Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

Title: Taken at Dusk
Author: C.C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls #3
Release Date: April 10th, 2012
Number of Pages: 380
Publisher: St.Martin’s Griffin
Source: Publisher
Step into Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with supernatural powers. Here friendship thrives, love takes you by surprise, and our hearts possess the greatest magic of all.

Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.

Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.

The third installment in the Shadow Falls series is as good as its predecessor. I read it again in a matter of hours, caught by Kylie’s story from page one. In this novel, we finally get a glimpse of what she really is. We actually learn WHAT she is without really learning what she is… Do I make sense? The thing is, we learn what kind of supernatural she is, without knowing the extent of her ability.

This book doesn’t disappoint when it comes to keeping you entertain from page one. There’s always something going on, being someone coming for Kylie, boys’ drama, of even people of her past bringing some drama. Kylie’s life isn’t getting any easier, that’s for sure. She still isn’t 100% decided on the one her heart desire, which for some may be getting annoying (I do hope she make her choice in next book, I clearly know who I would chose for me….)

One of the things C.C. Hunter is excellent at; it is keeping the character believable and having them mature in a realistic way through the series. That’s not always easy, especially after three novels, but she did it. Characters are so important to me in a series, so having them be really good was such a bonus for me.

Again, the characters in Shadow Falls are probably its biggest strength, in my opinion. Kylie is still the great main character that got me addicted to this series, the girl that can’t seem to follow her heart when it comes to boy, but has not problem being there for her friends when they need her. Lucas keeps on making me swoon and Derek still leaves me cautious. Holiday and Burnett still make me laughs, their chemistry so easily visible, yet still denied. Della and Miranda never seem to bore me, and I adore them as Kylie’s friend. I like that C.C Hunter made Sarah stop by the camp, which created a great clash between Kylie’s past and present.

Overall, it’s a series that I still recommend you read. It is simply addicting. I’m already dying to read the next installment in the series, coming out in October. Can it be October already??

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