Kyra Agnew has a pretty good life as star of the softball
team with a great best friend and a gorgeous and sweet
boyfriend. On a drive with her dad after a game, everything
changes when she sees a blinding light. She wakes up behind
a dumpster and as she tries to find her parents, she
discovers that five years have passed since that day. The
strange thing is she hasn't aged a day, and she has the
exact same bruise and tan she had the day she disappeared.
Now with divorced parents and her boyfriend (whose little
brother is now all grown up and looking great) dating her
best friend, Kyra must figure out what exactly happened five
years ago and why strange national security men are asking
THE TAKING by Kimberly Derting is everything I expected it
to be and more. I love her Pledge series, and I was so
to read her latest book, also the beginning of a new series.
It's a thrilling adventure from the first chapter, and the
mix of action, alien mystery, romance, and family bonds are
done so well. There are also some wonderful and
gasp-inducing twists that will have you trying to get to the
end as soon as possible.
I love Kyra with how she manages to cope when she wakes up
and her overall personality that just makes you care about
her, but my favorite character is definitely her love
interest, Tyler. Tyler is her ex-boyfriend's not-so-little
brother now that five years have passed, and he has some
incredibly sweet lines. He is extremely loyal, nerdy, and a
fighter (for what he wants). You will have a hard time not
crushing on him, but he and Kyra go together perfectly.
With THE TAKING, Kimberly Derting has written another
outstanding novel, and I can't wait for the sequel to come
out. I would recommend it for any fans of her work, as well
as anyone who enjoys a good alien YA story.
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