So Close to You
So Close To You #1
Author: Rachel Carter
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: 5 birds
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.
When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices--and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them . . . and herself
I loved the cover of this book. It was what caught my attention in the first place. When I read the synopsis of the book, it even intensified my interest. This book was filled with romance, conspiracy theories, time traveling, fast paced action and filled with friendship. I was very excited to read this book.
The main character is Lydia who hears the stories of Montauk Project all her life and somehow ends up learning more about this project than she bargained for. The moment Lydia learns more about the project and gets herself into a few tough places, it was was one thing after another. It was quite an adventure for her in many ways of adjusting to something new and at the same time was trying not to cause trouble. While she adjusts to where she was, she had someone to help her out which I thought was great! I know I would be so lost if I did not have anyone to guide me on the tough situations that I was in. The author made the actions of drama and action fast paced which I loved. Lydia has guts to do what she does as she lies a little bit, sneaks around and stands up for what she believes in. She has her moments of being quick on her feet along with being brave.
Wes is the character that helps Lydia out in those tough situations she gets herself into. He himself is in a unique situation and somehow he helps Lydia even though he was taught that was against the rules. I loved how Wes helps Lydia out in more than one way. Who would not want a handsome, tall and dark hero? He seemed to be sensitive too. He's a character that would get any girl to swoon. Wes eventually tells Lydia a little bit about himself and what he does as she finds it to be shocking and yet she did her best to understand where he was coming from. I loved how Wes shared a bit of himself with Lydia and protected her!
I liked Lydia but she needed a little bit more emotion to her. The way she reacted to some things made me wonder if she was holding it all back due to the circumstances she was under. Although I loved the journey she goes on though! She finds out the truths on certain matters and goes with her gut on standing up for the truth.
The whole Montauk Project was quite interesting. I loved how the author took the concept of time traveling in this to tie it in with military secrets and to try to change time for the greater good. Although there is a darker side to this as well. It will stand out in your mind and make you crave for more wonderful adventures of Lydia and Wes.
The ending left me wanting more. It was literally a cliffhanger! My brain was thinking of the endlessness results of what was going to happen next. I am looking forward to the next book.