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(On the Otherside #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,160 ratings  ·  134 reviews
Julia Phillips’ world is an alternate universe away.

Trapped in a land where government leaders want her dead, Julia is forced to run for her life with Evan and Reece, the two boys who brought her here. They’re on their own in a hostile landscape ruled by scavengers and thieves.

But Evan is battling a deadly infection, and Julia finds herself racing against time as she tries
ebook, 410 pages
Published December 24th 2012 by Smashwords (first published December 19th 2012)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Denise Grover Swank is such an awesome author. I love every single thing she has written. Including this book. I wish I hadn't waited so long between when I read the first book in this series. I had a little bit of trouble getting back up to speed. Maybe eventually I will re-read the first one. But "There" did a pretty good job of filling in the blanks in my brain during the first chapter or two. In the first book Evan had a device that enabled him to travel to an alternate dimension where he ca ...more
Trisha Leigh
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Totally different than, but as intriguing and brilliantly imagined as HERE. The inside of this book is as gorgeous as the cover, with characters and a world in turmoil, and the question of how far love can actually take you smack dab in the middle. There's nothing else out there in YA like these two books, so if you're looking for something different and wonderful, I highly recommend these.
2.5 stars
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 2 in the ‘On the Otherside’ series, and kicks off where book 1 left off.
Julia, Evan and Reece are on the run, minus the black box, and with little idea of what to do.

Julia keeps experiencing the other Julia’s memories,

and they rescue a kidnapped girl called Jo to try and help them get where they’re going.
Can Julia ever go home? With the other Julia take her over? And which boy will she pick?

I really enjoyed the first book in the series
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Spoiler Alert: If you haven't read the first book in the series, there will be some spoilers here because it's impossible to talk about the plot without giving some things away.)

I liked the first book quite a bit, but this one was even better. Although I'm not generally a fan of love triangles, this one was written in such an original way that it actually made sense. The Julia of this world is in love with Evan, but as the memories of the Julia of the other world continue to invade her consciou
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
I really liked Here, so i was looking forward to reading There.
Unfortunately, i was really disappointed.
There was really slow. Through the majority of it, i was really really bored.

I found some of the storyline quite predictable, and i didn't like where it was going, either.

The characters annoyed me in this one, which only made it more dull.

Overall, the story was dull, and i really wish i finished at book one.
Angela Shockley
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There, the follow-up to Here, is a fantastic continuation of the "On the Otherside" series! It basically picks up where Here left off and turns into an action packed journey across what remains of the former USA. What truly makes it interesting is learning that, in spite of the radiation risk, people still live in the nuclear ravaged world outside of the sterile and military guarded "other" Springfield. There's civilization out there that the UR would rather you do not know about. That's where t ...more
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Julia is stuck in an alternate universe and on the run from the UR. Her and her two boyfriends Reece, and Evan go on a wild ride and pick up the super awesome kickass Jo.
What I loved:
This book was amazingly good. Swank is one of heck of a master world builder and her characters are dynamic and full of life. Jo was an amazing addition to the cast and in my mind made this book what it was. Without all of the twists and turns that her character takes thing could have gotten dull. Julia is faced w
Emily Pearson
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a ride! This was such an incredible journey for me. Denise has opened my eyes to a new genre of writing. Truly captivated by this story of hope, love, desperation, and survival. Here was the first book I read by Denise and although it was out of my reading comfort zone, I dove into it and spent an entire night on edge of compustion to finish. I was broken at the end knowing what a horrible and tragic wait it would be for the rest of the story to be released but my goodness this woman delive ...more
Claire Taylor
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Denise Grover Swank
On the Other Side #2

When I read Here, the first book in the series, I fell in love – with the characters and the storyline, it was a book I never wanted to end. When I started reading There I was hesitant, surely it couldn’t be as good but I’m so glad I was proven wrong – it was so much better.

The epilogue made the book for me. You don’t often get an ending that finishes it off nicely but still leaves you wanting so much more. This series could easily go on forever and
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
've been patiently waiting for the sequel to Here. Its no surprise that I read it within a day! Denise can write action, comedy, and paranormal! Does not disappoint!
Robyn Wold
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dystopian? check. Desolate landscape? check. Action packed thrill ride? CHECK. Loved this series and *hope* for a 3rd :)
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written!!!! There, was a great addition to the On the Otherside Series. This young adult book, is great for readers of any age.

The story continues to follow Julia while she is still on the otherside, trying to escape the craziness and get back home. While trying to get away Julia, Reece, and Evan face many dangers such as the radiation and scavengers who don't care about anyone else other than themselves. As the three of them make their trip in search of Reece's mom, Evan gets a dea
Jamie-Kay Whatley Raney
Kept me guessing all the way to the end!

While I enjoyed the first book in the series, the second was even better. The plot was in no way perdictible and kept me guessing all the way to the very last page. Just when I thought I had something or someone figured out, BOOM, Denise threw a curve ball! This is a great pick for a young adult book choice and in my late teens or early twenties, it would have definitely been one of my top favorite reads. Even now in my mid thirties, I still enjoyed it and
Andrea Hastings
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There did not disappoint. Just like Here, I could not put There down! There were so many wonderful twists, turns, and growth of each character throughout the book. I love these characters so much. Denise Grover Swank has a way of writing characters that make them feel real and when I finished this book I felt a void. I was not ready for Julie, Evan, Reece, and Jo’s stories to be over. I want to know how each of them deal with all the changes brought from the book ending. I loved the infinite pos ...more
Samantha Malstrom
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a great series! I feel like the author could have definitely put both Here and There together as one book and sold it for a higher price but either way, that doesn’t affect the quality of the book at all. It was a fantastic book and although it was a sequel to Here, it was very new and unexpected. I was pleasantly surprised for most of the book and I’m not one who is easily surprised by book or movie plots. The story was very creative and I hated when the book ended. I would love to ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading the first book in this series, I was eager to read this second installment. I liked reading the experiences the characters went through. The experiences that Julia, Evan and Reece encountered kept me turning the pages as fast as I could read in order to find out what happened next. I was a little thrown off by the ending, but enjoyed the book nonetheless. I enjoy Denise Grover Swank's thoughtful writing.
Nicki Pipes
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read this after reading Here. I couldn't put it down. There was so much packed into this book. Love, laughter, heartbreak, and danger. I loved these characters who do everything they can to save each other and never give up. I was afraid I wouldn't like the ending. A great story can be ruined by the ending. But I kind of loved the ending to this book even though I hate that it had to end. This series will definitely be one I re-read to visit the characters again.
sue marshall
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the excitement, just love her writing.

Recommend to any age group. I'm over sixty and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to a follow on. Well done Denise.
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

That was a good ending . Love is great when your young hoping it will all turn out right. You can always look back at what was the best.
Courtney Price
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved it!!! loved it!!! loved it!!!!!
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The Otherside Series is fantastic! I don't think it's possible to have more twists than jumping from universe to universe LOL so so good!!!!!
Adrian Warnke
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Definitely a different twist to Denise Grover swank writing. Loved it. Very eventful with twists that could turn anyway. Again live characters and outline.
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book. So many twists and turns. A lot of emotions!! I'm hoping enough people will read and review it so Denise will consider writing the 3rd book..
Brooke Lesan
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book and follow up to Here. Definitely read that one first but you can't go wrong with this series. Denise is such a great author and gives us so much drama and angst.
Ruthie Parrish
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I should have read this sooner! Better late than never!
Laura Jones rosenhauer
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Just My Opinion
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
“If you could find yourself, your strength, your love and your destiny in another universe.....would you risk it?”

I am giving this a 4.5 star review. Once again, Denise Grover Swank has amazed me with her unparalleled talent at weaving a tale which you will become so enamored by, it will live forever in your memory. The author was kind enough to send me an ARC copy of the book and I can’t thank her enough for the experience.

I first read “Here” (On the Otherside Book One) almost a year ago and
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Geek Girls and Sci Fi Nerds!
I highly advise against reading this book if you have not read Here – On The Otherside #1. This book made this geek girl very happy! I am also a science fiction nerd and I love the concept of alternate universes. The idea that there are worlds just like ours and that they have “us” on them is just too cool for words.

In the world that Julia, Evan and Reece are on now, the Cuban Missile Crisis actual happened the planet is a hard and dissolute place. Evan has an infection that is slowly killing hi
Meredith Schorr
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

In the sequel to "Here", Julia is trapped in the other dimension. In an attempt to save her life from the United Regions, she escapes with Evan and Reese to find the "Rebels", specifically Reese's mom. The hope is that the Rebels and Reese's mom will provide a safe-haven as well as help return Julia to her world, but it turns out that the Rebels are no better than the United Regions and the three teenagers, along with a new friend Jo, are on a quest to stay alive.

Although I was equall
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on THERE by Denise Grover Swank

Full of the exceptional characters and writing style that we have all come to love, Swank delivers the much anticipated sequel to HERE on the Otherside. And like every other book that she has out, THERE promises to be a huge success.

Julia, Evan, and Reece are on the run from the --> United Region. They know that Julia is not from their universe and they want her dead. But during their escape, Evan hurts his leg and infection sets in. Now, on to
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