So Close to You by Rachel Carter
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 313
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My love for time traveling books keeps growing and growing! it started with Clockwise by Elle Strauss and now it's going even further with So Close To You by Rachel Carter. So Close To You is about a girl named Lydia who lives in modern day 2012 with her parents and here grandfather. She has a normal life except her grandfather constantly wants to go investigate Camp Hero to figure out why his father disappeared years and years ago. One day while exploring with her grandfather Lydia comes across an open doorway her curiosity gets the best of her and she ends up inside looking for clues that might help her grandfather. She stumbles upon a room that she thinks is empty but realizes she was wrong when she meets Wes. She's scared at first and stumbles into another small room trying to get away from him the doors close lights flash and when she comes to she is in the year 1944...
Lydia is a very loyal girl we find that out in the very beginning because of how much she does with her grandfather. She tells us a few times that she doesn't quite believe in all of the things he says but she loves him so she plays along anyway. She also does this with her best friend Hannah who loves the idea of horoscopes and Lydia doesn't believe in that much either but she goes along with it anyway because Hannah is her best friend.
One of the things I loved about this book was that it was terribly overwhelmed with romance. Now I know some of you are thinking aww that sucks not a lot of romance. But that makes the book so much better because were able to focus on the story instead of worrying about what the couple is doing. Now i'm not saying there's no romance because there is near the end and it was so awesome because the story line was coming to a close so we had more time to focus on the romance before the book ended.
My next favorite part of the book was obviously the time travel! We went back to 1944 during the war with Germany which was an awesome time frame the war with Germany always interested me so having that in a book was pretty great. The book was more suspenseful than other time mating books I've read because when you go back in time the machine doesn't come with you and it's not easy to get back to. So that leaves a few problems, one is that Lydia would be killed if she's caught sneaking into the facility were the time machine is which is why she has to be extra extra careful. Second if she accidentally or was forced to travel back to a time before the time machine was invented she'd be stuck there forever...
In the end I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for all of the awesome reasons I listed below. I loved the characters the plot and the cover too =) I cannot wait for the sequel to come out but I'll be waiting awhile because i'm reading the ARC version of this book thats due to come out in July!
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