Monday, April 4, 2011

Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer

Young Adult/Paranormal: 384 Pages
Published: April 5, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: None
Source: From Publisher for review
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Every ghost has a story to tell.

The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move to the desolate West Texas town, Tansy has no choice but to go along. Once there, Tansy is immediately drawn to the turret of their rickety old house, a place she soon learns has a disturbing history. But it's the strange artifacts she finds in the cellar—a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal—that have the most chilling impact on her.

Tansy soon finds that through the lens of her camera, she can become part of a surreal black-and-white world where her life is intertwined with that of mysterious, troubled Henry, who lived in the same house and died decades earlier. It seems their lives are linked by fate and the artifacts she found, but as Tansy begins spending more and more time in the past, her present world starts to fade away. Tansy must untangle herself from Henry's dangerous reality—before she loses touch with her own life forever.

Through Her Eyes was different for me. Overall I enjoyed it but there were parts throughout the book that fell flat for me. At first, I had a hard time connecting with the story. It was inconsistent. It started off slow, then picked up, but then slowed down and it continued like that throughout the book. However there was some great traits about the book.

The Cover. The cover of Through Her Eyes is stunning. The Pale white face jumps out at you and the boldness of her eyes are haunting but beautiful. The cover alone will attract readers.

The main character. Tansy was a great main character, she was well written and likable. She was very easy to relate to. She is constantly moving around because her mother is a best-selling author and likes to live in the various places she writes about. The minute Tansy begins to feel like she is "Home" and makes friends, her mom is ready for another book which means another move. I immediately felt how lonely Tansy was, and felt sad for her. Henry was a great character as well, his poems were beautifully written and whenever Tansy and Henry's world collided it was quite fascinating.

Although at times it felt a little dull and boring, I really did enjoy the book. The small, slow gaps were easy to overcome once the book did pick up. I love a good ghost story, and this book gave me that fix. There were times that gave me goosebumps and had my heart beating a little faster. If your a fan of paranormal, and ghost stories, then I would recommend you give this book a try!

What I loved: The beautiful cover. The refreshing storyline
What I disliked: I wish it was tad more exciting. A little boring at times.
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1 comment:

  1. Sometimes it can be really tough to stick with a book that is a bit slow.. :/ But, it's great that this book had enough going for it that you wanted to continue.

    It sounds like a great read! :)


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