April 9, 2012

Here (On the Otherside 1) by Denise Grover Swank-Review

Here (On the Otherside 1) by Denise Grover Swank-YA Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour

Julia Phillips is suffering from survivor remorse after losing her friend in a car accident. Julia believes that she caused the accident killing her friend. The strange thing is that she has no memory of what happened. Since the accident, she dreams of her friend Monica and has memories that don't make sense. Then there's Evan. Before the accident Evan never gave Julia the time of day. He's popular, has  a girlfriend, and is a star athlete. Now, he seems to be completely into her. Because she's fallen behind in her school work since the accident, Evan is assigned as her tutor. She doesn't understand why, but Evan seems to have developed strong feelings for her. Then, the police come looking for Evan, but she hasn't seen him all day. He finally contacts her and she agrees to meet him. Never did she expect to run with him and be taken into the unknown. 

My Take:
When I first started reading this book, I thought I had an idea of where the story was going. Boy, was I wrong. I really enjoyed reading something fresh. This story is a littel different than anything that I've read.  I immediately sympathized with Julia's character. I can't imagine losing a friend. However, I didn't feel very connected to any of the characters. This story is heavier on plot development rather than character development. I appreciated the twists and turns the story took though and am curious to see how the story continues. 4 out of 5 stars
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  1. I love when I start a story and it doesn't play out like I thought.

    Safari Poet

  2. I was also surprised by the plot. I was so sure HERE was headed in a completely different direction. I loved what happened. And yeah, I didn't have a huge connection to the characters, either. Overall, though, I enjoyed the book.

  3. I love a new plot to a book. Have to read this. Helps make up for not being character driven. Crossing fingers and toes. Thanks for the giveaway:)

  4. I bought this book a long time ago based off that cool and creepy cover. I have heard really good things about it so I'm excited to read it when I finally have the time. I love plot surprises.

  5. I love the alternate realities that this book sounds like it has. I haven't gotten to read it yet but would like to. Thanks for the tour.

  6. Thanks I won I really want to read it.


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