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Review - Through to You

Sunday, October 7, 2012
Through to You
by Emily Hainsworth

Publication: October 2, 2012
Pages: 272
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Publisher: Balzer and 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.

Since Viv's death, Cam has been completely lost and alone. Viv was the center of his world. Now, he has second chance with Viv, as he finds her still alive in the parallel world. Because of this, I totally understand why Cam can't keep himself away, though he has no place there. I have a lot of sympathy for Cam. He is traumatized over his parents’ split up, his high school football career has ended from a bad leg injury, and then there is Viv’s death. Cam comes off as incompetent at first because he refuses to let himself move on. Unlike the him in the parallel world, he's reached a stagnant point in his life where he can't make the right decisions to better his life. As the story progresses, he realizes that this isn't right. No matter how much he wants to go back and fix the past, he cannot and he has to move on.

As for Viv (in the parallel world), I have bad vibe about her. It’s obvious that Viv is keeping secrets from Cam. Sadly, he is so happy to have Viv again that he doesn’t realize something is wrong about her. Viv is a very possessive and troubled character. She is the reason why Cam is unhappy and isolated. You can say that Viv’s death really set Cam free. He just needed some closure to move on.

Nina, on the other hand, is kind and calm. I like Nina’s character a lot, especially after figuring out what is really going on. Even though Cam is a obnoxious jackass, she still keeps helping him. You can’t help but feel sorry for Nina and love her personality.

The plot lines in Through to You are very unexpected and kept me guessing about what's developing behind what is being shown to us. I enjoyed the book and look forward to more works by Emily Hainsworth.

A copy of this book was provided for review by the publisher.
7 comments on "Review - Through to You"
  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Alice! It does sound like a terrific book, I love the idea of a parallel world!!! <3
    Can't wait to read it - :D

  2. Thank you. Let me know what you think after you read the book.

  3. I'm glad you liked the book. I've been dying to read this one. :)

  4. Well, I have been hearing a lot about this.
    "Through To You" looks really interesting.
    I love paranormal stories and stories about parallel words.
    I would love to read this.

    Your constant reader,

  5. This book isn't the happiest but I still loved it. It's so bittersweet. I just adored the writing style.

  6. Very nice review. I have been wanting to read this book since I saw it on goodreads. Your review had me wanting to read it more. It sounds like a very intriguing read.

    - Beckie

  7. Thanks for the great review! I've been looking forward to reading this and I'm glad to read that it's a good book!! I'm even more excited to read it now and I can't wait : )


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