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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Review: The Taker by Alma Katsu



The Taker
by Alma Katsu
(The Taker Trilogy # 1)

Call me a masochist if need be, but I loved this heartbreaking story. Alma Katsu is a wonderful storyteller. I have to admit that this story is dark and depressing to the point where I wanted to stop reading the book but the Ms. Katsu’s left and right twists of the story kept me flipping the pages non-stop.

Lanny finds herself in the ER in shock of what she had just done. She confides in the local doctor and convinces him to help her with her troubles. In their journey, she talks about decades of misfortune and misery. Her love for Jonathan (her first and only love) has no bounds. She would do anything and everything for him. And same goes for Adair (her lover & the one who gave her immortality), but not to a point of love and obsession just means to an end.

Unfortunately, these men brought her nothing but heartache after heartache. How she moved on with this immortal life, I have no idea. But then again, how did I keep on reading each heart-wrenching tale she tells? Let me tell you, it is the hope of finding any scrap of happiness for Lenore.

This book captured my feelings of lost, regret and made me appreciate my simple mortal life. It goes back and forth from past to future which made the feelings of regrets more intense. I have to warn you, it is a story full of hardships and it is hell on earth. You will either love it or hate it.

I don't consider this anything like the Fifty Shades trilogy at all but a class on its own. 

*Review copy provided by author

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3 comments:

Catherine Lee said...

5 feathers...what a review. It sounds so deep, though. I don't think I could read it during the summer when I usually like lighter, fluff fare!

AngelaCarr said...

Hi Catherine, yeah it's not fluffy. But when you're ready, give it a try.

Loupe Duffy said...

Oh Angela! It does sound like a terrific read, and do love when a book takes my emotions for a spin and it grabs me by all means, but I'm a little scare to jump into this one, may be I'll save it for when I get on reading/listening slump.
Wonderful review!