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The Taken (Celestial Blues Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

62 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

I'M A SUCKER FOR A SEXY GUMSHOE I received an ARC of this book

I'M A SUCKER FOR A SEXY GUMSHOE

I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in preparation for an Event that LITERAL ADDICTION was doing with Vicki in mid-June 2012. I'm a fan of Ms. Pettersson's, and seeing that this was the first in a new series I was seriously...
I'M A SUCKER FOR A SEXY GUMSHOE

I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in preparation for an Event that LITERAL ADDICTION was doing with Vicki in mid-June 2012. I'm a fan of Ms. Pettersson's, and seeing that this was the first in a new series I was seriously intrigued. Not to mention that the blurb was original and that peaked my interests even more.

In preparation of the read I did a little research and saw that the pre-release reader reviews were quite low rated. While I didn't let that impact my decision to start the book or my thoughts, it was always in the back of my mind. After finishing, I have to say that I'm very shocked at the low reviews. I REALLY enjoyed it!

It was a heart pumping mystery with intense action, old fashioned romance, and just enough of the preternatural to keep it in my 'usually preferred' genre, and while it's a long book, I read it in 3 sittings.

I adore Grif. Maybe because I've always been an absolute sucker for the dicks & gumshoes of the past - the Humphrey Bogarts and Dick Tracys of the world. Those smart, sexy, intense, standoffish, sleuthy men who could solve a crime by finding a book of matches. Those that while maybe not classically handsome could still make your heart swoon with just their smarts, a cock-eyed fedora and a trenchcoat. *sigh* Grif is all that and a bag of chips! LOL. He's uber sexy, tortured, haunted, smart (and smart-a**), plus... he's an angel (literally).

Kit is an amazing heroine as well. She takes on the world with a smile, all the while staying true to herself despite what others think. She's also strong, smart, and compassionate and an incredible investigative journalist (a profession I thoroughly enjoy in my fiction).

Together, these two are the ultimate pair, yet their relationship is tragically flawed and utterly doomed from the start. It made you cheer them on and wish for the best even more, and made my heart swell anytime anything did go their way breaking through Grif's ice and bringing one of those wide smiles to Kit's face.

I loved the book and I'm really looking forward to the sequel!

I have to say that while I enjoyed the action, mystery and romance, my favorite part of the book was the underlying message - that life is meant to be lived, enjoyed one day at a time to its fullest, and that death shouldn't be feared, because dying means you were once truly alive.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Taken 4 1/2 Skulls and would recommend it to all Urban Fantasy and Mystery lovers, especially those with a penchant for vintage PI and Detective work.

posted by LITERALADDICTION_MLO on June 12, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

22 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

TO BN

CANT YOU PUT SOME OTHER KIND OF BOOK AS FREE FRIDAY? OR ATLAST DO DIFERENT THEMES FOR FREE FRIDAYS? LIKE HAVE FOUR FREE BOOKS? FICTION OMANCE FANTASTY HORROR?

posted by Jason2 on March 1, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Bh

    This is the good book

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2013

    Good Book

    It seems the author was torn between a solving a mystery or having a love affair evolve between humans and non-humans. Either way they didn't seem to come together well. I liked the mystery part though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Rambling descriptions, unresolved ending

    Sex scene was way over the top. What a messy, over-complex story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Bad plot

    So the angel of death and her team up to solve a murder and it's "dangerous" ...except as long as the angel doesnt 'collect' she's perfectly fine because she can't die. Can we say 'plot hole'???

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Bad.

    I was really hoping for a good book. I even tried to finish it, but couldn't. I enjoy reading sci-fi and that's kind of what this book is; however, this book was a drag. I swear I've read the same pages over and over again. The romantic tension held between main characters turned into sexual tension, which is not where I thought this book was headed. All-in-all, the characters were well written and the dialogue was good, but I wouldn't recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Very disappointed

    This book was very hard to get into, hence the reason I only read the first two chapters. I will attempt to read this again at a different time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Bux

    Not worth the time

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    An Other Worldly Concept

    If you believe in angels returning to earth and getting involved in the lives of humans, you may enjoy this book.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    ???

    Couldn't hold my interest.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    ****

    I couldn't put it down! This book kept me reading to see what was going to happen next. It has a great "cast" and I loved it.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Not quite sure

    I am having a hard time getting interested in this book. It might not be for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Not great

    I liked the idea but thats it felt like i wasted my time

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