Warning! Proceed with caution if you haven’t already read C.C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls series: Born at Midnight, Awake at Dawn, the ebook novella Turned at Dark, and the latest installment, Taken at Dusk. Spoilers ahead!
By now you’ve no doubt gathered that I’ve finished reading Taken at Dusk, C.C. Hunter’s newest Shadow Falls novel. I was so intrigued by what happened at the end of Awake at Dawn that I had to make Taken at Dusk my next YA read. (I also made time to read Della’s story in Turned at Dark. It was very enlightening.) Anyway, Taken at Dusk picks up immediately where Awake at Dawn left off–which can be a bit jarring if there’s a lot of time in between books. If it’s been a while since you read Awake at Dawn, you may want to reread the last chapter before picking up the next book. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Kylie Galen is a mystery, and she’s a little sick of it. She’s doing her best to find the truth about what she is and where her family came from, but answers are hard to find when everyone–even those closest to her–want to keep some things hidden.
It doesn’t help matters that Kylie is being haunted by an amnesiac ghost with a cryptic message. Someone lives, and someone dies. At first, that’s all Kylie gets from her mysterious visitor. As time goes on, however, Kylie learns more about the ghost, and what she learns may shake the very foundation of her world and force her to reexamine who should–or shouldn’t–be trusted.
Kylie’s also dealing with something that is the plague of nearly every teenage girl. Boys. Two boys, actually. Lucas, a werewolf, wants to be with Kylie, but his pack may have other ideas. Derek, who is half-Fae, sort of wants to be with Kylie, but he’s having issues of his own. Kylie is torn between the both of them, and she doesn’t know how to resolve things so that no one gets hurt. Is that even possible?
On top of all of this drama, really evil dudes still seem determined to kill Kylie. Why? What’s so important about her? Kylie doesn’t know, but she’s determined to solve the puzzle that her life has become. Will she be able to find the truth and still save those she loves? It’s unclear, but one thing is certain…Kylie’s journey is far from over.
Taken at Dusk is a great read for anyone who enjoys great supernatural YA fiction. I was on the edge of my seat for most of this book, and I’m still a little tense because I’m anticipating what might happen in the next book, Whispers at Moonrise, which is scheduled for an October 2nd release.
I would especially recommend C.C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls books if you’re a fan of books like Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy trilogy, Rachel Hawkins’ Hex Hall trilogy, or Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s Beautiful Creatures series. Each of these series gave me the same kind of vibe that Shadow Falls did, and none of them are to be missed!