The Wall

The Wall

by Lauren Nicolle Taylor


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Joseph, wake up, wake up, wake up... She says it over and over. It's her mantra, her prayer, her plea. But life doesn't stop while he's sleeping. With a newborn baby in her arms, Rosa's thrown into a new world, with new rules and a philosophy that sounds too good to be true. She's sure they didn't rescue her out of the goodness of their hearts. The Survivors must want something in return. The Wall finds Rosa eagerly entering a new life, yet struggling to keep the demons and ghosts of the past from dragging her backwards. She's left so many people behind. There's freedom in the Survivors' world, more than she'd ever dreamed of, but there's 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 threatens to destroy the tenuous, sewn-together family she's built on the outside.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940534183
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 10/11/2013
Series: Woodlands Series , #2
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lauren Nicolle Taylor is the bestselling author of THE WOODLANDS SERIES and the award-winning YA novel NORA & KETTLE (Gold medal Winner for Multicultural fiction, Independent Publishers Book Awards 2017). NORA & KETTLE received a starred review from Booklist magazine. She has a Health Science degree and an honors degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a proud Hapa, living in the lush hamlet of the Adelaide hills with her husband and three children.

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The Wall 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Enchantress More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in "The Woodlands" series and having read the first the cliffhanger was such that I had to read this one as soon as possible. If you enjoyed the first one then you won't believe all the adventure that is packed into book 2. The only bad part is that you get to the end ... and you guessed it ... another cliffhanger! Even worse I thought that this was part 2 of a 3 part series (with part 3 set to come out at the end of this month) and I have JUST discovered that there will be 4 parts. Part of me is excited by this. Lauren Taylor is a skilled writer and despite my not really being a fan of dystopian style novels this series has me hooked and I find myself totally lost in this world so the fact that it will continue longer is really a good thing. There is certainly plenty more story to learn about. The other part of me, the part that DESPISES cliffhangers is definitely not so amused.  The characters develop a lot more in this second installment and we get a great insight into a whole new set of people ... "The Survivors". Sometimes with a sequel, especially when the situations have changed so much I find myself disappointed in the direction the book is heading in. Not here! If you loved book 1 you will adore book 2. If you haven't read book 1 yet ... YOU SHOULD!! V""V
MQuire More than 1 year ago
The Wall is an awesome addition to The Woodlands series and Lauren Nicolle Taylor has invented one of the most loveable characters I’ve ever had the pleasure to get to know. In The Woodlands, Rosa used her strength to keep herself in about as much check as she could muster, but many months later in The Wall, she finds the power to fight for others. The changes made in the character were as smooth as they were natural and I look forward to see where Taylor will lead this poor girl now. One thing’s for sure, it certain to be nail-biting.
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a beginning and an ending, the author really knows how to keep an audience captivated from start to finish. So much happens during this book, but at no time was I feeling over whelmed or that it was too much, just went along for the ride. The story flies by so quickly, and I soon found myself completely immersed in the world, dreading what was coming around the corner next. Full of suspense and action, I would highly recommend this to all that enjoy dystopian reads. If you loved the first book in the series, your going to love this one so much more – then hate that book 3 isn’t out yet to jump straight into. I received an e-copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing suspenseful read!!
Shadowplay4u More than 1 year ago
I am in complete and total awe of the emotionally gripping and irresistibly spellbinding Woodlands series that Lauren Nicolle Taylor has masterfully transcribed from the depths of her heart. Having just finished reading The Wall, which is the second book in this series, my heart has been flooded with so many wonderful and complex emotions that I don’t exactly know where to start in singing its praises. This is one series that has carefully and enthusiastically led me through the entire gamut of human emotions and left me to sort through all of the layers of this deeply moving and heartwarming story. This time around, we watch as Rosa as she is transformed both inside and out by the love that inexorably surrounds her. While in the midst of their still precarious circumstances, she finds solace and strength with her makeshift family. She draws courage and stability from them as she delicately nurtures an ever elusive hope. This disjointed group of misfits help her choose to slowly come alive again and dare to acknowledge that they can become more together than they she ever thought possible alone. My heart swelled at the changes that took place with each of the characters but especially with Rosa and Joseph. What they both never dared to hope for is slowing taking shape right before their eyes. They are finding meaning to this life, and they are greedily taking hold of it with both hands in fear of it being ripped away in a heartbeat. They are constructing a new life together - one that is filled with unconditional love and unwavering devotion. Even though they are far from perfect or even ideal for each other, they cling to the love and hope that they see in each other’s eyes. Each of them are fighting their own demons and are slowly but surely overcoming their fears from the not so distant past. They are beginning to see themselves as conquerors of their own destiny. No longer do they keep the chains of oppression around their necks. No longer do they listen to the words of despair and regret. For they are resolved to move ahead into the bright light of a new day forever leaving behind the cold dark prison that held captive their hearts and their minds. Lauren Nicolle Taylor has taken me by surprise yet again with her dazzling sequel to The Woodlands. This story will burrow its way into your heart and take up permanent residence. It will awaken in you a desire to really and truly live life to its fullest while not squandering a second of it immense beauty and boundless opportunity. I hope that you will open your mind and your heart to what Taylor has to offer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just when I didn't think it could get any better, I am just amazed at the amount of thought and creativity that has gone into these books and to find out there are two more is exhilarating. I can't wait to start.
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closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 unicorns - I liked it!!  It is building to something... ***Received ebook from Clean Teen Publishing for an honest review The cover shows Joseph’s amazing eyes :)  I have a thing for eyes ;) This series is great and I love it, but this book fell a little short for me.  I feel like it was building towards something awesome, but then I was at the end.  Rosa was meek and unconfident in this book, but she was starting to become the fighter she was in book 1 toward the end which is what I love about her.  We have some new friends in this book and of course our returning favorites. I’m betting the next book is going to be phenomenal.  I think because we were introduced to a new way of life in this book that it felt like the first book in a series where you learn all sorts of things about characters and the world, but there wasn’t enough action for me.  I definitely think you should read this because it is building to something great, and I can’t wait to see where it goes next.  :)