The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting

The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting

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Review: It seems like Kimberly Derting is one of those authors who is able to constantly bring the wow factor to her books and make readers think in different and new ways. The Taking is no different from her other books, which makes you think on a subject and how it could work out. To the point of thinking where you just have to give up and finish the book in one sitting, because its just that good. Even the end of the leaves readers with more questions of why, if, where, and what’s going to happen next in the series. Along with the plot the character details are on spot and develop with the story to show their growth. Also Derting was able to name drop with a couple of classic lit, which seem to be the added cherry on the top for book lovers everywhere. This book will literally take you to another place because the plot is so good, that when you finish the book you won’t know where you are anymore.

5 out of 5 stars.

368 pages in Hardback.
Young Adult.
Published by HarperTeen.

Summary: 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?

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