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The Gotten

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  5 reviews
No one knew about the doorbell until the news story of the boys’ mysterious disappearance.

If certain people couldn’t own the doorbell or if it rejected them, they wanted to destroy it and the boys behind it, calling it a hoax.

Ivor and Inge Borg have been tracking Astrid Sims, who has escaped from the ancient Norse myth as Skuld, the weaver of the future, fate and destiny
Kindle Edition, 175 pages
Published November 12th 2020
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Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Gotten by Rob Tucker is a YA fantasy book mixed with a bit of ancient mythology and the old world. The author gives to readers a young girl with a mysterious doorbell that whisks a group of boys into the future to protect them from a dangerous present. The girl is being hunted by a couple who want the powers that she holds and are intent on doing whatever it takes to get her to join them, because it must be by choice.
The Gotten is the first book that I have read by Rob Tucker. The blurb puz
Nikki_ Wingedreader_
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
I graciously got accepted for a Netgalley ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. All opinions in this review are my own


When a rather intriguing thirteen-year-old girl moves from England to America she tries to befriend four boys her age. Rather reluctantly the boys let her keep them company. In an attempt to become friends with them she suggests that a doorbell be put on the tree of the boy's fort, a doorbell that would only recognize them. At first glance it's innocent but w
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Gotten is a time travel, "far out there" book. It's fascinating, though. The group of four boys in middle school is infiltrated by an outspoken, red-haired British girl. Astrid pushes her way into the group and becomes their friend, as she appears to know a lot more about life than any of them. When she follows them to their hand built tree house, she brings about some unusual events through a seemingly harmless doorbell. It's all a big mystery what happens to people when they ring the doorb ...more
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you #Netgalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review*

The story description said that this book would be similar to Divergent and Stranger Things, which is why I was so interested in reading this story. I didn't really get that comparison with what I was reading. Reading the story was a bit confusing for me and it kind of seemed disorganized
Thieving Magpie
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book had much potential. Sadly, the first 75% proved to be very superficial and uninteresting. Astrid was a truly unlikeable character; I was annoyed with her behaviour, her character - anything about her, really. She acted like a little princess and I am not overly fond of characters like hers when reading books.
The last part of the book however, was very good. The mystery of the doorbell, the nordic mythology that had been added to the book... It almost felt as if I was reading two diffe
Destiny Brown
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Rob is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his graduate degree in communications from the University of California, Los Angeles. Rob worked as a business and management consultant to advertising, corporate communications, and media production companies as well as many others. Now retired, he resides with his wife in Southern California where he devotes much of hi ...more

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