20527824Now That You’re Here (Duplexity #1) by Amy K. Nichols
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: starstarstarstarblank_star
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In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body – his own, but different. Somehow, he’s crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee – a girl who’d rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom–may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she’s only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there’s something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension… a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time. – Goodreads

Review:

Now That You’re Here is a story that is near and dear to my heart, it takes place in Phoenix! Well, a Phoenix I don’t know a lot about, but still Phoenix! Told from two point of views, Nichols takes the reader on a science fiction journey involving Eevee and Danny, two people who are extremely opposite.

They are even more opposite as Danny is not from our Phoenix. He’s from a different Phoenix. One where his parents are still alive, one where the government has turned into 1984 and one where there is a huge body of water between California and Arizona, not just the I-10 that I know and love so well. Problem is: Danny has no idea how he got to this Phoenix or in school sitting next to this Eevee, the artist he just made out with a few days ago.

Eevee knows nothing about Danny but the fact he’s the slacker in school. He barely shows up and does things he does not want to be a part of. Eevee has a life. She has a best friend, show enjoys doing science experiments and talking to said best friend about nerdy things. Then their paths cross and everything is change, and Eevee believes Danny’s story? Even though it’s weird and she’s not sure.

This is going to be hard to believe but I hate saying books are a pleasant surprise, but really this book was a pleasant surprise! It’s nothing that I expected it to be but it was everything I wanted it to be. Now That You’re Here is the first book in a duology by Nichols

This is the first novel by Nichols, and is an extremely in depth science fiction novel that blew me out of the water. Because this story takes in place in a parallel world this duology could actually be read as two stand alones!