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Monday, July 1, 2019

Book Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting

The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting
Genre: Young Adult (Science Fiction / Romance)
Date Published: April 29, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing. 

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day. 

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men. 

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

The Taking is the first book in the Taking Trilogy by Kimberly Derting. I got hooked on this book from the start. It completely kept my attention. Kyra's been missing for five years, but to her it was overnight. So, when she wakes up, everyone has moved on with their lives, and not always in the best ways. She has a lot to come to terms with, and the romance happens pretty quickly, but she needs Tyler. She needs someone to be her anchor. Of course, it's not all smooth sailing.. not by a long shot. Im so anxious to read the next book. I think I may have to get my hands on this author's other books as well.

Check out my review of the next book in this trilogy!

Kimberly is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE, and THE TAKING trilogies. She's also co-written the brand new picture book series, CECE LOVES SCIENCE!

Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections.

These days, she spends entirely too much time ordering stuff off the Internet and binge-watching Netflix with her husband and kids.

To learn more about Kimberly Derting and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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