Today is the release day for my friend, and fellow Friday the Thirteener, Erin Bowman and her debut novel, TAKEN!
I had the opportunity to read this awesome book while it was on ARC tour and I loved it! I mean, first of all...look at that cover! I love the colors and the tree is so freaking cool. The plot takes some very unexpected twists & turns to really keep you on your toes. Plus, it's a male POV book, which I love seeing more of in the YA genre. Here is the description from Goodreads:
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?
Awesome, right? So, stop by and order it today! And...
Happy Book Birthday, Erin!