Saved at Sunrise by C. C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls #4.5
Release Date: Apr 2 / 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Nestled deep in the woods, Shadow Falls is a secret camp where teens with supernatural powers learn to harness their abilities and live in the normal world. But Shadow Falls is facing a problem that could finally expose them to the rest of the world. Humans are showing up dead, and rogue vampires may be to blame. Camp resident Della Tsang, who’s still coming into her own vampire powers, is assigned to help find those responsible. If she succeeds, maybe she’ll even land her dream job: working for the F.R.U., the enforcers of the supernatural world. But when she sees that her new partner is a hunky shapeshifter, things get complicated. Steve, too gorgeous to be trusted and capable of seeing through her tough-as-nails exterior, knows just how to get under her skin. And only hours into the mission, Della realizes rogue vampires aren’t the only threat she’s facing. If she’s ever going to complete her assignment, she’ll need his help…but learning to trust him will be her hardest challenge yet.
Saved at Sunrise is a novella in the Shadow Falls series. It allows us to see Della's story and her mission with the FRU.
I've always liked Della and her smart mouth. She was a character I really enjoyed reading about in the Shadow Falls series. So when I heard about this novella, I knew I had to pick it up.
Saved at Sunrise is a story about Della's mission given by the FRU and the budding romance between her and Steve. Steve was a charming guy and I really liked him. He was good in a quiet and gentle kind of way. He really cares for Della and is growing to love her. I feel like that kind of love is the best.
One problem I had with the romance was the insta-love they had. Even though Della was still hung over Lee (her ex), she begins having thoughts about how hot Steve looked and she kept pushing those away. I didn't really like it but couldn't blame the author either since this is a short novella.
But not all of this is about the romance! We do get to see Della kick some butt on her mission! She was so badass escaping the vampire gang's compound (even though she was injured). I really liked that part and see Della and Steve work together toward their goal :)
Saved at Sunrise is a great novella to satisfy your need for more Shadow Falls as you wait on Chosen at Nightfall. While it's not mandatory to read this to understand the next book, it's a great side story for you to get to know our favorite vampire, Della Tsang.