Review: Taken At Dusk by CC Hunter

Posted 11 April, 2012 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review / 16 Comments

Taken At Dusk by CC Hunter Book 3 in the Shadow Falls Series! Taken At Dusk

by C.C. Hunter (website twitter facebook )
Book III in the Shadow Falls series
Genre: YA paranormal publication: April 10th 2012 by St. Martin’s Press
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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.

Ever since 2 years ago when I saw the cover of Born At Midnight I’m in love with this series. The series continued with Awake At Dawn which was as good as the first book and now goes into the third round with Taken At Dusk.

Back in Shadow Falls!

It always makes me happy to be back in the Shadow Falls camp full of paranormal creatures like Vampires, Witches, Werewolves, Fairies and… Kylie. The camp is on the edge of transforming from a summer camp to a full school so that Kylie and her friends can stay there the whole year and have a place to be, when there is no place for them in the human world anymore. In Shadow Falls they can be themselves. I love this camp atmosphere full of new forming friendships and love between the girls. They become a family when their one family cannot deal with their otherworldliness.

So… what is Kylie exactly? And new answers?

Yep! Starting with the first book we always wondered what exactly Kylie is, since she seems not to belong to any of the other paranormal creatures. She something else, something special and she needs to figure out what she exactly is. For this she goes on a journey of discovering the truth about her family and her dad, who she never meet alive but as ghost. In Taken At Dusk things start to clear up in an exciting way and Kylie’s tale is as gripping and thrilling as ever. And yes, we finally get some answers, which only make me wish to kno even more! There are a lot of new developments which let us turn the pages faster and faster! Again, apart from the focus on Kylie’s story the secondary characters and their development is not left out. And I loved to see Kylie’s relationship with her friends and Holly to grew even deeper!

The boys .. *sigh* so Team Wolfie or Team Farie?

Still, no idea! Since the beginning, there are two boys who fight for Kylie’s heart, but do not let her heart unscathed along the way. My heart breaks ever so often when one of the boys turns into a direction that is clearly hurtful! Kylie is left in Awake At Dawn with a confused Derek who run away from her and her emotions. Lucas has now the time to step up and take his chances. Clearly, he’s a damn hot wolfboy and I love this boy! But there is something about the two together that is unsettling and I am not sure which boy can make Kylie happy in the end. But. Kylie doesn’t know herself and we are about to follow her on her journey not only to discover herself but also make the right boy-choices. However, CC Hunter has a way to create hot and sensual moments between Kylie and the boys and I appreciate her romance talent very much… *sigh* I do have the feeling that in this book there are hints about who is the better boy for Kylie and I am looking forward finding out if I am right!

Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line

The Shadow Falls series belongs to my favorite YA series. It has everything I wish for in a YA paranormal series. A thrilling tale that moves with a great pace, where layers of secrets are revealed in a way that we are never bored. A Love Triangle that is perfectly played out and is not making us feel bad about any of Kylie’s choices. Taken At Dusk delivers just as its predecessors and continues a gripping story about self-discoveries, finding a place in the world,  friendship, and love.  So, if you didn’t start this series yet, I can only encourage you to do so…


Additional Notes: Yesterday CC Hunter stoped by the blog with a great Guest Post “Thirteen Things Learned From Taken at Dusk by CC Hunter”. Don’t forget to check this out and if my excitement doesn’t make you start this series than maybe CC manages herself! The next book Whispers At Moonrise comes out 2013. Check my Shadow Falls related posts:

Much Love, and don’t forget to enter the Giveaway for a Taken At Dusk copy!

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16 Responses to “Review: Taken At Dusk by CC Hunter”

  1. I stopped reading this series after book one because I wasn’t a big fan of Kylie’s, but I knew she would find her audience and that makes me happy because the series takes place in Texas!!!

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    Danny 4/13/2012

    Oh hon, I’m so sad you didn’t like it! But, see I love it for both of us !! hehe! YEAH for Texas Love :))
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  2. Okay, I can’t read the review because mine just got here today and I haven’t even read Awake yet! I have my son searching for it now. But the character interview between Lucas and Derek was one of the funnest I have ever read. It was one I really remembered.

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    Danny 4/13/2012

    LOOL your son and your books *giggles*. Thank you so much for liking this Interview so much, I really loved it and I still think it’s one of the best posts I ever had here. But, wait until you read my next Character Interview with some other hot boys!!!! Epic! I promise!

    I’m so happy you also love this series and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
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  3. I still really need to read the first book in this series! I’ve been dying to start for the longest time since the idea sounds really sweet and I LOVE the name Kylie! (It was one of the gazillion names I picked out as a kid when I thought I wanted to have kids LOL) And hearing about how awesome the romance is in this book too… I’m definitely going to try to read these books soon!! 😉

    Amazing review, Danny! Thanks for convincing me to read this series so soon! <3
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    Danny 4/13/2012

    Mimi, I am so happy I made you move up the series on your pile because I really love it! Once you start you keep wondering about Kylie and what she is all the time and each book reveals a little more. These books keep you on edge the whole time. I also for once do not mind the Love Triangle, it feels totally right here and I stil don’t know who will be best for Kylie!! Hope you are going to love it!
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  4. So glad to see you love this series so much. I actually own the 1st two books in the series (I bought them for coverlove lol) but I have not had the chance to read them yet. I’m hoping I can soon. Btw I love how you set up your review with the bottom line box thingies=cute, haha. Great review, Danny. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Danny 4/13/2012

    Oh the covers??? LOVE them, especially the first one! Born At Midnight has just ehe combinations of colors I adore!

    I’m glad you like my Review format and my Book Badges, they are cute right? LOVe them so much and It makes it easier to get right to the point about what kind of book to expect :)) Thanks Jennifer for stopping by!
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  5. I’m so glad to hear you’re still liking this series. I really need to start this soon cause it’s been on my tbr forever! I also love the covers. Sooo pretty. I think I’m gonna move this to the top of my list before the series gets any longer! 🙂 Great review Danny!

    ♥ Sarah @ I’m Loving Books
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    Danny 4/13/2012

    You can wait out one more book Sarah. The next one (and probably the last one) comes out next year and you know that there is nothing better than being able to read them all back to back. These books also all stop with a mild cliffhanger so I’m already dying to read the next one. I can’t wait to find out more about Kylie and which boy she will end up with!
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    Sarah 4/13/2012

    Ahh…Okay good to know. I’ll wait then, especially if it’s the last one. Thanks!

    ♥ Sarah @ I’m Loving Books
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  6. Hi my sweet!! it’s been a while!

    Wow, your review really makes me want to give this series a chance =D. I actually read the first book but even though it was enjoyable, it didnt hooked to continue. Now, I think I am very wrong in not picking up the second one!!! I should definitely continue this series. thanks to your review!! So, thanx so much for sharing!!

    I hope u have an awesome weekend!! =D Yay!
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