Review Of Taken

Monday, 4 August 2014
Book: Taken
Author: Erin Bowman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Male Protagonist, Sci-Fi

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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?

Review: First of all, can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous this cover is? The rainbow ombre effect is so pretty. It's also what originally attracted me to this book. And then when I read the summary/synopsis I knew that I had to read this book.

I was not disappointed.

While I prefer female protagonists over male ones, Gray was still relatable. He read like a normal teenage boy. Good job to Miss Bowman for writing in the opposite gender and doing such a great good!

The female characters were interesting since the main two, Emma and Bree were quite different from one another. However, I'm still not sure which one I like more.

Overall, if you want an interesting, science fiction type dystopian, than this book is for you.

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