THE WANTED by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
What would you be willing to sacrifice to get what you Wanted?
Itâs the question facing both Rosa and Joseph as they are pushed and pulled in unimaginable directions.
Itâs the question Superior Grant answered with a resounding, âAnything and everything.â
The only thing they want is to be back in each otherâs arms. But what will it cost them to get there?
Separated after a failed mission, they are caught in dual hells. Joseph, sinking as he struggles to face what he did to escape and who he had to leave behind. Rosa, straddling the divide between fighting the evil, calculating Superior Grant and trying her best to stay alive.
When what they Wanted seems unreachable, can they find the strengthâthe willâto keep trying? To keep fighting? And find their way back to each other and to Orry?
The Wanted is the stunning conclusion of The Woodlands Series.
The Woodlands Series by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
(Young Adult Mature- Dystopian Romance)
When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Rosa lives in The Woodlands, one of eight enclosed cities where the lone survivors of a devastating war have been gathered. In these circular cities everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa's inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He's blonde, fair skinned, blue eyed and the laid back, ever-grinning, complete opposite of Rosa. She's never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.
But differences weren't always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. That was before the bitter race war decimated most of the planet, leaving the Russian wilderness as the only scrap of land habitable for survivors. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with an iron fist, are obsessed with creating a 'raceless' race. They are convinced this is the only way to avoid another war. Any anomalies must be destroyed.
The Superiors are unstoppable and can do anything they want, after all, they are considered super heroes by the general public. But not everyone see's them this way. When they continue to abuse their power by collecting young girls for use in their secret, high-tech breeding program, they have no idea that one of those girls has somehow managed to make friends even she didn't know she had. And one man will stop at nothing to save her.
She says it over and over. Itâs her plea, her prayer, her mantra. But life doesnât stop while heâs sleeping. Rosaâs been thrown into a new world, with new rules, and a philosophy that sounds too good to be true. Sheâs also sure they didnât rescue her out of the goodness of their hearts.
The Survivors must want something from themâ¦ but what?
The Wall finds Rosa eagerly entering a new life, yet struggling to keep the demons and ghosts of the past from dragging her backwards.
Sheâs left so many people behind and isnât sure how to start over.
Thereâs freedom in the Survivorsâ world, more than sheâd ever dreamed of, but thereâs also secrets. The darkest of which pulls Rosa headfirst into a trauma, forcing her to reevaluate her past and pushing her to make a choice that may destroy the tenuous, sewn-together family sheâs built on the outside.
Will Rosa make the right choiceâ¦ or will she lose everything she has fought so hard for?
You think youâre in control, that you have your hands on the reins. But Iâm starting to think either someone else is driving or the reins are attached to nothing. Just flapping and snapping in the breeze. What could be simple, never is.
Rosa doesnât want to get used to being separated from Joseph, from Orry. But now she must battle her way back to her family, her future, at the same time struggling to come to terms with her fatherâs past, his secrets and what he means to her now.
With her best friend Rash by her side she feels blessed and cursed. He is her saving grace but will Joseph accept him, and will he forgive her for leaving? More importantly will she manage to return to him? Rosa must pull these threads together. Hold herself in as she hacks her way back to The Wall with the aid of new companions but not the one person sheâd planned on saving.
Finding her way back is only the beginning. The biggest changes, the shocking outcomes are waiting. Hovering over the town like a menacing vapour.
The Wounded have waited, nursed, and been dormant for too long and now theyâre coming, dragging the ghosts of their lost ones behind them.
About Lauren Nicolle Taylor
Lauren Nicolle Taylor is a 33-year-old mother living in the tiny, lush town of Bridgewater on the other side of the world in Australia. She married her high school sweetheart and has three very boisterous and individual children. She earned a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences with Honours in Obstetrics and Gynecology and majored in Psychology while minoring in Contemporary Australian Writing.
After a disastrous attempt to build her dream house that left her family homeless, She found herself inexplicably drawn to the computer. She started writing, not really knowing where it may lead but ended up, eight weeks later, with the rough draft of The Woodlands.
In 2013, Lauren Nicolle Taylor accepted a publishing contract with Clean Teen Publishing. Her first published novel, The Woodlands, was released on August 30, 2013 and followed shortly by The Wall and The Wounded. The Wantedâthe stunning conclusion to the seriesâ is scheduled for release in October of 2014.
More from Clean Teen Publishing:
Random thoughts and book news. Stop and visit awhile.