Full Series Review: Shadow Falls by CC Hunter (No Spoilers)

  The Shadow Falls Series by CC. Hunter

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal. 

Source: Bought

Rating: 5 Stars

Release Dates: 2011-2013


Goodreads Synopsis for #1 (Born at Midnight)

One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.” Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.

Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. 

Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

I reviewed the first book a while ago. You can find that here.


It took me around 2 months to start and finish this series. It really was a treat for me. It took me back to the days when I would just sit and read all the time. Not because of review books, but because of the ever growing tbr, but because I wanted to. Off the bat, I wholeheartedly recommend this series and now to try and explain why.

Kylie Galen is shipped off to Shadow Falls Camp for “troubled teens”, but it is obvious from the start that they are more gifted than troubled. She finds herself surrounded by werewolves, vampires shapeshifters, fairies and any other paranormal creature you can think off. Having what is essentially a boarding school full of all these creatures away from their parents has provided me with the best reading to date.

I was never a huge fan of Kylie. It never took away from the read though. I found that even though I did not agree with her or some of the decisions she made, I think CC did an amazing job at justifying them and making them plausible. She is a brave an honorable character  and without comes a level of recklessness.

The side characters made this series for me. Holiday, the camp leader and Miranda & Della who are Kylie’s best friends were hysterically funny and level headed at the same time. They all brought something to the table and to the series as a whole!

There are a few ongoing plots in the novel. Kylie finding out what she truly is, her romance life that is being constantly turned upside down and the constant threat of someone who wants to kill her. I loved how all of these played a part but never became the forefront. I found that they were all perfectly balanced!

As I said at the start, I wholeheartedly recommend this series. I enjoyed every installment from start to finish. I hope anyone who picks this up enjoys it as much as I did!

Goodreads Average for the series: 4.28/5 (0ut of 130,698 ratings)


10 thoughts on “Full Series Review: Shadow Falls by CC Hunter (No Spoilers)

  1. Faye M. says:

    I spot a new design and I like it!! It’s so cool, clean, and neat. Nevertheless, I have to say that this premise reminds me a lot of a Japanese manga called Rosario x Vampire, or something like that. Basically a human is going to a boarding school, only to realize the school is a school for demons and the like. And I liked that manga. So I am definitely checking this one out!!

    Faye at The Social Potato


    • Alex @ The Shelf Diaries says:

      Thank you lovely! Likewise! I really like yours it is so adorable! 🙂 Thank you lovely. I think it suits not having all the social media at the siides and having it at the bottom!

      That sounds like a fab manga! I will have to check it out 🙂

      I hope you like it! Keep going with the first one! That one was my least fave! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by! 😀


  2. Paulina says:

    Wow okay I’m convinced I need to get this series. I’ve seen the books floating around on a few blogs recently and I kept pretending not to see them as my tbr pile is so big I can’t possibly get more books! But I can’t help myself, I want to check these out now!

    Sorry for being away from your blog 😦 I’ve been so busy it’s unreal!!!

    ❤ Love the new design!


    • Alex @ The Shelf Diaries says:

      Thank you lovely! I can only stick to one theme for so long so at the moment I am trying to look for new ones. I love this one so far may stick with it!

      Eeek its so good! It is such an easy and quick read. They were great to get me out of reading slumps!

      No worries lovely! I have been off for a while. I have been working a lot so it has been hard to find time!

      Thanks for stopping by! xx


  3. Kristalyn says:

    Brilliant to review all the books together! So did you find the love triangle to be well written or did it get annoying? They don’t bother me for the most part as long as there is a reason for them in the end. Great review darling! Xoxo


    • Alex @ The Shelf Diaries says:

      I like doing group reviews! So much easier! and I should have commented on that!

      I found that after 2 books there was no love triangle. It was pretty well done to be fair. It was more plot driven than romance! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by! xxx


  4. arutherfordsthings says:

    I have had this on my TBR for awhile and own the first book on my Kindle. Have heard great things. Great review too. I’m gonna have to read this one soon!


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