Friday, 1 May 2015

The Replaced (The Taking #2) by Kimberly Derting

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.

Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

The Replaced by Kimberly Derting

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


The Replaced (The Taking, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“Replaced.
The word made me feel not real.”




This was an interesting sequel, and I liked the twists!

I felt sorry for Kyra during this book, it was obvious how much she loved and missed Tyler, and having to deal with all the sci-fi stuff that was going on wasn’t easy for her either.

“Because here’s the thing: if I could dream, it would be of him.
Tyler.”




The pace in this book was quite slow, and there seemed to be quite a lot of travelling and information gathering during this story, which did make the story drag a bit. Thankfully the action and excitement towards the end made up for this, as well as the cool little twists we kept getting thrown.

“It happened sometimes, she’d told me, to the Returned. Our eye colors were…enhanced. The same, but brighter. Bolder.
Unnatural.”




There was a little bit of romance, but most of this was based on Kyra missing Tyler, rather than anything else. We did get a steamy kiss taking place though.

“Everyone knew the first rule of fake kissing: no tongue.”



The ending to this had several really interesting twists, which totally rescued the book for me. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next book.
6 out of 10


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