RYAR Review: REBORN by C.C. Hunter

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REBORN by C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls After Dark #1
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin on May 20, 2014
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Provided by: Purchased
Rating: 5 stars



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?


REBORN is an absolute must-read addition to C.C. Hunter’s world of Shadow Falls, one that doesn’t require a read of the earlier books. This first novel in the new spin-off series, told from Della Tsang’s point of view, is a captivating, fun and exciting read with a number of puzzles to solve, a snarky, stubborn, fierce but very likable heroine, two swoon-worthy paranormal boys, and an ending that is a game-changer for one of its characters.

Things for Della Tsang were bad enough without having abilities that seem to be on the fritz, a ghost that may or may not have attached itself to her, a cold that won’t go away, a super hot vampire that won’t leave her alone, a sexy shape-shifter that wants more than she is willing to give, a cousin that is MIA, and a camp leader that seems dead set on stopping her from working as an agent with the Fallen Research Unit.

But of course that’s not all that’s going wrong. Her father has been keeping secrets that could change everything for her. She may have competition for the boy she is trying desperately not to fall for. She can’t stop being drawn toward the boy she doesn’t even like. Oh, and someone may be out to get her, for what reason she has no idea. She just hopes things can’t get any worse.

C.C. Hunter delivers a story that will keep readers hooked. The writing has an easy flow that makes the pages fly. The story has all the characters that readers have come to know and love and introduces new ones that are sure to be favorites in books to come. The narrator is flawed but relatable, grumpy and yet still adorable. The plot is engaging, and with a number of questions that need answers it will be a story readers won’t want to put down until they have them.

Readers looking for a story that will keep them entertained from start to finish, with characters they will easily connect with, a storyline that offers mystery, humor, and a touch of romance, will thoroughly enjoy REBORN. It’s an immensely appealing read, whether new to the series and its characters or an existing fan, and the perfect start to the Shadow Falls: After Dark series.

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