Saturday, 22 December 2012

Book Review: Through To You by Emily Hainsworth

Title: Through To You
Author: Emily Hainsworth 
Release Date: 3rd January 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster 

Summery: 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.


Review: Death is a sensitive subject for all of us. It has affected everyone in some way and we all have our own ways of dealing with it. Through To You is a beautifully honest story of just that, And even though there are paranormal portholes and other worlds, the heart of the story is just a boy trying to live life after being left behind by the one he loved.  

Never once with this book did I ever come across a part where I could think I could put it down and pick it up again later, the whole book had a sense of anticipation and endless questions running needing answers that made it impossible to stop reading.  There are paranormal sides to this book, but strangely not once did I feel like I was reading a paranormal book, it felt like this is how it should be and I didn't even want to question it.  

Without a doubt my favorite character in this book is Camden, he’s who we see the story through so we naturally empathize with him, but his unwilling determination to give up on the girl he loves and his constant struggles made him impossible for me not to love, even throughout his mistakes. He has a lot to deal with in this story and I can guarantee that everyone who reads this will be able to relate to one of his problems, from death and troubled home life to see how people really are. Another great character to read was Viv, love her or hate her she was a great source of drama, and proved that you never really know a person.

The only thing bad about this book was that it ended, I loved it, it’s the kind of books that makes you, think, question, cry and cheer and I would read again in a heartbeat. 

Chanel

2 comments:

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Sounds great! Great review. I cannot wait to try this one out for myself. Camden sounds like a good character.

Clover said...

I've been reading some good things about this book, I'm excited to read it!

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