Book Review: Taken by Laxmi Hariharan (Many Lives Book 2)

  • Genre: Fantasy Fiction
  • Publishers: Fighting Monkey Press
  • Price: $0.99/- (I got this book from b00k r3vi3w for a review)
From New York Times bestselling author Laxmi Hariharan, don't miss the next book in the USA Today Bestselling Many Lives Series

Aria West: If I get out of here alive, I am never to going to let myself feel so powerless ever again

Jai Iyeroy: Everything in my past has lead up to this moment, for I am sworn to protect this city.

Three years ago Jai allowed the only woman he loved to walk out of his life. But Aria’s back now. Except her life is in danger, and this time Jai will do anything, even break his vow to protect his city, to keep her safe.

Set in a near-future where successive economic downturns in the West have resulted in refugees seeking shelter in the East

Background to the Many Lives Universe

The Many Lives series begins in present day Bombay when a tsunami wipes away much of the city. Post-tsunami Bombay of the future is one of the most prosperous cities in the world. On the other hand, successive economic downturns have stripped most Western of its wealth, pushing many to seek a new life in the East. Refugees from Europe now pour into Bombay, into the camp nicknamed the Jungle. And no one is safe from the growing menace of the merciless human-wolf hybrids and vampires.

Each book in the Many Lives universe is a stand alone in the series. A possible progression is as listed below

Many Lives - Main Series
1. Feral
2. Taken
3. Untamed
4. Redemption

Many Lives Prequel Series
1. Awakened
2. Origins
3. Chosen

Many Lives inspiration novelettes
1. Exhale
2. Ugly

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Behind the book

About the author  

A near life experience told Laxmi Hariharan to write...She never stopped. Laxmi is the creator of the Ruby Iyer Series. London is where she writes. Bombay is what fuels her imagination.

Me thinks

With this book Laxmi gives me new reasons to love the Many Lives series. Set in the distant future when things get more tough with every passing day the story continues with Jay and Aria. It is a complete package full of myriad emotions ranging from love to hatred. Like every book in this series this is a page turner making you stayed glued till the end of it.

Action, adventure, thrill and loads of emotions running all around this one is a book that for me was an exciting read. It had a nail biting finish and what I really enjoyed the most was the way Laxmi did justice to the story and the series both. She took has a bit more deeper into their world and yet left us at an edge where we are left asking for more which invariably means wait for the next books in the series.

This is an art for which the author needs to be appreciated undoubtedly. It means a lot to keep a reader engaged throughout the series and ensure that the content just keeps getting better in every new book in the series. Laxmi has mastered that art.

Strongly recommended for all fantasy lovers! Laxmi is an author you should not be missing out on.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like stuffed vegetable paratha - goodness in every bite.

Source: Life Style Arena