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Frozen (Taken #2)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  1,228 ratings  ·  186 reviews
The Heists were only the beginning.

Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.

Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search o
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by HarperTeen
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4.5/5 stars

So, so amazing. Even stronger of an installment than Taken was. Love the relationship dynamics, love the plot and its twists (especially the final one, which was BRILLIANT), love the action, love Bree. It's all just so awesome. I have a tiny, tiny issue, but even that's a stretch.

Review to come.
Mc Manalo
Jun 27, 2013 Mc Manalo marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
You are kidding me RIGHT??? 2014???? I'm so DEAD!!!

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Apr 13, 2014 Ta§chima Cullen marked it as to-read



2.5 stars
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)

Where to start with this book? Hmm, did I like the storyline? Not really, I hadn’t the faintest idea what was going on most of the time. Did I like the characters? Not really. Did I like the action? That was probably the best part of the book, but, when you’re not sure what’s going on, the action being good isn’t necessarily enough to save the book.

I can’t say I really liked any of the characters in this. I did appreciate it when Emma popped up again,
**4.5 stars**

Originally posted at:

I had a couple of fears going into this book. One of them was that I wouldn’t remember what happened in Taken and this book would be a big pot of confusion. Fear number two was that it would fall into the category of not-as-great-sequels as can be found with several YA books. Turns out, I really didn’t have to worry– Frozen was an amazing ride, and even though I'd read Taken a while back, many of the details and names of
I loved this book. Gray and the gang are as kick-butt as ever, and WHOA. Talk about a twisty plot (in the best possible way). There was one shocker at the end that left me gaping (again, in the best possible way). If you're a fan of high action, dystopian/sci-fi, or survival stories, I definitely recommend FROZEN.
Jaime Arkin
Frozen was a wonderful follow up to Taken and I don't care, I still heart Gray Weathersby! From the first pages of this second book, you're swallowed up in the action and it doesn't stop until the last page of the book!

In this installment we get a lot more character development... not only from Gray, but many of the other secondary characters. And Bowman will completely catch you off guard with some of the plot twists here. With the addition of the idea of 'forgeries' the whole plot is turned u
Actual rating - 2.5

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, but unfortunately, the same can't be said for this installment.

Some parts were quite hard to follow, and i ended up feeling a bit lost. I was bored through the majority of it as well. There were parts where i enjoyed it a bit more, but they didn't last very long.

The characters were alright, but i didn't like them as much as i did in book one.

Overall, Disappointing.
"Humans are complex creatures," Adam adds. "We are not all good or all bad. We are shades. Many, many shades. Surely you understand this, Gray, with a name like yours."

Wow, this one completely blew me away. I only remember half the characters and with little hand-holding or reminding, I was left scrambling the whole book. I don't Sammy or Xavier....Chipper or...well, anyone but Gray, Blaine, Bree and Emma. oh well. I still enjoyed it.

The story is fast, the plot gets deeper and much more complex
Nachdem die Rebellen in Taem entdeckt haben, dass es in der ausgerottet geglaubten Gruppe A doch noch Überlebende gibt, machen sie sich auf den Weg dorthin. In der Hoffnung, Verbündete zu finden, nehmen sie die lange und gefährliche Reise in Kauf. Und das, obwohl der Orden ihnen auf der Spur ist und sie zahlenmäßig weit unterlegen sind. Als sogar noch Ordensmitglieder unbemerkt in ihre Gruppe eingeschleust werden, stellt sich die Frage, ob sie wirklich eine Chance haben, ihr Ziel zu errei
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Since I LOVED the first book sooooo much, I just knew I had to read this one. It certainly was what I expecting plus more!

Plot: The plot picks up where the last book left off and boy it is intense!! There is lots of actions, plenty of mystery and the never ending drama of friends and lovers. The plot does move quite fast at times but then at some points it slows down. It gave the reader plenty of stuff to look forward to and it always kept me on my toes.

Love/Friendship: GAH! This is the part tha
Dark Faerie Tales
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Quick & Dirty: Frozen was a good read full of action and suspense. Unfortunately, I had a really hard time with the love triangle, so that really hindered how much I enjoyed the story.

Opening Sentence: We have been walking for two weeks.

The Review:

Gray escaped the Heist, but that was just the beginning. Leaving Claysoot was suppose to provide him with answers, but instead he found himself in the middle of a war. The United States tore itself apart and now
BJ  Almeda
Thank you to Megan and Sarah for the ARC.


*wait let me breathe... inhale... exhale... inhale... exhale...


Oh my god! Erin Bowman, you've done a great job again!

With the action and the drama and the action again, I was highly hyped up reading Frozen. As you all may know, I have been eyeing these book since last year, even when it wasn't announced and revealed yet. Since I really loved Taken, I am pretty sure that I will love
Once Upon
OUT's Review

Frozen is a remarkable sequel of Taken. This book has it all – adventures, betrayal, and fights!

At a Glance:
Taken ends when the gang will soon be departing for a trip to visit the unknown and I couldn't wait what Frozen had to offer. With Frozen, this book picks up right where the group takes off to head west to find alias to help them fight against Frank’s evil plan and his Forgeries.

The cover is as stunning as the first. Look at the trees and the frozen water and reflection.
I didn't particularly like the first book and I wasn't planning on continuing the series, however I came across this book at my local library and I thought I'll give this series another go cause sometimes the second book can change your mind. Unfortunately and while under some unpopular opinion, I'm still NOT a fan of this series. It has an interesting concept for sure, but I just can't connect to the characters . . . even in the first book I just COULD NOT connect with them. Ah well. I might pa ...more
*Rating may change after the third book*

I had really looked forward to the second installment of the Taken trilogy, since TAKEN was one of the first dystopian-setting book I'd read.

The author definitely has talent in putting together an action-packed adventure that is well paced, but there are several short-comings that just really stood out in her second book.

I really hated the first half of FROZEN. If Bree was a real person, I would have probably challenged her for a fight and then beat the
The Heists were only the beginning.

Gray Weathersby escaped from the primitive town of Claysoot expecting to find answers, but what he discovered shook him to the core: A ruthless dictator with absolute power. An army of young soldiers blinded by lies. And a growing rebellion determined to fight back.

Now Gray has joined a team of rebels on a harsh, icy journey in search of allies who can help them set things right. But in a world built on lies, Gray must constantly question whether any ally—or en
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Anybody that knows me really well knows that books with gorgeous covers are my weakness. When I see a book with a gorgeous cover, I have to have it, no matter what. I remember seeing the cover of Taken last year and knowing that I just had to get the book in my hands because really, have you seen its gorgeous cover? However, after reading Taken and not being impressed with it at all, I was still a bit excited and willing to read Frozen, hoping it would redeem the series in my eyes. Frozen's gorg ...more
Jordan Francoeur
With FrOzen have no fear, because the sequel to Taken is everything you could crave and the stakes are even higher in this adventure filled second book. The tension is felt in this book between characters and the plot is as bold as it is chilling! I love Gray's character. Compared to many other YA novels, he's very different. He's complex and I enjoy reading from his first person narrative. And through out the book you'll learn more of the backstory and history. Very rich and satisfying world bu ...more
Frozen is the second book in the Taken series. It takes place in a bleak world that is suffering from government problems and lack of water. Gray, the main character, travels around trying to find out the mysteries of this new world. He and his crew search for the rebels, losing numbers as they go. This boom is full of heartbreaks, so it is wise not to get too attached to a character. I can connect to this book because of the changes Gray goes through and how he solves them. This book is aimed t ...more
Apr 29, 2014 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I really don't know what to say about this one. The storyline had so many twists and turns, I felt like I was on a rollercoaster. One minute I hated the book, the next minute I loved it. I think I liked the first one better, but I am still looking forward to see what happens next in the series.
Gray, Emma, Bree und der Rest der Gruppe sind auf dem gefährlichen und langwierigen Weg nach Norden um Überlebende der Gruppe A zu finden. Dort angekommen finden sie allerdings nicht das, was sie erwartet hatten. Der Schrecken geht weiter und der Kampf gegen den frankonischen Orden tritt zunächst in den Hintergrund ...

Nachdem mir bereits der erste Band so gut gefallen hat, war ich schon sehr gespannt auf diesen zweiten Band. Leider kam ich aber nur sehr schlecht in die Geschichte rein. Den erste
Nicole Gitt
Eine gefährliche Reise in ein erfrorenes Land ...

Der Kampf gegen den frankonischen Orden geht weiter!
Gray ist auf der Suche nach der verschollenen »Gruppe A«, einst ein Dorf wie Claysoot und Saltwater. Von den Überlebenden erhoffen sich die Rebellen Unterstützung im Kampf gegen den Diktator Frank. Doch hinter der Mauer, die die Gruppe A umgibt, wartet neuer Schrecken auf Gray: Die entmenschlichten Überlebenden verstecken sich in einer unterirdischen Burg und beanspruchen alle Frauen unter
"Frozen" by Erin Bowman is the second novel in the riveting "Taken" series and begins with Gray Weathersby, his father and friends search for allies to fight back against the cruelty of the Franconian Order. After leaving the rebel base in Crevice Valley to hunt for Group A, an advanced test group reported extinct they're not only challenged by Forgeries (genetic replications of heisted boys) one of which helps them to cross the Outer Ring, but they uncover a secret room within the Burg that may ...more
Ian Wood
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels reviewed on the blog will generally have some images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate a nove
Sharons  Bücherparadies
Vielen Dank an Piper für dieses tolle Buch. Habe mich wirklich sehr gefreut, als ich nun endlich diesen zweiten Teil lesen durfte!

Worum gehts?
Gray ist mit seinem Vater und den Rebellen unterwegs um die Überlebenden der Gruppe 1 des Laicos-Projektes zu finden. Doch ihre Reise gestaltet sich schwieriger als gedacht, denn Frank ist ihnen dicht auf den Fersen und setzt alles daran, um sie ausfindig zu machen und ihre Pläne zu zerstören. Werden sie es schaffen?

Gleich zu Beginn des Buches fiel
AH! Drama! I must admit, it was a while ago since I read the first book, and for the first 100 pages I was confused about a lot of stuff. Hence, go back and read the first book again, or for the first time, before reading this one, or you will be lost. Otherwise I must admit that this book was great. It had a much more happy (ish) ending than the first one.
As I said the beginning was confusing after forgetting so much of the first book. However, after some things in my memory began coming
Step Into Fiction
Cover lust. I am in lust with these covers. Not only are they popping out and grabbing your attention but turn the books to the side and admire the beauty that is the spine. It's not every day that I love a spine but oh how I love these spines. I love color. I love lots of colors together and this is just everything I would want and then some.

But you can't judge a book by it's cover. This is one of those books. I'm sad to say this but it has definitely suffered the second book syndrome or whatev
emotion and characters can never fully be true where deception got unpredictably hidden. The pacing is quite slow separated neatly in sections of events. Death and love play big parts in this middle book, taking attention to be more focused on emotions than the action. I would've liked to see more action happening though this is a nice break. Family and friends are tested, emotions expressing themselves deeply to point out bigger ideas. Love can fool many and teach you its power. Constantly hurt ...more
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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 husband 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 Ha
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