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Alma Katsu

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Author of THE HUNGER, a reimagining of the Donner Party's tragic journey (Putnam);
THE TAKER, THE RECKONING and THE DESCENT (Gallery Books). The Taker was selected by ALA/Booklist as one of the top ten debut novels of 2011.


Average rating: 3.75 · 13,903 ratings · 2,447 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Taker (The Taker, #1)

3.68 avg rating — 6,637 ratings — published 2011 — 31 editions
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The Reckoning (The Taker, #2)

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The Hunger

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The Descent (The Taker, #3)

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“I’d always secretly believed that a love as fierce and true as mine would be rewarded in the end, and now I was being forced to accept the bitter truth.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

“I´ve always wanted him to love me the way I loved him. He did love me, I know he did. Just not the way I wanted him to.

"And it´s so different for a lot of people I´ve known. One partner doesn´t love the other enough to stop drinking, or gambling, or running around with other women. One is the giver and one is the taker. The giver wishes the taker would stop."

"But the taker never changes," Luke says, though he wonders if this is always the case.

"Sometimes the giver has to let go, but sometimes you don´t. You can´t. I couldn´t give up on Jonathan. I seemed to be able to forgive him anything.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

“We were arrogant and naive, thinking we knew what we felt then was love. Love can be a cheap emotion, lightly given, thought it didn´t seem so to me at the time. Looking back, I know we were only filling in the holes in our soles, the way the tide rushes sand to fill in the crevices of a rocky shore. We-or maybe it was just I-bandaged our needswith what we declared was love. But, eventually, the tide draws out what it has swept in.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

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“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
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“I’d always secretly believed that a love as fierce and true as mine would be rewarded in the end, and now I was being forced to accept the bitter truth.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

“I´ve always wanted him to love me the way I loved him. He did love me, I know he did. Just not the way I wanted him to.

"And it´s so different for a lot of people I´ve known. One partner doesn´t love the other enough to stop drinking, or gambling, or running around with other women. One is the giver and one is the taker. The giver wishes the taker would stop."

"But the taker never changes," Luke says, though he wonders if this is always the case.

"Sometimes the giver has to let go, but sometimes you don´t. You can´t. I couldn´t give up on Jonathan. I seemed to be able to forgive him anything.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

“We were arrogant and naive, thinking we knew what we felt then was love. Love can be a cheap emotion, lightly given, thought it didn´t seem so to me at the time. Looking back, I know we were only filling in the holes in our soles, the way the tide rushes sand to fill in the crevices of a rocky shore. We-or maybe it was just I-bandaged our needswith what we declared was love. But, eventually, the tide draws out what it has swept in.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

“A man´s desire is a powerful thing. It can reduce a strong man to nothing. When he sees a woman who fascinates him, he will give up everything for her.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

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Alma Katsu Laura wrote: "Hi Alma! I just finished The Reckoning!! I am so excited about what is to come between Lanny and Adair! I absolutley cannot wait until The Descent!!! Thank you for writing such AMAZING books!"

Hi Laura, So glad to hear that you enjoyed The Reckoning! If you're interested, please consider joining the mailing list as I'm going to be releasing some new short stories soon, free, leading up to the release of the last book in the trilogy next year. http://www.almakatsu.com

best,
Alma


message 10: by Laura

Laura Pierre Hi Alma! I just finished The Reckoning!! I am so excited about what is to come between Lanny and Adair! I absolutley cannot wait until The Descent!!! Thank you for writing such AMAZING books!


message 9: by Alma

Alma Katsu Alis wrote: "Hey Alma, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed The Taker! Thanks for writing such a beautifully written book!"

Hi Alis, Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed the book. Please join the mailing list as I'm going to be releasing some new short stories soon, free, leading up to the release of the last book in the trilogy next year. http://www.almakatsu.com

best,
Alma


message 8: by Ali

Ali (Ali's Bookshelf ) Hey Alma, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed The Taker! Thanks for writing such a beautifully written book!


Savannah Alma, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Alma Katsu I can't thank you enough, Emma! Let me know how it does at your store.

Emma-Louise wrote: "Hi Alma :) Just wanted to let you know that I'm spreading the word at Waterstones Cribbs Causeway that The Reckoning is out next month! I determined to get it to the top of our chart! x"


Emma-Louise Hi Alma :) Just wanted to let you know that I'm spreading the word at Waterstones Cribbs Causeway that The Reckoning is out next month! I determined to get it to the top of our chart! x


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Ms. Katsu. Looking forward to reading your books :)


Cassandra Thanks Alma for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to reading your book, The Taker.


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Alma. :D
Have a great day!


message 1: by Alma

Alma Katsu Blog entry about the trials of writing the second book, and dreams of a Second Book Boot Camp: http://bit.ly/dXLr0p


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