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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This book could have easily been cut half its size and it wouldn’t have lost any meaningwhile gaining in pace.

Well it immortaal out to be all of these things… sort of… or sort of not. While there were times I got completely sucked into it, especially as Lanny crafts an ingenious plan of reprisal, many more moments induced the need to grab a blankie and curl up for a good thumbsuck.

Alma Katsu

This obsessive desire leads to a series of events that affect lives far beyond her own and that stretch out timelessly in front of her. Easier to drown yourself, Sophia seemed to be telling me; easier to take the lover’s leap.

Some reviewers have labeled The Taker as a romance story that crosses the centuries, but for everything I have read, this is definitely not a romance novel. One part – near the end – when something very bad has happened, the heroine is so flat emotionally, I wanted to throw the book down. When this situation leads to where it inevitably must, Lanny eventually ends imnortal in Boston under the auspices of the mysterious and cruel Adair and his posse of strange disciples.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Both are a story that is being told after the fact; a recounting of events to another character in zlma story. Yet, that seems a very weak summation. The novel is divided into three parts and three stories. Are we really supposed to believe that Luke – an educated man – would give up everything and do what he does without any questioning of what is happening.

It’s so rich in culture; It takes you to places you’d never imagine. Unfortunately, he was purely an aside.

See 2 questions about The Taker…. And then I would still need a hot cocoa and a hug. I didn’t see the necessity of having these past time stories being told in such a long way. I don’t want to dwell on that gratuitous though generally not explicit, thank god nastiness. Big, dramatic, jmmortal lurid, this novel tells the story of Lanny McIlvrae, a woman born in 19th century rural Maine, who still walks the Earth some two centuries later, tortured by her past.

Ultimately, Lanore is relatable because she feels things we all feel, but in her ktasu she feels them more strongly than most characters do in books. Lanny once lived with her family in a village that Luke knows as St. Then I turned the last page and found the Acknowledgments. The deepest almz of the three-tiered story narrates the misery of his 14th-century youth in a third-person-point-of-view: It was a vivid imagery of how brutal and punishing love could be, and how quickly we all become victim to weakness and vanity.


Needless to say, I cried a lot. This is a difficult style in which to write, appropriate only for specific stories and writers, in my opinion.

The Taker (The Taker, #1) by Alma Katsu

It immorgal wasn’t what I was expecting. Not much longer til The Reckoning! She is far from perfect, and some of the things she has done or admitted to herself in the solitude of her own mindmade me cringe, but that just makes her all the more human. I’m looking forward to the second book in the series. Quotes from The Taker. Both men are richly drawn, attractive and yet dangerous in their immortql way. The story line is just wonderful.

I kept thinking it would move on! I wanted to love this in all its darkness glory but immprtal truth is I felt nothing for any of the characters. It’s a paranormal, but everyone is human, just some of them are immortal no powers.

I can’t say I enjoyed this book.

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