Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Review: The Taking

The Taking

Publication Date: April 29th 2014        
~A copy was provided by HarperTeen  and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review~

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.


You know what's really annoying with this? I read it back in March and I still don't know if I actually liked it or not. But, I do know that I just...didn't feel it. Which is weird, right? Since it's (spoiler (about alien abductions)) ) you'd think I'd be all over that. I was, when it was to do with that part, but it wasn't a lot of it. And that's the problem, for a huge chunk of it, it could've been an contemporary mystery or thriller and you wouldn't have known the difference. There was no balanced pace either, the beginning started off fast and dropped you right into it, and while I do like when you're dropped into the middle of things, there was no time to get attached to it, which led to a whiny ass character.Like I said, where dropped into it, but while you were told a little about Kyra, her boyfriend who she's soooo in love with, her best friend and suddenly with a flash of light were five years later and everything has changed.