Thursday, June 7, 2012

Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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. -

Ahh, so we finally have some answers.  Finally, we get to learn some surprising truths about exactly what Kylie is and what her powers mean.  The wait was definitely worth it.  Although I'm not sure exactly where this is going to take her now.  But let me back up.

This was a really good installment to the Born at Midnight series.  All the favorite characters are back, Kylie's funny and sweet friends are there to have her back.  I liked how much they showed up in this book.  Her interactions with them were some of  my favorite scenes, actually.  I was really glad that the author put them a bit more at center stage and gave them more to do in the story.

I'm a little on the fence about the romance, though.  This is one of those series where I've been back an forth on who I want to see the heroine with.  I'm pretty sure I'm Team Lucas but I don't really feel like very much attention, or I guess I should say enough attention, was paid to the romance in the story.  I don't think it progressed any, and I also don't feel like Lucas was given enough opportunities to solidify his pairing with Kylie... not like Derek was.   It almost seemed to display a marked preference of the author for Derek over Lucas... but I might be reading too much into it. 
The writing was still amazing.  The story was fast-paced, well-written, and had C.C. Hunter's unique mixture of the serious, the sometimes poetic, and the funny narrative of the main character.  A great installment.  I look forward to the next one.

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