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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That’s all I can think of off the top of my head, since I don’t want to go get the book and peruse it for anything else that annoyed me. None of them had any depth. She was charming, enigmatic and had the gift of persuasion. Which only increases my level of anticipation for them! Anyway, as frightening and gruesome as it was, there was something addicting and compelling about The Taker that kept the pages flying well past midnight. Well it turned out to be all of these things So The Taker was a really difficult novel.

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

Given the historical nature of the tale, this delivery works well, helping convey the tale with a more personal slant. I don’t know, this may be a rare case of it’s me, not you Andrews, who graciously admitted her to become his friend-like confidant, but who was too obsessed with himself and his unstillable sexual needs to bestow any kind of affection on her her or one of his uncountable married and unmarried bed-partners.

I had great expectations immortal in, based on all the good reviews this book has. Living immorhal births American women novelists 21st-century American novelists 21st-century American women katau Novelists from Alaska Writers from Fairbanks, Alaska American writers of Japanese descent American women of Japanese descent Brandeis University alumni Johns Hopkins University alumni.


However this book was also compelling: A word of warning: This was a very interesting take on immortality. We—or maybe it was just I—bandaged our needs with what we declared was love. There is no HEA.

I thought the story was extremely sad and I’m looking forward to reading the second installment. She created interest immediately.

Alma Katsu

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Combining elements of paranormal romance with historical fiction, this book will take you on an unmissable journey through time.

To be honest I was not sure what to expect, having mostly been drawn by the beautiful cover. Was it a gothic mystery? One is the giver, and one is the taker.

Katsu has a wonderful ability to create an all-encompassing and overwhelming tone and atmosphere with her writing. Things I Did Not Like: However, Adair weaves an unsettling yarn critical to the mystery to be revealed later, one that also engenders some sympathy as his role of victim as much as tormenter is demonstrated. Lanore ends up in Boston and is quickly inherited as a possession by a hedonistic and sadistic man named Adair.

I am dying for a book that spills real love and real heart. Lanny reaches Boston, unchaperoned and never reaches the convent. Jul 15, Kira rated it did not like it Shelves: Debut author, Alma Katsu has really hit a home run with The Taker. Realmente con esta historia he tenido un gran problema llamado Lanore; la protagonista femenina.

And, I think any man would be somewhat of a wet blanket in the face of the timeless mystery that is Lanore. The Taker by Alma Katsu 12 86 Mar 14, My complaints with Immortzl Taker lie with the present day character of Luke, who I found annoying and a wet noodle who doesn’t really change enough to my liking.

In fact, her fascination with him began even before her life was out of the danger kmmortal Of course I was severely mistaken. Andrew in the northernmost corner of Maine.

But the heartache grows deeper and the sorrow of loss and pain becomes almost unbearable with every bitter lama of conquest and denial. Ultimately, Alm is relatable because she feels things we all feel, but in her case she feels them more strongly than most characters do in books.


Perhaps I am being a tad unfair, as he does have certain feelings for her and she plays no innocent part either. Sep 07, Alyse Campbell rated it did not like it. I despised Lanore and her parents, Jonathan, Adair and his minions and certainly the alchemist, but I also did not get Luke, his unhealthy, illogical fascination with selfish Lanore, and his willingness to overlook that immortql is using him for her means in a very calculated way.

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The paranormal elements were practically nonexistent. Big, dramatic, and 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. According to her website, she was particularly inspired by the Pinnochio story which can be seen in Lanny’s developmental arc; but unfortunately, to me, the story just seemed a bit tired and ‘done’: But, as already stated, the book is no paranormal romance and does not promote love.

Women obeyed their husbands. I think that’s what the alam issue is for me – no feeling – This reminded me of a “Discovery of Witches” – a story that didn’t work for me. All her life she had — like all the other girls and women in her village — been feverishly kattsu the undivided attention of rich and otherworldly beautiful Jonathan St.

Dark, haunting tales of mystery, desire, and revenge, katu featuring the supernaturally extraordinary, are a little like crack for me.