Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy by Alma Katsu

The Taker is an absolutely phenomenal mix of historical fiction and horror. It's also a wonderfully written ---  tragic love story.

Each character is more intriguing than the last. Lanny is tragically in love with, Jonathan. Jonathan is perfection, he is breathtakingly beautiful and desired by many. Adair is handsome, evil and dark.

The hauntingly wicked tale takes you on a journey from the 1800s to present day. This is, Lanny's story, how she became immortal and how immortality is more a curse than a treasure.

This novel is NOT about vampires....which makes it all that more attractive and unique. A page turner that will keep you up into the wee hours of the night.

One of the best starts to a trilogy, yet. I've never been so mesmerize by a book of this nature (and the cover is gorgeous).

Grade: A+

Overview [B&N}

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price..
On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting a quiet evening. Until a mysterious woman arrives in his ER, escorted by police—Lanore McIlvrae is a murder suspect—and Luke is inexplicably drawn to her. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever. . . . At the turn of the nineteenth century, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of St. Andrew’s founder, and she 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.

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