Thursday, June 14, 2012

"The Taker" by Alma Katsu {Book Review)



About the Book:


A love story spanning over 200 years.....On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Main, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her…despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.


Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town's founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

About the Author:




Alma Katsu lives outside of Washington, DC with her husband, musician Bruce Katsu. Her debut, The Taker, a Gothic novel of suspense, has been compared to the early work of Anne Rice and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian. The novel was named a Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by the American Library Association and has developed an international following. The Reckoning, the second book in the trilogy, is coming out in June 2012. The Taker Trilogy is published by Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster.

Ms. Katsu is a graduate of the Master's writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, where she studied with John Irving. She also attended the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Prior to publication of her first novel, Ms. Katsu had a long career as a senior intelligence analyst for several US agencies.

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Review:


I really don't want to give to much away since this is a must read so I'll just say other than I loved this book.......

The Taker is a cleverly written novel which you'll find is actually stories within a story.  Alma Katsu writes with balance and character throughout the book and leaves you waiting for the rest of the books in the trilogy. Although there are no vampires or werewolves, this is a brilliant gothic romance which I recommend to everyone who loves the genre.

I give The Taker a 5 star rating!

Disclosure: I received the above product(s) from the company in exchange for an honest review. I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This review is brought to you by Charisma Media. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan,

    Thank you for the lovely words for The Taker. So glad you enjoyed the book. I wanted to let your readers know that the ebook is on sale until June 18th for $5.99--all ereaders. If you drop by my website you'll find links to all the online booksellers.

    best,
    Alma

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