I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: The Taking #2
Published by HarperTeen on April 28th 2015
Genres: Aliens, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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.
I gobbled this one up right away because the ending from The Taking was so crazy and left on a cliffhanger. I was sad that this eventually suffered from second book syndrome AT FIRST, but then it changed on a dime and you’re bombarded with a ton of action and a plot that just keeps moving it will make you dizzy.
Kyra just keeps trying to find out more about what happened when she was taken and the mystery that surrounds her abduction.Her powers grow stronger and stronger and one example would be the bowling scene where she wasn’t thinking and ended up doing something that shouldn’t have happened.I was also very surprised that she didn’t worry a lot about her father since in the first book, that’s pretty much all that happened. I love the chemistry between her and Simon. It’s one of those instances where people will either love it or hate it, and I’m happy to say I’m on the loving it side. The kissing scenes were pretty hot and nonetheless I wanted more development between the characters. Boy did I get it!
The second half just kept going with all the crazy revelations being made and twists and turns and Ahh! Also that ending pretty much gutted me because it’s one twist that I didn’t see coming. I love The Replaced, and this one was still a solid read to the trilogy. If you like your science fiction novels with a whole lot of mystery grab this one, I know it will be an enjoyable read. Now we just have to wait for the final book..