Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter Review

Taken at Dusk
Author: C.C. Hunter    
ISBN: 0312624697 (ISBN13: 9780312624699)

Release Date: April 10th 2012
Format : Paperback
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal,
Fantasy, Supernatural
Shadow Falls #3

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.

My Thoughts on the Book
The third in the series was fantastic, lots of twists in the middle and ending of the book. Not to mention you finally learn what Kylie is, no more guessing, no more wishing for something she's not. It's finally revealed of what she is and that she isn't the only one with this gift of hers.

This book you learn a few more things about characters you met in the previous books. Mario and Red and how they're not as they seem. You also learn that Derek has a few new powers and gives a better reason why he can't be around Kylie. Of course, Kylie's hurt by this, but Derek is only doing this so that he doesn't get bombarded with her emotions all at once. There is the new Vampire girl who Derek brought back with him. Her name is Elle and she really is a kind girl who only wishes to make friends. She apologies to Kylie about her and Derek being together at one time and explains that it is over between them. Despite all that she soon becomes friends with Kylie, Della and Miranda. Kylie gains a few more interesting powers, something that the mind reading supernaturals didn't expect from her. Of course you see how Perry tries his best to get Miranda's attention, even causing a few mistakes.

You get to see more of a relationship between Kylie and Lucas. You know something is wrong with Lucas pack when they start taking Lucas away from Kylie. It's sad when this happens, because then Lucas is wanting Kylie to be a werewolf more then ever but Kylie doesn't want this. Though despite this, they do have a few steamy and cute scenes together. Lucas is even more hot in this book, and he explains the whole werewolf purring thing that happens. I can't really explain it but when you read the book you will see what I mean and you would think it's hot too. Not to mention when Derek returns things start to get even more interesting, because Derek doesn't come back alone and you see how jealous Kylie is. The ending will leave you thinking once more on who Kylie might end up with. For Burnett and Holiday fans, you will enjoy this book more then the first two. Their relationship evolved to become a bit more then just always fighting.

The third book in this series has a riveting plot. A new ghost tells Kylie the same words over and over again, saying the death angels told her to say that to Kylie. This makes Kylie more confused then ever. However, this ghost has no memories of her past, causing Kylie to began to think if she's a good ghost or a bad one. Strange things also start to happen to Kylie when evil animals seem to appear out of nowhere to save her. Then Burnett has someone to shadow Kylie everyday to protect her from strange things that keep happening to her. At the end of the book you learn what she really is and let me say it's the most surprising thing that will leave you wanting to read the next book soon.

I didn't know how good a designer can be until I read the back of this book seeing where all the images were from. The designer took three different images and merged them into one and it is just beautiful. With the title in the middle to stand out against the dark images it was done really well. Even the girl at the bottom of the page draws your attention to the whole land scape in the back. It's an overall nice design and I wouldn't change anything.

It's a great third book in the series and I can't wait to read the fourth book. I highly recommend reading this book series if you like supernatural creatures all in one book!

5 out of 5 Howling Wolves

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