- Title: Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls)
- Classification: Young Adult (Ages 12 and up)
- Genre: Paranormal
- Format: Paperback, 400 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (October 11, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 0312624689
- ISBN-13: 978-0312624682
- Author's Website: http://www.cchunterbooks.com/
“Whatever you are, whatever gifts you end up getting, you’ll find that time will make those changes less scary as well.”
Kylie Galen isn't the first teen to go through an identity crisis. Her situation, however, is unique. She's discovered she's not a hundred percent human. She's something more...something supernatural. She just doesn't know what type of supernatural being she is. She's slowly coming into her powers, and with every new gift she displays, she's hoping she's that much closer to discovering just what she is. She recently discovered the man she thought was her father wasn't, and the ghost that had been haunting her was the spirit of her true father--a man who'd died before she was born. She thought he'd have the answers she sought, but he himself died before he'd found out what he--they are.
Now Kylie will attempt to contact her father's adoptive parents to see if they can help her find the answers she seeks. Plus, Kylie is now being haunted by another ghost with an ominous message, "You have to stop it. You have to stop it or someone you love will die." As if the normal problems associated with being a teenager weren't enough, she now has to figure a way to hone her ghost whispering skills so she can try to find out what the ghosts means before it's too late.
Why is the book called Awake at Dawn? I believe it has to do with this verse, "While every morning she woke up right at dawn to a blast of icy temperature, the spirit left without any visual or verbal contact."
Overall, I gave this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. I thought it was a great book with a lot of things going on. It kept my attention and had me wondering what would happen next. Luckily, I heard we find out what exactly Kylie is in the next book. Yay!
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