Reviewed by First Mate Keira
Title: Taken at Dusk (Shadow Falls, Book 3)
Author: C.C. Hunter
Format: Trade Paperback
Page Count: 400 Pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 14+
Summary: Kylie Galen wants to know what she is more than anything and the answers are so frustratingly close. With help from friends, she tracks down her real father’s adopted parents and hopes to gain from them access to her real grandparents. Maybe they have the answers she seeks. People in her life pressure her from all sides… each wanting her to be like them. Lucas, her werewolf boyfriend, hopes she’s a werewolf. Rejected Derek still hops things can work out between them, but with his bringing an ex-girlfriend vampire back to camp, that might not happen. And to top it all off, Kylie is trying to mediate and match make between her witchy friend and a shapeshifter while struggling to figure out what happened to an amnesiac ghost and avoid getting killed by strangely behaving local wildlife.
Why I started this book:
I read the first book, liked it and was offered the second two books in the trilogy for review by the publisher.
- Perry really stepped up in this book. He’s got the serious hots for Miranda, but every time they might get together something pulls them apart… mostly themselves. Very frustrating for Kylie and Della, but Perry’s jealousy is adorable. I love it.
- C.C. Hunter has flipped my ideas on the love triangle again and that is pretty hard for an author to do when it comes to my opinions on which guy a gal should wind up with, so props to her for that. I almost wish Kylie was with Perry at this point because I can’t decide if I like Lucas or Derek more. Tough choices ahead for you Kylie, choose wisely!
- What Kylie winds up being… woot!
- I had to stop a few times at night while reading because I had no idea how gory the ghost storyline was going to be and was worried about taking some images to bed. The ghost in this book has a long stitched scar on her shaved head, switches back and forth from being pregnant or having a bloody abdomen, and was murdered, which Kylie experiences at one point in something like a first hand account. Pretty gruesome, but the background of the ghost and what really happened to her was different from the gorier idea I was putting together, so that’s a relief. I have a vivid imagination it seems. It’s still pretty bad, but it could have been worse. But there are some definite horror elements to this series which you should be aware of as readers.
Last Minute Thoughts: Next book, is it out yet? Lol
Rating: 3.5 Treasure Chests