Through To You by Emily HainsworthThrough To You by Emily Hainsworth

Through To You

byEmily Hainsworth

Paperback | February 18, 2014

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Hailed by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff as “smart, singular, and utterly compelling,” Through to You is a romantic sci-fi thriller full of unexpected twists about love and second chances.

Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. He’d give anything for just one more glimpse of her. But when Cam visits the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees an apparition: her name is Nina, and she’s from a parallel world. When Cam follows her there and makes an unbelievable discovery, it’s as if all his wildest dreams have come true. But things are very different in this other world. . . . Nina is hiding a secret, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with the truth, he’s forced to make a choice that will change his life forever.

Emily Hainsworth was raised in upstate New York and currently resides in Denver with her husband and daughter.
Title:Through To YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062094203

ISBN - 13:9780062094209


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love, Loss, Grief... and a Parallel World Although the concept of parallel worlds is very much an element of science fiction, Through to You has a very contemporary genre feel. Emily Hainsworth's Through to You is a novel about love, loss, grief... and the choices we make if we could be given a second chance. Camden has never been the same ever since his girlfriend, Viv, died in a car accident several months ago. She was always by his side after an injury ended his dreams of playing football as a career, but now he feels empty and lifeless without her. And worse still, he can't shake the guilt and pain that the lethal accident was all his fault. When he stumbles into a parallel world, he meets a very much alive Viv, but she's not quite the same person he loved and lost. Nina is a very sweet girl, and I felt so bad for her when Camden tried to brush her aside in favour of seeing Viv. She may not voice it aloud, but you can tell in her actions just how much it affected her to see Camden even though he had idea who she even was. Camden has always maintained a perfect image of Viv in his memory, but seeing a different version of Viv makes him realize she had her faults too. The window between the parallel worlds is closing, and time is running out for Camden to make a choice: to be with Viv again or finally let her go. I thought it was refreshing to read a male perspective about losing a loved one. Camden is such a great guy under the surface, but he's also broken and needs time to heal. I was incredibly worried how seeing Viv again would hurt him emotionally. I was also curious about the thoughts running though Nina's mind, but I think if the novel had been told from her point of view, Through to You wouldn't have been the same reading experience. The ending is rather bittersweet, but it also made perfect sense to me. I really don't think I can imagine it concluding any other way. Emily Hainsworth's Through to You is a remarkable debut I won't soon forget. I'm looking forward to reading Hainsworth's next YA novel! You can also read this review:
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Courtesy of Reading In Winter Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for providing me a review copy of this book! This was a CRAZY little book! I do have to say that when I first started reading this, I was expecting a ghost story or something of the like — NOT the story I received. But first, can I just talk about that GORGEOUS cover? That was the first thing that drew me to the book — the reflection in the water, the bold font, the colours! I have to say that the girl on the cover is just slightly misleading because the story is told from the viewpoint of the main character, Camden, who is getting over the loss of his girlfriend, Vivian in a car crash. I thought this was an interesting read. I wasn’t hooked from the first page, though. I was a little annoyed with the main character and his depressing attitude for the first few chapters. It kind of reminded me of reading Kendare Blake’s Girl of Nightmares, where the main character there, Cas, was getting over losing his girlfriend. Maybe I’m just wanting my male leads a little more snarky or masculine, but that was my one gripe with the intro. I felt that it slowed the story down a bit. BUT the instant Nina appears, the story picked up and things STARTED HAPPENING! I loved the whole otherworld quality of this book. I loved how the characters in one world seemed different in the other world. It reminded me a lot of Coraline by Neil Gaiman and how Coraline found a different family in another dimension of her home, but that family was extremely different from her normal family. I loved that Camden was so caught up with seeing his dead girlfriend alive in this alternate universe that his judgment was completely thrown out the window. Of course, his moodiness, angst, and the fact that he just couldn’t listen to reason got to me after a while. This is very much a character-driven story. Aside from the few school scenes that happen, the whole story revolves around the main characters and not that much else. Part of me wanted to explore MORE of the alternate world and have something other than the story between Camden and Vivian. Still, there is plenty of mystery — and even romance! — to keep the reader satisfied. This was a super quick read and I managed to get through it in one sitting. If you’re a fan of creepy otherworld type of books, this is one to read. It might be slightly predictable — I called a few things before they happened — but it was still a good, unique read. (One MAJOR issue I had lies not with the pages between the covers, but the synopsis of the book — there is a LOT given away in that synopsis! I wish it had been left a little more vague because we don’t need to hear the whole story before reading it. If you plan to read this story, you might want to avoid reading the WHOLE synopsis beforehand.)
Date published: 2012-10-09

Editorial Reviews

“THROUGH TO YOU is a page-turning read. I lost hours of sleep because I just had to finish it!”