Whispers at Moonrise

Whispers at Moonrise

Book rating: 04 Paperback Shadow Falls Novel (Quality)

By (author) C. C. Hunter

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  • Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 33mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 24 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 1250011914
  • ISBN 13: 9781250011916
  • Sales rank: 17,517

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At a camp filled with vampires, werewolves, and fairies, Kylie Galen has always struggled to figure out what she is. Now she finally knows the truth - but she's left with more questions than answers. She doesn't have a clue what her heritage means or how to harness her newfound powers. All she knows is that she needs to sort out her feelings for Derek, the sexy half-Fae who just confessed his love, and Lucas, her werewolf boyfriend who seems more committed to his pack than to their relationship. All the while, Kylie's dealing with a group of underground rogues who want her dead and a mysterious grandfather who makes it clear he doesn't trust the FRU...or Shadow Falls. Soon Kylie will have to choose: Will she stay with the new family she's formed at Shadow Falls, or will she leave with her grandfather and embrace her destiny?

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C.C. HUNTER is a pseudonym for award-winning romance author Christie Craig. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she's at work on the next Shadow Falls novel.

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By Suzanne Finnegan 19 Jan 2013 4

May contain spoilers

Whispers at Moonrise is the fourth book in the Shadow Falls series. And with only one more book planned in the series, I know I'm going to be deeply saddened to leave this world which I've really enjoyed spending time in.

Kylie is living at Shadow Falls, a camp for supernaturals. But Kylie isn't like the other kids at camp, she's not a vampire, or werewolf, or shifter, or fae. She's a chameleon, which means she has the DNA for many different types of supernatural. Not many chameleons exist and very little is known about them, so Kylie feels like a freak. She hasn't yet learned to control her changes so she's never sure what she's going to be at any one time. She's also a ghost whisperer which means she sees spirits and helps them to solve their problems so they can cross over. And if all that doesn't make her weird enough, she's also the first half blood protector. She gains amazing strength and speed when someone else is in danger but she can't protect herself in dangerous situations.

Kylie has two amazing, hot guys vying for her attention. Derek who's fae and Lucas, a werewolf. When she appears to have made her choice, a whole new can of worms opens up and she's left miserable.

She has two brilliant best friends, Miranda who's a witch and Della, a vampire, who she also shares a cabin with. The trio really care for and look out for each other.

Kylie has an extremely close relationship with the camp leader, Holiday, a fae. Burnett is another camp leader, a vampire, who is crazy about Holiday. Kylie has been trying to get them together for a long time as she's sure Holiday feels the same but won't give in because she's been hurt before.

But being a chameleon, so unusual and so powerful, brings with it it's own danger for Kylie. She's on the radar of a gang run by Mario, also a chameleon, who previously kidnapped her and wanted her to marry his grandson. He is ruthless, killing his own grandson when he tried to protect Kylie.

And the FRU, kind of like the supernatural FBI, want to carry out tests/experiments on her, the same experiments that led to the death of her grandmother. Her grandfather wants to take her away to live with him so he can protect her and teach her what she needs to know to survive as a chameleon. She doesn't want to leave Shadow Falls as it feels like her home, the only place she belongs.

Whispers at Moonrise is a brilliant instalment in the Shadow Falls series, maybe the best one yet. A killer is on the loose. Having already killed three girls, Holiday is next on his list. And with only the help of one of the dead girls, Kylie must try to find out who the killer is before time runs out. She's also dealing with her own problems of being on Mario's hitlist, trying to figure out more about being a chameleon and not feel like such a freak and, deal with the fact that she and Lucas are spending very little time together, the reason being, that the pack doesn't approve of her.

From the very first book, this series reeled me in and has kept me riveted since. And now, with only one more to go, Chosen at Nightfall will be a bittersweet read. I can't wait to have it in my hands yet I don't want this series to come to an end.

By Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books 16 Oct 2012 5

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Whew, this book took me on a heck of a ride, emotionally. I loved it more than I can even say.
I am a huge fan of the Shadow Falls series, and had waited too long to read this, (Ok I did the Audible audio book thing with my Kindle purchase) and if it wasn't for being able to listen to it on Audible, I would still be waiting. As I would be able to listen while doing housework, or other tasks that I could not do while reading, lol. I have so many tour books to read, I have to read them every-time I can actually read. Anyway, so happy I was able to do this.

Fans of Shadow Falls will love this book, its funny how the series gets better and better, if that's even possible.
I do not want to spoil anything, so will keep this short.

I will say, I was disappointed to not get more of Derek, as he is my favorite guy by far, and I always thought he should be the one Kylie to be with, but after what Lucas does to Kylie, I really believe it even more. He is a JERK. Will not say more, if you read it, you will know why. If not, better get too it. lol.

I loved how Kylie got to discover more on her powers and what it means to be what she is. I wont mention that either, as I worry someone will read this who had not read the last book at least, that spilled the big answer to what kind of supernatural Kylie is.

Its a journey for sure, and will keep you enthralled from the start. I know it did me.

5 out of 5 stars for me. LOVED it.

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Praise for The Shadow Falls series: "The relationship Kylie has with both Lucas and Derek is addicting! How could anyone choose between the two? It's not often that I love a series as much as I have with Shadow Falls. I find myself thinking of nothing else! This has been one of my favorite series of all time!" -"Open Book Society""I absolutely loved the story. I found it to be a very exciting and entertaining beginning to, what i can only pray to be, an equally amazing series." -"Mocha Latte Reads""""I loved "Born at Midnight! It" rocked and was definitely a fun and mysterious read!" -"The Bookworms""As always, C. C. Hunter never fails to amaze me with her storytelling. I just loved this series. The plot twists were intriguing, there was just the right amount of mystery, tension, laugh out loud moments, romance and very emotional scenes. This is the kind of book that every teenager should read." -"Fic Book Reviews""Shadow Falls Camp is a place I would like to visit, and being there with Kylie was an absolute pleasure. This was one of my favorite reads this year." -"Down The Rabbit Hole""The Shadow Falls series belongs to my favorite YA series. It has everything I wish for in a YA paranormal series. A thrilling tale that moves with a great pace, where layers of secrets are revealed in a way that we are never bored. It continues a gripping story about self-discoveries, finding a place in the world, friendship, and love. So if you didn't start this series yet, I can only encourage you to do so." -"Bewitched Bookworms""TAKEN AT DUSK starts off with action and never loses momentum. C.C. Hunter takes readers on a supernatural thrill ride, full of suspense, drama, laughter and intense emotions from page one all the way through the last page, ending in one of the biggest cliffhangers I've read." --Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews"Ms. Hunter handles this series with such deftness, crafting a wonderful tale that speaks to the adolescent in me. I highly recommend this series filled with darkness and light, hope and danger, friendship and romance." -"Night Owl Reviews" (Top Pick)""Taken At Dusk" has even more drama and answers for Kylie. Jam-packed with action and romance from the very beginning, 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"""Awake At Dawn" was an enjoyable read with a refreshing cast of teenagers with a unique take on the paranormal... The ending took me totally by surprise and I am anxious to see what the next book holds!" -"Night Owl Teen Reviews""AWAKE AT DAWN is an emotional thrill ride full of suspense, action, laughter, multiple love stories and an intriguing variety of paranormal species. I could not put this book down and can't wait to start TAKEN AT DUSK as soon as I finish this review." -"Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews""Recommended this book to people who like the House of Night series, Hush, hush, Nightshade, Fallen and Hex Hall." -"Flamingnet Book Reviews"""Awake At Dawn" is the second book in the Shadow Falls series and it is easily as awesome as the first! There is almost always something new or exciting going on...and readers will easily connect to Kylie and some of the secondary characters." --"Live To Read Blog"""Awake at Dawn" is addicting. Somewhere close to the middle, I knew I had to finish that day or I would not be able to sleep. I needed my answers and I just knew if I waited a little longer I would get some Lucas action....You are going to love "Awake At Dawn"!" -"Awesome Sauce Book Club"""Born at Midnight" is addicting. Kylie's journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it's impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls..and with two sexy males vying for her attention, the romance is scorching. "Born at Midnight" has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it!" -"Verb Vixen""The evolving, not-always-easy relationships among Kylie and her cabin mates Della and Miranda are rendered as engagingly as Kylie's angst over dangerous Lucas and appealing Derek. Just enough plot threads are tied up to make a satisfying stand-alone tale while whetting appetites for sequels to come" -"Publishers Weekly""""This book has it all, and readers wont' ant to put it down. Hunter packs on the twists, and then leaves you handing with an amazing hook ending, just waiting for more." --"Romantic Times""With intricate plotting and characters so vivid you'd swear they are real, BORN AT MIDNIGHT is an addictive treawt. Funny, poignant, romantic and downright scary in places, it hits all the right notes. Hightly recommended." -"Houston"" Lifestyles and Homes Magazine""I laughed and cried so much while reading this...I LOVED this book. I read it every chance I could get because I didn't want to put it down. The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew them from the beginning. The storyline and mystery that went along with it kept me glued to my couch not wanting to do anything else but find out what the heck was going on." -"Urban Fantasy Investigations Blog""This has everything a YA reader would want...I read it over a week ago and I am still thinking about it. I can't get it out of my head. I can't wait to read more. This series is going to be a hit!" -"Awesome Sauce Book Club""The newest in the super-popular teen paranormal genre, this book is one of the best. Kylie is funny and vulnerable, struggling to deal with her real-world life and her life in a fantastical world she's not sure she wants to be a part of. Peppered throughout with humor and teen angst, "Born At Midnight" is a laugh-out-loud page-turner. This one is going on the keeper shelf next to my Armstrong and Meyer collections!" -"Fresh Fiction""Seriously loved this book! This is definitely a series you will want to watch out for. C.C. Hunter has created a world of hot paranormals that I didn't want to leave." --"Looksie Lovitz Book Blog"""Born at Midnight" has a bit of everything...a strong unique voice from a feisty female lead, a myriad of supporting Supernatural characters, a fiery romance with two intriguing guys - mixed all together with a bit of mystery - making "Born at Midnight" a sure fire hit!" --"A Life Bound By Books""Very exciting, taking twists and turns I never expected. The main character grows very well throughout the story, overcoming obstacles and realizing things she never thought possible. And the author masterfully ended it just right." -"Flamingnet Book Reviews""" """"