The Wounded

The Wounded

by Lauren Nicolle Taylor


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You think you're in control. That it's your hands on the reins. But I'm 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 doesn't want to get used to being separated from Joseph, from Orry. So she must find the strength to battle her way back to her family, while mustering the courage to face her father, his secrets. With her best friend, Rash, by her side, she feels blessed and cursed. He is her saving grace, but will Joseph accept him and forgive her for leaving? Rosa must pull these threads together as she hacks her way to The Wall with the aid of her new companions but, heartbreakingly, without the one person she'd planned to save. Finding her way home is only the beginning. The biggest changes, the shocking truths, are waiting, hovering over the town like a menacing vapor. The Wounded have waited, nursed, and been dormant for too long. And now they're coming... dragging the ghosts of their lost ones behind them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940534466
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2014
Series: Woodlands Series , #3
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 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 Wounded 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book in the series (so far, I'm on The Wanted). Every time you think Taylor's going to give you a lull in the story, she immediately hits you with another cliffhanger. I loved the complex situations in this book and the object lessons of how the ones who are WOUNDED and suffering, must survive because they owe it to the ones left behind. And survive they do! Rosa and Joseph are faced with the most difficult experience parents face, and as Taylor writes it, their reactions and emotions are genuine and powerful. The writing flows well, and every now and then, I found myself pausing to take note of a simile or metaphor I really enjoyed. The interactions between Rosa and Pelo are interesting and well-developed, and I loved what happened with Pietre in the beginning of the book. Rash turns into an easily likable character. Addy's letter to Rosa stirred my heart, and Apella's fate was heartbreaking though redemptive. Rosa and Joseph embark on a journey together that leads them to put aside their own desires for the greater good even at the risk of never seeing their child again. Taylor accurately emphasizes their struggle well through this, and it's a refreshing angle to see in a teen book where parenting questions are not often addressed. The Woodlands tackled the issue of teen pregnancy and set the stage for our characters, the Wall tackled Rosa's new life as a mother and how she reacts to that as well as her developing relationship with Joseph and its awkwardness, and the Wounded shows them standing up and fighting together, united and committed on all fronts, tackling parenthood, survival, politics, familial relationships, and in the end sacrifice. This is why The Wounded has become my favorite in the series, and I can't wait to see the ending of their tale no matter how bittersweet it will be when I turn the final page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a well written suspenseful romance with tonnes of action, this is it!