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Monday, January 2, 2012

Taken


Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.38"
ISBN: 1596382457
ISBN-13: 9781596382459
Series: Quest for Truth








If you follow my blog you know that we have been reading the new Adventures in Odyssey series from Focus on the Family. One of the authors Brock Eastman has his own series The Quest For Truth, and we just finished the first book Taken. The only complaint my kids had was that the second book, Risk, doesn't come out until May.

Oliver is the oldest kid in the Wikk family and he has to get his sister and twin brothers to another planet after his parents get taken by the Ubel renegades. Oliver must fly the family space ship in some dangerous situations to reach the planet Jahr des Eises. Oliver and Tiffany must go into town to get a part for the Phoenix. The twins Mason and Austin must stay with the ship while they are gone. The twins disobey their brother and go outside the ship, while they are out they get kidnapped by the Blauwe Mensen (blue people) and are forced to live in Cobalt Gorge forever. They become friends with Prince Obbin who helps them to escape back to the Pheonix. Oliver & Tiffany make it back to the spaceship and barely escape the attack of the Blauwe Mensen. Then the Brighton Security force want information from the Pheonix and when the kids don't respond to them they launch a torpedo at their ship. The Pheonix begins it's countdown but the kids don't know if it is the countdown to hyper flight or the impact of the torpedo!!

My 10 year old daughter started reading this book as soon as we received it in the mail but since I am writing the review I had to practically steal it from her to read out loud. She didn't want to put it down & couldn't wait for me to catch up to where she was in the book. All three of my girls ages 7, 9, & 10 enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next book in the series.

I really like taken because I like the action, excitement and it is not about every day stuff. Every night when my mom reads us a chapter book she will say time for bed and we do not want to go to bed because we want to know what happens because most of the time when we end a chapter it is usually exiting. In Taken pretty much all of the book was exciting. I was reading it by myself but then my mom caught up to where I was and she just read the rest of the book to me and my sisters and it was really hard for me to stop reading because I always wanted to know what happened next.
     -Amber age 10

Brock Eastman is the Product Marketing Manager at Focus on the Family and has worked on Adventures in Odyssey. He likes to write and with his wife's encouragement, signed a publishing deal for The Quest for Truth series in 2010.

I think Brock did a wonderful job with this book. There is plenty of suspense and adventure without a lot of graphic violence. He had all of our attention from the very beginning and kept it to the end.

I have 3 copies of Taken to give away to three lucky readers of my blog. I will choose 3 winners on January 9, 2012.


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I received Taken free of charge in exchange for my personal review of this book.

28 comments:

Laura Lane said...

The Little House series, specifically Little House in the Big Woods.

Jennifer said...

I like starting a good series after they are all printed, so I don't have that wait for the next one. I still want them to continue, though. when I get to the end of a good series.

Debra said...

Right now, my favorite is the Phineas & Ferb series because my struggling reader is devouring them.

But these sound amazing too.

Cassie said...

The babysitter's club!
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Cristi said...

My son's favorite author is Andrew Clements. I can't narrow down my favorites to fit in a comment box. ;)

pridelandmama said...

I love a kid's chapter book series by frank peretti. I don't remember what the series is called but one of the books is "Trapped at the bottom of the sea"
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Emily said...

James and the Giant Peach & the Indian in the Cupboard are two of my favorites!
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Kristen said...

Currently, my favorite is The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.

Cinderella10383 said...

The very hungry Caterpillar
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Kelley said...

I love you stinky face! We have 3 copies if one ever bites the dust!

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TerriG said...

Favorite book: I love the Little House Series.

Jessica Peeling said...

Mine was The Giving Tree :)

Melissa said...

Green Eggs and Ham
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Tawnya said...

So hard to choose one, but we are reading My Father's Dragon to my son.

Renee said...

I loved Where the Red Fern Grows when I was a child. I read it and cried and read it and cried again :)
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Laura said...

Black Beauty

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The Halo Effect said...

Black Beauty was my favorite.

Karla said...

I've read and loved so many books it feels disloyal to choose just one. : ) Ender's Game is one of my faves.

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Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977@gmail.com favorite children's book is The Night Before Christsmas

Linda Trinklein said...

Its soo hard to choose a favorite book! She reads sooo many :)

thanks

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Robin Blankenship said...

Charlotte's Web
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collegestudentfreebies said...

harry potter!!!

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Candie L said...

My son loves the Percy Jackson series. thank you

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Diana said...

My granddaughters like the Fancy Nancy books
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christie said...

this would be great gift thanks

Jenny said...

Charlotte's Web

Anna Galanos said...

The Little Mermaid

jadavis said...

Harry Potter!
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