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Waiting on Wednesday: The Taker by Alma Katsu

August 3, 2011

 “Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosed by Breaking the Spine blog, where various bloggers get to showcase the novels they are eagerly anticipating! Here’s my entry for this week:


 The Taker by Alma Katsu

Publisher: Arrow, Imprint of Random House

Release Date: 13th October 2011

Genre: Supernatural Fiction/Paranormal Romance

Format: Paperback


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. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.

Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.

Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption. 


I’ve had this on my wishlist for some time since it came out in trade paperback format in April, but thanks to a lovely email from the author yesterday, I realised it is now due for release in the regular paperback format on 13th October! I should be getting a copy to review soon, and I honestly can’t wait. It has a beautiful cover and definitely sounds intriguing. What do you think?

Please do leave a link in the comments below to your own ‘Waiting on Wednesday’.


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  1. August 3, 2011 22:46

    Great pick! Looking forward to this one too.

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