Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter

Sunday, 20 January 2013.

Whispers at Moonrise (Shadow Falls, #4)Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter
Published: 2nd October 2012
By: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Bought from The Book Depository

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

May contain spoilers

Whispers at Moonrise is the fourth book in the Shadow Falls series. And with only one more book planned in the series, I know I'm going to be deeply saddened to leave this world which I've really enjoyed spending time in.

Kylie is living at Shadow Falls, a camp for supernaturals. But Kylie isn't like the other kids at camp, she's not a vampire, or werewolf, or shifter, or fae. She's a chameleon, which means she has the DNA for many different types of supernatural. Not many chameleons exist and very little is known about them, so Kylie feels like a freak. She hasn't yet learned to control her changes so she's never sure what she's going to be at any one time. She's also a ghost whisperer which means she sees spirits and helps them to solve their problems so they can cross over. And if all that doesn't make her weird enough, she's also the first half blood protector. She gains amazing strength and speed when someone else is in danger but she can't protect herself in dangerous situations.

Kylie has two amazing, hot guys vying for her attention. Derek who's fae and Lucas, a werewolf. When she appears to have made her choice, a whole new can of worms opens up and she's left miserable.

She has two brilliant best friends, Miranda who's a witch and Della, a vampire, who she also shares a cabin with. The trio really care for and look out for each other.

Kylie has an extremely close relationship with the camp leader, Holiday, a fae. Burnett is another camp leader, a vampire, who is crazy about Holiday. Kylie has been trying to get them together for a long time as she's sure Holiday feels the same but won't give in because she's been hurt before.

But being a chameleon, so unusual and so powerful, brings with it it's own danger for Kylie. She's on the radar of a gang run by Mario, also a chameleon, who previously kidnapped her and wanted her to marry his grandson. He is ruthless, killing his own grandson when he tried to protect Kylie.

And the FRU, kind of like the supernatural FBI, want to carry out tests/experiments on her, the same experiments that led to the death of her grandmother. Her grandfather wants to take her away to live with him so he can protect her and teach her what she needs to know to survive as a chameleon. She doesn't want to leave Shadow Falls as it feels like her home, the only place she belongs.

Whispers at Moonrise is a brilliant instalment in the Shadow Falls series, maybe the best one yet. A killer is on the loose. Having already killed three girls, Holiday is next on his list. And with only the help of one of the dead girls, Kylie must try to find out who the killer is before time runs out. She's also dealing with her own problems of being on Mario's hitlist, trying to figure out more about being a chameleon and not feel like such a freak and, deal with the fact that she and Lucas are spending very little time together, the reason being, that the pack doesn't approve of her.

From the very first book, this series reeled me in and has kept me riveted since. And now, with only one more to go, Chosen at Nightfall will be a bittersweet read. I can't wait to have it in my hands yet I don't want this series to come to an end.

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Rachel said...

I have yet to pick up this series, Suzanne. But seeing that you love it so much makes me want to. Wonderful review. :)

Christy LoveOfBooks said...

I haven't started this series yet, but I do have the 1st book. So eventually. I'm glad to see the 4th book in is still going strong. :)

Jasprit said...

Oh I'm glad this series is still going stong for you Suzanne, it's always horrible to have to say goodbye to a series you love soon, I have a few series that will be coming to an end this year too and I really don't want them too :( I hope you enjoy the last book in this series just as much! :)

Sam said...

This is the fourth book?! I didn't realise this series was so far ahead. I have the first instalment somewhere, but, as you can guess, I haven't picked it up yet. ;) I'm glad to hear it's still going strong though. I hope the final book doesn't disappoint! Great review, Suzanne.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I have been eyeing this series for two year now and haven't found the time. I have not read of a chameleon before so that is new. I am glad that this series continues to meet expectations and yes it will be sad but also satisfying to see it end!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

*sigh* I really couldn't get into this series. I liked Kylie well enough, but as soon as I realized how much it focuses on the love triangle, I just gave up. Maybe I shouldn't have. I still have the first book, so if I ever find the time, I might retry it. I'm glad you're enjoying it as much as you do, Suzanne.
Fantastic review.

A Canadian Girl said...

I haven't read this series but it sounds like it got better with each book. Those kinds of series are the best :)

Giselle said...

This is a series I've been meaning to check out for a long whilea nd had kind of forgotten about it until just now >.< It sounds great! Awesome review, doll!

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