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|Title||:||The Countdown (The Taking, #3)|
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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Countdown (The Taking, #3) She may no longer be human but she s their only hope b .
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
Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability While the sixteen year old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood she is more disturbed by her power to sense dead bodies or at least those that have been murdered Since she was a little girl she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world and the imprints that attach to their killers br br Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town and the echoes of the local girls he s claimed haunt her daily she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him br br Despite his fierce protectiveness over her Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay s intentions are much more than friendly But even as Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer she might become his next prey
In the violent country of Ludania the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak The smallest transgression like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue results in immediate execution Seventeen year old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes and she s spent her life trying to hide her secret The only place she can really be free is the drug fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in It s there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she s never heard before and her secret is almost exposed br br Charlie is intensely attracted to Max even though she can t be sure where his real loyalties lie As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger her country s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime
The missing dead call to Violet They want to be found Violet can sense the echoes of those who ve been murdered and the matching imprint that clings to their killers Only those closest to her know what she is capable of but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI threatening her entire way of life br br As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession Normally she d turn to her best friend Jay except now that they are officially a couple the rules of their relationship seem to have changed And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong But when she fills the void by digging into Mike s tragic family history she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger
b In the end all that s left is an echo b br br Before Violet s morbid ability to sense the dead led her to uncover dark murders and long buried secrets in her small town Now that she s working with a special investigative team Violet hopes she can help even more people whether by saving a life or catching a killer br br Although she s relieved to finally be honest about what she can do her instant connection with her mysterious partner Rafe is both confusing and unsettling and their unique bond creates tension with her boyfriend Jay When she discovers the body of a college student murdered by the collector Violet refuses to give up on the case With her own relationship on the line Violet doesn t realize that the serial killer is looking to add to his collection and that she may have caught his eye Will the life Violet has to save be her own
b Danger dread mystery and romance Booklist continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy as Charlie s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies b br br At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared The evil queen s Essence is fused to Charlie s psyche ready to arise at the first sign of weakness br br Charlie is not weak but she s being pushed to the brink In addition to suppressing the ever present influence of Sabara she s busy being queen and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves who Brook trusts but she s Your Majesty now and she feels torn in two br br As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset she is faced with the ultimate betrayal And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within
Violet thought she d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers that is until she acquired an imprint of her own Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life However the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go br br When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers Violet has survived dangerous situations before but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself
i A flash of white light and then nothing i br br 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 d j vu she heads home only to discover that five years have passed yet she hasn t aged a day br br 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 br br 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
True love and world war is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy br br Charlie otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler She s done admirable work to restore Ludania s broken communications systems with other Queendoms and she s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie Or so she thinks br br When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom br br But things aren t always as they seem Charlie is walking into a trap one set by Sabara who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost
Romantic and action packed i The Replaced i is the gripping second installment in the Taking trilogy br br 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 br br Perfect for fans of i The Fifth Wave i and the Body Finder series i The Replaced i 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
b She may no longer be human but she s their only hope b br br 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 br br 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 br br 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