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Taken Over (Book 2 The Ravening Series)
     

Taken Over (Book 2 The Ravening Series)

4.5 31
by Erica Stevens
 
For fans of tight, tuneful group harmony, Little Big Town is made to order. This rare coed country quartet comes out of the box with a radio-ready sound, courtesy of talented producer Blake Chancey, but not without a bit of meat on its state-of-the-art pop-country bones. Focusing on the myriad aspects of relationships, the group's original songs are largely upbeat,

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For fans of tight, tuneful group harmony, Little Big Town is made to order. This rare coed country quartet comes out of the box with a radio-ready sound, courtesy of talented producer Blake Chancey, but not without a bit of meat on its state-of-the-art pop-country bones. Focusing on the myriad aspects of relationships, the group's original songs are largely upbeat, counseling optimism in trying times. The steadily pulsating love song "Never Felt Love" describes a skeptical fellow who meets his dream girl and comes to believe in the power of love. Believing is the theme of "Tryin'," a power-country tale of a girl leaving home to make it big in Nashville. Six years later, she's still reaching for the brass ring, between shifts at the local greasy spoon, but the message, sung by voices layered one on top of the other in intoxicating fashion, is that "it's about hopin', it's about dreamin', it's about never not believin'." "Stay," a luxurious ballad, recounts the final moments of a breakup, with the woman asking her man to hang around until she gathers strength to move forward -- even in this desperate hour, the Little Big Town women sing in silky-smooth harmony of the certainty that they will recover. Little Big Town's bromides may be a bit too simplistic for some, their production a bit too slick for others, but their message is strong, and their natural skill and well-honed vocal chops bode well for the future of this promising group.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033272594
Publisher:
Erica Stevens
Publication date:
06/03/2012
Series:
Ravening , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
53,121
File size:
350 KB

Meet the Author

Though my name is not really Erica Stevens, it is a pen name that I chose in memory of two amazing friends lost too soon, I do live in Mass with my wonderful husband and our puppy Loki. I have a large and crazy family that I fit in well with. I am thankful every day for the love and laughter they have brought to my life. I have always loved to write and am an avid reader.

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Taken Over 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now on to number three.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous story!!!!!!! Michele
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is poor, formulaic (clumsey girl and good looking boy are instantly, hotly in love from the get go) and grammar is embarrassingly bad, but story is griping and interesting
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Takeitfromhere More than 1 year ago
The Ravening series deserve more recognition! Erica came up with a different twist then all the other survive the end of the world series. I devoured all three too fast leaving me wanted more!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book a little more than the first. Its an awesome series! Its very unique. Moving on to book 3 now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best that I have read. I read a lot. 3 books in this series and all of them were great.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall 4 star -Book Description: 4.5 -Cover: 5 -Plot: 3.5 -Creativity: 3.5 -Grammar: N/A Unedited Copy -Simile Use: 3.5 (minimal usage) -Description: 3 -Show Not Tell: 3 Taken Over by Erica Stevens is the second novel in the Sci-Fi YA series The Ravening. The novel continues the journey of the protagonist, Bethany, in a strange world ruled by aliens out for human blood. The cover of this novel does an excellent job pulling the reader in and furthermore, shows the bleakness of the world presented within its pages. The description also grabs you and keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. The plot of the novel moved at a quick pace, although I found there were times were Bethany was repeating information I already knew at length. This may have been a way to let readers who hadn't read the first novel in on what was happening, but this novel couldn't be a stand alone either way. Overall, the creativity of the novel held for much of the story with the exception of where we learn what Cade does and why he's so drawn to Bethany. For me it was just too Twilight-ish, to the point where I saw hot Cade turn into pale, controlling Edward Cullen in my mind. I was able to get past this, as Stevens does a good job describing how certain myths came to be from the aliens, but I must admit it had me slamming the book against my forehead in frustration that the novel even had me thinking about Twilight. The novel does a good job rounding itself out, while ending at a point where you must read the next one, which I am going to do very quickly! Stevens does a good job keeping similes to a minimum, and utilizing description of the horrid occurrences to keep you running right along with Bethany. I did notice the word 'obtuse' was used a lot. There were also several instances where I would have preferred dialogue over internal narration to keep with the tenant of show not tell, but I didn't find myself skimming too much. I can't wait to see how the world morphs in the third and final novel, Reclamation.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series but is there going to be a book 3? I cant believed it ended like this. Please write another book to finish this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Great series! I loved it! Dying for the next book in all 3 series, hurry please the suspense is killing me! I loved them all! Inhaled them!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use to do alot of reading when i was 7-8 years of age. I stopped reading because people in my life made reading to be 'nerdy' it wasnt until I felt alone in the world that i came across The Captive Series. To my surprise i had read that series in one day. Still awaiting the last book, i also finished the Kindred within a day and also The Ravening. My point is, i LOVE these books. And i thank 'Erica' for bringing my love for reading back to life. After all the years of wanting to fit in. Thanks you. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book and id really like to know if there is a third book in the series I hope there is. Unfortunately im not that smart wen it comes to finding stuff on my nook so if there is one i cant find it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book so far that iv read from her! I cant wait to get the next one way to go erica stevens! Just wow! READ THIS SET!!!! You will love it!*Erica*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost every book that Erica Stevens has written and LOVED them all!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bethany was lost and felt alone when cade was taken by the aliensat the end of book one. Shes been training hard and fight new style aliens. The dr believes that bethenys blood holds the cure for the frozen but he keeps needing new samples bc he believed the alien corpse sharing the cooler had contaminated her blood. Suddenly cade is back and tells her alot of truths and tells her the dr can nolonger take her blood and that he had stayed away from her for so long to save her life but staying away doesnt keep her safe and he is determaned to keep her just that. They are all on the move for a safe place and to find more survivers so they can defeat the aliens.
mrsluvtafsh More than 1 year ago
Good book. Can't believe it's already over! What a SURPRISE!!! Found a couple of silly mistakes that are distracting. Couldn't "bare" for this to happen and I think Ms. Stevens meant "wary" instead of "weary" in another spot, color me perfectionist! I DO notice those things! Yes, even when I'm worried sick about my protagonists! Now I have to wait anxiously for the next installment(s). Why, oh why did I devour this one so speedily?!! Oh, sorry about withholding the 5th star, Ms. Stevens, but I felt the protagonist's why do I feel this way self- examinations went on a bit too long, and, well, maybe once too often. But I DID enjoy the book!! Keep ‘em coming!