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Taken at Dusk

(Shadow Falls #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  47,754 ratings  ·  1,572 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
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Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 get
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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
Oct 11, 2011 added it
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Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
May 11 2016
I forgot how truly funny this series is. Yes, it's not the best series ever but it's just so much fun!

July 20 2013
Loved this book but it took me awhile to read it. Overall I enjoyed it!!!
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Gigi Hudson
Aug 10, 2012 rated it did not like it

(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
Alexa ❤️
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!

Yes we finally find out what Kylie actually is! (view spoiler)

TaD picks up where AaD leaves off with a new ghost and even closer to finding out Kylie’s supernatural pattern. Plus Mario finds new ways to try and take Kylie.

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Lalaine *myficbookreviews*
Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
"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
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nookcolor-ebook
Ahhh i love this book it waz soo good
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
C C Hunter somehow manages to string out a love triangle from book one so it’s still unresolved at the end of book three. I’d love to see more development of the secondary characters. Fingers crossed!
May 16, 2011 marked it as to-read
Shelves: on-my-shelf
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was ok

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
Khelsey Jackson
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Darren Hagan
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Found it a lot easier to get into than the other 2 and I had no particular eye-rolling moments. It's not ever gonna be a favourite series but it's an easy read which is exactly what I was in the mood for! ...more
Kathryn Ford
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Well, I learnt a lot about kissing... I especially needed to know this since I'm a 30 year old woman. But, seriously except for the accessive kissing this was a good book. It had a lot more mystery surrounding it. I also found myself chuckling quite a few times. And go hot werewolf! ...more
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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Jun 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
May 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
"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
Nov 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: para-vampires
The Good: At the last moments of the third book in the series, we finally learn what Kylie is. Pretty much. It's not like we got a clear definition, but at least we have a label of sorts. It's unexpected (because, I assume it's a completely made-up by the author thing, but I could be wrong), but it's something. We get some real action and some real life and death stuff, there seems to be a definite upping of the ante. Kylie now has a direction to focus in so there is real hope for faster paced p ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, 2019, audiobook
Second time reading, first time reviewing

I really like these books. All the different supernaturals are cool and I like the mystery of what Kylie is exactly and her finding her family. I'm glad in this book Kylie and Lucas get closer together, even though I like Derek, I think Lucas is a better fit for Kylie. The narration on the audio is cute, I like the Texas accent the girl does.
Caitlin Smith
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Oct 16, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf, young-adult
DNFing this series. I can't put myself through this. I love myself too much to keep reading this even though I do want to know what happens/what Kylie is. This plot just keeps going in circles though and my patience can't take no mores. It's like she tried to stretch the plot line of one book into 5 and I am dying of apathy. ...more
Jacob Combs
Jun 20, 2013 rated it did not like it
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To start off, the beginning was a total disappointment. Here I was looking forward to the next book because of how Awake at Dawn left off, but then nothing. I just expected too much because of the last book, but still I wish that the author revealed more, since it has been left a mystery for 3 books so far. The part where Kylie goes to confront Derek, about his little fling with a certain vampire he mentioned in the past, was a bummer. I was anticipating for Kylie to tear Derek apart, but yet ag ...more
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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
Kim Smiley
Jun 19, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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C. C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut ...more

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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."
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