Hunter, C.C.: Born at midnight

Buchtipps | Englische Bücher

Pages: 398 pages

Rating: ****

Genre: fantasy, romance

Themes: friendship, love, family, coming of age, self-discovery, jealousy

„Stuck on a bus with freaks?“ That is what Kylie thinks when she gets on the bus to attend the camp. Her mother sends her to a camp for troubled teenagers but doesn’t know that the camp is for supernaturals: werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, witches and fairies. On this camp Kylie finds out she can see dead people. She also has to deal with her feelings for her ex-boyfriend, a fairy called Derek who still desperately wants to be her boyfriend, and a werewolf called Lucas. The fact that her parents got a divorce and that her best friend thinks that she is pregnant makes everything even more complicated. But with her new friends, everything becomes easier.

I only started to read this book because of the cover. And although it does not exactly fit the story, I still like it. In my opinion, the beginning of the book was very disappointing. I even wanted to stop reading, but after some chapters I started to like it. The story is funny but also a bit sad. I really liked how Kylie tried to fit in. And it was very touching how much she tried to be nice to everyone, even though she was afraid of living next to vampires and werewolves. I would recommend the book to people who like stories about the problems of teenagers.

© Review and drawing: Helena Kutter, 5Am, September 2022


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