Book Review – The Replaced by Kimberly Derting

Peril at every turn… alien awesomeness lives here!

The Replaced Book Review Pic 01 by Casey CarlisleGenre: Y/A, Science Fiction

No. of pages: 368

From Goodreads:

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?

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After enjoying ‘The Taking’ so much I just had to get my hands on ‘The Replaced’ to see what was install for Kyra after the events in the debut of this series. Another stunning cover for a great follow up – and a third novel in this series was recently announced, ‘The Countdown’ due for release next year. Loving the story so far and will be pre-ordering the next instalment post haste.

Kyra has grown up a bit more in ‘The Replaced,’ she is more confident over her choices and tackles obstacles head on. Mainly because she is on her own. I did miss the tension Kyra had with just about everyone after she was returned having missed so much time and some people wondering if she was in fact, the real Kyra, and not an imposter – I’d loved to have seen that explored more to give a darker tone to the simplistic, light and fluffy style of the book.

The story line is less generic, but not altogether original, and I didn’t get any surprises. Additionally there was something that happened to Tyler that had me rolling my eyes (no spoilers). With sufficient going on to grab my interest, this title falls under my guilty pleasure handle. It’s not particularly challenging, but nonetheless entertaining.

A pleasant quick read, and something I’d recommend to friends for a lazy afternoon snuggled up by the fire.

I was tossing up between a rating of 3.5 or 4 for ‘The Replaced,’ but settled on 4 because it managed to up the ante as a sequel and still captured my interest even if it didn’t really challenge me. Plus plenty of feels and sci-fi goodness.

Overall feeling: Pretty cool.

The Replaced Book Review Pic 02 by Casey Carlisle

The Replaced Book Review Pic 03 by Casey Carlisle

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