YA Corner: Antithesis by Kacey Vanderkarr

For this week’s young adult spotlight I have the privilege to share with you an awesome book with a unique story.  Kacey Vanderkarr’s Antithesis is refreshing and inventive.  It draws you in and won’t let you go.  For my entire review be sure to check it out after the book blurb.

17408078Book Blurb:

My name is Gavyn.

Liam doesn’t care that I only have one arm. He actually likes my red hair and freckles. I might forgive him for kidnapping me.

My name is Gavyn.

I lost my Liam. I’ve lost them all. And now it’s my job to make sure they don’t show up again.

My name is Gavyn.

I had a life with Liam, but he couldn’t give me what I need. Then I killed his father. I don’t expect he’ll forgive me for that.

My name is Gavyn

Review:

We first meet Gavyn on a snow day.  A day where you don’t have to do anything but curl under your covers.  Gavyn’s peace is disturbed when  she hears thumps outside her door.  Soon a hot guy comes bursting through the door and transports her to another world.  Gavyn immediately thins she is dreaming.  But, this is no dream.  Liam, the hot guy, begins to explain to Gavyn about multiple worlds with multiple Gavyn’s and multiple Liam’s.  When Gavyn shifts from these worlds while being chased she begins to discover she is only Gavyn with one arm.  As Gavyn and Liam travel more worlds they become closer and begin to fall in love.  When they finally get to the destination that has caused all the trouble in most of the worlds it looks hopeless for all involved.  When all hope seems lost the unexpected happens and Gavyn’s already upside down world becomes even more so.  In the end will Gavyn find her way back to her world and can she continue on when she is so different?

This was a wonderfully unique story.  It was inventive and I loved the dimensions the Kacey Vanderkarr brings to both the story and her characters.  This is definitely a story that draws you in and won’t let you go.  The story is fast paced and doesn’t slow down until you get to the end.  The love story between Gavyn and Liam is also very cute and a lovely addition.  Gavyn’s character is one of a kind.  She is born handicapped yet is functional.  Though clearly at the beginning her self-esteem is low it truly begins to grow and brings a new depth to her character.  I think Gavyn’s character alone could make this a must read but it ends up being just one piece in a spectacular story.  I would highly recommend this book for all those of you who like a unique story in a young adult genre.

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