Friday, October 11, 2013

Cover (and Synopsis) Reveal for THE TAKING

Today I’m sharing the cover (and the synopsis!) for my upcoming release with HarperTeen, THE TAKING.

I have been waiting months to share this cover with you guys, so I hope you love it as much as I do.

Friends, meet my cover-of-awesome:

In case you were wondering, those are fireflies...and yes, they are totally relevant, and I love-love-love that the cover designers decided to incorporate them, not only into the cover, but into the title!

So here’s what THE TAKING is all about:

A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing. 

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day. 

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men. 

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?

THE TAKING will be out April 29th, 2014 from HarperTeen, so mark your calendars and be sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf now!

Questions? Thoughts? Crazy-mad Love???


Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Love (the cover + the summary)!! Congrats on the fabulous cover :)

Carina Olsen said...

Ohh, it looks awesome :D I LOVE IT! Cannot wait to read it. <33 so excited :D And ahh. The summary is just so amazing. <3 so excited for it :)

Suzanne Young said...

WOOOOOOO!!!!! I love it!!

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Rachel said...

Ahhh, this is so totally awesome! I love the fireflies! Can't wait to read it!

Congrats on another book, Kimberly!

Christina said...

Oooo, I really like the cover, and the book sounds awesome!

Hillary Reyna said...

I became a fan of yours since I discovered The Pledge last year in 2012, now I'm ready to stay dedicated and read new books of yours! :D And I love the cover! It's awesomeness! n_n

Petra Poet said...

Love the cover and premise of the story! Really looking forward to it :-D

Kimberly Derting said...

YAY--I love that you guys love it ;)

Haleeraye said...

This is a very good book and I loved kit but when will the the second book for The Taking be coming out???

Kimberly Derting said...

The second book is scheduled to come out in April 2015.