Synopses & Reviews
Fans of Incarceron
by Catherine Fisher and Variant
by Robison Wells won't want to miss this magnetic first book in a gripping dystopian sci-fi series. Marie Lu, New York Times
bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, raves that Taken
is "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. More, please!"
Gray Weathersby has grown up expecting to disappear at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. They call it the Heist—and it happens to every boy in Claysoot. His only chance at escape is to climb the Wall that surrounds Claysoot. A climb no one has ever survived . . .
“An action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. I devoured this in one sitting and might have gnawed a nail or two off from all the excitement. More, please!” Marie Lu, author of Legend
“A suspenseful trek. Readers will eagerly await the next installment.” Kirkus Reviews
“An action-packed, emotionally charged, plot-twisting adventure.” Booklist
“A dramatic work that is reminiscent of Lois Lowrys The Giver and will appeal to fans of Suzanne Collinss The Hunger Games.” School Library Journal
There are no men in Claysoot.
There are boys, but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday.
The villagers call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby is prepared to meet his fate. But when he finds a strange note from his mother, he begins questioning everything he's been told about the Heist . . . and what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds his primitive town, which no one can cross and survive. With no answers in sight, Gray must decide whether he should wait to be taken—or risk everything on the hope of the other side.
About the Author
Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter. She is also the author of Taken and Frozen.