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Friday, 13 April 2012

The Taker (#1) By Alma Katsu

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, when St. Andrew was a Puritan settlement, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’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 for eternity.

Elena's Review:

Lanore and Jonathan are child hood friends. One would think they were destined for one another. But it looks like fate has other plans. While Lanore couldn't help but love her childhood friend. Jonathan couldn't see past their best friend friendship unless he was doing things that only he desired. In my honest opinion,they both were selfish.But they didn't deserve an ounce of what happen to either one throughout the novel.

The novel is written in three pov's,and it's set time,switches from the 1800's to the present day. I much preferred the back story line,with the heroines history,didn't care much for the present day. 

I have mixed feelings about the novel,I liked it,but then something came along and ruined it. I  have a love/hate relationship with the three main characters Lanore,Jonathan and Adair. I cant add Luke to the mix,he's just a sweetheart,and he didn't deserve to be mixed up in their world. Anywho.....I can see why Lanore did ALL the things she did from beginning to end.Its obvious what one would do for the one person in their lives they love and adore. But,I wish she would have given up her love for Jonathan,the guy didn't have it in him to love her back.I think the heroine deserved better. And although Adair,might've been the devil incarnated,there was something wickedly twisted about him that I actually liked. I think he could've given her everything her heart desired.

The novel had its ups and down moments. It'll bring out the good and evil in you. Lol!! It's heartbreaking,full of deceit and lies,but everything in this novel happens for a reason.I had a hard time putting the novel down,just for the reasons that the story is dark ,the author can write and I can't end a story without finishing it.The author will make you keep guessing till the very end. Read the story for what it is and don't kill yourself over, "what's going happen next?,or "I bet I know what's going on!" Because you'll never guess,I'm still shocked and my thoughts are still reeling......

For readers who love dark and mysterious stories with a small kick of PNR. I'd say give it ago if you dare  :)


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