Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ARC Review: Now You See Her by Lisa Leighton & Laura Stropki

Now You See Her
Author: Lisa Leighton & Laura Stropki
Publication: Katherine Tegen Books (June 26, 2018)

Description: A fast-paced and thrilling mystery, Now You See Her is a contemporary YA novel about a high school girl who switches bodies with her tennis rival after an accident—and must now unravel the secrets of their impossible connection.

AMELIA has always felt like happiness is a serve she can’t return, a ball just out of reach. And now, in her senior year, right before tennis season, her mom wants to move—again.

SOPHIE has a perfectly curated, Instagram-ready life. From her first singles win to her hot long-term boyfriend to the beautiful landscaped home where she lives with her parents, Sophie is everything Amelia wishes she could hate.

But one night changes everything. When a man tries to abduct Amelia after her car breaks down during a storm, Amelia attempts to escape—into incoming traffic. And in one inexplicable moment, they switch bodies.

Amelia wakes up in Sophie’s body. Amelia’s body is in a coma. Now Amelia needs to find a way back into her own life—but first, she must retrace her steps to unravel the mystery of the accident, her attempted abduction, and how it’s all tied to her mother’s secret past.

My Thoughts: This twisty mystery starts at a tennis match, moves next to a car accident, and moves to a hospital where one girl wakes up in another girl's body. Amelia has just found out that her family - her mother, her sister, and herself - are getting ready to move again. This will be their eighth move in fifteen years. Amelia has given up on making friends but she hasn't given up playing tennis. That is one thing that she has been doing since she learned as a six-year-old. She tries a little magical thinking and hopes that winning the match will convince her mom to let them stay.

Sophie Graham is the town's golden girl with bunches of friends and a life lived on Instragram. After defeating Amelia in the tennis match, she goes to drive home in a raging thunderstorm. Amelia has had her car break down and had someone creepy stop to help her. When she runs from him into the middle of the raod, Sophie hits her.

Now Amelia is in intense care and not expected to recover and Sophie wakes up convinced that she is Amelia. Somehow Amelia woke up in Sophie's body. She doesn't recognize her father. She doesn't know why this happened but she knows she can't tell the Grahams. They just want everything to be normal again.

Amelia tries to slip into Sophie's life and is regaining some of Sophie's memories which is rather terrifying since she feels she is losing Amelia's memories. However, she needs to find a way to convince her mother and sister that someone is after them. Luckily, she has Sophie's best friend Janie and boy next door Lance to help her unravel the mystery as long as she doesn't tell them that she is really Amelia.

I enjoyed the characters in this one. I thought the mystery was well-developed and interesting.

Favorite Quote:
It's just my luck to get busted by Mrs. Graham the exact moment Landon is confessing that he likes me. Well, I guess technically he's confessing he likes a girl who's currently in a coma to his former best friend turned perpetrator of vehicular manslaughter whose body is being occupied by said crush.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from Edelweiss. You can buy your copy here.

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