Monday, February 11, 2013

The Taken by Vicki Pettersson - PUBLIC

Pettersson, Vicki  The Taken, 417 pgs.  Harper Voyager, 2012.  $9.99  Content: Language: R (156 swears; 14 “F”; 13 God); Mature Content: R; Violence: PG-13. 

 Kit is a newspaper reporter for her family paper and she’s not afraid to get at the truth, even if it’s up against the worst in Las Vegas.  However, one night her best friend is killed while trying to gather information for Kit’s story.  Griffin Shaw is the angel who comes to collect Kit’s best friend and he makes a mistake that condemns him to a human body until he can trade his mistake for the death of Kit.  While trying to figure out his own death, Griffin becomes interested in Kit and the story she is trying to uncover. Unable to allow Kit’s death, Griffin and Kit soon find themselves uncovering the highest politicians in the city who are all involved in a prostitution ring made up of minors.  

This story has great characters and setting, and the storyline moves along quickly.  It’s actually an entertaining read for adults, but there is no place for this content in any schools.  The mature content includes attempted rape, on page sex and other Mature acts that are described in detail.  The characters are adults in their late 20s and early 30s, and it just isn’t a book for the schools.   

PUBLIC ONLY.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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