Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review of Through to You by Emily Hainsworth

Title: Through to You
Author: Emily Hainsworth
Source: Bought new 
Series: Standalone
Rating: 2.5/5

Goodreads Summary:
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 her 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.

Cam is dealing with the death of his girlfriend Viv who died in a car accident. He withdraws from everyone in his life including his friend who has stood by his side the entire time. One day a girl appears and tells him she knows him and she is his best friend but Camden has never met this girl. He finds out that this new girl's name is Nina and she is from a parallel universe where the car accident still happened but the outcome was a lot different. 

This book was very angsty. We find out that Viv left her old boyfriend for Camden and now that Viv is gone Camden thinks he has nothing left. He has a lot of anger issues and seems to take it out on everyone including his parents who are absent for most of the book. When Camden discovers the parallel universe he just goes along with it and does not seem to question it at all and when he meets Nina he does not ask the questions that would make sense for him to ask her. 

I could not connect with Camden at all which made the story difficult to connect with as a whole. Nina was the saving grace of this book. I really liked her and her adorable little brother, Owen. She tries to help Camden as much as she can although he only has Viv on his mind and walks all over everyone in order to keep Viv alive. I felt like Viv's character was not explored enough. She had so many different sides of her that we get a brief look into her life prior to being with Camden and even after her and Camden become a couple.

The ending was super cheesy and unfulfilled. This was a quick read and I finished it in a day, but it is not something I will re-read so I will be donating this book to my local thrift store.

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