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[Waiting on Wednesday] - #21

          Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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Title:  Taken
   Author: Erin Bowman
   Release Date: April 16th, 2013

     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?

My Stance:

     So this is a new book debuting from a new author and more and more I find myself looking at this book and drooling. I love the premise of this book, and it seems to be deeper than most of the young adult books; the greater good of the group. Meaning I believe in the society that Gray lives in, the older generation chooses to Heist all the eighteen year-olds and do what with them, we don't know. But it can't at all be good if they never come back, I'm going to say slave labor.

     Gray believes though he can escape over the wall, that to many is viewed as suicide. However, when the society threats to kill you anyone, why not risk jumping over the wall. My question is, at the end of this synopsis the Wall becomes the utter focus and the point at which everything drives toward. Does this Wall keep the people in or was it designed to keep something out? That's the better question, like in the Delirium series, the fences and walls that were erected were presented and done to keep the people in just as much as they were to keep people out. That would help drive the point home, in the plot and the synopsis. I am glad she didn't answer that question here, because it gives me something to look forward to.

     There is one lacking point to this book, a girl for a possible romance or relationship. I am sad that there is no other talk of suspect of this in the synopsis, and it leave a huge hole that seems completely unlikely. So the only choices for Gray is staying and letting whatever the Council does during the Heist happen to him, or simply just leave your family (which I am sure they would urge him to go) and try to escape. I don't see the choice as very hard, but if you add a significant relationship in the mix and she begs him to escape or stay, that changes the whole perspective.
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