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The Taking by Kimberly Derting

The Taking - Kimberly Derting

This book will be published on April 29, 2014


This is a very strange, but very entertaining read!


One night, 16 year-old Kyra disappears seemingly out of thin air. She then wakes up behind a dumpster at her local gas station. She doesn't feel much different, and she is still wearing the same clothes she wore when she disappeared. However, when she walks home, she realizes 5 years have passed and she doesn't remember any of it. Everyone thought she died or was gone forever, so they moved on with their life. Kyra's parents divorced and her mom is remarried and has a baby. Now, Kyra has to figure out how to deal with her broken family, a new love interest, and the fact that she does not know where she has been for the past 5 years and why she has not aged a day.


I really enjoyed this book, it is easy to read and very entertaining. When Kyra returns she starts to fall for her ex-boyfriend's kid brother, Tyler, who is now 17. I feel like majority of the book focused on their love story and not so much trying to figure out what happened to Kyra. It was fun reading about their romance, but at the same time I wanted answers! As the story progressed, I knew there was something wrong with Kyra and something crazy happened to her over those 5 years. This book has a realistic feel to it when Kyra is falling for Tyler and trying to find her place with this new family situation. However, there is an underlying feeling of wrongness and I knew the whole time that something crazy had happened to Kyra. 


I am happy that some things get explained and we get some answers towards the end of the book. The plot gets so insane at the end and I really loved the supernatural twist it takes! I just wish those things started happening sooner and did not feel so rushed at the end. 

Overall, I really liked this book and would recommend it to fans of the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout!



*Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for allowing me to read an e-copy ARC of this book in return for an honest review*