Sunday, October 25, 2015

Review: Here by Denise Grover Swank

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Title: Here
Author: Denise Grover Swank
Series: On The Other Side #1
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
*This book was borrowed via the Amazon Lending Library*

GoodReads Summary:
Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.

Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he's volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can't ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she's been drawing for months. When the police show up one night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he's really from.
This book caught my attention when I saw it in the Kindle store. The synopsis for it sounded really intriguing and the cover was just downright creepy, which always makes me want to read a book more.

I do have to say, however, that I feel the cover and the summary are a bit misleading. The book is made out to seem very paranormal in the way of spirits and creep-factor when it's actually more scientific and sci-fi than anything.

Overall, this book was not what I was expecting by a long shot, but it was still really good and I enjoyed it. I'm eager to read book two.

Favorite Character: Evan & Reece.
Rating: 3 Stars.


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