Through to You: Review
Camden Pike is distraught after losing his girlfriend, Viv, in a deadly car accident. Not a day goes by that he doesn’t think about her, or what he could have done differently that night to prevent the accident. Every day he visits her shrine, wishing he could be with her again. When Cam meets Nina, a mysterious girl hanging around the shrine, he soon learns that Nina is from another dimension and in that dimension, Viv is alive. Desperate to see her again, Cam steps into that dimension with Nina, but the Viv he sees there is much different from the Viv he knew and loved.
I really liked the premise of this book and the way Ms. Hainsworth handled it. It is very well-written and thought out. The characters are all well-rounded, and I really felt Cam’s pain. I think my biggest problem with it is that I already knew what was going to happen from the synopsis, so there really wasn’t anything new to discover with Cam. Because of this, the book seemed to drag a bit because I felt like I was waiting for Cam to catch up to me. Once he did catch up, I didn’t feel like anything unexpected happened. It was pretty obvious which choice Cam was going to make.
With that being said, I felt Ms. Hainsworth handled the subjects she tackled realistically. Cam was relatable and his pain oozed off the pages. He was believably distraught. Likewise, I really liked the character of Nina, but I couldn’t stand Viv. I understood she was supposed to be different than the Viv he knew and loved in his world, but I wish I would have gotten to see more of the “real” Viv. I think it would have made me better understand the conflict he felt.
Well-written and with an original concept, Through to You is definitely worth reading, I just felt that the synopsis spoiled a little too much of the book for me to thoroughly enjoy it.