Thursday, May 24, 2012

So Close to You by Rachel Carter

So Close to You (So Close to You, #1)
So Close to You
Author: Rachel Carter
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 320
Rating: 4 Stars!
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the experiments that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who’ve disappeared over the years. When she stumbles into a vessel that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, Lydia realizes that all the stories she’s ever heard about the Montauk Project are true—and that she’s in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history. 

Alongside Wes, a darkly mysterious boy whom she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices. And if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them... and herself.~Goodreads
PSA: After reading this book I have come to the conclusion that I was born in the wrong time period. And, I need to find a boy that will travel back to the flapper days with me. If you happen to know an adorably cute and caring guy, who has access to a time machine, please send him my way. Thanks.

GUYS! I was super confused and anxious for over half of this book, but in a good way!? AND GUYS!  It was action-y and romance-y and mystery-y!? (Yeah that’s not a word. But still!) IT WAS SO GOOD!

The book starts off with the main character, Lydia, at home with her mom, dad and grandfather in Long Island. Ever since she was little her grandfather has told her stories about the Montauk Project and how it’s this huge government conspiracy. The reason he’s so obsessed with the Project is because his father was involved with it and eventually disappeared. Lydia is the only one that really listens to her grandfather and his theories. After Lydia’s grandfather all but drags her to the area that he believes holds the answers, her whole world changes. One afternoon, EVERYTHING CHANGES for her! EVERY.SINGLE. THING.

She literally stumbles in to the past; 1944 to be exact!  And the people she stumbles upon in 1944? Her family! Her great-great grandfather, who is a Doctor that volunteers at a military base and her grandfather’s sister, Mary, that volunteers as a nurse. To them, it looks as though this girl is  seriously lost and they can’t take care of her fast enough! They even invite her to stay with them. Her relatives are very, very nice. I absolutely loved them, especially Mary! But one of the family members isn’t to keen on the idea of a stranger living in his house; her grandfather’s dad, Dean; the man that went missing over sixty years ago.

Oh my gosh, you guys!! Dean was SO sexy. (Keep in mind he’s mid-twenties when we meet him, not an oldie!) He was arrogant and harsh but totally loveable on about 364 different levels. He was such the army bad boy type. *Sighs* Yes, I liked him very much. It was also cute to see her grandfather as a little boy! He idolized Dean so much and it was extremely cute!

So any who, while Lydia is in the past she decides she’s going to fix whatever happened 60+ years ago and stop Dean from disappearing. Only problem? A boy has followed her into the past and he’s determined to prevent her from changing anything. Whatever Lydia does in the past could severely alter her future, and Wes wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Oh my sweet, complicated, emotionally scarred Wes, you are the epitome of what I want my boyfriend to be. Please love me? Ehem… i mean...Wes is very levelheaded. He tries to convince Lydia to go back to her time multiple times but she won’t budge. Finally he gives in and decides he’ll help her in anyway he can. Granted Lydia wasn’t 100% honest with Wes at times, but her intentions were good; she was trying to help her family.

So, Lydia and Wes have to race to find a solution for Dean disappearing without gaining the attention of the leaders of the Montauk Project. TALK ABOUT INTESNSE. AND AWESOME. AND INTENSE.

I seriously canNOT wait to find out what’s going to happen next after that INSANE ending! How the hell are Wes and Lydia going to end up together?! WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO *&^$%@!?

Overall, So Close to You was a suspenseful time travel romance that should not be missed!


  1. This sounds so good!!! I am on a time travel kick, since I just read Hourglass. Gah! July is so far away! LOL Great review! :)

    1. AHH! i LOVED Hourglass!! Have you read Timepiece yet?! OMG! So FREAKING GOOD!! KALEB!! <333

  2. Haha, I LOVE these kind of reviews. Informative and enthusiastic and the same time: it really makes me feel all jumpy and happy. You definitely got me so far that I can't wait to read this book! Time travels, mystery, romance, awesome characters? What could we possibly want more? :D

    1. YESH!! So glad you feel jumpy and happy!! I did my job then! ;)

      I hope you pick it up and enjoy it!

  3. Hi Brooke!
    I absolutely love your enthusiastic review :) Your excitement is contagious and you definitely made me want to read it ASAP! I am so happy to have discovered your blog, will be stalking you since now on! :) Hope to see you around, don't be a stranger, I love making new awesome blogger-chick friends!

    Evie Bookish

    1. AW! Thank you so much!! That seriously means the world to me!! Stalkers are greatly appreciated around here! :P

  4. This book sounds awesome and I love the cover. I definitely want to read it! Awesome review. I have wanted to time travel back to the flapper days since I first learned about the time period. :)


  5. this is the second great review I have read about this book, mystery and paranormal, I really wanna check it out! Awesome Review!