The Taking

Paperback | April 28, 2015

byKimberly Derting

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer meets The Fifth Wave in this chilling and explosive new series from author Kimberly Derting.

The last thing Kyra Agnew remembers is a flash of bright light. She awakes to discover that five whole years have passed. Everyone in her life has moved on—her parents are divorced, her boyfriend is in college and dating her best friend—but Kyra's still the sixteen-year-old she was when she vanished. She finds herself drawn to Tyler, her boyfriend's kid brother, despite her best efforts to ignore this growing attraction. In order to find out the truth, the two of them decide to retrace her steps from that fateful night. They discover that there are others who have been "taken," just like Kyra. But Kyra is the first person to have been returned past the forty-eight-hour taken mark. With a determined secret government agency after her, Kyra desperately tries 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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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer meets The Fifth Wave in this chilling and explosive new series from author Kimberly Derting. The last thing Kyra Agnew remembers is a flash of bright light. She awakes to discover that five whole years have passed. Everyone in her life has moved on—her parents are divorced, her boyfriend is in college and da...

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A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing.A bright light is the last thing sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew remembers before waking up behind the Gas 'n' Sip with a raging headache, a malfunctioning cell phone, and a major case of déjà vu. She trudges home to discover that she's not missing just a few hours—five years have passed ...

Kimberly Derting is the author of the Body Finder series, the Pledge trilogy, and the Taking series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find things they say bu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062293613

ISBN - 13:9780062293619

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good This was an amazing read left me wanting more.
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from MajiBookshelf I've read Kimberly Derting's The Pledge trilogy and really enjoyed it. Knowing that I went ahead and requested The Taking because it has two of my favorite things, memory loss, and mystery. Of course this book is labeled as science fiction, paranormal, aliens.. but I feel it has a very contemporary feel. and I must confess.. I loved it. I feel that Derting can write an amazing contemporary novel and I am hoping she'll do that soon! Anyways back to The Taking, I thought this novel can't be confined to one genre.. it is exactly like The Pledge.. where it has historical and dystopian elements along with political and 100 other! This is why I love Derting's books, they are thoroughly thought out, intricate in the details, and very unique. Kyra wakes up in the back of a gas station mart with no idea how she got there. Turns out she's been missing for five years but without aging a single day. She's still in her softball uniform from the last day she remembers, hair ribbons, dirt stains and all but everyone has moved on.. five years in the future exactly. Austin, her boyfriend, is now at university and clearly moved on and Tyler, his younger brother, is now 17 years old, a year older than her! All this mystery and head scratching was totally addicting. I couldn't put the book down and kept on flipping the pages as quickly as I could. It was really hard seeing how everything has changed in those five years and I really felt bad for Kyra. However the developing friendship between her and Tyler was just so adorable and heartwarming. I love Tyler so much! We all should demand a neighbor/friend/potential more? like him in our lives! I thought this side of the story was written impeccably by Derting. The romance didn't feel forced or overpowering, or too slow, too fast.. it was just perfect (hence my comment about her potentially being an amazing contemporary writer!). The non-contemporary aspect of the novel was subtle at the beginning but prevailed in the second half of the novel and that was when everything went to crap, in the craziness full blown out, everything that could go wrong went wrong sense. I loved it! It was such a thrilling read! And on top of all that, The Taking even made me cry! See what I mean by the author combining and weaving so many different genres in a novel? Towards the end is when we get 10% of our questions answered but don't count on being able to figure out the whole novel because even after finishing it, I still have about 100 questions which is why I am SO SO excited for the sequel and will sell a percentage of my soul if I could get it early! What I am basically saying is this is a time where you need to take my recommendation seriously and go out and BUY the book because you're going to want to re-read it, trust me.
Date published: 2014-05-01

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