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
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
My rating: 3.8*
I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category.
I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the story moved along at a good pace. One thing to note is that there are no chapters in this book. Just divisions by scene sometimes involving memories. It’s labeled as a mystery and I would say that is accurate, along with th ...more
Trigger warning for sexual assault
So yeah this was another weird one that just didn’t quite do it for me.
This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind.
None of Natalie’s actions made sense to me. She meets this guy the first night of the cruise and, after some light flirting (during which he never even tells her his name) she decides she might be falling in love and becomes hugely concerned for his well-being. I ...more
An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be hard to summarize it and my feelings without spoiling too much. But I'll try.
Tara Altebrando balances several key plot threads in TOoH - Natalie's friendships, the mystery, Natalie's burgeoning romance, her former boyfr ...more
Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie’s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets another boy who is his twin named Michael. Together, Michael and Natalie try to find the twin before he does something bad to someone or himself because according to Michael, his brother is not a nice person. Natali ...more
I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories.
It’s only been a few months since Natalie’s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her seventeenth birthday, her parents take her on a cruise with three of her friends. The first night aboard, she meets an enigmatic boy, and they make plans to go swimming together. When she returns, he’s vanished. Natalie can’t ...more
This book is...bonkers.
I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it’s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they’re bonkers.
Everyone knows that.
This book wasn’t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. But bonkers? Yes.
It might actually be bonkers because it’s not any of those things.
I will back up.
Natalie’s boyfriend died a couple months back in a car accident and she’s been, understandably, a liiiiiil mopey ever since. So her par ...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