Saturday, December 27, 2014

December 27, 2014: 'Now That You're Here'

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Date: December 27, 2014

Spoilers Ahead

Now That You're Here
Amy K Nichols 

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.

City Calendar:
This is what happened during the week.
Danny escapes the crowd after tagging a wall. An explosion happens. He wakes up somewhere else. He goes to Eevee's house after he runs out of class. He leaves after only one night. Danny comes back and stays with Eevee. She goes to school with Danny staying back. Warren Eevee's close friend ignores her, noticing Danny with her. Danny visits his parents' grave. She spends the night with Warren on the roof. Warren reluctantly agrees to help. Danny goes to school at last. Danny and Eevee talk to Warren, deciding that Danny has come from another world. Eevee cuts Danny's long hair. Danny and Eevee skip a class. They kiss. Warren gets supplies to make an EMP to simulate how Danny got to their world. Danny goes to his foster home. The teens test the EMP. They put Danny in the EMP. Danny stays, not jumping as expected. Eevee's parents fight about her grades. Danny goes to his friend Germ. He gets arrested. Danny has an episode, switching between worlds. Danny and Eevee go to Mac Eevee's teacher's house. Mac takes them in and helps Danny. Danny jumps back into his world. Mac disappears. Eevee is left with questions and no answers.
And that's what happened this week.

Personal Ads:
Rules person. By the book. Fact not fiction. Has friend Warren. Strict. Doesn't like spontaneous. Draws fractals.

Graffiti artist. Crazy. Skateboards. Jumps into Eevee's dimension. Spontaneous. Wild. Spurn-of-the-moment. 

I truly adored one part of this book. The parallel worlds. I just love parallel worlds. 'A Thousand Pieces of You'. These stories are interesting. What would have happened if you went left instead of right? It's amazing to see what happens. Really. Choices make everything. Parallel worlds portray that in such a way. It's amazing. 
Eevee is interesting. In that 'she's weird' way. She is quirky. Even if she is fact focused. The quirkiness comes from her organized world and her fractals and facts. The facts make her odd. Not many focus on just facts. There are other things. But she is facts. And organization. 
Danny. Man. What's with me and the bad boys? (Kidding, readers, kidding.) He's tough. Wild. Rough. He really is one of those people. But he's 'cute' in that sense. He is nice. Surprisingly. Not rude. He is a delinquent. But not. It's weird. I can't believe it. Danny's niceness is what makes me like him. 
I didn't like the romance. There is no basis for the romance. Why do you like him/her? There is no basis. They don't have attraction. It isn't really there. It seems nonexistent. They like...what? No even physical attraction really. Eevee seems to like the oddity. The rareness. The uniqueness. And Danny? What makes him like Eevee? What? Seriously. Eevee is hard to like. She can be ogled at. But not much more. I like facts and reasoning. But not as much as Eevee.
Or the dull beginning. Nothing really happens in the beginning. A little flirting here. Some sly smiles there. Nothing really. No action.  No drama. The yelling happens later. The action happens in the end. The beginning doesn't have enough. Why? 
Or the ending. Such a cliffhanger! If you know me, you know I hate cliffhangers. They drive me crazy. Why can't books end well? Unless...of course...the next book is coming out soon when you read book one. Ugh. Drives me crazy to have such an amazing ride end abruptly. But still! This book drove me crazy with its ending. The action was shoveled in at the end. Everything was thrown at you. And then it ends. It's a TV series that ended too soon. 

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