Sunday, May 7, 2017

Review: The Things They've Taken by Katie McElhenney

Hello readers,

today I am back with another review.

Thanks to Entangled Publishing I got a review galley of The Things They've Taken by Katie McElhenney in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a paranormal romance which I haven't read much off before. So this was somewhat new to me.

In this book Lo (Dolores) Campbell is searching for her mother, who up until now had been on the search of the unknown but instead got taken by it, or as we get to know a greater demon.
To get her mother back Lo sets out into this great adventure together with the tracker Shaw.

I honestly struggled so much with this book in the beginning until I was halfway through it (you may have guessed that by my two sentence description of it). I couldn't find my way into this world, although the descriptions given weren't bad, they just didn't make it imaginable for me.
The character developement was great, but then again I couldn't imagine how they all would look like except maybe for Shaw.
And although I struggled so much it became really enjoyable to read in the second half. I felt the action took up, the romance developed (which mainly saved it for me) and I slowly understood the world.
The twist at the end really came as a surprise the more it disappointed me that this has such an end.
You basically stand there with a bunch of loose ends that don't get tied together which makes me wonder if there actually might be a second book.

All in all is The Things They've Taken a really interesting read, with lots of fun dialogues and moments. You could see some social criticism in it, when it comes to "nobody does something for free" which really fits into a world of demons. It definitely has its problems though which is why I give it 3 stars out of 5.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

See you again next Sunday for another bookish post.
Take care,
📚 Nadja

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