Thursday, September 27, 2012

So Close To You by Rachel Carter [Review]

So Close to You (So Close to You, #1)3.5 out of 5 Robots!

So Close to You by Rachel Carter
Series: So Close to You #1
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi
Release: July 10, 2012
Hardcover: 320 Pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
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.
(Courtesy of the Publisher)
Shannon's Thoughts:
So Close to You is a fun read but somewhat forgettable.  I enjoyed it, but it was lacking a little substance.  There are essentially two elements to the story: time travel and government conspiracy.  I really enjoyed the time travel element when Lydia travels back in time to 1944.  The characters she meets (especially Mary) are fun and infuse a lot of life into the story.  I was not as interested in the Montauk Project/Government Conspiracy part.  I couldn’t find myself getting into it.  But I felt the time traveling part makes up for it. The other thing I thought was a bit odd was the chemistry between Lydia and Wes.  They had kind of an insta-love situation, without knowing anything about each other.  But I almost felt like there was more to it than that.  That the connection between them was more than just love at first sight. This is pure speculation on my end, but maybe it will be explored in the next book.  Now I will say that So Close To You ends in a game changing cliff hanger and it made me pretty interested to read the next book.


  1. I love the cover of So Close To You...
    I feel like many YA books deal with government conspiracies these days. I am beginning to get bored of the subject, but i still read them, because sometimes the author really writes a god story. I LOVE time travel. If the author can write a time travel story perfectly, the book really is something.
    LOVED your review.
    Your constant reader,

  2. Thanks! The time travel part was definitely fun. I would describe this book as "fluffy"...just an easy, fun read if you don't put a lot of thought into it. :)

  3. I know what you mean about this book missing something to it. I loved the time travel aspect of it (which is why I picked it up in the first place). Mary was my favourite character, she was so much fun. The book was a little reminiscent of BACK TO THE FUTURE for me lol. I am interested to see where the story goes in the next book.



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