Author: Erin Bowman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Fans of Incarceron by Catherine Fisher and Variant by Robison Wells won't want to miss this magnetic first book in a gripping dystopian sci-fi series. Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy, raves that Taken is "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. More, please!" Gray Weathersby has grown up expecting to disappear at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. They call it the Heistâand it happens to every boy in Claysoot. His only chance at escape is to climb the Wall that surrounds Claysoot. A climb no one has ever survived . . .
Author: Thomas H. Cook
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Members of three different families--Air Force pilot Randall Keys, rescued from death by a bizarre phenomenon; Owen Jones, caught in a government cover-up at Roswell, New Mexico; and Sarah Marsh, who reaches out to a stranger--are forever changed thanks to their encounters with alien life. Original. (A SCI FI Channel mini-series, written by Leslie Bohem, produced by Stephen Spielberg, debuting December 1, 2002) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
Author: Norah McClintock
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
While she is walking home from school Stephanie is grabbed from behind, drugged, and taken to a secret cabin in the woods where she tries to escape her captor and make her way to safety.
Author: Inger Ash Wolfe
âLovers of twisty but plausible plotting and an out-of-the-ordinary lead will embrace [this] standoutâ police procedural featuring a Canadian detective (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef is having a bad year. After major back surgery, she has no real option but to move into her ex-husbandâs basement and suffer the humiliation of his new wife bringing her meals down on a tray. As if that werenât enough, Hazelâs octogenarian mother secretly flushes Hazelâs stash of painkillers down the toilet. Itâs almost a relief when Hazel gets a call about a body fished up by tourists in one of the lakes near Port Dundas. But what raises the hair on the back of Micallefâs neck is that the local paper has just published the first installment of a serialized story featuring such a scenario. Even before they head out to the lake with divers to recover the body, she and DC James Wingate, leading the police detachment in Micallef âs absence, know they are being played. But itâs not clear who is pulling their strings and why, nor is what they find at the lake at all what they expected. Itâs Micallef herself who is snared, caught up in a cryptic game devised by someone who knows how to taunt her into opening a cold case, someone who knows that nothing will stop her investigation. The second novel featuring Hazel Micallef, âa compelling, unlikely hero,â is a stunning and suspenseful exploration of the obsessive far reaches of love, confirming Inger Ash Wolfe as one of the best mystery writers today (Entertainment Weekly).
Author: Edward Bloor
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
In 2035 kidnapping rich children has become an industry, but when thirteen-year-old Charity Meyers is taken and held for ransom, she soon discovers that this particular kidnapping is not what it seems.
Author: Kathleen George
The child was taken in broad daylight, on a warm June morning, in a crowded shopping area in downtown Pittsburgh. Marina Benedict first saw the baby with his mother. Then, just minutes later, she saw him again, in the arms of a man she was certain was not the childâs father. In a single life-altering act, Marina followed them. What happens next will plunge her into a mystery that is both heartbreaking and chilling. Within hours of the abduction, the city is galvanized by the story: a child, the son of a pitcher for the Pirates, is missing. And soon a community begins to unravel...Detective Richard Christie struggles with his own demons as he tries to solve a baffling mystery. And Marina Benedict, pulled from the safety of her ordinary life by a brutal crime, is at the center of the story. Because once, Marina tried to save a life and it changed her forever. Now she will risk her life again--for a child who is still out there somewhere, still in need of saving. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Corie L. Calcutt
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Luke Dayton, a sophomore at a Virginia college, is walking home form the corner store when out of nowhere a man literally snatches him from off the street. To his horror, Luke learns that the man is a recent prison escapee - and that his plan to keep his freedom involves taking Luke's. Over the next five days, Luke is forcibly taken on a cross-country journey across several states, witnessing a crime spree that has no rhyme or reason, except to his captor. The only hope Luke has of returning home to the life and loved ones he was removed from is to figure out where he is ultimately being taken...and what plans his kidnapper has for him once they reach their mysterious destination. A new work of suspense from the author of HOSTAGES AT THE KITCHEN TABLE.
Author: Benedict Jacka
This time last year, I could go weeks without seeing another mage. In mage society I was an unknown and, all in all, that was how I liked it. Itâs hard to say what changed. Whatever it was, I got involved in the magical world again and started getting myself a reputation. Alex Verusâs insights into the future used to be the best-kept secret in London. Now, with the aid of his apprentice, Luna, his unique investigative talents are all the rage. He just has to be careful about picking his employers, because everyoneâeven the beautiful woman who practically begs him to run security for a prestigious tournamentâhas motives that can be hard to predict. And Alex doesnât do unpredictable. But his latest gig just might be impossible. Apprentices have been vanishing without a traceâand someone on the Council could be involved. Alex has no evidence, no witnesses, and no suspects. All he knows is that someone is keeping tabs on him. And after assassins target Lunaâs classmate, Alex sees that he doesnât know the half of itâand that he could be the next to disappear.
Author: Lilith Saintcrow
Sophie never believed she was special. Avoiding a violent ex, she can't remember the last time she truly felt safe. Then vampires murder her best friend and Sophie is kidnapped by a dangerously sexy shape-shifter. Zach insists that Sophie is a Shamanâsomeone with a rare gift for taming his savage sideâand he needs her to help him save his pack. Now, with a malevolent enemy closing in, Sophie and Zach must risk everything on a bond that may be their only salvationâ¦.
Author: Chris Jordan
No parent believes it can happen to themâtheir child taken from a suburban schoolyard in the gentle hours of dusk. But as widowed mother Kate Bickford discovers, everything can change in the blink of an eye. One minute her lanky, amazing, maddening Tommy is begging for ice cream. Then in a terrible instant, he's gone. Opening the door to her Connecticut home, hoping to find her son, Kate comes face-to-face with her son's abductor. He wants money. All she has. And if she doesn't follow something he calls The Method, the consequences will be gruesome. Her comfortable life collapses as precious seconds tick by, and Kate is horrified to uncover the terrible, world-shattering secret she and her son share with a killer who will stop at nothingâ¦.
Author: Larry Elston
How can a simple thing as a mile walk up the road to go fishing turn into a nightmare for Larry and his family? Twelve year old Larry Nelson is taken by a man he does not know and ends up five states away from home. Afraid and frighten at not knowing why he had been taken. he has to come up with a plan of escape. What will happen to Larry if he is unsuccessful in his attempt to escape? Would he ever see his family again?
Author: Daphne Marlatt
Publisher: House of Anansi
"In this graceful, haunting, and evocative novel, the Gulf War becomes a touch-stone for Suzanne's meditation on her mother's life in World War II. Taken is a tribute to women whose lives have been taken over, or even taken, by war. In the end, out of the wreckage of grief and power, love and lightÃhowever changedÃendure."
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins, Tim LaHaye
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
The Left Behind: The Kids series that has sold over 10 million copies in mass paperback editions is now available in value-priced hardcover collections for readers who want a longer read. Best for ages 12 and up. Annotation. The first eight books in the Left Behind Kids series are now available in a value priced hardcover for collectors and for readers who want a longer read.
Publisher: Stokie Lee
Author: Bernardine Kennedy
Publisher: Hachette UK
Her child has vanished. Her husband is not the man she thinks he is. Can Jessie ever get her life back? Taken is the heart-wrenching drama from Bernardine Kennedy of the strength of love, motherhood and hope. Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court. 'Bernardine Kennedy has the measure of this kind of women's writing, and there will be an enthusiastic audience for Taken' - Publishing News Jessica Patterson's comfortable, settled life seems idyllic and her marriage perfect. She met American Sheldon Patterson on holiday in Mexico and fell for him instantly. Good looking and easy going as well as financially secure, he was everything Jessie wanted in a husband. When they have a son, CJ, her happiness is complete. Jessie is besotted with her son and her life revolves around him, while his father constantly travels for his business. So when Sheldon announces one day that he is going to take CJ away for a few days to Disneyland, Paris - to 'bond' with his son - Jessie is persuaded to let them go. Her nightmare begins when they don't return... What readers are saying about Taken: 'Stunning' 'A gripping plot and very unputdownable' 'Great writing, this book is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish'