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Young Adult Fiction 3342
Great sequel to 'Born at Midnight'
(Updated: December 01, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
I was super excited when I received this book to review. I enjoyed the first book and was really looking forward to more of Kylie's story. I can honestly say that this is a great sequel to the first book. The book starts off just about where the first one ended. Kylie still has ghosts visiting her, and her roommates are still arguing with each other, pretty much everything is the same. Kylie and her "boyfriend" Derek are becoming closer, but she can't get Lucas out of her head. This starts to cause trouble in Kylie and Derek's relationship, as you would assume, and she has to figure out what she really wants. Add in a bit of drama at the camp, some familiar characters and you get the idea.

Okay, so first what I loved about the book. I really do enjoy reading about all the different types of para-normals. In some books I have read it's a bit much and overwhelming, but C.C. Hunter does a great job of bring paranormal life to...well life! I also really enjoy reading about the struggles that Kylie goes through. That might sound kind of weird, but it's fun to watch a character grow, develop and become more confident in herself. I also love the friendship that Kylie and her roommates, Della and Miranda, have. Even though Della (a vampire) and Miranda (a witch) don't always get along, you know that they would do anything for each other. I also enjoy reading about Kylie's relationship with Derek, and Lucas. I'm just going to go ahead and throw this out, I like Kylie and Lucas more then Kylie and Derek, but that's just me. It was hard to read about Derek getting hurt when he realizes Kylie has feelings for both of them.

What I wish was different about the book. I remember this from the first book as well, and this sequel is no different. C.C. Hunter does a great job of giving the reader a lot of detail, but I think it's a bit much. We know everything little thing that goes through Kylie's head and for me that got a bit frustrating. I felt that as a reader, we don't need to know the obvious. Maybe it's just me, but when I read what I already knew, it made the book feel a bit boring. However, I still enjoyed the book overall and I'm really looking forward to the third and final installment!
Good Points
I really enjoy all the paranormal elements. Even though there are many different types of para-normals in this book, it's not overwhelming.
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