The Taken

Young Adult, Mystery & Thrillers, Horror

By Julieanne Lynch

Publisher : Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing

ABOUT Julieanne Lynch

Julieanne Lynch
Shy and reserved Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she works on her Shadows World novels and other series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few di More...



When Loralee Quinn moves to the small town of Cherry Shore Creek after the death of her father, she isn't quite prepared for the events which soon take place. Battling school bullies, a tempestuous relationship with her mother, and her own deep rooted insecurities, she falls prey to a curse long forgotten.

An entity soon settles deep within Loralee's mind, feeding on her grief, and destroying her from the inside. In order to overcome the nightmare that soon becomes her life, she has to piece together the puzzle, and unlock the secrets keeping her trapped in her own living hell.

As the tapestry of her life unravels, Loralee soon realizes she is the very key to setting herself and the souls of the taken free.

By JacquieMT Format:Kindle Edition Ms. Lynch has done it again bringing her fans another masterpiece of a story for any age. You will find yourself rooting for the main character and fighting right along side her. Her writing style pulls you in and leaves you breathless and excited. Trying to deal with the death of her father and moving to a new town, Loralee finds herself drawn to a mansion filled with memories. Children's voices call to her, pulling her deeper into the truths of what really happened many years before. Can she help the ghosts that beckon her? But when a mistress of darkness has other plans, Loralee will find herself struggling to fight a battle she never expected to have to endure. I was gifted a copy from the author for an honest review. By Alex Laybourne "Alex Laybourne" (Netherlands) - See all my reviews This review is from: The Taken (Kindle Edition) I have had the privilege of being and advanced copy reader for Ms. Lynch on several occasions, and never once has she disappointed me. The Taken is a stunningly crafted, imaginative and well written story, that will hold readers spellbound. The story moves at a pace, comes with enough jumps and scares to keep the older readers entertained and on the edge of their seat, but also manages to provide enough supplementary story and action for those that are less fans of the jumps and more for the rest of the story. I felt an immediate connection to Loralee and thought the strained relationship with her mother was perfectly written once more. Another character I fell in love with was Camberly. She is the school's Queen Bee and as Loralee (Lele) is the new girl, they of course do not get along. Throw in a developing relationship between Lele and her Camberly's ex-flame and you have a recipe for a great character dynamic. The book is a must read and thoroughly deserves to be on everybody TBR pile. Julianne Lynch is an author moving from strength to strength, ever title shows her growth as a writer, and as a parent to five children, she is an inspiration to me, and should be to everybody.