happy to say that Hunter doesn’t disappoint. Reborn is just as engrossing and captivating as the Shadow Falls books.

On a rare weekend home Della discovers something in her dad’s office that could change everything for her, but in order to find out the truth she will have to enlist the help of her friends and we all know how Della feels about asking for help. But that isn’t the only mystery that she will have to solve, as it isn’t long after she comes back to Shadow Falls that two people are murdered near the property and when Burnett asks for her help (and by Burnett asking for her help, I mean Della strongly volunteering to help) she realizes she may be in over her head because there are some things that happening to her that aren’t adding up.

I really love Della as a character, she’s stubborn and very hard headed but she has such a huge heart and she would do anything to protect those she loves. I didn’t really give Steve much thought in the SF series but I can see why Della is having such a hard time staying away from him, he’s such a great guy. BUT…there was kind of an inkling of a chance that there may be a love triangle blooming so I’m interested to see where that will go in future books.

Overall, Reborn is such a thrill ride, there’s mystery, romance, death and even birth ;) I loved getting inside Della’s head and I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.


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