The Taking by Kimberly Derting
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Alien abduction? or simply a girl who ran away? In this case, it's the latter and Kyra's five years away haven't changed her a bit. Who took her? That's not explored. What is explored is the changes the time away have brought: her boyfriend and BFF have become a couple, while the erstwhile boyfriend's younger brother is now a potential love interest. Mom and Dad have divorced, and Dad is now obsessed with alien abductions and the "returned". Even better, just being near Kyra and touched by her blood can kill.
All-in-all, not a bad story, although the characters are completely predictable and it's the start to a series that seems to be going no where special (hence the drop in rating).
ARC provided by publisher.