Taken: The Quest For Truth, Book One (P&R Publishing, 2011) is a impressive and engaging start to Brock Eastman's action-adventure series of youth-fiction. The fact that it is a Focus on the Family resource, tells me that it is the wholesome quality of book I would like for my tweens/teens to be reading.
Here is the synopsis of Taken: The Quest For Truth, Book One, from that back cover:
"Five--Four--Three--Two--One!""We're Out Of Here!"
Suit up! Jump into hyper flight with the four Wikk kids! Forced into a high-stakes hunt for their missing parents by the sinister Captain Vedrik, the siblings' only hope is their parents' Archeos e-journal. Can Tiffany decipher the clues within it? As time runs out, it's all up to Oliver and his Federation training to fly the Phoenix and protect his crew. But twins Mason and Austin endanger the mission when they unexpectedly meet...The blue boy!
The Quest For Truth series follows the four Wikk kids in their desperate race to find the mysterious planet Ursprung and the Ubel renegades from misusing its long-lost secrets. Ancient cities, treacherous villains, high-tech gadgets, the Phoenix--encounter all these and more on this futuristic, interplanetary adventure.
I found Taken: The Quest For Truth, Book One to be a highly enjoyable, fast read that, even though it is considered youth fiction, adults would enjoy as well. The story line keeps you guessing and is safe and clean for readers of all ages. The author does a great job in developing the alternate world and the characters--right down to the siblings bickering, like siblings do. I highly recommend this book to people of upper-elementary school age through adult and I am looking forward to reading the next books in the series!
Thank you to P&R Publishing for my sample used in this review, opinions are honest, review by Michelle.
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