The Taking

The Taking 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 o

  • Title: The Taking
  • Author: Kimberly Derting
  • ISBN: 9780062293626
  • Page: 360
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 d j 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 HerA 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 d j 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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    1. This was Tyler Wahl. Tyler, who looked far too much like his older brother—my seventeen-year-old boyfriend—in looks, in statured, most of all, in age.Tyler, who, the last time I’d seen him just the day before, had been only twelve years old.This is the story of a special (and different) girl who got abducted by aliens, only to awaken five years later to fall in love with her boyfriend's 12-year old brother.Who is now 17. But really, does that make it any less creepy, man?The Summary: "They [...]

    2. So upon reading this book, my initial reaction went something like this:As in I couldn't articulate, look I'm a novice to YA science fiction particularly when it comes to aliens. But I have watched many movies, I absolutely love watching anything of the extraterrestrial kind. That being said, although I'm a novice, I do feel that this book was very light science fiction, it really appealed to me because first and foremost this book is a romance, it's a coming of age story. A book about a young g [...]

    3. This is another of those books that are fun and entertaining, but just don't have that spark that could have made them truly memorable. At least I have plenty of fun during the ride.With an engaging start, The Taking pulls you right into its plot full of mystery and wonderment. Imagine being blinded by a light, and the next thing you know your world and everyone you know is 5 years older… except you. You're still sporting a bruise left from a game just that week, your phone is still fully char [...]

    4. See more reviews at YA Midnight ReadsIn the end, The Taking wasn't too bad of a read. While I have a lot of nit-picks here and there, but the concept was refreshing and was just engaging enough to keep me reading till the very end.Just yesterday, 16 year old Kyra was in a softball game. Today, she wakes up behind a dumpster at the Gas 'n' Sip with no idea how she got there in the first place. When she gets home, there's a strange man and boy shouting at her, telling her that this wasn't her h [...]

    5. My second time reading this in preparation for 'The Replaced' and I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH OH MANFirst read - All of my reviews are spoiler free (unless stated otherwise) so you can go ahead and read my review!THIS WAS SO INTRIGUING! I honestly couldn't put it down! It follows Kyra, a 16 year old girl who wakes up behind a dumpster and finds that five years have passed and yet she hasn't aged a day. All she remembers is seeing a flash of light before finding herself somehow in the same clothes [...]

    6. I LOVE The Body Finder series, and I've heard such positive things about these books too. Finally starting it, I'm pretty excited!*** That ENDING!!!! UGH, I need the next book asap!!!

    7. I've read my share of alien stories these past two years. There's just something about extraterrestrial creatures that intrigue the geek in me - the unfamiliarity, that sense of other-worldliness, the knowing they come from somewhere that's  beyond human comprehension. I'm not sure where this curiosity of mine started, but watching X Files has surely solidified that. Unfortunately, many of what I read that had this subject matter last year have been largely disappointing, and I've yet to read [...]

    8. *I received and e-copy ARC of this book from Edelweiss in return for an honest review. Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this story early*It is very hard for me to put my thoughts into words.I highly enjoyed reading this book, it was fun and definitely hard to put down!!The book starts off with the main character Kyra disappearing for 5 years after winning her softball game. Everyone assumed she had been kidnapped or died since she was gone for so long and the [...]

    9. This was the perfect read for a spooky Halloween weekend. It reminded me of Elizabeth Chandler's Dark Secret series I grew up on: a bit of mystery, a bit of romance, a protagonist I liked, a bit of creepy, and yea, just a fun read only of course this had aliens =) Hope to read the sequel at some point <3

    10. It kills me that I couldn't love this book. Seriously, it hurts. One of my favorite series is The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. It's a great mix of thriller and romance and stars the cutest couple I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I was really looking forward to reading The Taking. The blurb has a very Flight of the Navigator feel to it, which is one of my favorite childhood movies, but at last I just could not love this one.In a nutshell, this was just to dang fast. I had no time to fee [...]

    11. Kyra Agnew plays a game of softball one afternoon, sees a bright light on her way home--and wakes up on another afternoon, five years later. Everyone has changed: her parents, her boyfriend, her best friend. But Kyra hasn't. She's exactly the same, right down to the bruise on her leg. What could possibly--or impossibly--have happened? I went into this book anticipating a taut science fiction thriller. And what I got was a paranormal romance, featuring all the vampire-human romance problems, just [...]

    12. An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.Kyra has it all, a wonderful loving family, a boyfriend whom she knows all her life, and a best friend by her side. On the night after her softball game, she gets into a fight with her father and the next thing she knows she's behind a garbage  dump. She finds out that five years has passed by and people believe she was kidnapped. With no me [...]

    13. I haven't picked up a Kimberly Derting book since I read her THE BODY FINDER series (which I loved, loved). Not only was this book every bit as good as her debut series, but it's forcing me to realize my mistake in not buying THE PLEDGE trilogy. Reading THE TAKING was like watching a new series you totally fall for, and realizing there's another five series already out, ready to be downloaded. You know that feeling? It's epic. And so is Derting's storytelling. If you need me, I'll be nose-deep i [...]

    14. Ahh I loved this book!! it's the perfect mashup of scifi, paranormal, and contemp. I don't want to give away any spoilers, because there's a fun secret about what's really the cause of Kyra's disappearance. But what a fun, fast-paced read, with plenty of emotion and lots of questions. I loved the relationship between Kyra and Tyler was adorable and believable! And the concept for this book is so fun! :) The cover fits it perfectly---there's a hint about everything in the cover, one you'll only u [...]

    15. BY FAR THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ SO FAR THIS YEAR!The writing was great, the characters were relatable, flawed, yet funny. And there was non-stop action. I have no idea why this book doesn't have higher ratings because I honestly felt like I was watching an epic 13 episode television series in my head. I NEED BOOK 2 NOW!

    16. Love this one, especially the fireflies. The hero is very swoonworthy and that gets me every time. Can't wait to find out what happens next!

    17. A thrilling and romantic read that was full of secrets, The Taking was a fantastic YA paranormal romance. I really enjoyed reading this brilliant book. Loved it!Kyra was a good heroine. She was put in a rather difficult situation. She disappeared for 5 years, though she doesn't remember having been gone, and wakes up to a vastly different life. But she dealt with it as best she could and stood strong despite everything that was thrown at her. My one problem with her, though, is that she could be [...]

    18. DNFIt just didn't make sense. I'm sorry. There is no way that a person showing up 5 years later, with no recollection of what happened to them, after a huge investigation, would have been sent home after a few minutes in the emergency room. No way. The FBI would have been involved in a missing persons case and would have been there right away. She would have been kept under observation in the hospital with psychologists helping her to figure out what happened and to re-introduce her back in to h [...]

    19. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: The Taking is a pulse-racing, action packed story of a girl who doesn’t know what to believe. A stunning book and something I will definitely check out the sequel for!Opening Sentence: We killed them.The Review:Kyla is an ordinary girl, with ordinary parents and an ordinary life. She’s madly in love with her boyfriend, Austin, and she just won the championships for her softball team by her amazing pitching skills. Her father wants her to [...]

    20. This is the stupidest book I've ever read. I'm making a new shelf just for this book, because thats how bad it was. It doesn't deserve to touch the other books, because it might be contagious. Oh also there are some spoilers below, so if you make really poor life choices and decide to read this book, don't read the rest of this I guess.Let's talk. Kyra, softball super genius who has been in love with Austin, her boy-next-door neighbor, eternal confidant, childhood friend turned teenage crush, go [...]

    21. I was hesitant to read this book because it was by Derting and her previous Body Finder series just didn't do it for me, but the subject matter and that beautiful cover made me cave in, not to mention I just had to press that little green Download Now button instead of actually requesting. So download I did. I really shouldn't have. I really could have gone without.I didn't like Kyra. At all. She was a brat, spoiled, and selfish. Worst case of Only child syndrome ever. Look, it can't be easy wak [...]

    22. I want to thank Harper Teen for providing me with an early copy of this book to read and review. This is my first book from author Kimberly Derting and I'm so glad that I jumped in! Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or my review.Blurb from :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 [...]

    23. Sixteen-year-old Kyra wakes up behind the Gas ‘n’ Sip gas station with no memory of what has happened to her. All she can remember is the arguement with her father, the flash of light and then nothing. Thinking she passed out and it’s now the following day, Kyra makes her way home, however she suddenly finds that things are how she left them last night. Five years have passed, her family has changed and aged, her boyfriend has a life in College with a new girlfriend but Kyra, Kyra is still [...]

    24. 2.5Received this book from Edelweiss.For more reviews visit bangbangbookblog(view spoiler)[OverviewKyra is an all American 17 year old who loves softball, her dad, and her boyfriend. One day, after the championship game, Kyra and her dad are having an argument about college when Kyra gets out of her dad’s car and mysteriously disappears. She resurfaces 5 years later…bum, bum, bum.The Good*It was well written especially the first couple of chapters.*The ending was interesting-didn’t see it [...]

    25. It's been five years since Kyra Agnew mysteriously disappeared after a fight with her father. A lot can change in five years - people age, marriages fall apart, new relationships develop - but, when Kyra reappears, there's nothing new about her. Everything, right down to the bruises and dusty softball uniform she was wearing when she disappeared, are exactly the same. For Kyra, it feels like the softball game, kissing her boyfriend, and fighting with her dad happened mere hours before for the re [...]

    26. divabooknerd/2014/05/tThe Taking was even better than I had anticipated, considering most of the early reviews I had read weren't so favorable, usually that's a sure sign that it'll be something I'd enjoy. It wasn't the characters, although Tyler was adorable, it wasn't the theme as aliens have been covered time and time again. It was the intrigue. I love a good mystery and The Taking provided me with a fun and entertaining storyline, in which the reader will discover Kyra's world just as she do [...]

    27. Today was not a good day! Or maybe it was a bad year for the young-adult fantasy genre, in general. I've read this, the same day with the very popular Rebel Belle. Adding them both, I've been drowning in clichés.

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