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The Countdown (The Taking #3)

Kimberly Derting


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Compact Disc (5/10/2016)


In the concluding book in the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to understand who she is as she races to save the world from complete destruction.

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. And is she, as her enemies believe, meant to play some key role in helping an impending alien invasion? Is it programmed into her, something inescapable? Or can she fight that destiny?

No matter what the truth is, Kyra is sure of one thing: She just rescued the love of her life, Tyler, and she is not going to stand by and let anyone hurt him or her friends. Whatever it takes, Kyra will do everything in her power to save the world…even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.

Praise For The Countdown (The Taking #3)

Praise for THE TAKING: “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

Praise for THE TAKING: “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

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

Praise for THE TAKING: “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

Praise for THE TAKING: “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 Noël, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE IMMORTALS

Praise for THE TAKING: “An original and intriguing premise”
Publishers Weekly

Praise for THE TAKING: “This series opener provides a promising start that intrigues as well as it entertains.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for THE TAKING: “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

HarperTeen, 9780062293664, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

About the Author

Kimberly Derting is the author of the Cece Loves Science series, the Body Finder series, the Pledge trilogy, and the Taking series. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find things they say buried in the pages of their mother’s books. You can visit her online at