There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he's gone.
They call it the Heist.
Gray Weathersby's eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he's prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he's been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.
Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?
This was an amazing book! I loved this, because yeah, I really enjoyed the romance, they dystopia, and the uniqueness of this book! Though it does have a bit of a bit of a hint of the The Knife of Letting Go, but that was just a faint impression, not with any similarities!
Loved Gray, and Emma, and their relationship, it was really quite wonderful, even if she was supposed to be with his brother and then they were slated to be together. Just because they were supposed to be together, didn't mean that they should care for each other, but they did, so yeah!
I loved this world, even if it had some major problems, like the Heist, and all the secrets that the Council leaders are keeping, well, they're pretty explosive, and dangerous, like any secret, it seems, that the leaders of a group of people seem to have.
The villain, he was like, pure evil, what he did to everybody, yeah, that was just not very nice, and yeah, I want to have more time with him, to learn a bit more about his motivations, why he did what he did, and to have time for the group to beat him!
Loved this book, and yeah, I can't wait to read more of this series!
Author: Erin Bowman
Series: Taken #1
Read: December 30th, 2013
Reason Why: Looked good, and it's a WoW Book, 2013 Dystopia Book, and it's a DAC Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: April 16th, 2013