Genera: Sci-fi/Paranormal Romance
Subjects: Parallel universes, love, grief, supernatural
Age/Grade Level: Teen
List Price: $17.99
Publisher: HarperCollins: Balzer & Bray
Summary/ product description: “Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He’d give anything to have just one more glimpse of her. But when Cam visits the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees an apparition. Her name is Nina, and she’s a girl from a parallel world. When Cam follows here there and makes an unbelievable discovery, it’s as if all his wildest dreams have come true. But things are very different in this other world. Nina is hiding a secret, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with the truth, he’s forced to make a choice that will change his life forever.
My Rating: êêê
My Review: This book was very short and fast. A quick read with good narration. I just feel like there could have been more in it, but I guess it’s a stand-alone, so the story had to be wrapped up. The plot was pretty simple. It didn’t leave much of impression. Cam is so depressed about his girlfriend dying, and when he finds out that she’s alive in a parallel universe, he wants to go see her. I liked the character Nina better that all of the other characters. She didn’t seem to have bad intentions, no matter was Viv told Cam. Viv from the other world seems like she’s obsessed. This book was nothing like Fringe, even with the parallel universe thing. It seems more contemporary than sci-fi. If you’re looking for a fast-paced grief/love story with a paranormal twist and a bitter sweet ending, then this might interest you. Enjoy.
Cover Art Review: Nice photo. The girl doesn’t look that dead and the colors don’t look creepy, but the cover is mostly good. Love the holographic/rainbow overlay on the title.