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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.

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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 May 19, 2013

    This book sucked!!!!!!!! This book sucked!

    Do NOT read

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Great read

    I enjoyed reading this book. Just bought the second one. Very well written with a great plot could not wait to turn the page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    I loved this book.  I'm looking for my Griffin Shaw.

    I loved this book.  I'm looking for my Griffin Shaw.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    An Original

    Great book with an original and unique story. Perfect blend of imagination, reality, culture, romance, mystery and suspense. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Page numbers

    328

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Loved it

    This was absolutely awesome book. My first from vicki pettersson. Really looking forward to reading the rest of her books:)

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Fun, different and interesting

    I don't usually read books about angels. This was fun and interesting. Murder mystery. Main characters are very likeable. I will look for more in this series.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Paranormal fiction at its best

    Vicki Pettersson's 'The Taken' crosses genres like stars traverse the sky leaving that special feeling that lingers most pleasantly in the mind a gift wanting more and more. Her writing is elegantly simple, the romance pungent, the plot improbable but so real that it demands a positive resolve. Angels and demons, a fight with heaven, love and romance, crime and punishment, a desperate end, sign me up I'm in!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Highly Recommend this book...LOVED IT!!

    I loved this book. The way the author joined the history of the Guardian with the love of the "Oldies" in the heroine. This worked SO well together! I can't wait to read the next installment!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Very good

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Great!

    Fast reader very intriguing can hardly wait to read the rest of theseries

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Great Read

    This was something very different than I expected. It was an entertaining read with lots of twists and turns. I look forward to more in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    A very good read

    I loved the story. Thank you barns & noble for the free book, cant waite for the next one. I would have bought this book. Good story.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Entertaining

    Vicki Pettersson's entertained and amused me. The characters were well developed and by the end of the book the life events that created them well understood. Dean Koontz with more attention to clothing style!

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Charming

    Delightful book written in the noir style of the 50's. A woman who is supposed to die and the angel who is supposed to guide her to the afterlife defy their destinies. Elements of sci fi, romance and detective mystery. I recommend it.

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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Loved the book. And looking forward to the next one, hope it is soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    A new view of the after life

    I have read many different ideas of what awaits us when we die, and i have to say that i have found this authors discription refreshingly original. Add in a plot with twists that keep you guessing and i am very happy to own this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Different

    Very different type of book yet compelling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I really really really enjoyed this book, so great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    H nu huyoju n

    Yo .oujyo ibuobmuu h nhyiu huhk obm koy j ihu

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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