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Forged (Taken #3)

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The time has come to make a stand.

Gray Weathersby and his group of rebels are determined to bring down the Franconian Order. But they may be too late. The Order is closer than ever to its ultimate goal—building an unstoppable army—and every generation of Forgeries is more sophisticated, harder to detect, and deadlier than the one before.

Now the rebels have joined forces wi
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by HarperTeen
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Erin Bowman
Mar 04, 2015 Erin Bowman marked it as books-i-wrote  ·  (Review from the author)
Hooray! The cover has been revealed. See it in all it's high res glory HERE.

Stealing Jodi Meadow's brilliant teaser idea, I will release a FORGED teaser for every 1,000 goodreads adds. Go forth and add it to your shelves.

2K TEASER: http://erinbowman.tumblr.com/post/903...

3K TEASER: http://erinbowman.tumblr.com/post/101...

4K TEASER: http://erinbowman.tumblr.com/post/112...

5K ??
Alyssa
Mar 08, 2015 Alyssa rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
Hot diggity!

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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Forged by Erin Bowman
Book Three of the Taken series
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Gray Weathersby and his group of rebels must make their final stand in the epic conclusion to the Taken trilogy, which New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu called "an action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end."

The Order is building an unstoppable army
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Jodi Meadows
Jun 29, 2015 Jodi Meadows rated it it was amazing
I really love this series.
Stacee
Jun 02, 2015 Stacee rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Even going in without a reread or any idea wtf was going on, I was able to slip right back into the story and get so invested in these characters.

This installment definitely starts with a bang and doesn't let go until the very end. There were so many twists and a couple of scenes where I actually gasped out loud because I couldn't believe it was happening. There are a few sweet swoons, but mostly it's action and snark.

All in all, an excellent ending to the series.

Huge thanks to Kristen at My
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Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Apr 19, 2015 Natasha (books_n_dreams) rated it it was amazing
So being honest when I went into reading this book, I kind of forgot a few small minor details, but as soon as I got through the first two chapters all my memories of the other books came flooding back and wow, I was not expecting this book to have such an intense emotional sense throughout the entire book. It was an amazing way to end this trilogy I was so happy with the direction Erin took things in this book. Gosh there are so many things I want to talk about! Forged gave you everything you n ...more
Jennifer Vandehey
Jan 24, 2015 Jennifer Vandehey rated it it was amazing
A few weeks ago, my best friend won an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Forged, the third and final book in the Taken trilogy by Erin Bowman. I will readily admit that this book was my most anticipated release for 2015, so I was beyond excited when she received it. I anxiously waited for her to finish it (which only took her a day!) and then I tore it out of her hands for my turn. I was hoping for a conclusion to this trilogy that would be as exciting, bittersweet, heartbreaking, and uplifting as t ...more
Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
3.5 stars...

Forged is the final book in the Taken trilogy. The Rebels and Expats have been building forces to try and take down Frank & the Franconian Order and all of his Forgeries (clones). To do that they have to get back into the city of Taem, into the Order's headquarters which, of course presents challenges and unforseen obstacles along the way.

Meh, it was alright - that was my first thoughts when finish this book. My problem with it, is that it was too similar to the previous books Ta
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Erin Rachel Briley
Jan 15, 2015 Erin Rachel Briley rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: readers of YA, Hunger Games fans, Harry Potter fans, fans of adventure stories
Shelves: favorites
One thing I love about literature is its diversity, and the ability for every reader to find "that book" which stamps itself on them and leaves a mark of some emotion. If as readers we are lucky, we find multiple books which leave an impression. For me, the Taken Trilogy found a home. This is the first series with a male protagonist which I have loved since reading Harry Potter (I seem to be picky with my male main characters).
I was anxious to read the final installment after being torn to pie
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Taissa
Apr 30, 2015 Taissa marked it as to-read
I need to get my hands on this book!
Leen Kateeb
Sep 17, 2015 Leen Kateeb rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Maria
Dec 26, 2015 Maria rated it really liked it
Bree and Gray are amazing as always.
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*
Forged is the final installment in the Taken trilogy by author Erin Bowman. It has been two months since the events of Frozen. Two months since Gray Weathersby and his surviving rebels (Adam, Blaine, Bree, & Sammy) met up with the Ex-pats hoping they would find a way to help them defeat the Franconian Order who has been creating Forgeries at an alarming rate. Two of the forgeries were of Gray and his brother Blaine. Needl
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Cameron Cassidy
May 01, 2015 Cameron Cassidy rated it it was amazing
WHAT IS THIS HORRID WORLD. This book was literally Game of Thrones. SO MANY PEOPLE DIE! Erin does not refrain from deaths in this series. I was sobbing with terror and mortification. This book was Allegiant 2.0 except it wasn't slow or boring or confusing but because... IM SO EMOTIONAL DONT JUDGE ME. I just cant. This was so quick and action-packed and thrilling but also extremely sad. Do take into consideration before starting this series: DONT GET ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS BECUASE THIS BOOK W ...more
K.A. Linde
Apr 19, 2015 K.A. Linde rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Stacey Kym
Apr 08, 2016 Stacey Kym rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ya-2016
'Forged' was pretty good in my opinion. There wasn't anything in it that made it particularly stand out from the rest of dystopian novels but I liked the way it concluded the series. It was well rounded and everything fell into place for the finale, which really was a surprise for me. I must confess that it made me cry. *laughs sheepishly* I know, I know. Those damn, pesky female hormones and the really tragic scene. If you're doubting whether to conclude this series: don't be. Really, pick it u ...more
Ann z
Jul 14, 2014 Ann z rated it it was amazing
Shelves:
I'm gonna pay for this book like for full trilogy (no polish edition) but it will be worth it ! :3 I can't wait! Erin is definitly one of my favourite writers!




And that cover is totally amazing GODDDD.
Sherri
Nov 01, 2014 Sherri rated it liked it
This final book in the Taken trilogy focuses on Gray Weathersby’s increased efforts to help his band of rebels overthrow the Franconian Order that rules the country.

Gray realizes that the Order purposely publicized AmWest as their enemy because the truth is that they too are unhappy with the Order and would likely become Expat allies if the two sides ever met--which happens just before this book starts.

With new allies, the rebels are hopeful for ending Frank’s rule, however, danger surrounds t
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Kirsten
Jul 24, 2015 Kirsten rated it liked it
3.5 stars This book felt fairly similar to all the others and I found Gray to be annoying, however it was action packed and I liked the pacing
Kathy Chung
Jan 04, 2016 Kathy Chung rated it really liked it
the final book of the series. many thanks to the author who wrote a recap on book 1 and 2 in her website. i needed the recap.

what i like about it? i like that it tied up pretty much every loose ends. the pace was fast enough. The ending was not too abrupt as in some books.

what i didn't like about it
..i think the same gies for most readers out ther..which is some of the good guys got kill off. and the "nail " part really makes my skin crawls. i didnt like that part and uts description though it i
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Julie Eshbaugh
Apr 14, 2015 Julie Eshbaugh marked it as to-read
Shelves: publishingcrawl
IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!
Jen
Aug 14, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it
The Order must be stopped and to take it down, Gray is ready to risk everything. Gray and the group of rebels are ready to bring down Frank and the Order. To do that, they have to find a way to stop the forgeries, but it may already be too late. Frank has found a way to perfect making forgeries from forgeries and stopping them may be impossible. But, Gray is ready to take the chance.

The rebels have joined forces with the Expats and when Clipper and the forged Harvey find something buried in the
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Melanie
Jul 04, 2014 Melanie marked it as to-read
You're kidding, right?
2015???

I'm dead. I'm so, so dead!!

But oh my gawd that cover....

love love love love

sniff sniffff... i want it now! Give it to me nooooow! *can't stop sobbing*
Amy
Oct 05, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Marjorie
Aug 15, 2015 Marjorie rated it it was amazing
Forged is the last book in the Taken trilogy and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed reading it as much as the previous books, probably even more. It's a fast-paced, action-packed novel that brings a great conclusion to Gray and his friends' story. It's also filled with suspense, romance, and revelations that will shock you. I guess the only thing that made me sad and heartbroken about this book is the character deaths. Sadly, some of the characters that I was rooting to survive didn't make it to t ...more
Brianna and Angelina
This review was originally posted on Fable's Library
I had high hopes for Forged. I LOVED the second book to the Taken trilogy and so I wanted the third book to be just as good...
The Good:

The ending fit the book perfectly, there wasn't anything I'd really change. It had me almost in tears, that's how great I thought the ending was.
There were some great action scenes, one was kind of graphic 0.0 but it made the bad guys seem a lot badder!

The Bad:

There were times when I felt like the sto
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Kaitlin (Next Page Please!)
Ahhhhhh Forged! Where do I even begin? This book was great. It had great action, great characters, a great way to end off the trilogy, and brought back so much nostalgia. I loved it and already miss this trilogy. Seriously, I was so sad to get to the last 30 pages. It's just, I'm not ready to leave yet. Believe it or not, I almost resorted to fan fiction. So with that, if you want a great dystopian trilogy to marathon, definitely pick this one up.

Since this book is a sequel, I recognized a major
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Katy Upperman
Apr 29, 2015 Katy Upperman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
I've been bad about keeping up with trilogies and series lately. I've started so many over the last few years, but most have fallen off my radar -- even those whose first books I truly enjoyed. The Taken trilogy is one that's held my interest since its first book released in 2013, though, and that's because of its characters. Don't get me wrong -- the world-building is fantastic, the plot is unique, and the pacing is swift, but it's Gray, Bree, Clipper, Emma, Sammy, and Blaine who've kept me com ...more
Emma
Jul 03, 2015 Emma rated it it was amazing
Reading this series was the best decision I ever made. I loved the first one, and when I finished it, the second one was about to be released, but I somehow forgot about the series before I could get my hands on it. Now here I am, roughly a year later, with another amazing series under my belt. I was amazed at the fact that I was able to pick up the second book and fall back into place with the characters like I hadn't taken any time off. Erin, your books never cease to amaze. This one was absol ...more
Lanell Horton
May 13, 2015 Lanell Horton rated it really liked it
Great ending to this series, but I don't think I will get over those heartbreaks that happened.
Skye Price
May 08, 2015 Skye Price rated it liked it
Love when I start a series that already has all the books released! These books definitely got better as the series went on and it was a really want to know what happens next kind of read.
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Erin Bowman used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words. She lives in New Hampshire with her family and when not writing she can often be found hiking, commenting on good typography, and obsessing over all things Harry Potter.

Erin is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger. She is the author of TAKEN, FROZEN, and FORGED (4/14/15) from Har
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