The Taking

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 327 ratings

The Taking Publisher's Summary

A flash of white light…and then…nothing.

When 16-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 17 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?

©2014 Kimberly Derting (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Taking

    • By: Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    When 16-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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sci Fi Romance Novel

    • By Cookiej on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • The Replaced

    • By: Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Kyra hasn't been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted...all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive, Kyra risks everything to get him back.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good plot, overdramatic narration

    • By Mandy on 05-24-15

    Regular price: $26.23

  • Book 3

    • The Countdown

    • The Taking, Book 3
    • By: Kimberly Derting
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Ever since Kyra was abducted by aliens and then returned to Earth, she has known there was something different about her. Now she knows the truth: She is an alien, too. Her alien captors replaced all her human DNA with their own - gifting her with supernatural powers like incredible healing, enhanced eyesight, and telekinesis. But when she's captured by an unexpected enemy, Kyra begins to wonder if her abilities are also a curse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent ending

    • By James on 07-04-16

    Regular price: $22.81