Thursday, December 12, 2013

*Blitz & Review*
"Taken By Force" by Jessica Frances!

*Materials & images provided by Reading Addiction Book Tours; review owned by Desert Rose Reviews.

Taken Trilogy #2

~Published: December 7th, 2013

~Pages: 356

~Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Action, Adventure


Eight months have passed since Zoe, Charlie, Will and Rose parted ways.

Eight months living on the run and starting new lives.

But when Zoe has a dream and foresees trouble, she knows she needs to reunite them. Can she get to everyone in time? Or will it already be too late?

Even if they can get away from P.A.G.E. again, they know what will need to be done. If they can’t survive on the run, then they have no choice but to fight P.A.G.E.

Is there a way they can get out of this alive?

Or will this be one fight they’ll lose?

My head is slammed hard against the ground and my vision wavers as pain radiates down my neck and through my spine.
The smoke slowly begins clearing around me as my head lolls to the side, dark spots assault my eyes. I see the bottom of the Christmas tree and my eyes shift. Suddenly Dana is lying under it, facing me. She is trying to tell me something, but it’s like her voice has been put on mute.
“Dana…” I mutter her name and a sharp intake of breath enters my lungs, the black spots recede momentarily. I vaguely notice there is commotion going on around me and the man who hit me is no longer holding me trapped. I know I should move, try and escape while I can, but my eyes are glued to Dana. She is still saying something to me, but I’ve given up trying to work out what it is. Instead, I stare at her and try to take in every inch of her.
She must be fifteen now and looks so beautiful. She’s wearing a blue nightie she used to love and her bright red hair is up in a loose ponytail. She lifts her head up, resting on her propped up hand, and again her mouth shifts urgently. I watch her lips moving and gradually I realize she’s repeating something over and over again. I squint my eyes and just make out what she is saying as strong hands grab my arms and I’m hauled up onto my feet, the image of Dana disappearing. I’m dragged away from the kitchen with Dana’s words now echoing through my mind.
She’d been saying to me, “Don’t fall asleep.”

Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. Writing has always been a passion of hers, however it wasn’t until Zoe appeared into her head and wouldn’t leave that she finally was able to put a story down and finish it. After writing three books, she is wondering if she should start charging Zoe and her friends rent.

The prequel to this book, Taken By Surprise, introduced us to the main group in this series: Zoe, Charlie, Rose, and Will. These four young people are unique, with special abilities they've tried their best to hide from the world. We were also introduced to P.A.G.E., the rouge government organization with the goal of bringing about yet another war, using super-humans to fight their battles. We also met Joel, who was used as a puppet to commit a crime that lead to his torture. All five have something else in common: they were captured, they escaped, and they went into hiding. 

They had plans to regroup after a year, hoping P.A.G.E. wouldn't be able to find them, and they'd be off the radar. They were wrong. Taken By Force picks up 8 months after the group split up and went into hiding. Forced to choose between "fight" or "flight" they face capture again, and do everything they can to survive. We learn more about each character, and meet several other characters. One in particular, who was a surprise from the last book. 

This series is a non-stop adventure, that will leave you on the edge of your seat, wringing your hands at the suspense and emotion. This is an amazing story, and I cant wait to read the third book in the trilogy, Taken By Choice. Jessica Frances is an amazing writer, and I would recommend her books to anyone. 

*I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review. 

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