Toad or Prince: A Review of C.C. Hunter’s “Shadow Falls After Dark: Eternal”

Posted: July 21, 2015 in Book Review, Young Adult
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 Goodreads.com Description: “All her life, Della’s secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she’s where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she’ll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator—all the while trying to figure out her own heart. Should she chose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a special bond? Or Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees? When a person with dark connection to her past shows up, it’ll help her decide which guy to choose–and make her question everything she knows about herself.

From bestselling author C.C. Hunter comes Eternal—a must-read for fans of the Shadow Falls series—and the sequel to Reborn.”

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.

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

Needless to say, I love the Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter. Shadow Falls After Dark: Eternal continues the story of Della Tsang, the young fiesty vamp. In this installment she is paired up with the sexy, mysterious Chase Tallman. Their personalities are like ying and yang. And, thanks to his help with Della’s rebirth, they now share an emotional bond which Della denies.

Hunter always delivers with an intriguing well-written story with a good measure of humor thrown in the mix. Della and Chase exchange hilarious one-liners and get in some funny, sticky situations.

If you liked Della before, you will love her in this installment. Her emotional walls now have cracks. Those fissures have made Della a more likable, even understandable character. Miranda is still the wacky witch, but Kylie has matured so much. Fortunately, Kylie and Lucas have played their roles in the series. They make pop-in appearances like vacationing actors on a long running series. You’re glad to see them, but the story is strong without them.

What I loved best was how Burnett and Holiday became Della’s surrogate parents. For reasons that are becoming apparent in these Della focused books, her actual parents can’t be part of her life. And, when she tries to reach out to family, it’s disastrous. How disastrous? Well, the next book in this series isn’t due out till October! What will we do until then? Read about Miranda!

Goodreads.com Description:

“When magic, romance and family secrets collide, the result is spellbinding!

Miranda Kane has always felt like a screw up–at least when it comes to her ability to wield magic. Her only sanctuary is Shadow Falls camp, where she’s learning to harness her powers as a witch. But thanks to her shapeshifter boyfriend who called it quits and ran off to Paris, both her heart and powers feel broken.

When she unexpectedly lands a top spot in a spell casting competition in France, she flies out with her best friends Kylie and Della. But her trip takes her straight into the heart of a dangerous supernatural mystery–and a heated romance. What Miranda doesn’t expect is for her investigation to unleash shocking revelations…about herself, her family, and her arch enemy. Now Miranda must step up and show everyone that she’s a witch to be reckoned with….before it’s too late.”

Rating: 5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up

(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)

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