April 21, 2013

Book Review: Whispers at Moonrise by C.C Hunter

Whispers at Moonrise by C.C Hunter (2 Stars)

Blurb from GoodreadsShadow Falls Camp is back in session with the most explosive installment yet. A shocking new threat will rock Shadow Falls—changing it forever and altering Kylie’s journey in ways she never imagined.
Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf. With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.
As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante. Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway. Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever. In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure. Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls.
The breathtaking fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series from author C. C. Hunter...Whispers at Moonrise.


Honestly, I'm kinda disappointed with this. I remembered back then when I started reading about Kylie's story, how excited how I was. Just because there's just something about paranormal books like this. But sadly, Whispers at Moonrise is anything but exciting in my opinion.

A chameleon, she's a freaking chameleon. What does that mean? Kylie finally knows what she is, but she doesn't exactly know what she is. She's desperate for answers, and she's trying to find them as well as handling this ghost that's terrifyingly identical to Holiday. Slowly, she understands what she is, what's the meaning with the ghost's appearance, and then add the fact that her love life is just getting more complicated. Life is definitely a handful if your Kylie.

Writing this review, made me realize just how I was really DISAPPOINTED with this, I gave it 4 stars before, but sadly, I would be giving it a 2 star rating. As much as I want to say a lot of good things about this book. I just can't dig up my brain about how enjoyed it.

As the story progressesses, I can't find any reason to be excited about the recent events in the story. Everything is too expected, too obvious. I didn't enjoy the pacing at all, I was agonizing about how Kylie just doesn't get what being a chameleon is, (While it is so obvious what being a supernatural chameleon is), I don't like how I everything that's happening next is way too predictable. The story became too boring, and I was very disappointed because I strongly remember how I loved this series a lot.

Other than the usual things, I also found the characters a bit irritating. I hated how Kylie's acting, I get that she's in a dilemma, but I just don't like how she handled her problems. It irritated me to the bone, how she just can't get that confusion of hers a stop and just think of what she really wants. (And I don't remember her being this unsure and confused person back in the first three books.) Lucas, who I used to adore is just plain annoying now, I can't get his mindset about how he should handle his relationship with Kylie. For me, he just acted like a douchebag, and I really got pissed at him because of that. Even Burnett and Holiday's love/hate relationship got really irritating at some point.

Then there's the predictable ending, and very unoriginal ending(?) of Kylie's love story.


I want to love it, really I do. But this was the black sheep of the series. I didn't like it at all, besides those occasional fun banters, it was just a big disappointment, but I am looking forward for the next part of the series. Hopefully, it will avenge how boring this book of the series. :(

1 comment:

  1. I agree with everything you said in this review Jules; everything was so obvious and predictable. The pacing KILLED me. Nothing really happened until the end. And it's sad too, especially since like you, I really did enjoy the Shadow Falls series. Maybe our tastes changed over time, I dunno.
    Anyways, awesome review Jules! (:


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