Book Review: Reborn by C C Hunter

17905355Synopsis:

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

About 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.4154802

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. http://www.christie-craig.com

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. cc@cchunterbooks.com

My Review:

I must admit I got a little confused with this one (not hard to do with me!) This book looks like its part of a series, but I was told that it was a first in a series. Reading the start of the book, it did feel that I’d missed something. It throws you right into a situation, and I kind of felt a little lost.  Della is already a vampire, and I think perhaps I’d have felt more for her if I’d gone on the journey of how that happened before where the book starts. I’m guessing Della was a secondary character from the main series??

From a writer’s perspective, I found it hard to relate to Della, she was a bit snarky and not the kind of character I felt much for – in defence of the author this is a teen read and teens can be a little moody (I know I was when I was that age) however there needs to be a balance in the book. Nobody wants to read about a protagonist who gets on their nerves. There was the A-typical love triangle in there, which always seems to appear in YA reads, however it added a bit of depth to it and kind of needed to be there.

The front is nice, however I was under the impression that Della was Asian? So who is it on the front cover?

Overall I’d give Reborn 3 out of 5 stars, nice concept and written well – just could have done with a slightly more consistent main character to root for.

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One comment on “Book Review: Reborn by C C Hunter

  1. I actually just finished reading this book, and wrote a review as well! But it was interesting to see what you thought since you didn’t read the Shadow Falls series first. I can see you why you were kind of confused, I thought it would have been hard as a stand alone spinoff series since C.C. Hunter left out some details that were covered in the previous books. And I see what you mean about Della’s character, but I actually really liked her attitude quite a lot! I think that’s the only reason that kept me reading the book. You should give the original Shadow Falls series a go, she may seem more likable after reading those! Good review! (:

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