(Website, Twitter, Goodreads)Published by Entangled Teen on November 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Relationships, Death & Dying, Love & Romance, Romance, Science & Technology, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
There are three things Kori knows for sure about her life:
One: Her army general dad is insanely overprotective.
Two: The guy he sent to watch her, Cade, is way too good-looking.
Three: Everything she knew was a lie.
Now there are three things Kori never knew about her life:
One: There’s a device that allows her to jump dimensions.
Two: Cade’s got a lethal secret.
Three: Someone wants her dead.
I’m a wibbly wobbly, timey whimey kind of girl. And if you’re with me, we all know what happens when one tries to cross into other dimensions. Need we mention this heart stomping, slashing, utterly tear-inducing scene?
Anyway…I could talk about my love of Ten all day, but that’s not the point. The point is how much I enjoyed Kori Anderson’s story. I loved how art was incorporated into her story so early on. It made her different than the other Koris that were mentioned throughout the story and gave her a sense of place. Not one page went by where I didn’t feel so stinkin’ bad for this dimension’s Kori! The more I got to know her, the more I liked her. She didn’t have what so many of her other selves had, and it tugged at the heartstrings. I wanted to shout at the pages, “It’s not fair!” because so much of Kori’s cut at life was just that: not fair. She handled it well, though, learning about all the things she missed, and it made her an even better MC.
I’m a huge fan of kissing scenes done right, and even though Kori and Cade Granger’s first kiss came out of the blue, it fit. It fit the mystery and general ambience of the novel. I only added it to the list of things that needed to be explained before I turned the last page and went insane. I liked Cade. He pushed Kori and didn’t even realize it, and I got a sense of the boy from his Earth, too, even though I’ve yet to venture into that domain. Their relationship was a slow burn, one that Kori tried to douse constantly. I’m still not sure how I see them, but I want to see more of them and those ah-maz-ing kissing scenes! (I also think that we need to point out who Jus used as inspiration…)
Maybe it just me, but I do have random thoughts about the what-ifs in life. I don’t go into too much depth, and it’s usually when making small decisions. The book showed that the small decisions lead to the big decisions. Noah wasn’t a decision, but a slight variance in Kori’s world. What happened to this Kori’s Noah? Was there ever a Noah in her world? I enjoyed watching their relationship progress and have no doubt it will lead to some interesting takes in the next book.
Dylan Granger, the villain of the story, was almost too villainous. Is that possible, to be too villainous? I don’t know what it was about him, but there were moments where I thought, “Really? Where’d you get that idea? Oh, wait, any crime show on television!” Maybe I’m being tough on the guy, but he had the maniacal laugh and evil twisting hands down pat, when I wanted something deeper. I hope he’ll be more surprising in the next book.
I’m a sci-fi lover and think this one deserves a spot on anyone’s sci-fi list, especially if you love a dash of romance. Even though there were moments when I thought it was too predictable, there were a few surprises that I didn’t see coming. Overall, the beautiful cover matches the story inside, and I can’t wait to read the rest of Kori’s adventures through alternate dimensions.