Monday, January 27, 2014

Top 13 of 2013: (#12) TAKEN by Erin Bowman




My love for Taken and Erin Bowman's writing has been well-documented on this blog. I am itching for its sequel, Frozen, due from HarperTeen on April 15, 2014 (or as I like to call it: WAY TOO FAR AWAY). It's one of those books that got in my head this summer and has just stayed there.

Visit my review of Taken to see exactly why I am so in love with it and why it is easily in my Top 13 of 2013 and why it earned the #12 spot. Here's a little info it ...

AUTHOR: Erin Bowman -- Twitter | Website 
PUBLISHED: April 16, 2013 by HarperTeen
GENRE: Young Adult, Dystopian 
PAGES: 360
SOURCE: Self purchased
BUY IT: Barnes and Noble | Amazon
Find it on Goodreads

SUMMARY ...
There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

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