Through To You by Emily Hainsworth
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
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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.
Okay first of all, the cover to this book is absolutely haunting! Don't you agree? Okay..now on to the book itself! The story is pretty amazing! You guys know I have been in love with the TV show Awake and devistated that it got cancelled. This totally satisfied my need for more Awake/parallel universe's. It is similar in all the right ways, and different in all the right ways!
The character's are so multi-dimensional. They have one life, and one set of characteristic's, and then in their parallel universe...they are them! But...different! There are still things that are fundamentally the same, but yet they are their own seperate person too. That was so fascinating about this story. You thought you had the character's pegged, and then other aspect's of them were revealed in a parallel universe. Eeek!
I really liked Cam. He was broody, and sullen, then again, who wouldn't be? He was a bit lost, but the whole time your heart went out to him. He was a great guy, who was in a lot of pain. Nina was a total mystery to me. I loved that! I was constantly guessing about her and enjoying reading on as layers to her character were revealed. And Viv seemed like a perfect dream that was too good to be true.
The first part of the book started off a little slow for me. But this gives us time to learn the back story and get to know the characters. I loved the ending to this book. Like whoa! It kept me totally riveted and gripping the pages. I was shocked and totally surprised. I can see why this book has already been optioned for film! Really great debut from Emily Hainsworth. I am looking forward to reading much more from her!