The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Posted 3 April, 2014 by Danny in Blog, Danny / 14 Comments

The Taking by Kimberly DertingThe Taking by Kimberly Derting
Series: The Taking #1
Published by Harper Collins, Harper Teen, HarperCollins on 2014-04-29
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adolescence, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Source: Publisher
4 Stars

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer meets The Fifth Wave in this chilling and explosive new series from author Kimberly Derting.

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?

Oh how much I Love The Body finder Series from Kimberly Derting. It has one of the sweetest romances and  I loved the mystery part. The Taking sounds equally amazing and I couldn’t be any more excited for this new series

Loosing 4 years – Everything has Changed, just ..not You!

Kyra just lost 4 years! she comes back, has no idea where she was, she didn’t even realized she was gone, and now everything has changed! A new family where her mom just remarried, got a new kid and her father who never got over the fact that she simply disappeared a few years ago.

All her friends are away in College now and  even worse, her boyfriend is also comes with a new girlfriend.

Heavily confused Kyra needs to find her place in this new/old life and tries to understand what happened to her. And those secrets are much more dangerous than she could ever image!

We start with a contemporary story and then shift towards a thrilling SciFi mystery!

In the beginning Kyra is just so lost and confused. Everything has changed, everyone wants her to explain what happened, but she has no idea! She felt disconnected from her family and cannot fit anywhere anymore. The first part of the story deals with Kyra adjusting to this new life. Then, the story shift when someone just like Kyra contacts her and suddenly she#s on the run and discovers secrets she would have been better of without.

The book really has two part, in mood and in pacing and I actually liked this shift and think it was very well done and easily kept me hooked! The story turns into a more paranormal/SciFi direction which was both thrilling, frightening and exciting.

Oh the Romance.. Oh Tyler!

*swoon* I just knew Kimverly Derting would give us a boy to swoon over! And Tyler was just The PERFECT boy. Interestingly, he’s the kid brother of Kyra’s Ex-Boyfriend – talk about an awkward situation here.. But even they were 4 years apart when Kyra left, they are now the same age and he’s the only one who is truly there for her. She easily connects with Tyler, more than with everyone else and this friendship is what keeps her grounded.

Seriously, I love their easy friendship and wonderful romance so much!! It was sweet, but also hot, sexy and so so soo romantic! Tyler is wonderful, he’s supportive and he’s so very much in love with Kyra!

“Take your time Kyra. I’m not going anywhere” he told me as he came around (…) “I’ll wait till your figure things out.”  -ARC, The Taking 


“Love required sacrifice and making hard choices and doing things that were bigger than just you. It wasn’t something you asked for, or could control or change. It was something you accepted. 

Love was a force of nature. ”   -ARC, The Taking 

Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line

The Taking by Kimberly Derting was such an amazing, thrilling Contemporary – Scfi that was so wonderfully romantic.



So do you also love Kimberly Derting as much as I do? The Body Finder was amazing and Kimberly can create the most wonderful boys to swoon over!

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14 Responses to “The Taking by Kimberly Derting”

  1. I really enjoyed this one too Danny! And you know I’m madly in love with Tyler. There was swooning for sure (once I got past the awkwardness of the fact that she was dating his brother) and I really, really need book two in my hands so I can get back to him! More please:)

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  2. I really like the premises of this book what with abduction and memory loss and whatnot. It’s interesting to think how your life would go on without you. I don’t really care too much about the romance, I’m in this for the mysteries! Nice review Danny 🙂

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  3. Kristin

    I loved this book too! The premise is very unique and with the two separate parts it was almost like reading two different books. I absolutely LOVED Tyler and their romance, which I felt was totally believable. I can’t wait to read the sequel!

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