Publisher: St. Martin's Press (April 10th, 2012)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Paperback: 380 pages
Series: Shadow Falls, #3
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
*sigh* this series just gets better and better. In Taken at Dusk Kylie is desperate to find out where she came from, what she is, and who is her family. She holds on to any hope she can that the puzzle will start to come together but first things get a bit more complicated. Kylie is trying to find her grandparents (her dad's adopted parents must be found first) so this takes her through a lot of emotions. Then a mysterious ghost shows up who just gives her a cryptic message but doesn't remember anything else about her past.
On top of that, Kylie is still trying to decide where her heart is -- with Lucas or Derek. Derek leaves for camp for a while and Lucas is determined to be right by Kylie's side. He knows she is who he wants so now he just has to persuade her to decide the same. But even that isn't easy because Lucas's pack isn't fond of them being together. There are quite a few obstacles standing in the way.
This book was wonderful because slowly things are coming together and questions are getting answered. It's a process, but Kylie learns more about herself each step of the way. There were a lot of surprises in this book, a new character I hated to like (actually 2), and a lot of angst.
Along with the massively intense plot, the characters are really what continues to grab my focus. Kylie's friends - Della, Miranda, Perry, Derek, Lucas..and all the others are each so well developed. They have their own plot-points going on as well so it isn't all about Kylie and what she's going through. They are a big group of teenagers so it's obvious that a lot of fighting and drama occurs.
I am still Team Lucas! And usually you can tell who a character will end up with but I am really not sure this time. Both characters are so strong, sexy, and caring.
If you haven't picked up this series yet, do it! It has everything you could want in a paranormal series. I can't wait to get my hands on book 4! C.C. Hunter is a master of tapping into the teenage mind and capturing the emotions that exist there. Each character in this series is so perfectly imperfect that it's easy to fall in love with them all.