Author: Mia Castle
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 19, 2014
A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing. When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day. Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men. Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?
Take out the songs and the ending and this book is a 2 star easily. I gave it a whole star, ONE whole star! Just for Jason's songs at the end :) (on GR)
Anyway. I didn't like whats-her-face...Cat/Catherine/Melissa Mayhem *rolls eyes*. She was a bitch, plain a simple. I hated how she treated Dolores half the time. How condescending she was to her and how surprised she would act when Dolores would actually act smart. It pissed me off. Specially because Dolores was a very sweet and caring friend, a little too fangirly but an excellent friend who deserved someone better than Cat. Also hated how she kept acting towards Aggie. That part I could actually understand, but still didn't like it. And yes she obviously got better by the end, but it was too little too late for me. Specially because her 'jokes' and 'clever' remarks just felt downright spiteful and mean to me and the best part? She kept repeating over and over again that she was a nice girl. Yeah, kept telling yourself that...
Even with how much I didn't like this girl I still felt for her about the Gemma thing and her hair flaps. That bowling scene was so messed up.
As for the plot, I pretty much stopped paying attention to it after the Vortexicon angle was introduced, because really what else can you do after that besides just dropping the book from how ridiculous the plot turned out and how unlikeable the mc was at that moment. But I soldiered through because...I don't actually know, at first I couldn't really believe that the plot had gone that way and afterwards I was just curious to see what would come from it.
I'm glad I stuck through it if only for the song lyrics at the end :) So yes this book was all kinds of weird, and wrong, and messed up but it left me with that warm fuzzy feeling that I was looking for anyway (only because of the ending scene)
Would I Recommend it?