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RYAR Review: NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE by Amy K. Nichols

Previously published on ReadingYA.rocks


ABOUT THE BOOK


NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE by Amy K. Nichols
Series: Duplexity #1
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on December 9, 2014
Genres: Science Fiction
Provided by: NetGalley, Publisher
Rating: 5 stars

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This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

DESCRIPTION

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.

And, coming soon, Duplexity, Part II: While You Were Gone flips this story on its head and tells the tale of the alternate Danny and the alternate Eevee, living in Danny’s parallel world.


REVIEW


What a fun, fascinating and absolutely delightful story Amy K. Nichols’ NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE is. The science is presented in a way that is engaging and intriguing. The characters are likable, entertaining and utterly adorable. The author’s take on the multiverse will make you wish you could travel between universes. And the ending will make you wish you had the sequel.

When Danny Ogden finds himself in a world that is completely different from his own except for a girl who looks exactly like the alluring girl he’d just met in his world, his only goal is to find a way to get back home to his family and his friends. But when he discovers that this alternate universe he landed in is not anything like the oppressive, danger-filled one he’s from and this girl is even more captivating than the girl he left behind, finding a way to stay becomes his new objective.

Eevee Solomon has always loved math and science and for things to be ordered, precise, logical, absolute. But when the boy who’d never been anything more than an unresponsive seat-filler in her English class injects himself into her life, asking for her help and looking at her as if she’s someone worth looking at, someone beautiful, she can start to see the appeal of a life that is unpredictable and uncertain. Even if it means accepting the fact that when it comes to love there are no absolutes. Especially when the boy who has the potential to change her life so completely could disappear from it at any moment, taking her heart with him.

Told in their alternating point’s of view, readers will get to know both characters, see what they’re up to when they’re not together, get peeks at Danny’s universe and learn the secrets that he’s keeping from Eevee about what’s really happening there.

NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE is a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read filled with exciting and interesting concepts, touches of humor, suspense, mystery and light romance, and a storyline that promises even more action and excitement when flipped to the characters in the alternate universe.

Amy K. Nichols’ debut brings together two unlikely characters for a completely absorbing, interdimensional love story and adventure that will appeal to readers who are intrigued by the possibility of multiple universes, who are thrilled with the idea of meeting different versions of an author’s characters, who prefer their science presented in a way that is easy to grasp, and who love their stories to continue beyond just one book.

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