#Review – THE TAKEN by Elicia Hyder #paranormal #supernatural #angels

Book #4 in the Soul Summoner series

The Taken (The Soul Summoner #4)The Taken by Elicia Hyder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this series –a soon as I start the first page I’m right back there with the characters as if I’d never been away.
Sloan is living under a countdown to her death – as soon as the baby she is carrying is born. The Morning Star wants that child, and he’s going to take it. As if being up against Lucifer isn’t enough of a challenge, Sloan’s soon-to-be father-in-law, Azrael, the Angel of Death, has his own agenda, and while keeping Sloan and the baby protected is right up there, who knows what else he has in mind? Certainly not Sloan.
While I expected this book to race ahead to the imminent event, it surprised me (in a good way) by dealing with the earlier days of Sloan’s pregnancy, as old enemies and new threats appear. I was totally hooked as events unfolded – not fast, because these tales take the time to breathe and explore real life right alongside the paranormal, and that’s one of the captivating things about Hyder’s writing, along with her ability to make you feel as though you are right there in the room with her characters. There is still room for humour, and relationships, despite the threat hanging over Sloan, and that makes for a relaxed and enjoyable read right alongside the increasing tension. And oh, what a killer last line! Can’t wait for the next one.
If you haven’t started this series yet, get the first book – while each stands alone, they will make much more sense if you read them in order.

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You might have gathered, I’m enjoying this series 😉

You can find my reviews of the previous books below:

Book 1, The Soul Summoner

Book 2, The Siren

Book 3, The Angel of Death


  1. This does sound good. Thanks for the review.

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    1. The first one is minimal on the paranormal, but its a great mystery, and then as you go through the series the paranormal stuff ramps up brilliantly. I do love them, waiting eagerly for the next one.
      And like so many authors, I’m not easy to please.


  2. Not really my genre, but I enjoy your reviews and always nice to pop by and say hi. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Always happy to see you for a visit! 😉

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  3. Oops, wanted to ask, how’s your mum doing? 🙂

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    1. She’s at home now, but increasingly frail and confused. Being in hospital is not good for anyone. I’m hoping she’ll improve a bit, but I’m not convinced 😦 Visitors help perk her up, and its her 97th birthday this Sunday, so that might do the trick.

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      1. Aw, God bless her. Wishing her a Happy Birthday. ❤ She's been through so much, especially at her age. 🙂

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      2. Will do, thank you Deb 😀

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      3. 🙂 🙂

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