Review: The Taken by Vicki Pettersson

The Taken (Celestial Blues #1) by Vicki Pettersson
Paperback, 400 pgs.
Expected Publication June12th, 2012 by Harper Voyager
 He’s a fallen angel. She’s a rockabilly reporter. Together they must solve a deadly string of murders plaguing the mortal and the immortal worlds.

Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was over fifty years ago when gumshoes hoofed the streets . . . and he was still alive. Now he’s a Centurion, an angel who assists other murdered souls through their journey to the afterlife. But while Shaw might be an angel … he’s no saint. Haunted by the mysterious events surrounding his own death, he seizes a chance to wreak some vengeance when he witnesses a deadly attack on journalist Katherine “Kit” Craig.

Joining forces, the unlikely avengers take to the streets, hunting a killer whose trail of bodies stretches across Las Vegas and into an immortal netherworld. It is a dangerous trek that lead them into the darkest corners of Sin City and into the heart of an evil conspiracy extending beyond the lights of the Strip that could destory them both.

But destruction isn’t the only threat Griffin faces. The closer he gets to Kit, the more he finds himself bewitched by her mortal charms. Can he resist falling under her spell? And does he want to?

This one was a bit slow at times but I enjoyed the storyline and the characters were good though they didn’t quite WOW me. I loved the rockabilly aspect (that’s people who live like they live in the 50’s) and it added a bit of uniqueness to the story. Overall it was an enjoyable read and I will definitely continue the series to see where things go.
3/5 stars
Disclosure:  This book was provided for review purposes, all opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.

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  1. I just recently saw this book a week ago on a different blogger’s site. It seems like a cool concept but I guess it was missing a few things along the way.

    I can’t wait until it gets closer to the release date that way I can see even more reviews before passing judgement on this book.

    Thanks for the great review!

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