Over one million readers have already fallen in love with CC Hunter’s Camp Shadow Falls between the Shadow Falls series and the After Dark series. Now comes the conclusion of Hunter’s massive saga MIDNIGHT HOUR (St. Martin’s Griffin; October 25, 2016), a thrilling finale involving a missing sister, a heart in quandary, and a growing tattoo no one understands. Whether you are discovering Shadow Falls for the first time or have been following the series all along, this young adult novel will draw you into its otherworldly plot.
Being a dyslexic witch is a curse in itself, but Miranda Kane’s time at Shadow Falls has helped her harness her magical powers. Now, just as she’s finally mastered them and is preparing to graduate with her friends, a near-death experience threatens to ruin it all.
Miranda awakens in the hospital with a mysterious tattoo that no one can explain. As she struggles to make sense of it – and questions her feelings for a certain irresistible shape-shifter and a hot new guy – the strange markings begin to spread all over her body, leaving her desperate to find answers. But before she can solve that problem, a new one arises: her sister is missing.
Has her sister been kidnapped? Miranda will risk her life to find out. Will she live to share the day she’s worked so hard for with her friends? When the clock strikes midnight, will Miranda make it to her graduation at Shadow Falls?
MIDNIGHT HOUR can be read as a standalone novel or as the satisfying ending to a fan favorite series. A coming of age and sister story, Hunter’s conclusion will captivate the young adult audience.
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
All series have to come to an end.
I just wish C.C Hunter‘s Shadow Falls series was not one of them.
It feels like yesterday that I started reading Kylie’s journey in Born at Midnight. Before I knew it, we also got the chance to read Della and Miranda’s journeys as well. As much as I want to deny it, the Shadow Falls series has reached its end and Midnight Hour was a wonderful installment to end this marvelous series.
The novel starts of with Miranda accompanying her sister, Tabitha, to get their fortunes told on about their boyfriends. Tabitha wants to know if Anthony is the one while Miranda worries what her fortune will reveal. Will it be her ex boyfriend Perry or Shawn, her new boyfriend. However, before Miranda can learn what the future has is store for her something goes wrong and the place explodes with Miranda and Tabitha barely escaping.
While this is going on, Perry is in the middle of a robbery with his father and his buddies. Perry found the his family who abandoned him when he was young and after spending months with them decides to bring them and their gang down. First, Perry needs is some evidence which is difficult to get since he still isn’t trusted. During the robbery, Perry gets a vision of a hurt Miranda and after the robbery is over Perry decides to go see her especially when his worries are proven true by Holiday.
Meanwhile, Miranda finds at the hospital being accused of blowing up what turned out to be a drug den and has a moving magical tattoo.If that was not bad enough, Tabitha disappears when Anthony soon becomes a suspect of being involved in the drug house. Yet, no one can figure out if she was kidnapped or if she left on her own free will. To top it all, Perry returns so Miranda has to finally choose if she wants to stay with Shawn or go back with Perry.
It was great to see Miranda give it her all when circumstances required it. She certainly has grown from the girl we met in Born at Midnight just like Kylie and Della. Overall, while it is sad that the Shadow Falls series has ended at least it ended with a great conclusion! I look forward to the future to see what the C.C Hunter will write next and who knows? Maybe one day she’ll write a couple of novellas of the Shadow Falls series and show us how our favorite characters are doing.
Until that day comes, let us say goodbye and thank you to the Shadow Falls series.
It was a pleasure to follow this wonderful series.
*I received Midnight Hour from St. Martin’s Griffin via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*