There's no hiding on a cruise ship - not even from yourself. Natalie's parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her seventeenth birthday. A sail-a-bration, they call it. But it's only been a few short months since Natalie's boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhere but here. Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks fly. After a moonlit conversation on a secluded deck of the ship, Natalie pops down to her cabin to get her swimsuit so they can go for a dip. But when she returns, he's gone. Something he said makes her think he might have . . . jumped? No, he couldn't have. But why do her friends think she's crazy for wanting to make sure he's okay? Also, why do they seem to be hiding something from her? And how can she find him when she doesn't even know his name? Most importantly, why is the captain on the intercom announcing the urgent need for a headcount?...
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The Opposite of Here Reviews
I couldn’t stop thinking about this book when I was reading it - a great sign. The mystery is a good one, but I also think the story would have benefited from more detail and not that exact ending. Although with the Hitchcock inspiration, maybe this would have worked better on screen? I’m not sure. I liked all the film buff stuff a lot and the cruise setting... this is also exactly the kind of read you want on vacation. It’s a fast one and you will want to enthusiastically pass it on to someone ...more
The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments.
It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story.
The first part of the book that I noticed was how the main character loves and pretty much always thinks about movies, especially some Hitchcock moments. The book starts with "Fade in on me. I'm in my attic bedroom...". I enjoyed how this ...more
This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn’t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn’t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like this in the world, and I know she kind of had her reasons, but they just don’t make interesting characters to read about. Her friends were jerks, the love interest(s) were jerks, she was kind of a jerk. I stayed engaged ...more
This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" I mean boys ughhhhh. Why do they.
I've read a 3 books by this author now and I really liked The Leaving, was confused by The Possible, and am dubious about The Opposite of Here. I kind of struggle with rich kids on ...more
*I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
DNF @ 24%
This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think the formatting was at fault, mostly.
See while trying to read this, there felt like a veil between the characters and I, keeping me from getting too close. I couldn't connect, I couldn't understand actions, I couldn't feel ...more
I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I’m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I’m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won’t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I couldn’t put the book down. Took me 4 hours to read and I wish there was more. (Because I’m now attached to the characters not because it ended in a cliffhanger)
Since it’s a thriller it’s hard to explain the plot without giv ...more
It's been awhile since I read a mystery (okay my journal says it was last month but that was like 10 books ago so that qualifies as awhile ) and this did not disappoint! I burned through it one day and a couple of sittings because much like our main character Natalie I had questions and I needed answers! It takes a little bit for things to get going but once the story gets settled in the pacing is great and keeps things moving right to the end- as in literally the last page.. I don't want to giv ...more
This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows.