I knew I would fall back in love with the Shadow Falls series and I wasn't disappointed one bit. I saw so much improvement fromI am rating this a 4.5
I knew I would fall back in love with the Shadow Falls series and I wasn't disappointed one bit. I saw so much improvement from Awake at Dawn to Taken at Dusk that had me wanting so much more.
Just like the first two books, Taken at Dusk puts you right back into the story and this time it's with a bang. Kylie is meeting her adoptive grandparents for the first time but in good fashion not everything is what it seems with the couple ending up being imposters. This along with all the other threats to Kylie has her assigned shadows, someone who goes everywhere with her. At least this didn't stop the very many juicy boy scenes or Kylie's attempts at helping spirits. I was very much impressed with Kylie this time around. Where she was mostly whining and crying in book 2, Kylie started facing her problems head on and started accepting all her powers. What I loved most was how far she went to help her Jane Doe spirit when both Kylie and the ghost had no idea what had happened in the past. But Kylie kept pushing forward and it was very impressive.
I also found that Taken at Dusk had gotten back around to the original roots of the story. There is so much more happening with the supernaturals, you still have a big love triangle but it's not the main focus, and you see so much love and friendship with many of the campers coming together when need be. There is a lil less action then I would have liked which is what stopped me from giving this 5 stars, but Taken at Dusk as a whole is one great book. There are also a few surprises at the end which fuels the need to keep reading this series and hopefully soon I will be able to do just that....more
First I recommend reading Caged Moon before this for the story to make sense. Ok Alpha Moon I absolutely loved reading. In fact I reread Caged Moon afFirst I recommend reading Caged Moon before this for the story to make sense. Ok Alpha Moon I absolutely loved reading. In fact I reread Caged Moon after I finished this story. Liam is just such a fascinating character and it was a treat to be able to see inside his head. My favorite part of this series is that he is still such a mystery and I can't wait to figure him all out and I do seriously hope we get more stories from Liam's POV....more
After reading Born at Midnight I was very excited to get more into the Shadow Falls series. I did wait quite a while to read AwaI am rating this a 3.5
After reading Born at Midnight I was very excited to get more into the Shadow Falls series. I did wait quite a while to read Awake at Dawn but I was quite let down with the story and really don't mind so much I did wait.
Even though Awake at Dawn jumps right back into the story, I felt the focus was on the wrong things. Most of the book was Kylie going between Derek and Lucas. I love a good love triangle but not when it takes up the whole story. I also felt that there was just way too much drama and just once in a while focusing on Shadow Falls being a supernatural camp. As much as I liked Kylie in Born at Midnight I really didn't like her in this book at all. She spent way too much time whining and crying instead of figuring out what she was supposed to do according to the ghost. Kylie is still one big mystery with new powers showing up and yet she wanted everyone else to tell her all the answers. Unfortunately for me Awake at Dawn wasn't proportioned properly. It would go from boy problems for a long time and then randomly throw in a wolf or a vampire and then go back to boy problems, which made the actual action parts not make sense.
Awake at Dawn finally came together at the end making me wish even more that this book had more action. It seemed like everything got jammed into the ending just to make you want the next book and yes I will continue on with the very high hopes that there will be way more action and a lot less drama. I see so much potential in the Shadow Falls series that I can hope this was a one time glitch in my not quite liking a book....more
I really liked this book. I love the cover and the title is so perfect. I loved the whole supernatural sense in this story. There were pretty much allI really liked this book. I love the cover and the title is so perfect. I loved the whole supernatural sense in this story. There were pretty much all types of supernaturals and it was fun getting to know them. Kylie makes friends with Miranda and Della who were so funny together. Their relationship with each other is natural and real and I loved them all. The guys were awesome. Derek was a cutie and always there for Kylie and anyone really. He's a real caring, sweet guy. But then there's Lucas who definitely pulled me in. He's mysterious and aloof but always there at the right time. Kylie was an interesting characther altogether. She's pretty fierce when it comes to her friends but when it came to herself she was all over the place. When she was hurting I felt bad but sometimes she was a little to over emotional which frustrated me. But all in all I liked her as the main character and she definitely comes into her own. Born At Midnight has supernatural, friendship, hot guys, and mystery. I can't wait to read the next in this series, Awake At Dawn....more
I love this book. Especially because of Max he's awesome and funny. So far this is my favorite of the 13 To Life series. Just as much action as the fiI love this book. Especially because of Max he's awesome and funny. So far this is my favorite of the 13 To Life series. Just as much action as the first book but with more humor. I'm so glad we got to see more of Max in this book. He totally brings it together....more