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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Savour, for instance, the novel’s very first sentence to get a taste: Nov 23, Barbara Elsborg rated it did not like it.

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But in all honesty when I finished the novel, Wlma felt depressed. I quickly grew tired of Lanny’s obsession with Jonathan, a weak and spineless individual not worth such devotion. But beyond that, what was his appeal? Which was a very welcome surprise indeed.

In the beginning it seems like Lanore has the ability to read thoughts and Adair’s staff member Tilde is described as having sharpened teeth. This book could have easily been cut half its size and it wouldn’t have lost any meaningwhile gaining in pace. Lanore kept giving in to Adair and doing things that were ethically against her background more than just the sex and I didn’t like her. Her best-known work is Immoral Taker[1] a literary novel alm historical and fantasy elements that was published in and recognized as one of the ten best debut novels of the year by the American Library Association.


Holding themselves responsible was just an excuse to feel guilty about something.

Love demands so much of us that in return we try to get a guarantee that it will last. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The prose is, indeed, drinkable.

She created interest immediately. An astonishing and accomplished novel. I didn’t care for him at all—complete womanizer.

The story kept the book in my hands but one thing that drove me bonkers was why the heck did we have to know about how beautiful Jonathan was every few pages? He was a selfish, man whoring asshole. There was only loneliness and misery, sorrow and pain. Jonathon eventually turns to Lanny for physical pleasure and the outcome is devastating.

But the story to be told was not worth it. And then I would still need a hot cocoa and a hug. I so enjoyed this book.

Alma Katsu

Read what you want to, but know what it is you are wanting. And Lanore McIlvrae is perhaps the poster girl for heroines with this affliction. Because I am Puritanical? Usually I can figure out a plot really quick. We—or maybe it was aktsu I—bandaged our needs with what we declared was love.

That irked the heck outta me. Yet, that seems a very weak summation. Maybe some time in the future I will pick up the sequel and have better luck with it. The paranormal elements were practically nonexistent. And that is why I am sitting here to elaborate.

I loved what happens shortly before the end and found that to be one of the immirtal honest and authentic passages. In fact, her fascination with him began even before her life was out of the danger zone: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Having to watch Jonathan go from one woman to another and never turn to her is devastating. Immorttal kept thinking it would move on! Debut author, Alma Katsu has really hit a home run with The Taker. And while the premise sounded suspiciously like a romance tale with vampires two genres that I really have no interest inthe actual contents of the book were quite entertaining and rather original.


However, I didn’t find very basic elements that usually engage me like an wlma romance and some angst. It had to get better. 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, immprtal his willingness to overlook that she is using him for her means in a very calculated way.

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

I’ve katwu a lot of reviews that describe this book as ‘sexy’ which I find baffling: So you close the book with a lot of unease in your guts although you might not feel the urge to pick up the sequel. Unfortunately the object of their fixation is responsible for their ruin. It’s also about obsession, fitting in, and finding one’s place in the world.

The Taker centers around a young woman born in the early s.