Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Taken by Norah Mcclintock

I was so thrilled to get my ARC of Norah McClintock’s book Taken. From the minute I he plot was well thought out and well written. The following is my review.

Stephanie and her mother have not gotten along since her father passed away and her mother started dating Gregg. Her father was a well educated and refined man in her eyes. Gregg, her mother’s new boyfriend is slovenly and a loser. It is obvious that he does things to make Stephanie irritated, except when her mother is around. He even remarks to her that she looks just like the girls that have gone missing recently.
It seemed ironic that Stephanie would become the victim of a kidnapping. Thanks to her grandfather she has some survival skills that may just help her out.

To say anymore would definitely spoil the book. The answer to the questions I asked from the beginning, “who was the serial killer”, was not answered the way I expected.
As a mother I went through the emotions any mother would when their child is missing. Having lost someone to a kidnapping and murder brought back emotions I had not felt in a long time. I wondered if I would have been able to survive this situation. This was an awesome book and a very quick read. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author. Up until today I was unfamiliar with this author, but I will own more of her books and they will be placed on the shelves of my classroom. I gave this book a 5 out of 5.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I just received this book from the Librarything Early Reviewers program and haven't started it! Now, I can't wait!

    Oh by the way, I see that you enjoy YA fiction, Harlequin has launched Harlequin Teen. It looks like they are going to have some excellent reads. If you go to their site, click on a book title, go to promo, you will get the email for Promotions and email them to see if you can receive ARCs. I subscribe to Shelf Awareness and they are a great source. Here's the site: http://www.harlequinsalesgroup.com/HarlequinTEEN/