FROM GOODREADS: 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 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?
Dear The Taking,
You were a hard one for me to get into. You made me chase after you, and I was nearly about to give up one you when BAM! A huge twist came, and you just sucked me right in. Granted it took about halfway through you to get to that point, but you redeemed yourself in my opinion, because after that, I couldn't get enough of you. You were addicting, and hard to pull away from.
Kyra sorta got on my nerves near the beginning. I understand she's upset and all, but sometimes the way she acted was just a little too annoying and over the top. I wish we could've gotten a little more taste of what her relationships were like before she was taken. As for the boy? Tyler? Yeah, Kimberly Derting knows how to get inside my heart, and apparently, Kyra's too. *fans self* He's officially added to my Fictional Boyfriend list.
Oh, The Taking, you were a book full of ups and downs for me, but you really set yourself up for quite the series, especially after that killer ending. I am dying to get my hands on the next installment, because I need to know all the answers to everything and more, more, more Tyler. All in all, after I got into you and your style, you were quite the read, and I'm glad I decided to keep on keepin' on, because you ended up being worth it, which is why I give you three hearts.
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