The Things They’ve Taken by Katie McElhenney Book Tour and Giveaway

The Things They’ve Taken by Katie McElhenney

Published by Entangled Teen

Genre: YA Fantasy / paranormal

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All Lo Campbell wants is to be a normal teenager—to go to one high school, live in one place, and have one real friend. Instead, she travels the country with her mother, chasing the unknown, the “what else” that’s out there until one day, the “what else” chases back. Determined to rescue her mom from whatever supernatural being took her, Lo will need more help than a badly dressed demon obsessed with country music. She’s going to need a Tracker—and lucky for her, she finds one. Shaw is strong, good-looking, possibly available, and utterly infuriating. Sure, he may have secrets, and his help costs more than a brand-new car, but she’ll have to deal with him if she wants to find her mother—and get her home alive.

About the Author:

Katie McElhenney was born in Philadelphia into a big family of curious kids and patient adults. A voracious reader and unapologetic daydreamer, she knew she wanted to become a writer someday. With the support of an amazing family, great friends, and some truly spectacular teachers she has written short stories, poems, and novels. A solar-powered human, she now lives in Los Angeles and uses the great weather for year-round trips to the beach and long runs (where the best inspiration happens). Find out more about her at

The Giveaway: a road trip snack pack

My thoughts: Lo Campbell grew up moving from place to place with her mom who is on a search for the answers to the bigger questions in life. Always changing her beliefs with each move. They finally settle down in Kentucky the same time as Lo enters high school. Her mom quickly makes friends with a group of people that believe in witches and demons. As her mom gets more drawn in she begins to get pulled into darker and darker stuff. The she manages to accidentally summon a demon and disappears leaving Lo alone. Lo with nowhere to turn hires a tracker named Shaw. As they travel together around the country, Lo begins to develop feelings for Shaw. I really enjoy the connection between Lo and Shaw. I think the twist of events that happens at the end is really surprising and necessary to complete the story. The writer does an outstanding job in both the plot line and settings for the story. I found the writing to be superb. Overall a great read! **I received an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

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