IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The Taken: Celestial Blues: Book One…
S'està carregant…

The Taken: Celestial Blues: Book One (Celestial Blues Trilogy) (edició 2012)

de Vicki Pettersson (Autor)

Sèrie: Celestial Blues (1)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
2822072,230 (3.43)3
"Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets-- and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul: Katherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped. Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let the sable-haired siren come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to solve the mystery of his own unsolved murder-- and dole out some overdue payback for the death of his beloved wife, Evie. Joining forces, Kit and Grif's search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn't Grif's biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, along with the answer to the haunting question of his long afterlife: Who killed Griffin Shaw?"-- Provided by publisher.… (més)
Membre:Vantine
Títol:The Taken: Celestial Blues: Book One (Celestial Blues Trilogy)
Autors:Vicki Pettersson (Autor)
Informació:Harper Voyager (2012), Edition: Original, 432 pages
Col·leccions:Horror, Untitled collection, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Romances, Mystery, Vegan Cookbooks, Mystery, Holocaust/Genocide, La teva biblioteca, Per llegir
Valoració:
Etiquetes:to-read

Detalls de l'obra

The Taken de Vicki Pettersson

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 3 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 20 (següent | mostra-les totes)


OMG, Vicki is one of the best writers I've read. Could not put it down! ( )
  bm2ng | Apr 9, 2019 |
I was on the fence about this book for a while. It took me some time to get into it and to figure out where things were going. But fascination with one of the principle characters, Griffin Shaw, really motivated me to continue. I couldn't much relate to Kit (the other protagonist) or to the Rockabilly lifestyle, but they were still fun to read about nonetheless. I thought the ways the author handled things like fate and the afterlife were unique enough while sticking to the more standard tropes in the genre. Ultimately I found myself tearing through the pages of the book and was glad that I had stuck to it. The sequel to this book is now on my wish list! ( )
  Caltania | Apr 26, 2018 |
ok - semi likable characters - lots of sub-culture - synthetic mythos - fairly consistent though - some adult situations but kept fairly non-graphic ( )
  jason9292 | Sep 22, 2016 |
After Grif died, he became an angel tasked with shepherding newly killed souls to the afterlife. But a moment of mercy threatens the angels' secrecy, and as punishment Grif is forced to become human again. He can return to his celestial form only after he watches Katherine Craig die. But Grif finds her imminent death intolerable, and is clearly going to try to circumvent fate. I don't know--I only got 14% of the way into it. I just didn't care about Grif or the oh-so-beautiful Katherine. The writing is fine, but it didn't pull me in. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
*slight spoilers ahead*

I have to say straight away that Celestial Blues is a very different series from what Miss Pettersson wrote previously, as in it's not an urban fantasy. I was expecting one and to my (pleasant) surprise discovered that The Taken was a sort of a murder mystery with slight paranormal elements and distinct noir-ish undertones.

To give it a better definition I would describe it as a love child of Carole Nelson Douglas and Chris F. Holm.

Kit Craig is a intrepid small scale journalist whose family runs a local newspaper in Vegas. She is an interesting character, a rockabilly who loves living in the style of 1950s, a brave and bright woman with very distinctive views on what's right and wrong. Her and her friend Nicole are investigating a hidden prostitution ring on the outskirts of the city when Nicole is viciously murdered in the motel where she is meeting her informant.

Here comes Griff Shaw, who was murdered in the 50s and who since then has been promoted into a Centurion whose task is to take souls of the dead and help them to cross to the other side. He takes pity on Nicole and allows her to pretty herself before they go as the soul is mortified to spend afterlife the way she looked when she died, and while he waits Nicole manages to leave a message for Kit that starts a horrible chain of reactions beginning with Griff being thrown back into the mortal coil as a punishment and Kit marked for death.

Griff who never let go of his wife's death in the first place refuses to let another beautiful young woman die and instead of not interfering aids Kit in her investigation which uncovers more and more awful, gruesome details.

This was an excellent thriller, slightly dry, intense and dark. Kit and Griff are a great team and it's a pleasure to see their interactions as their views come from very different eras. Their attraction to each other might not feel romantic on the surface and lacks grand declarations of love, but it feels sincere for the emotional state they are in and the personal demons they are battling. I see strong companionship and great detective work in the future ;)

The villains in this book are not something to be taken lightly as well. They are chillingly real and truly evil, that's why you feel such a great satisfaction when they're brought to justice.

Overall, a solid, interesting read which I recommend without any reservations. ( )
  kara-karina | Nov 20, 2015 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 20 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

"Griffin Shaw used to be a PI, but that was back when gumshoes hoofed the streets-- and he was still alive. Fifty years later, he's an angel, but that doesn't make him a saint. One small mistake has altered fate, and now he's been dumped back onto the mortal mudflat to collect another soul: Katherine "Kit" Craig, a journalist whose latest investigation is about to get her clipped. Bucking heavenly orders, Grif refuses to let the sable-haired siren come to harm. Besides, protecting her offers a chance to solve the mystery of his own unsolved murder-- and dole out some overdue payback for the death of his beloved wife, Evie. Joining forces, Kit and Grif's search for answers leads beyond the blinding lights of the Strip into the dark heart of an evil conspiracy. But a ruthless killer determined to destroy them isn't Grif's biggest threat. His growing attraction to Kit could cost them both their lives, along with the answer to the haunting question of his long afterlife: Who killed Griffin Shaw?"-- Provided by publisher.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.43)
0.5
1 4
1.5
2 7
2.5
3 15
3.5 6
4 21
4.5 1
5 8

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 160,596,311 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible