Thursday, 27 October 2016

Review: Midnight Hour (Shadow Falls:After Dark #4) by C.C. Hunter

Midnight Hour (Shadow Falls: After Dark #4)Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls
Pages: 416
Publisher: St Martin’s Griffin
Release date: 25th October 2016

About the book:
Over one million readers have already fallen in love with CC Hunter’s Camp Shadow Falls between the Shadow Falls series and the After Dark series.  Now comes the conclusion of Hunter’s massive saga MIDNIGHT HOUR (St. Martin’s Griffin; October 25, 2016), a thrilling finale involving a missing sister, a heart in quandary, and a growing tattoo no one understands. Whether you are discovering Shadow Falls for the first time or have been following the series all along, this young adult novel will draw you into its otherworldly plot.

Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane’s time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she’s finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.

Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. As she struggles to make sense of it – and questions her feelings for a certain irresistible shape-shifter and a hot new guy – the strange markings begin to spread all over her body, leaving her desperate to find answers. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing. Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she’s worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?

Review: 5 out of 5 stars

I think Midnight Hour by C.C. Hunter might be my second 5 star rating all year! I am so sad to see the Shadow Falls: After Dark series come to an end, it’s been one of my favorite YA Paranormal series.

Midnight Hour is our favorite kind-hearted, lovable and at times ditzy witch Miranda Kane’s book, she has to go through many struggles in this but along with the other characters we have met throughout the series and their unwavering support she got through it all.

Miranda is having to contend with a few mysteries – an explosion that almost killed her and her sister Tabatha, a strange creature and ghost following her around, an odd tattoo that appears and disappears at will, new abilities, her conflicted feelings about Shawn and Perry and of course passing her exams so that she can go to college with her best friends Kylie and Della. A lot was fit into this book and I loved every moment of it.

There was so much happening which kept the pace flowing at a fast pace, I was excited to find out what was going to happen and I wasn’t disappointed, there was action aplenty.

The romance was done very well; I have always loved Miranda and Perry together so when she was ‘sort of’ with Shawn, despite him being great I wasn’t completely happy so I was eager to see how everything would play out; I won’t reveal who she chose to avoid spoilers but it was all done very well.

The secondary characters are all fabulous! I love the friendship that Miranda shares with Kylie and Della and the respect she shows for Burnett and Holiday. All of the characters play a pivotal role in the overall series.

I adore C.C. Hunter’s writing style, the dialogue, humour and the banter always keeps me amused. The gripping story-line kept me flipping the pages, of course we have the bad guys but they are all written to perfection and as an added bonus we get a few POV’s from Perry and also Shawn. Everything came together well and I was extremely satisfied by the conclusion.

I am saddened this series has come to an end but I am excited for what C.C. Hunter comes up with next! I’m sure it will be just as amazing.

Overall, I love the mix of paranormals we get in this series, vampires, witches, shape-shifters, fae etc. The mystery element is always done well and the characters are wonderful! I highly recommend this series to all YA paranomal fans. 

C.C. HunterAbout the author:

C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central.

C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply.

Praise for the Shadow Falls series:
“Ms. Hunter handles this series with such deftness, crafting a wonderful tale. I highly recommend this series filled with darkness and light, hope and danger, friendship and romance.”
Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick) on the Shadow Falls series

“Jam-packed with action and romance . . . Hunter’s lifelike characters and paranormal creatures populate a plot that will keep you guessing till the very end.  A perfect mesh of mystery, thriller, and romance. Vampires, weres and fae, oh my!” —Romantic Times on the Shadow Falls series

“The newest in the super-popular teen paranormal genre, this book is one of the best.  This one is going on the keeper shelf!”
Fresh Fiction on the Shadow Falls series

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