The Replaced (Taking #2) by Kimberly Derting
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: I liked The Replaced but I do believe I liked The Taking a bit more. We are back with Kyra and her father has gone missing, and so has Tyler. Kyra feels somewhat responsible for Tyler and she knows deep in her heart she must do whatever it takes to get him back.
In The Replaced, Kyra is basically on the run with a group of survivors that she met. I really liked the new guy Simon. He understood Kyra is ways that I liked, and I liked seeing them together. Even though it makes it a sort of love triangle, at the same time Kyra really isn’t that into him because she’s still stuck on Tyler. And we do see Tyler again but he’s changed quite a bit also. I just wasn’t as drawn to Tyler in this one as I was in The Taking.
I liked seeing what happened and learning more about the side characters. I liked learning more about the agent after them and more on his story. I liked The Replaced and I think it was a good sophomore novel but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I did The Taking. Of course the ending does leave you with wanting that next book though!
Overall: I liked it but I still enjoyed The Taking a little more. I’d probably give this one a 3.5 cupcake rating as I gave The Taking 4 so this one is a little lower! I’m excited to read the next in the series!
Cover: Like it! If I saw this in a bookstore, I’d pick it up! It gives it a scifi look!
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