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?
Putting a book into the world is team effort. While my name is on the cover, there are a lot of people that made this book possible: friends, family, my agent, my editor, all the hard-working folks at HarperTeen. Publishing a novel also takes a lot of time. The industry is slow, and I'm now busy with multiple manuscripts that are not TAKEN, and yet TAKEN is finally starting to find its first readers.
(Confession: This is giving me a bit of whiplash. I'm so fearful I'm going to reveal spoilers of the sequel by mistake.)
|A photo of me, #TakenWithTAKEN|
I'm going to go pinch myself now. This still doesn't quite seem real.