Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter

Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2)
Step into the world of Shadow Falls, a camp that helps teens tap into their special…talents. Once you visit, you’ll never forget it—and you’ll never, ever be the same.

From the moment Kylie Galen arrived at Shadow Falls Camp, she’s had one burning question: What am I? Surrounded by vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies and witches, Kylie longs to figure out her own supernatural identity…and what her burgeoning powers mean. And now she’ll need them more than ever, because she’s being haunted by a new spirit who insists that someone Kylie knows—and loves—will die before the end of the summer. If only she only knew who she was supposed to save. And how…

But giving Kylie the most trouble is her aching heart. Gorgeous werewolf Lucas left camp with another girl, but he’s still visiting Kylie in her dreams. And Derek, a sexy half Fae who’s always been there for her when she needed him, is pushing to get more serious—and growing impatient, especially when Lucas returns. Kylie knows she needs to decide between the boys, and it’s tearing her up inside. 

Yet romance will have to wait, because something from the dark side of the supernatural world is hiding in Shadow Falls. It’s about to threaten everything she holds dear…and bring her closer to her destiny.
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                        Rating:  4.5  of 5 stars
                        Series book: Yes
                        Will I read the Next: Yes
First, let me just say this book is a huge improvement from the first one. The writing was more consistent, the plot was less confusing, and the boy problems dropped down to just two boys (official love triangles!!). Seriously, it was amazing. If it weren't for a few minor details this book would be a full five stars. 
No one said the word (or words like) befuddled in this book, thank God, and the inconsistencies were kept to a minimal. That made the book wayyy easier to read. Also, even though it was 383 pages long it went by like that(imagine me snapping). Its just so good that you don't wanna put it down and you also don't notice the pages dwindling. And then  your just like "Crap, where'd all the pages go?" One complaint though... At one point Kylie's mom said "blah blah friggin damn..." please stop. That doesn't work.

Like I said the plot wasn't nearly as confusing as it was in Born at Midnight. There were still alot of problems, but it was focused mainly on finding out what Kylie was, and didn't jump around from one problem to the next. I do have to say it was a little bit predictable, but only in the fact that you know when the climax was gonna be, you just don't what. Other than that, I found it thoroughly enjoyable.

Omigosh Kylie was such a whiner in this book. Like we get it, you're going through serious stuff, but crying and blaming everyone else isn't gonna help that. And then there was Derek who just acted like a jerk when Lucas came back. He was getting mad because Lucas wrote to her. Overreact, much? Anyway...all the other characters were amazing as always. And there were some serious real life problems a certain character thar I'm not going to spoil had to deal with. Other than Kylie and Derek needing attitude adjustments, the characters were perfect.

I'm still Team Lucas, even if he wasn't in most of the book. Don't get me wrong, Derek's a good guy and everything...but he is soooo super sensitive. The romance was alot more PG than in the last one. That's mostly because it was focused less on physical attraction and more on personality. Lucas still wins in my book.
 
Favorite Quotes:
“When one door closes, find another."
Kylie gazed back up. "And what if there isn't another door?"
"Then you try the window."
"And if there's not a window?" Kylie asked.
"Then you find a sledgehammer and make a window.” 

“You're attracted to him," Kylie said. "And don't try to deny it. You've even admitted that much to me."
"Okay, I won't deny that. He's got that whole hard body, vampire magnetism going for him. But when I was young, I had a crush on Big Bird. That wouldn't have worked out either.” 

“Why does ice cream go with a broken heart?” Kylie asked. “Because if you eat enough of it, it freezes the heart and numbs the pain for a bit,”

SUMMARY OF REVIEW(In case you don't actually feel like reading the review):
Writing:  5 out of 5
Plot: 4 out of 5
characters: 4 out of 5  
Romance: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5

PG-13 A few suggestive comments, violence