Book Review Feb. 22nd
Taken at Dusk
by : C.C. Hunter
★★★★★ 5 Stars
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.
Personally, things really started to pick up for me in this book. I literally picked it up and did not put it down till I was done. It's as if the first two books were just gearing up to get better and Taken at Dusk takes us there. If you haven't read the previous two books in the series I highly suggest doing so NOW and most certainly before reading this.
We get more clues as to Kylie's supernatural powers and abilities and even what she is. Honestly, she lucks out better than everyone, even if she doesn't think so. I'm glad her powers are as unique as her. She's not normal and neither are they. I hope soon she can embrace this fact. Though being surrounded by the 'different' ones and still managing to be an outcast cannot be easy.
Kylie is the quintessential representation of a teenage girl. She can never make up her mind and truly thinks over her options. She is an amazing portrayal of a confused and frustrated 17 year old.
Lucas lovers will be happy since he makes his return in this book and Kylie actually gives him a chance. Oh, the trials of young love. Kylie has some decisions ahead of her because as she learns, dating a werewolf is far from normal and those pesky pheromones can get in the way. Hahaha
Perry and Miranda continue to have their problems. Most typical teenage drama that stresses everyone far more than normal. However, though Perry is feared because of his abilities, I think he's flippin awesome. How could you not, considering his transformation choices. A dragon and a dinosaur. I mean really!!
And holy crap, Kylie just keeps getting cooler and cooler. Her powers continue to grow and we just wait to see how things play out. And being a protector, is so perfect for her since she basically always stands up for everyone else anyways. Though, not being able to protect herself is a little scary, especially living in the new world as she now does.
Miranda places a surprise spell on someone that is beyond funny. It doesn't help her that it's an accident but who it is makes it all that much more funny.
Holiday and Burnett continue denying the obvious even though Kylie tries to help however she can. Even with everything on her plate she still wants to help everyone else. I can't imagine having all the ghosts around that she does because like the other books she gains a new book every-time. And heaven forbid she go to the cemetery, she's hounded by them all. Can we say creepy, especially with them all wanting her help and answers she can't always give.
Della is a hoot. She may be a crotchety vampire but she is also a loyal and remarkable friend. When she looked up 'strange mating behavior that included anything from exploding testicles to slinging poop with a tail,' just to make Kylie feel better I was reminded why these books are so amazing and I was secretly hoping they'd never end.