Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review and Sponsored Giveaway: ETERNAL by C.C. Hunter

ETERNAL by C.C. Hunter
All her life, Della's secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she's where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. With the help of her best friends Kylie and Miranda, she’ll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator—all the while trying to figure out her own heart. Should she chose Chase, a powerful vampire with whom she shares a special bond? Or Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees? When a person with dark connection to her past shows up, it’ll help her decide which guy to choose–and make her question everything she knows about herself.
From bestselling author C.C. Hunter comes Eternal—a must-read for fans of the Shadow Falls series—and the sequel to Reborn.

Publishes in US: October 28th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: St Martins via Netgalley
Series? Yes. Shadow Falls: After Dark #2
My review of #1 Reborn 

A Shadow Falls After Dark Novella

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    I wanted to read Eternal because I like C.C. Hunter's writing style as well as getting to know Della even more in the last one. She is a strong and independent young lady, and I love her snarky humor. It was neat to see Shadow Falls through new eyes, because I read the original series with Kylie, and while she is a great character, she is a different species as well as different personality types. 

   We get to see the side of Della that wasn't wholly apparent in the other series. She begins to crave and enjoy opening up to Miranda and Kylie as well as the hugs and contact. We also get to see her and Burnett working together and get to see her loyalty through working with FRU and also Chase, who works for the Vampire Council. There are a lot of debates with the two about being faithful to their respective agencies as well as trying to sell the good points and get the other to switch over. 

   Della and Chase also have a lot of time together in this one, both working together, exploring their bond as well as the growing attraction between them. It was def Chase's book as we got to see her with Steve in the last one. There were some pretty hot scenes between the two as they worked together to figure out the ghost that is trying to guide Della to save a boy and girl who is trapped and dying. Holiday and Kylie try to convince Della that Natasha, the girl in Della's vision is dead since that has been their experience but Della and Chase have the visions where they are in Natasha and Liam's heads and the ghost seems to indicate that they are alive. 

   Della's family is interwoven in this one in ways that I never expected. Of course, Della is mourning Chan but then she learns more about her dad, uncle, aunt as well as a family member that she never would have expected. It is hard to see Della struggling with the relationship with her dad. He is strict and thinks that Della has shamed the family but she just remembers their bond and she wants to still please him and not to be seen as a failure and shame to the family. 

   There was plenty of action, and I loved seeing Della's confidence and strength when its the right time to use it. She is a tough gal and being reborn, she has extra strength and its awesome seeing her kick butt. It was coupled with her growing as a character, realizing the need and how much she loves her friendships, having a mentor in Burnett and Holiday and figuring out her feelings for the two guys competing for her love and attention. 

   The ending killed me as usual because it ties up some aspects but then drops a bomb where I was like wait. What? Why? Dang it I am going to have to wait WAY too long to figure out if its how it looks or what possible explanation is there for stopping THERE and what was he doing. Okay. I think I am done with caps lock. Maybe. 

Bottom Line: Great installment. Della starting to make some hard choices and discover things about her and her family.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever had any part in a real life love triangle?

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  1. wow, I'm so waiting for this book, I wish i can get my copy today, I really love this series so so great :D

  2. Great that the series is going from strength to strength. I love strong feisty female characters.


  3. Awesome review! This sounds like the story really focuses on the characters here, and we can see how they get to make some important decisions based on everything that is happening around them. I like that, because I am a person who really enjoys character driven novels. I love this ;)

    Check out my latest review: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/11/byronic-review-giveaway.html

  4. I really want to try this series. I wanted to read the original series but never found the time so I am hoping to start the spinoff. No I have never been a part of a real life love triangle.

  5. Howdy guys! First I want to say a huge thank you to Brandi for such an awesome review. And for the caps lock. LOL. I can't tell you how much it means to read a review from someone who is as passionate about my characters and I am. So thank you. I hope you all will pick up a book and discover my world.

  6. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.



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  7. Oh I really enjoyed this one as well but now I confess that I'm really impatient to read the sequel.

  8. I haven't read the original series, but heard the character opens up more in this one, which is good since I think I wouldn't be able to get a connection otherwise.

  9. Wow.. some spam you got in the comments.. Yikes. :P Not sure if this is my kind of read, but I can't resist a giveaway. Thanks!

  10. I also liked that we got to see a softer side of Della. Like you, I desperately wanted to find out more about the family secrets when I reached the end of the book. It's going to be a long wait... :(

  11. Ah, yes I do. I was out of town of course, but def turned him in


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