Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: April 23, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 5th book in the Shadow Falls series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“When Kylie Galen entered Shadow Falls Camp, she left her old life behind forever and discovered a world more magical than she ever imagined. A place where you’re two best friends can be a witch and a vampire…and where love doesn’t happen the way you’d expect.
When Kylie’s most powerful enemy returns to destroy her once and for all, there’s only one way to stop him―to step into her full powers and make a stunning transformation that will amaze everyone around her. But her journey won’t be complete until she makes one final choice…which guy to love.
Should she choose to the werewolf who broke her heart but will give anything to win her back, or the half-fae who ran from their attraction before they had a chance? Everything she’s learned at Shadow Falls has been preparing her for this moment―when her fate will be revealed and her heart claimed forever.”
This is the fifth and final book in the Shadow Falls series. This book does a great job tying everything up in a way that I thought was well done. There are spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read up to book 4 in this series.
Kylie decided in the last book to live with her chameleon grandfather in their secret compound in an effort to learn more about her powers. However, what she finds there is disturbing and she is constantly missing Shadow Falls. In Kylie’s opinion the chameleons can’t remain hidden forever and Mario needs to be dealt with once and for all. In addition to all these issues Kylie is being haunting by a disturbingly violent female ghost with a large sword and Kylie is still very concerned about her mom’s new boyfriend.
This book pretty much answers all the questions that arose in the series and ties things up neatly and nicely. There are some questions that are still unanswered at the end but those are mainly dealing with some of the side characters (Della mainly).
The book is well written and flows well, it makes for a very engaging and easy read. I enjoyed this whole series a lot and am happy with where it ended. I do know that there are three books in a spin-off series featuring Miranda and Della.
Overall this was a well done series and I enjoyed it. It is a very typical and well written YA paranormal series and, while it didn’t blow me away with it’s awesomeness, it did fit my need for a good YA paranormal series and was engaging. I probably won’t read the spin-off series because I just have too much to read right now and I am not dying to read more about these characters or this world right now…I am happy with how things ended. I would recommend to those looking for a good paranormal YA read.