Waiting on Wednesday (17): Taken by Erin Bowman

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Taken (Taken #1)
Erin Bowman
Release Date:  April 16, 2013
by HarperTeen

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? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads)

This just sounds like a cool Sci-Fi/Dystopian plot to me!  Plus, the main character is a guy, which is always a refreshing change in YA novels.

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll stop by your blog! 


  1. Brandi Kosiner

    February 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    This is on my TBR as well.
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    February 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    This one sounds intriguing and I love male pov's. Sold!

  3. Bittner

    February 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I hope you like this one when you get to read it! The cover is gorgeous!

  4. Kay

    February 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    This is already on my TBR pile. It needs to come out already!

  5. fakesteph

    February 6, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I'm super psyched for this one!


    February 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    This book sounds so good! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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