Taken by Erin Bowman is one of the most highly-anticipated YA science fiction stories releasing this spring.
Thanks to our friends at HarperTeen, we’re pleased to offer our readers the opportunity to download and read the first chapter today!
We’re participating in the book’s official Chapter Reveal Week, where you can preview the first eight chapters of the book by following along the blog tour.
Synopsis: 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?
Pretty cool concept, isn’t it? Judging by the early buzz, this book has a pretty interesting twist that will keep a lot of readers guessing.
Download Chapter One of Taken now!
TAKEN Chapter Reveal Week
Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the chapter reveals as well. You’ll get a different Taken chapter on every day of the tour!
Monday, 3/25 – Chapter 1
Wendy Darling @ The Midnight Garden
Tuesday, 3/26 – Chapter 2
Lena Ainsworth @ Addicted 2 Novels
Wednesday, 3/27 – Chapter 3
Erica Haglund @ The Bookcellar
Thursday, 3/28 – Chapter 4
Shane Morgan @ Itching for Books
Friday, 3/29 – Chapter 5
Stephanie Ward @ A Dream Within A Dream
Saturday, 3/30 – Chapter 6
Krystal Larson @ Live to Read
Sunday, 3/31 – Chapter 7
Alicia Guerrero @ Shooting Stars Mag
Monday, 4/1 – Chapter 8
Jessica Estep @ Total Bookaholic
Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter.
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