Waiting on Wednesday #14: Taken by Erin Bowman

Posted February 20, 2013 by Debby in Uncategorized

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Taken
Author: Erin Bowman
Release Date: April 16th, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)
Series: Taken (#1 of 3)
Pages: 360
There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side? Goodreads

This one sounds so imaginative and interesting! I’ve seen a couple of ARC reviews and all have been positive. I love dystopias, so I hope that this one doesn’t disappoint. And a male POV! That’ll be a nice change of pace.



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22 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #14: Taken by Erin Bowman

  1. I really can’t wait to read this one! I’ve heard great things and the synopsis sounds really good and the cover is stunning and… I want it nowww!

    • YES. Same here. And I will have it really soon, haha, I have an ARC on the way 😀 😀 just… asdfjkl; this is one of my highest anticipated debuts.

  2. The concept of Taken sounds like Gone’s, except that only boys disappear. I’m still very excited to read it though, I didn’t really like Gone but Taken looks so promising! I also love the color scheme of the cover. It really matches! (:

    • Yeah, I thought so too. I haven’t read Gone though because I’ve seen mixed feelings about it and it didn’t sound as intriguing as this one 🙂 And YES the cover is freaking awesome.

  3. [im]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9duxc3BFO1r38w2ko1_250.gif[/im]

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS! I have an e-ARC of it so slhfdsfjkl. Cannot wait. And look at the cover!! When will you be reading it? I might try to read it around the same time so we can discuss 😀

    • Yay! I’m so glad to hear that! Yeah, the reviews I’ve seen so far make me think it’s pretty awesome, haha. I’ll be excited to get around to it 🙂

    • Yeah, I don’t even really remember the last time I read a good male POV. It’s been forever. So *crosses fingers* let’s hope for the best!!