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Here (Here Trilogy #1)

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Milo Mitchell's life used to be charmed, but that was before her family dissolved, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. Spending Saturday morning in a treehouse with a stun gun for company and a herd of deer for friends is the only exciting thing in her life...until she shoots a fawn and finds her dart stuck in a guy.

Her gorgeou...more
Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Barkley's Books
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This has GOT to be one of my favourite ET books EVER. It wasn't too long, so it didn't drag on and on and get extremely boring. It was quick, straight to the action and whole point of the book, packed with an exciting and gripping story and a cliffhanger ending to die for. What's not to like?

You see I'm not a big fan of alien books. I usually find them boring and uninteresting they just don't catch and hold my attention.
BUT in what I would call a rarity I liked this one. Ella should be really h...more
Nov 25, 2012 D. rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shock and AWE!!!!
I can honestly say I had NEVER read a book like this one. This definitely is one of a kind.
Always expect the unexpected with Ella James. Very smart of her to keep me guessing as to what one of the main characters was. Hmm point for you Ella! For a little bit....I am shaking my head saying...never have I read a book where a deer turns into a human. Well let’s just say WRONG!!! No deer here baby!
One thing I am loving about Ella James, is how she always seems to place simple thin...more
Karla (Reads and Thoughts)
I was surprised to finish this book and find that I did like the story. I’m not an avid reader of YA-Dystopian books but Nick and Milo’s story hooked me up.

Nick is the mysterious guy that suddenly appears as Milo was hitting a dear. He came out of nowhere. I know at first hand that he’s the mysterious effect on the story – he’s precise in everything he sees, knows what everything and anything is made out of and knows about Greats Gatsby and Star Wars but he doesn’t know anything about who he rea...more
Aug 18, 2012 Virginia rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I really enjoyed this book. Although I am an avid reader, this was the first book I have read by Ella James. I will definitely be back for more!! In this book, a girl named Milo deals with the loss of her father by taking on a project he had been working on before his death- tracking deer. One day when she is out tracking them, she shoots a sedative dart at a fawn. When she goes to see the deer, there is a boy (Nick) in a tuxedo in the spot where the fawn was and the dart is stuck in him. He has...more
I am going to start this review by saying I was blown away!! I LOVED it...I didn't want to put it down(although there were a few moments that I had to...UGH!!)...Totally mesmerized by it....Ella James has done a fantastic job creating a unique urban fantasy that everyone can jump in to and find themselves completely wrapped up in Milo and Nick!

Here is a book in which you have to read to find out what all the intrigue and suspense is all about. It is short with only 182 pages, but there is so muc...more
H.K. Savage
I reviewed this book for Young Adult and Teen Readers. Hearing the name, I was excited. I've heard of Ella James but had not yet read any of her work, and given the fact that I haven't read any YA lately, I was ready to give it a go.
The book did start out a little choppy. We open with the heroine and her friends at a sleepover waking up and talking about going to play paintball and who was going to shoot who in the nuts for being a cheater. Funny, but for someone like me who doesn't do well with...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Ella James has done it again! Lord I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be a part of this tour and to read another book by Ella just blew me away! This story starts out with Milo having a little bit of a breakdown and she shuts the world out. She spends her time in her tree house with a tranquilizer gun just watching the deer go by. Then one day she accidentally shoots a deer and that deer becomes a human. Frightened but intrigued Milo takes this stranger home.

Once they are at her...more
Jacquie Talento
Wow, this was a great story. I wonder how I missed this author but when I got a hold of this book, I found an author that I knew I was going to follow from here on out. I enjoyed her writing style and the flow of this story. Because I don’t want to share any spoilers, I’m going to give as little detail as possible, but this story will surprise you of the outcome so you have to read it to find it out yourself.
Milo Mitchell lives in Colorado. Her dad passed away two years ago and she finds herself...more
I had received this book several months ago, I think I won it in a contest. It was still pretty much in a raw form at that time. Generic cover, etc. Since than I had kept up with the author through Facebook and purchased her Stained series. During this time Here received a facelift. The gorgeous cover really caught my eye, ok, it helps that the majority of the cover is an eyecatching hottie. Anyway, around the same time I participated in the cover release of Trapped and decided to purchase the u...more
I’m not impressed with this book. It falls short of nearly ALL of my expectations.

1. You like alien stories
2. You do not need any sort of character development
3. You aren’t bothered by the government being portrayed in a completely unrealistic way

1. I’m a sucker for aliens. Especially young-adult-full-of-angst-hot-guy aliens. That right there was the whole reason I bought this book in the first place. I was intrigued. Nick had the whole “young-adult-...more
Here by Ella James
Print Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Barkley's Books; 1 edition (February 15, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B007A0I86Q

My Review~
I received this book in exchange for a honest review.
I have to say that this is one of my favorite Sci-Fi fiction books I have read. The characters are very relatable. The story is about Milo who is recovering from her father's death and trying to find a place in the world. She does so by continuing her father's researc...more
Kimberly Schaaf
WHAT??!! Seriously??

Ok - so the whole book was intense. I was sucked into every single moment of it. I loved every part of it. The last part of the book was so gripping...I was ready for the big bang...and all I am left with is, WHAT??!! Seriously?? I have to have TRAPPED NOW!!!

Now I have that out of my system. On to the REAL part of the review.

Milo Mitchell - OMG...seriously, I connected with this girl right from the start. Granted I haven't really been through anything like this girl has been...more
If you have read the Stained Series by Ella James you would be pretty familiar with her writing style. Not matter what the story is, James does a fantastic job on the imagery and story telling.

Here is about a girl named Milo Mitchell. Her dad passed away two years ago and ever since than she has sort of felt like she is looking from the outside in. She still hasn't really gotten over the loss and somethings tend to trigger off her emotions.
While she is out tracking Deer a freakish storm hits and...more
Kristin Campbell
Ella, Ella, Ella. How could you? Really? You get my blood pumping at the end of the book and then just leave it like THAT? Really? lol!

I really liked this book. It was so mysterious; wondering who this guy is? What this guys is? He's there. He's gone. He's back. Chaos Erupts. Wild chases. Trying to hide. Chaos erupts again. Confusion. Scared. What's happening? What's going to happen? And then... the cliffhanger.

I really hate giving spoilers in reviews so that's how I'm going to leave the explana...more
Ever since her father's death, Milo Mitchell has lived a bleak existence. She can't forget the goodness her father has done, and will do everything possible to uphold his memory. So much so, that she's determined in finishing the project he was last working on. In her mind, it'll allow her to do what he set out to do, and bring closure to the pain and heartache she feels inside.

When her first encounter with the deer goes awry, Milo finds herself feeling unsure as to what to do. An unknown boy no...more
Michelle Willms
Here by Emma James
Milo Mitchell is only now coming out of shell, slowly recovering from her extreme depression brought on by her father’s death more than two years ago. She’s beginning to eat foods that were once on her “forbidden” list and tries hard to remember to eat regularly now. She’s a relatively normal teenager, stays out of trouble, except for lying to the Department of Conservation an...more
Mariela Bustos
I will honestly admit I wasn't sure about this book. I loved her stained series, and it took my a while to fall for love inc. the cover had me wondering about. Yet the more I saw the cover pop up on my Facebook, I finally decided to read it. Once I started reading it after work I couldn't put it down. Going to bed at two am. First time a girl is the one to captivate my heart and not the male character. :) her story has my heart slightly breaking, her awkwardness as a teenager around boys reminds...more
grrr. seriously who ends a book like that... damn.. alright

Song Choice: "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol, apparently keeping with the snow patrol theme, "You're All I Have" by Snow Patrol as well.

First thoughts: I thought this was pretty awesome, it started pretty quick, lots happening, but also a little kind slow for like two seconds then we are going full force fast again. While I think the relationship between Nick and Milo could have been expanded on a little more, for the most part i didn't...more
Jacki Sanders
3.5 stars for the creative Ella James!!!

The HERE storyline is very original and that’s one of the things I love, love, love about this book! Ella’s creativity knows no bounds. I was hooked from page one and I couldn’t get enough! Seriously, I’ve never read a plot quite like this one and believe me, IT. IS. AMAZING.

This book is filled with action-packed scenes and mysterious extraterrestrial happenings. From the start readers see that Nick isn’t….normal. When he first appeared I kind of had a “w...more
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3.5 - 4 stars

I am not a huge paranormal/sci fi reader, and the same goes for YA (that stage of my life is a very distant memory!!!)but I did enjoy Here.

Milo is at a time of her life where things are changing. She is grieving her fathers death, her relationships with her best friends are changing, becoming a bit estranged.

Enter "Nick" who enters her life in a flash. He is different and they are very drawn to each other.

It took me a little while to get into Here. For the first maybe 1/3 of the boo...more
Melissa Stickney
Milo is your typical teenager, well for the most part. She is still trying to get over her father's passing and has been continuing one of his projects in order to help her still feel close to him. Never in her life would she imagine what would come of trying to keep at least one piece of her father alive.

When a guy shows up seemingly out of nowhere Milo is baffled. Not to mention that this guy is dressed to the nines in the middle of the woods and has no memory of who he is.

When things start be...more
Nanette Bradford
The book was really exciting. I thought i knew what was going on but then there were allo these little twists and turns in there that kept me guessing. :) i loved this book so much. I like Nick and Milo. i love there story. This is not your typical love story. Oh no, This is something different and i really enjoyed reading what was happening.
Yet another variation of the boy/girl love story, but this time instead of vampires, werewolves, or casters, we have something more otherworldly. The inconsistent and infrequent switch in narration between Milo and Nick was confusing. Of course it ends without ending ... Where do I go from Here?
Alexandra Oliveros
I havent had a chance to start reading this book yet but I am definitely excited to. I see all of the great reviews on Facebook and I am a big Ella James fan. Thank you for the great books!!
3.5 stars. This book took a completely different direction then I thought it would. It was good and of course a huge cliffhanger.
Heather Robbins
Absolutely AMAZING! Vlog review to come on the blog ;)
May 14, 2012 AH marked it as to-read
Kindle free download 5/14/12.
Milo Mitchell lost her dad almost two years ago. Now it was just her and her mom. Her mom was always working. Milo, still in high school, just had to worry about homework and keeping track of the mule deer her dad had been researching before he died. She had decided to take up his work, unknown to her mom. While out in the woods looking for a deer that needed tagged, she accidentally tranquilizes a guy instead. He looks to be right around her age and very handsome. However, he doesn't remember a...more
Reese's Reviews
I have to say the beginning of this book I was a tad skeptical as to whether I would like this book or not. The first few pages for me were extremely confusing, but after a little while the book the story line was so compelling the confusing didn't seem to matter.

Milo Mitchell's life is anything if not ordinary. She's in high school with a few close friends she's had since forever who all seem to be moving in different directions. One day while Milo is on her trip to tag one of th...more
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After her dad died, Milo took over his hobby of tagging and tracking deer. She wasn’t really supposed to continue his endeavors but it helps her stay ‘close’ to him, if that makes sense. One afternoon, she finds the fawn she’s been looking for. She aims her tranquilizer gun, takes the shot, but then something very strange happens. Instead of the deer simply falling, as it should have, a flash of golden light radiated through the trees. It was a few moments before the initial shock wore off, but...more
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Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella's books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazo...more
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