Review: The Taker by Alma Katsu

Title: The Taker
Author: Alma Katsu
ISBN: 1439197059
Publication: September 6th 2011 by Simon & Schuster
Received: Bought at Coles
Links: Goodreads
Rating: 3 out of 5


True love can last an eternity… but immortality comes at a price…

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met.

My Thoughts:

Before I forget my thoughts about this book I thought I ought to write a review. I was okay with it. Admittedly I’m not a historical ghost story kind of girl, but what Alma Katsu weaved was a very convincing tale of desperation, need, love and spine chilling horror.

From the moment we meet Lanny we know she’s a different kind of girl, and Luke, he’s your everyday kind of guy. He’s used to weird things in the ER, but not weird things like her. You have to choose your brand of weird and well Luke doesn’t like Lanny’s type of weird.

That doesn’t stop him from helping her with her dilemma though. Through a lot of twists and turns this book took me on a journey that I was never really sure I wanted to be on. That’s why the lower rating. I wanted to love it, but with all of the flipping back and forth between present time and the past I quickly got lost in the pages.

Again, I’m not a historical fantasy kind of girl. What I did like about this book was the suspense, the detailed writing and Luke. He was my favorite.

And Sara from Just Another Story, thanks for the recommend on this book, sorry I didn’t like it as much as you did. I am very sure however that if you like love stories, ghost stories and historical stories, you will fall in love with this book.

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