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I’m excited to share a review of the book Taken: Quest for Truth, Book 1
by Brock Eastman! Taken is a fiction book written for preteens and young teens and is first in The Quest for Truth series of five books. My two oldest sons and I just finished reading it and can’t wait for the next book to come out in May! “Taken” is published by P&R Publishing and Focus on the Family, and I thank them for sending us a copy so we could review it for you here.
The story is set in the future and is an interplanetary adventure, which surely added to the excitement for both the boys and me. It had the feel of Star Trek or Star Wars, except with a major focus on a family. At the beginning of the story the four kids’ parents are kidnapped, so Oliver, Tiffany, Austin, and Mason have to fly their spaceship to another planet to try to discover some clues to help them. While there, the younger boys encounter a group of people who try to hold them prisoner. The whole book is full of suspense. My 9 yo son said he didn’t even want to read anything else until the next Quest for Truth book (Risk) comes out–but, sorry, you can’t stop reading for 3 months!
God isn’t mentioned in the book, but the focus of the parents’ archaeological searching is to find the secrets of the beginning of life. One of the characters says that he feels that “Someone” has been guiding him. So, I expect that their Quest for Truth will lead them to the truth of God!
I would definitely recommend this book to preteens and young teens. To learn more about the author Brock Eastman, see The Quest for Truth book website.
Get Taken: Quest for Truth, Book 1
FREE on Kindle in August 2015!
See review of Tangle in September 2015.
(Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of these books in order to write honest reviews. This post contains affiliate links.)