November 4, 2014

Eternal Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the ETERNAL blog tour! Today I'll be sharing my review of the book with you - and don't forget to enter to win your own copy!

Eternal (Shadow Falls: After Dark #2)
Author: C.C. Hunter
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


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.
Eternal is the second book in the young adult fantasy/paranormal Shadow Falls: After Dark series. It follows main character Della as she adjusts to life at Shadow Falls, where she finally feels like she fits in. With her new friends Miranda and Kylie, Della is determined to show the paranormal world that she's a worthy investigator. Meanwhile, she's still trying to figure out guy troubles. There are two swoon-worthy guys begging for her attention: Chase - a powerful vampire she feels a special connection with; or Steve - a hottie shapeshifter that makes her melt when he kisses her. Things turn upside down when a person from her past appears, which will help her choose which guy she wants to be with, but will also leave her questioning everything she thought she knew.

I haven't had the opportunity to read the original Shadow Falls series yet, but I've read both installments in the Shadow Falls: After Dark series. After being sucked into these books and getting to know the characters and the world they live in - I know I'll have to read the original series soon. From the very beginning of the book, I was back inside the world the author created, along with characters so familiar now that I feel like I know them. It didn't take any time whatsoever to get my mind immersed back into the realm of Shadow Falls. I was hooked from the first sentence and I didn't stop reading - literally - until I had finished the entire book. You can always tell how good a book is by the habits you have while reading it. When I get so enthralled in a book that I don't stop until I finish and I may seem like a zombie to some people - I know I've found an amazing book and an author with authentic talent. It was so easy for me to slip back into Shadow Falls - it was like I never left. I loved getting to know the characters even more, especially Della - our leading lady. She's still coming to terms with her second rebirth - an incredibly rare occasion - and finally feels like she's making progress in her life. Her guy situation is a bit sticky, making her life more complicated than before. I loved the plot for the book - it felt like a natural progression from the ending of the book before it. Things picked right up where they left off like nothing had really happened, which I think made it easier for me to slip back inside the world as well.  The story line was fascinating - I loved the mystery of the person from Della's past who has a dark connection with her. It was fun trying to guess who it was going to be and what problems it would cause. I really liked watching Della's relationships with both Steve and Chase develop - even though it wasn't always in a good way. The writing swept me away instantly with it's easy flow and quick yet natural pace. I was enchanted once again by the detailed world the author has created, with all the vivid descriptions and imagery making it feel like I was right there beside the characters throughout the whole book. I can't wait to see where the next book will take the story - the only hard part now is waiting! Definitely highly recommended for fans of the original Shadow Falls series as well as those who like paranormal and fantasy novels.

C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central.
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Giveaway: (1) Finished paperback copy of Eternal - Open to US only!

*A HUGE thanks to the wonderful people at St. Martin's Griffin for sending me a copy of the book for review and for providing a giveaway copy!*



  1. Steph,

    Wow. Can I say I love you. LOL. Thank you so much for such kind words. I love writing, love creating characters and worlds. I love taking readers out of their own world and bringing them into mine. Thank you for this review and giveaway.

    1. I've literally been trying to figure out how to respond to your comment for days! I'm incredibly honored that you read my review, let alone that you liked it! And you can definitely say that you love me because I love you too! You're very welcome for the review & giveaway - thank you for writing these amazing books that we all love so much! :)