Sunday, July 22, 2012
Review: So Close to You by Rachel Carter
Hardcover, 320 pages
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen
Description (from Goodreads):
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.
When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices--and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them . . . and herself.
I actually decided to read this book because of the cover, I had no idea what it was about, and I know that I shouldn't pick books by there covers, it could have been potentially problematic since I may not have even liked what the story was about, but I was pleasantly surprised by the great story that unfolded.
I really enjoyed the setting for the book, Lydia travels back to 1944, and I really liked reading about the fashion, and just the way things were, and the way that people talked, using words like "gadabout" and "dilly", it was amusing.
I liked Lydia. I liked that she had a close relationship with her grandfather and is willing to do things for him even when she doesn't believe in it, that is something that I can really relate to. And she wears funky vintage dresses, I think that is so cool.
Wes is Lydia's love interest in the book, he intrigued me from the first moment he was introduced. I have always been into the mysterious and dark type, and Wes fits that description pretty well. But as the story goes on it is discovered who Wes really is and are shown the sensitive side of him.
Lucas is the other guy that Lydia shows a slight interest in. He shows a big interest in her. He was alright, a nice guy, but I just didn't like him, not for Lydia anyway.
The book also had this shocking cliffhanger, it really makes me want to read the sequel!
So Close to You is a captivating story of romance and time travel, it was great!