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Taken at Dusk (Shadow Falls #3)

4.35 of 5 stars 4.35  ·  rating details  ·  29,787 ratings  ·  1,190 reviews
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
Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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I was back to sitting on the fence when Derek came back but then the unbearably romantic flower scene happened:

I’d kill for you, Kylie Galen. But more than that, I’d die for you.”She felt a tear roll down her cheek. “You’d better not die on me, Lucas Parker.”

yup I'm back to being team Lucas! xD

I really like how the plot is such a mystery and when you're on the kindle version you read the last page and then say, 'wait that's it?' because the plot keeps you glued to the pages so much. I am gett
Apr 11, 2012 Carter added it
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CAUTION: Long Review, Spoilers

Taken At Dusk is book 3 of the Shadow Falls series, a series that is named after the summer camp turned school for supernatural adolescents. At least I thought Shadow Falls was supposed to be a school beginning in book 2. However, it turned out at 83% in book 3 Shadow Falls was "getting the camp ready to become a full-blown school." What?!

All this time Kylie was going to a camp, not a school. Fine. Then where were the camp activities in book 3 that supposed to have
I am in so in love with all these covers. They're so beautiful. I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!! :)


This series always seems to somehow entrap me in its pages. I read Taken At Dusk in a matter of hours and I loved every moment of it.

We are back at Shadow Falls and Kylie is still trying to process everything that has happened to her with the vampires. Things are never quiet for Kylie though, soon a women who cannot seem to remember who she is, is stalking Kylie and bringing a grave
Lalaine *myficbookreviews*
"Life's hard. Love's harder."

I was so excited when I finally was able to read this book early, and as always, CC Hunter never fails to amaze me with her story-telling, I just loved this series. And I liked the new characters and mystery she added that has kept me more interested. So the story deals with Kylie, who is trying to figure out what she really is and trying to fit where she really belong in this new world she found. Kylie seemed to grow more through out the story which is really real
I'm so tired of hearing Kylie complain about Derek ending their relationship. They didn't have any relationship.
When Derek tried to get close to her she always pushed him away telling him that she didn't want the other campers to know how she feels when he's close, that she was ashamed of her feelings. She repeated that same sentence over in over in the second book and now it's Derek fault because he couldn't stand watching her always thinking about Lucas or because he didn't stood by her side s
More Lucas please and can't wait to find out what Kylie really is... *4/23/12* Wow after finding out what Kylie is now I'm dying to know what's next for her. Plus Kylie being the "special" supernatural creature she is (I'm not giving it away for those of you who are planning to read it) I want to know more about what she really can do... What exactly is her powers? Loved that there was a lot of Lucas in this book :D Kylie finding out what she is at the end of this book makes me VERY eager to rea ...more
Ahhh i love this book it waz soo good
Sep 01, 2011 Wendy marked it as to-read
Shelves: on-my-shelf
Gigi Hudson

(This review features spoilers.)

I really hate this series. I'd hoped that it would get better, but it hasn't. The writing is awful at best and the plot line is either her gushing about a guy, her moaning about her life, or her not being able to make her mind up. Sometimes all at the same time!

No but really this book series is abysmal. She just started saying about how her mum should forgive her dad for cheating on her. Quite simply, fuck off.

The fact that she couldn't forgive the guy she flir
Okay people. Get ready for the spoilers.

So we now know what Kylie Galen is. She is a…wait for it…yup, here it comes, oh God it’s still so damn funny… A…C-H-A-M-E-L-E-O-N! Yes! You read that right! She’s a freaking lizard! Oh God! It actually took my brain a few seconds to come around the fact that what I read was the word “chameleon”. So jokes aside, it does seem to be the perfect name for her kind. She just realized from Red whose real name was Robertson that she is a different kind of supernat
Khelsey Jackson
Kylie Galen has been though a lot and she is getting tired of it. She is tired of not knowing what she is and really tired of her boy problems. Just when she think that she might be figuring things out Derek comes back. But he doesn't come back alone. When Kylie finds out what happen with Derek she is furious and tells herself to give Lucas real chance.
Lucas keeps hoping that she will become a werewolf, but Kylie doesn't think she is. She knows that she is something, but no one knows. She is ge
I don't know how C.C. does it, but she did it again! Just when I don't think her books can get any better they do! I love this little world and characters she has created is pretty much amazing! Ever since the first book I cannot stop thinking about these characters, even long after I'm done reading each of the books. To me that's a sign of a really GREAT author! I wish I had her skills. She takes on quite the roller coaster ride in this book. With the ghost that is warning Kylie that one lives ...more
Vanessa Booke
Another fantastic read! C.C. Hunter does not disappoint with the next novel in the Shadow Falls series. I enjoyed the sense of mystery throughout Taken at Dusk and I’m glad that although Hunter definitely answered several of my questions (which I’ve been desparately asking for) she left me with some more to be answered in her next novel. After a long, but exciting wait we finally find out what Kylie is! (Yay!) I think my favorite part about this book is that we finally see some of the relationsh ...more
4.5 stars

Absolutely brilliant :)

"I'm in love with you, Kylie." He looked almost embarrassed by the admission. He jumped up, took one step away, then swung around and faced her again. "I don't expect you to say it back and I don't think this will change your mind about anything. But you deserved to know. And I needed to tell you because.....I've never felt this way before-for anyone."

"But I have to go. Thank you, Kylie Galen. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for teaching me to think beyon
"Pretend it doesn’t hurt, and hope like hell that one day it doesn’t anymore."

Why do books with potential have to be ruined with stupid ass love triangles?

First of all, this damn camp. "Shadow Falls" was supposed to be a camp where kids with magic learned to control their powers. I don't see any of them doing something even remotely close to learn stuff.

I hate Kylie with a passion, she's so dumb. She's all "Oh Derek, oh Lucas" B***H SHUT UP! And I don't like Lucas, there I said it. I always pr

The plot was blah - Kylie meets her grandparents and then finds out they aren't who they seem, Kylie also has to help some ghost figure out who she was and on top of that she has to find out who's trying to kill her. Quite a few things were going on but because there was so much focus on Kylie's boy drama and on her moaning about what sort of supernatural she was, I just lost interest after a few chapters.

Kylie was dull — she spent all her time moaning about Lucas/Derek and her powers/id
Kim Smiley
It seems so long ago that I read the 2nd book in this series, I forgot the storyline with Kylie and her love triangle with Derek and Lucas. I guess I wanted her w/ Derek, but in this book I was wavering.

Kylie still doesn't know what she is, and in this installment she is being visited by a woman with a shaved head with a huge scar on it, who is sometimes pregnant but doesn't know her name or what happened to her. her only message is "one will live and one will die." So that's the big mystery of
Find this at Scott Reads It
Shadow Falls is an addicting series that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Taken at Dusk is the third book in this intense series and was as thrilling as usual. Taken at Dusk might be my favorite in the series so far.

Kylie is still in the dark but what kind of supernatural she is. Problems arise in Shadow Falls between the campers (soon to be students) and outsiders continue to cause problems. Taken at Dusk continues where Awake at Dawn left off. Kylie is still in
Paula  Phillips
For those who have been following The Phantom Paragrapher, you know I have been making my way through the Shadow Falls series and they have just gotten really good and I have to admit that this third book - Taken at Dusk was my favourite by far. At the start of Taken at Dusk, we met Kylie's adopted grandparents or were they ? As something strange is happening and at place. Then a few random ghosts have started to appear and one in particular looks like she has had a brain injury and can't remem ...more
Kelly Oram
I am so in love with this series. Super fun books. I love this world C.C. Hunter has created and I love the characters so much. Kylie is one of the few main characters that never really seems to bug me. But, alas, why is it that I always have to be on the wrong team? It feels that way anyway. I mean I still have hope for Whispers at Moonrise. Things could still go my way. I love this series more with each book. The one thing that kept me from giving it five stars is that it felt a little drawn o ...more
This book easily lives up to the first two books in the series! It has all the elements I've come to love in the Shadow Falls series and then some!
One of my favorite things showcased in this book was how other people have lives. Not like I'm saying they don't in other books but somehow Ms. Hunter manages to capitalize on it so well! I'm just as invested in Miranda and Perry and Holiday and Burnett as I am with Kylie and her guys!
And speaking of guys...I'm back on Derek's team! Seriously how can
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Taken at Dusk is a wonderful continuation of the Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter. Kylie deals with another ghost that has a creepy message for her. This particular ghost has amnesia and needs Kylie's help figuring out who she is. Meanwhile, Kylie is getting closer to figuring out her own identity.

The love triangle continues. In the first book, I was leaning toward Lucas. In the second book, I couldn't decide. Now, I want Kylie to choose Derek. However, Derek has done something that really up
My Synopsis:
"I feel as if nothing in my life makes sense anymore. Everything is changing."

Holiday wrapped her hair into a rope. "Change isn't the worst thing, Kylie. It's when things aren't changing that you have to worry."

"I disagree." Kylie dropped her chin down on her kneecap. "I mean, I know change is necessary for growth and all that stuff. But I'd like one thing in my life to feel...grounded. I need a touchstone. Something that feels real."

Holiday raised her brows. "Shadow Falls is re
Leí los dos primeros libros hace dos años, no pensé volverme a enganchar con la historia, pero woah.
For now, until I review this fully on my blog, I will sum up with the following three statements:

1.) Kylie has a hell of a lot to deal with for a teenager. I feel for her - majorly! Imagine; you dad's a ghost, you can see ghosts, I guy named Mario (no, not Luigi's bro) wants to kill you, you don't know who you area, you have to be shadowed everywhere you go and you don't know which guy to pick.
2.) She's a teen. So it's like paranormal trouble + puberty. Ouch!
3.) I'm in love with Lucas. End of st
Lacy Lovelace
I am speechless! I JUST finished this book and I have to say that I'm in love with this series! This has to be my favorite series!!! It is a whirlwind of emotions that you feel and it's as if you know the characters. Every time I read a book in this series...I cannot put it down!! Kylie is still trying to find out what she is exactly. Her brain pattern continues to change from week to week. She's getting back into the flow of camp after her mini vakay at home where all of the crazy stuff happene ...more
I think this has been my favorite Shadow Falls so far! Great characters, I loved the ghost in this one too! I got very sad and very happy during the different parts of this book! Emotional roller coaster! AND THAT ENDING.
LOVED IT! Finally found out what she is... finally. Cannot wait till the next book to get more answers. Oh btw, I'm team Derek! There is just something about Lucas that I don't like...
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C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Shadow Falls (6 books)
  • Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1)
  • Awake at Dawn (Shadow Falls, #2)
  • Whispers at Moonrise (Shadow Falls, #4)
  • Chosen at Nightfall (Shadow Falls, #5)
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“Wow," Miranda said, "You'd better be careful Della. In the last few days, I think you've used up your vampire quota of apologies for the next ten years."

"Kiss my apologetic ass!" Della snapped.”
“Okay... My name is Ellie Mason and I have a feeling you don't like me."
Kylie stopped and swerved around... "Okay, let's get something out in the open. I know you had sex with Derek."
"Damn!" Perry said, and grinned. "This is gonna be better than I thought.”
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