The Countdown (The Taking)

By Kimberly Derting

In the concluding e-book within the otherworldly Taking trilogy, Kyra struggles to appreciate who she is as she races to save lots of the area from entire destruction.

Ever due to the fact that Kyra used to be kidnapped via extraterrestrial beings after which back to earth, she has identified there has been anything diversified approximately her. Now she is familiar with the reality: she is an alien too. Her alien captors changed all her human DNA with their own—gifting her with supernatural powers like awesome therapeutic, more desirable eyesight, and telekinesis. but if she’s captured through an unforeseen enemy, Kyra starts to wonder whether her talents also are a curse. And is she, as her enemies think, intended to play a few key position in aiding an coming near near alien invasion? Is it programmed into her, whatever inescapable? Or can she struggle that destiny?

No subject what if truth be told, Kyra is certain of 1 factor: She simply rescued the affection of her existence, Tyler, and she or he will not stand via and permit someone damage her or him acquaintances. no matter what it takes, Kyra will do every little thing in her energy to avoid wasting the world…even if it capacity making the final word sacrifice.

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Eyeing him skeptically, I popped it open and commenced giggling. “You’re no longer severe. ” “If you'll learn my brain, you’d recognize I completely am. ” I hit him with the DMV pamphlet. “Look,” he stated, protecting his activities as he waved his keys at me. “I simply imagine if we’re gonna do that entire human factor, it’s time you get your personal driver’s license. ” I leaned nearer and snatched the keys from his seize. “Oh, you do, do you? ” earlier than i'll again away, his finger stuck me simply beneath the chin. That small motion, his easy contact, made my breath trap. “I do,” he stated. His voice was once low and reached into me, reminding me of a time, now not goodbye in the past, whilst he didn’t also have to talk for me to listen to him. “And I certainly imagine we must always do that entire human factor. You and me, jointly. ” ACKNOWLEDGMENTS CONCLUDING THE TAKING TRILOGY used to be either profitable and bittersweet. i needed to offer Kyra the finishing she deserved, whereas additionally wrapping up as many threads as attainable. i've got lots of people to thank, either those that have guided me via this storytelling trip, and people who stand through me day after day in my civilian (nonwriting) existence to maintain me sane. the most obvious is my literary agent, Laura Rennert, who by no means fails to shock me along with her unfailing aid of my paintings. thank you additionally to the great Andrea Brown Literary organisation, only for being such a tremendous pool of robust and clever women—I’m proud to be a part of your team. additionally to my workforce at WME, Alicia Gordon, Erin Conroy, and Ashley Fox. i like that you've got my again in that mystifying Hollywood international! a massive thanks to HarperTeen, beginning with Sarah Landis, who first got The Taking, and Kari Sutherland who picked up the place Sarah left off. To Jen Klonsky and Alice Jerman, thanks for all of your labor and cheerleading, and for buying The Countdown to press. To the amazingly proficient conceal designers who, back, killed it with this cover—it is really lovely on my own or beside its sequence partners! And back, to Olivia Russo, who's the World’s top Publicist (you can quote me on that! ). i must thank my critique associate, Shelli Wells, who was once within the room whilst I first brainstormed the belief for The Taking, and used to be there back whilst i assumed I’d sponsored myself right into a nook throughout the Countdown. I hadn’t, I simply wanted her inventive viewpoint to assist me see my approach out! And the remarkable girls of Cave Creek, who allow me get back to our annual writing retreat each year even supposing I’m superstitious approximately sharing my principles. In my actual existence, i need to thank my family and friends for placing up with yoga pants and unpleasant writing sweaters and for now not complaining while I ship your calls to voicemail simply because I’m understanding even if there'll be an alien invasion or now not. yet i need to unmarried out a number of humans, particularly Molly—sorry i made a decision to kill your personality! And don’t fear, Madeline, your flip is coming. . . . due to (Mama) Shawn for maintaining the Derting loved ones operational. To my publication membership women for introducing me to characters and worlds I most probably wouldn’t become aware of by myself .

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