4.5 out of 5 Stars, a must read for everyone! ARC Review Copy Provided by: Gallery Books a division of Simon & Schuster.Stop by my blog for a detailed review and to view the Awesome Interview with Alma Katsu as she dives in and discusses her life and The TAKER.Mother/Gamer/WriterThere is NOT one perfect word to describe this novel. Matter of fact, there is not one perfect sentence to describe this novel. To express what The Taker is you must live the experience, every word, every laugh, and every despicable act that transpired. When I thought I had the heart story figured out, Katsu changed it up and made it into something else entirely. It was an intensely dark tale of unrelenting love and the struggle one woman went through to keep it in her possession.