Review: Taken by Erin Bowman

This is the 1st male 1st person point of view book that has made it to my favorites.


Cover: Interesting

Rating: PG

Thumbs Up: 5

Overall: Great

Characters: Great

Plot: Different

Page Turner: Yes

Series Cont: Yes

Recommend: Yes

Book Girlfriend: Emma, Bree (Yes, it will be another love triangle, but I hope it won’t become an overdone part)

 

My review for Taken:

I give Taken 5 stars. The setting is a futuristic United States in a walled in area of land Claysoot (named after what it looks like). In Claysoot, there are women and boys under 18. Why? Well, there are these Heists that occur. Heists always occur on every boys 18th birthday, and each boy to disappear and be lost forever. Where do these young men end up? Then there’s the wall. If someone tries to touch it, they get electrocuted and die. So in other words, the people are trapped. The main character is named Gray and he’s 17, impulsive, and the opposite of his older brother, Blaine. The brothers live on their own because obviously their father was Heisted and their mother died when they were around fifteen and sixteen. Gray has to prepare to say goodbye to his brother because Blaine is 18 and going to be Heisted that night. Blaine has a daughter too named Kale. How do children come about? Well, the society forces every man to go around each month to a woman in hopes to produce another child. Which brings about Emma. She’s a childhood friend and always seemed pursue Blaine, which causes Gray to want her more. What happens when she’s selected to be with her for the month in hopes of another child born to Claysoot? Gray finds an unfinished letter from his mother to Blaine that causes Gray to question everything. Is there a way to not be Heisted on time? Can you get past the wall without dying?

 

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