Alma Katsu (born ) is an American writer of adult fiction. Her best-known work is The Taker, a literary novel with historical and fantasy elements that was. The Hunger. Alma Katsu. ‘Deeply, deeply disturbing’ STEPHEN KING After having travelled west for weeks, the party of pioneers comes to a crossroads. Alma Katsu love to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, The Taker is an immortal love story on an epic scale.
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Hints of Terrible Things the author would tell us about if she could be bothered. Karsu what you want to, but know what it is you are wanting.
Women obeyed their husbands. To ask other readers questions about The Takerplease sign up. With no other choice, Lanny is banished to a convent in Boston to give birth, where she will have to give up her child.
But I like that she keeps the historical facts to a minimum, serving mostly as accents to the story.
Alma Katsu is katsh a doubt a talented writer. Let’s end the story in two pages” and left immoetal really unsatisfied. Combining elements of paranormal romance with historical fiction, this book will take you on an unmissable journey through time.
It just had to. This was a very interesting take on immortality. That being said, there is a masochistic part of me that would like to know where else this story is to go. Open Preview See a Problem? Other than his beauty and supposed charm, it was hard to understand why Lennore loved him.
,atsu, of course, it is about the bleak ramifications that eternally change the courses of the lives of those involved. He is also an alchemist of sorts. Most people deny that they judge a book by its cover but we are all guilty of it at some. Retrieved October 28, The novel is divided into three parts and three stories.
It is NOT a romance, at least not of the typical feel-good, emotional, or bodice-ripping varieties. We—or maybe it was just I—bandaged our needs with what we declared was love. Oct 09, Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it liked it Shelves: Many people will, and have, found The Taker to be enthralling. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever.
Where was the wonder, the incredulity – not about her one act to prove she’s different – but the complex involved tale of her past. The entire novel is about Taking and if nothing else, that is the lesson it teaches: He did love me, I know he did.
The contemporary portions of the novel rang most awkward and unrealistic; in a novel this size, I would have liked more time developing why this small town doc would give up everything to help Lanny.
But the book went on too long to sustain the plot, such as it was. It al,a rich in gothic-inspired history shrouded in a cloud of dark mystery. However, I didn’t find very basic elements that usually engage me like an actual romance and some angst.
The Taker (The Taker, #1) by Alma Katsu
It is dark, mysterious, depressing and passionate. Living people births American women novelists 21st-century American novelists 21st-century American women writers Novelists from Alaska Writers from Fairbanks, Alaska American writers of Japanese descent American women of Japanese descent Brandeis University alumni Johns Hopkins University alumni.
Its looks really pretty in the picture. Yet, I should not hide that although I easily anticipated most of the important plot mysteries, I think that the story-within-story-within-story structure has been well-planned and well-executed, kaatsu both historical eras seem to haven been well-researched and intricately depicted, that the writing shows immortsl and promise indeed.
As I see it, however, they are vehicles to deliver the cautionary elements of the plot, metaphors for the enduring nature and destructiveness of obsessive love, of power and control. But the heartache grows deeper and the sorrow of loss and pain becomes almost unbearable with every bitter story of conquest and denial.
He was inexplicably drawn to the young woman. And as a bonus it has black edged paper. This is undeniably a story about love, and the lengths people will go because of that love, but on the flipside of that coin is hatred and cruelty, and The Taker has that in droves as well. He was beautiful, sure. Realmente con esta historia he tenido un gran problema llamado Lanore; la protagonista femenina. I’m not talking titillating kind of chick lit sex.
Books by Alma Katsu. And this cover is one that would catch your eyes in book store. Overall, I felt very disappointed.