Friday, 22 June 2012

Taken at Dusk by C. C. Hunter

Rating: Clear Eyed - 3/5
Release Date: April 10th 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 380
Series: Shadow Falls #3

***This will contain spoilers for books 1 & 2***

First, a quick summary from Goodreads:
"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."
 From Awake at Dawn, Kylie learned that she is a protector. Yet, that still doesn't FULLY answer her question as to what she is... And boy, would I like to know. Unfortunately, with all of the jumpy writing, that is, Kylie would be attempting - or more likely being forced - to solve one problem, an interruption would occur half way through and then Kylie would be attempting to solve another problem only to be interrupted again or by simply pushing it away because she doesn't want to deal with it, or because she feels like she deserves a break. You've had a break for the past three books now, woman! Get cracking!

Again, Kylie's inability to deal with her problems gnawed at me this whole book. In fact, they gnawed at me so much that I almost had to put it down. Seriously. A lot of the problems were with boys, and these problems did nothing to forward the plot. I wouldn't have minded it so much if there had been some steamy kissing moments - but they ALWAYS got interrupted! Always! GAH! 

So. The plot moved at a somewhat unbearable pace until the very end, which now has me eager for book 4, Whispers at Moonlight. How do you do it, Hunter?! How do you make me hate a book so much and yet make me want to go out and buy the next one?! Tell me your secrets!

All in all, the beginning was good, the ending was edge-of-your-seat-awesome... But the middle stuff? Not so much. I still think you should read this series! I did like this book as a whole! Just... Get it from your public library or something, and if you end up loving it more than I did, then go out and buy it!

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