Saturday, October 6, 2012

Through To You by Emily Hainsworth: Review

Through To You
By Emily Hainsworth
Published October 2nd 2012 by Balzer & Bay
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.

The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.
Darkfallen's thoughts:
Awwww....what a bittersweet read!

Cam has been a mess since the night a car accident took his girlfriend, Viv, away. She was his everything and now she's gone, and he is left with the constant reminder with her memorial outside of school. But while standing there staring at all the pictures, flowers, and ribbons something strange happens. He sees a girl...well she is more like a glowing green ghost. At first he thinks he is losing his mind but then he realizes she is from another dimension...One where Viv is still alive. Will he finally get her back? Or will he lose her again?

This was such a great read with a bittersweet ending. First of all I loved Cam. I loved everything about him. It is so refreshing to read a book from the guys point of view for a change. There are just so few books in this genre written that way. And Emily Hainsworth did it flawlessly. She capture Cam's voice and made him sound like the teenage boy that he is. You feel all the sorrow that courses through Cam's veins because he lost the love of his life. I just wanted to hug him.

Then there is Nina...poor, sweet, strong, Nina. I loved before I even really knew her. She is just one of those characters that you can't help but like right away. Then when you learn more about her role in the story you just might cry for her. I know I did. It's just so unfair, but she handles it all in stride.

I don't want to give it all away, but I will say that you just need to read this book. It's soooooooo bittersweet with a splash of hope at the end.


1 comment:

  1. Wow. This sounds marvelously creepy. Great review. :)