April 29, 2014
I am a huge fan of Kimberly Derting. I have read most of her work and really enjoy her writing style. When I read the synopsis for The Taking, I knew I had to read it. The Synopsis sounded similar to the ABC show Resurrection; I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy (ARC) around the premiere of the show.
First chapter of The Taking begins with Kyra winning a high school softball game and ends with her passing out to bright lights. Five years have passed but Kyra Agnew hasn’t aged and all she remembers is the bright lights. She wakes up behind a dumpster at a Gas 'n' Sip and discovers her parents divorced from the pain of her absence. Her strict dad now has a drinking problem and is persistent on finding out what had happened to her that night. To make matters worse, her boyfriend now 22 years old is dating her best friend. Who would have guessed his little brother Tyler, resembles him so much? And who knew how much he cared about her?
The Taking is the first book in a new trilogy. More questions are asked than given and the action doesn't start until the second half of the book. The first half reveals Kyra’s emotions and growing feelings for Tyler. I was hoping for more Alien encounters and sci-fi adventure so I look forward to reading the second book. I would recommend this book to romance and alien lovers. Alienated by Melissa landers, Gravity by Melissa West, and Tin Star by Cecil Castelluci are recommended for fans who enjoyed The Taking.
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