Saturday, September 3, 2016

Review: Now That You're Here

18309634Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body - his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee - a girl who'd rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom--may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she's only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there's something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension... a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.

Cover: Interesting
Rating: 3 Stars
Overall: A Fun Read
Characters: OK
Plot: When Danny wakes up in an alternate reality, to find his crush is the only person he knows, is it better to stay or go?
Page Turner: Yes, I guess
Series Cont.? Maybe?
Recommend: Maybe
Source: Library

This one was a random choice for me. It was recommended on my library account, and I thought I would give it a try. I loved the end, and thought the characters were alright, I'm just not big on this type of book, sci-fi isn't really my thing, and although this one did hold my attention long enough to finish, it wasn't my favorite. If you are into teen romance, sci-fi parallel worlds type books check this one out, but neither of those are really my thing. It was a fun change thought, and I would consider reading more by the author.

Overall I did enjoy this book, and while not my favorite I would be willing to read the second one. Sadly my library doesn't have the second one. This is something I might have enjoyed more in my early teen years, and it is definitely targeted at the age, but would also be fun for sci-fi romance fans, which I'm not. Still, that seid I didn't hate this one, and did enjoy finding out what Mac was up to.

About the Author: 
Amy K. Nichols has been crafting stories for as long as she can remember. She is the author of YA science fiction novel Now That You’re Here, to be published by Knopf December 9, 2014. The follow-up, While You Were Gone, will be published in 2015. She is mentored by award-winning crime novelist James Sallis and lives on the edge of the Sonoran desert with her husband and children. Amy is a member of SCBWI and SFWA, as well as the Class of 2K14 debut authors.

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