May 31, 2015

The Replaced (The Taking #2) by Kimberly Derting

Romantic and action-packed, The Replaced is the gripping second installment in the Taking trilogy.

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 but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it's a risk to go after him. What if it's a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn't the same boy she lost?

Perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the Body Finder series, The Replaced is both chilling and explosive, with creepy, otherworldly elements and twisty, psychological thrills that will have you questioning what exactly it means to be human.
 About the Author


Kimberly is the author of the BODY FINDER series, THE PLEDGE trilogy, and THE TAKING series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the ideal place to write anything dark or creepy...a gloomy day can set the perfect mood. She lives with her husband and their three beautiful (and often mouthy) children who provide an endless source of inspiration.

“Kimberly Derting is an amazing writer and a master storyteller. THE TAKING will have you hooked from the very first pages.” (Richelle Mead, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of VAMPIRE ACADEMY)

“Equal parts romance and suspense, THE TAKING is a sexy blend of conspiracy theory and sci–fi.” (Kami Garcia, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of UNBREAKABLE and co–author of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES)

“THE TAKING is an action–packed, heart–filled ride. I loved it.” (Melissa Marr, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of WICKED LOVELY)

”Kimberly Derting does it again! THE TAKING is an exciting, fast–paced thriller with an eerie and intriguing paranormal mystery at the heart of it. You’ll want to read it as fast as you can and then DEMAND the next book NOW!” (Melissa de la Cruz, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of BLUEBLOODS and WITCHES OF EAST END)

“With pitch–perfect prose, swoon–worthy romance, and edge–of–your–seat suspense, THE TAKING kept me reading late into the night. This is Derting at her best.” (Alyson NoĆ«l, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE IMMORTALS)

“An original and intriguing premise” (Publishers Weekly)

“This series opener provides a promising start that intrigues as well as it entertains.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Readers will be legitimately unable to put the book down. The mystery, romance and action add up to create a roller coaster of a read.” (Romantic Times Magazine)

Praise for THE BODY FINDER “You’ll be drawn in by the love story—and kept up all night by the suspense.” (Claudia Gray, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Evernight series)

“First–time novelist Derting has written a suspenseful mystery and sensual love story that will captivate readers who enjoy authentic high–school settings, snappy dialogue, sweet romance, and heart–stopping drama. A real page–turner, this will have readers checking behind themselves and refusing to go anywhere alone.” (Booklist)

Praise for DESIRES OF THE DEAD: “[T]his absorbing suspense tale…stands out in the sea of supernatural fiction…Imaginative, convincing and successful suspense.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Interweaving suspense, steamy romance, supernatural elements, and themes of jealousy, anger, and other deadly sins, this fast–paced, compelling read features a multifaceted protagonist and intriguing supporting characters. Wholly absorbing, this will leave readers hoping for future titles about talented Violet.” (Booklist)

Praise for THE LAST ECHO: “As always, this author writes a gripping tale…this intriguing series continues to provide great entertainment for suspense fans.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“In spite of providing a tough, likable heroine and a sweet, romantic element, Derting unflinchingly explores the twisted minds of sadistic killers. It’s a combination that keeps her readers clamoring for more.” (Booklist)

Praise for DEAD SILENCE: “Another compelling suspense tale with entirely believable adolescent characters who work together to prevent and solve crimes. BFFs, love interests, interfering parents all converge to make this story a great read.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

From the Back Cover

What if you were no longer totally human?
Sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew has lost a lot. She's had to flee the only home she's ever known, even though it's no longer recognizable. She's being hunted by the Daylighters, a shadowy government organization that will experiment on her if given the chance. And she's had to offer up Tyler, the boy she loves, to the same forces that stole the last five years of her life and sent her back slightly . . . changed. It's true, she can now heal incredibly fast, see in the dark, and hold her breath underwater for much longer than normal, and she may possibly have some kind of weird telekinetic power—making her different from any of the other Returned. But alien abduction or not, deep down, she's still the same girl, right?
The more time Kyra spends with Simon and the rest of her fellow Returned, the harder it is to deny: she can never go back to who she was. Even worse, maybe she was never that girl to begin with. As Kyra struggles to accept the truth, the one thing she can control is who she is now. And that is someone who will stop at nothing to save those she cares about.
When Simon intercepts a message that the Daylighters might have Tyler, Kyra and her friends launch a rescue mission. Walking into the lion's den is never a good idea, but Kyra won't abandon Tyler to a fate worse than death. Even if he never forgives her for what she did. And even if she never makes it out alive.

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