#Eternal by C.C. Hunter #BookReview @cchunterbooks

Title: Eternal
Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls: After Dark
Published: October 28th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin
Genres:  YA, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Arc

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 by C.C. Hunter keeps up the fantastic plot and pacing of Reborn. I feel like Della’s story is so much more in depth than Kylie’s story was in the first series.That’s nothing against Kylie’s story, I still love those books but it’s like Shadow Falls just keeps getting better and better. There is so much awesome going in these books and I think After Dark focuses more on the FRU and investigations. Where Shadow Falls focused on the camp itself. Combining the two gives you some great world building of the supernaturals that walk amongst us.

Chase or Steve. That’s the question of the hour. I don’t hate either guy and I like them both. They do both care about Della a great deal and I think she will be happy with either. They have their own special things about them. I was bothered by the fact that Chase would say things like, we are bonded so it’s going to happen anyway. What? That’s a terrible reason to have a relationship. Every time he said that I cringed. Steve on the other hand, completely broke my heart, not in the he broke Della’s heart way but he gave her this speech about 100 pages in that made me feel like tearing up. Maybe life experience comes to play into that but his reasoning for a decision he makes totally made sense to me. I think he put it into words perfectly and I was mad at Della for being mad at him because I felt like she was missing the point of what he was saying. Honestly I like both guys, I’m not necessarily going to be disappointed with who she ends up with but there is also a part of me that thinks that she could end up on her own and I would be good with that. Not in the insecure way she is now but in the I don’t need someone

What I love most about the books is that there is so much going on. I thought the first book had a great plot and that carries over into this book. I love that we are finding out more about Della’s family and that includes Chan. I love how in depth it’s going to help us really get to know Della. Plus the fact that she works for the FRU and each book kind of focuses on specific investigation keeps the plot moving. It’s a perfect balance and it all ties together.

C.C. Hunter fleshes out her characters so much that it makes them so three dimensional to me. I feel like there has to be a book for Miranda, even if it’s just one book or novella. You don’t only care about the main characters you care about them all. I love too how Kylie is still a big part of Della’s story just as Della was of hers. I think that is well done. I’m just really loving this series, even if at times I’m frustrated with the love life aspect. ha ha.