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The Taker (Taker, Bk 1)
The Taker - Taker, Bk 1
Author: Alma Katsu
True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price. . . . — On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, 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 w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781439197059
ISBN-10: 1439197059
Publication Date: 9/6/2011
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Gallery
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed The Taker (Taker, Bk 1) on + 105 more book reviews
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This is a beautifully written novel but I had trouble getting through it. The novel toggles between present and past with the narrator of the past still speaking as if in the early 1800's.
It would have made more sense to me if she were to speak in a modern cadence about the past.
Very dark and sensual/erotic. I wish I could have fallen into the rhythm of the story but I could never quite catch it.
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One of my personal challenges last year was to read at least some books out of my comfort zone. Well I failed the steam punk, paranormals that I purchased are still on my shelf. So a funny thing happened at the end of the year I was contacted by author Alma Katsu and she asked if I had any interest in reviewing her debut novel The Taker. I looked at it and what she said about it and it is historical fiction in a very different sense. So I decided to take up my personal challenge from 2011 and dust it off for 2012.
It is so dark and disturbing yet compelling and it made my stomach hurt. I couldnt finish it. I was just not the right audience for this book. Those who love the immortal paranormal highly sensual stories that explores just how evil, evil can be will love this. No vampires plenty of flawed characters, twisted characters, violence, dark obsessions, truly evil Count Adair. That is as far as I got. Even Lannys love for the unworthy Jonathan couldnt keep me turning the pages.
But that said I would like to say that I think Ms. Katsus writing style is truly brilliant, and I truly hope that I can have the pleasure of reading something by her that wont make me uncomfortable.
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