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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Joanna Murphy has lost faith in her life. Vying for her mom’s attention, she’s resentful of her stepdad’s intrusion to their family. Her best friend, Tommy, has no clue she’s in love with him as he dates girl after girl without noticing how it tortures her. The final kicker, though, is God’s sick joke to make her freakishly tall when everyone knows boys ...more
Paperback, 1, 216 pages
Published May 25th 2013 by Janine Caldwell (first published May 23rd 2013)
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Emily Anne
Jun 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sweet
Visited was a magical story that took me on a sweet ride to the world of teen insecurities. While I had some minor problems with the book, it is definitely a worth-while I read Visited in one sitting, as it was a fast and pleasantly absorbing title. I feel obligated to pint out that this is in no way dark YA, and I would point beginners to the genre of young adult, or middle-grade lovers toward this book, as averse to fans of heavier YA.

Joanna Murphy, the star of this story, and I got along pret
Jessica Figueroa
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Joanna is a 17-year-old girl who wants her best friend to see her as more than a friend and wants her mother attention that has waned since her mother got married to her now step father. Its her senior year and so many things seem to be changing one after the other and when she spots a shooting star that had appeared to be a but might be a ufo. Her mother had always said she reads too much Sci Fi .

When she gets into an accident she meets James she guy who witness the accident and helped her who
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

I love paranormal books, and sci-fi and fantasy, and usually have no problem following them, and believing in them. But for some reason I had a bit of a hard time in the beginning believing what was going on. I did warm to the idea, but never really liked our main character Joanna, she was very selfish and I didn't like her negative attitude to her mother, and the fact she was happy with her husband, she seemed to rather keep her alone and miserable than be happy with this man.

But other than th
Joy Whiteside
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I found it a little difficult to get into at first, but once I got past the first chapter, I couldn't put it down.

The story and characters were very interesting and kept me entertained from beginning to end. The story moved along at a good pace and I could not believe it when I was at the end of the book.

This book is worth reading and everyone should check it out.
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Joanna Murphy's world is turning upside down. Once upon a time, Joanna had no stepdad, her mother was not pregnant and she would go to a bac
Just My Opinion
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Star light, Star bright….will my dreams REALLY make me happy tonight???”

Janine Caldwell, once again, very graciously provided me with a copy of this book for review and I’m forever grateful. Thank you so much Ms. Caldwell!

Visited is the first novel in what I am hoping will be a new series. The plot line, characters and creative premise pulled me into Visited even as I was wondering if I was too old to be reading Young Adult. The science fiction aspect added so much to the story I was shocked
Visited by Janine Caldwell was something special; most books speak wish making and how dreams can come true. Visited has it still, but with a warning; be careful what you wish for. The second, that all your wishes may not turn out to be fluttery and happy endings.

I liked that, you see, because many too often the wishes we make are those that come true and we all live happily ever after! But this twist to it showing the dark side of wish-making was something that really caught my attention, and
Sheri (Tangled Up In Books)
3.5 out of 5 Stars

Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

You hear it all the time, be careful what you wish for, and this book was a huge lesson in that. Sometimes you think you know exactly what you want with your life and what you think will make you happy. But getting everything you want doesn't always mean things are going to be better, be perfect. Sometimes getting what you think you want, only makes things worse.

Stephanie Parent
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Visited is a sweet, engaging, feel-good read that I really enjoyed. It has a Freaky Friday-type premise, where the main character finds herself in a strangely altered version of her life, and I always love those “what-if” types of books. I thought Janine Caldwell did a great job with the premise, and I raced through this book and finished with a huge smile on my face.

At the beginning of Visited, main character and narrator Joanna is your typical angsty teen: she’s convinced that being tall makes
Kenia Roman
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
Joanna's life is getting worse everytime. Her Volleyball couch tell her that she couldn't be the new capital, her mother is having a baby and her best friend is in love with other girl that isn't she.
But one day she's in her roof an see something weird in the sky, she thinks that maybe is a shooting star so she as for a wish where her best friend loves her, her mom would never had married, however she realizes that isn't a star, is something else. And even when her dreams starts to make true an
Momina Qazi
Sep 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
This emotionally, gripping and sweet book left me in need of more!

My rating: ★★★★☆

This is the first book that I have read by Janine Caldwell and I am very much glad that I did. It exceeded my expectations and left me wanting more.

Plot/Characters:Wow. An Alien encounter is something to remember and very unusual. Joanna Murphy is an average seventeen-year-old girl who is starting her senior year. She has issues like any other teenager; being freakishly tall is at the top.

Introducing Tommy, her bes
Adela Cacovean
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if everything you wanted to change in your life suddenly did? Would your life be perfect then? Joanna Murphy wishes she wouldn’t be so tall. Petite girls – she thinks – are more attractive. Or, at least, James – her best friend – seems to only date this particular type of girls. If only he could fall in love with her as she did him! And now that her mother is pregnant with her new husband – the fat, disgusting Stan that Joanna can’t stand – the mother ...more
Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tour, paranormal
When I first started reading, I wasn't really sure where this story was going. Then, once I was on-board, I was floored! What such a simple story idea that is so huge!!

The story is about a girl, Joanna, that is going through what every teenage girl is going through; she hates her looks, she is in-love with her best friend Tommy, her mom is re-married after she lost her father and had her mom all to herself for so long, and to top it all off, her mom is going to have another baby that is going to
Kazhy (My Library in the Making)
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Honestly, I expected Visited to be as sci-fi as the other YA alien books I've read like JLA's Lux series and Melissa West's The Taking trilogy, but it didn't go down that road. The "alien" and "living the dream life" shenanigans were interesting but the book gave more focus on the characters, and my investment in them was what kept me reading.

The main character, Joanna, was nothing if not relatable. Or maybe that's just me identifying with her—selfi
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, fantasy
I was just epic-ally deceived. LMAO. First of all, Joana was obsessed with Paranormal stuff, most especially ALIENS. So whole time, I was like, "another alien book." But then... yeah, more like Contemporary with a twist of fantasy.

Did I like it? YES. I did. I don't like it at first because of how Joana was like before all the things happened to her in the book. She's a bit selfish. Well... Not a bit, she is. She's the type that is so self-conscious of herself. I do understand her reasons. It's j
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Author: Janine Caldwell
Where did I get the book: From the author and Xpresso book tours for the purposes of this tour and in exchange for an honest and fair review. You can see the rest of the tour schedule here. tour is still in its early stages yet so you should be seeing lots more coming your way soon!
My rating: 4 Bookworms
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Jo is a slightly spoilt, if a little awkward girl who has her entire world turned upside down after she falls off her roo
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Visited was a cute story from the beginning. As I was reading it though I really felt like this was not a YA book but maybe more for middle schoolers. The story flowed semi smoothly and had me going back to re-read what I read to make sure I did not miss anything.

In Visited we meet 17 year old Joanna Murphy. She hates her life. She hates how her mother remarried a guy she can't stand and she hates the fact that her mother never pays attention to her and she hates the fact that she is in love wi
Jamie Turner-norton
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Visited makes you realize that you should always be glad for what you have because it could always be worse. It was a fast and easy read. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Holly Casady
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Felt like the author really understood teenage life. Fun to read and loved the ending.
Samantha Daly
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books
I know I really shouldn't say this, but the first thing that drew me into this book was the cover... I'm a sucker for a pretty cover and I love this one! It's so pretty! And also, the very intriguing synopsis that had me wanting to find out what was going to happen in Joanna's life and that she met an alien made me really want to read it! I ended up really enjoying this book!

I had a problem with Joanna throughout the book. She was such a selfish character! I never noticed it at the start, but wh
The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Visited is a story based around an alien fanatic seventeen year old girl named Joanna who is unhappy with numerous things about her life. Her mother has recently gotten married to a man she disgusts and has just told her she's pregnant--ultimately ruining Joanna and her mother's plans to travel to Europe after graduation. In addition, Joanna is bothered by her unusually tall height (despite the fact it is the reason she is able to play the sport she
Joanna is not happy with her life. She’s in love with her best friend, Tommy, who has no idea how she feels about him. She sits by watching him date girl after girl, always wishing he would look at her the way he looks at them. She’s also miserable because she feels like her mom has pretty much discarded her for her new husband, Stan. As if that isn’t enough to ruin any seventeen-year-old girls life, she’s over six foot tall and feels like no boy will ever want her. Guys like petite girls, don’t ...more
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book to review honestly for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

At first, Joanna really annoyed me, and I had a hard time connecting with her character. I didn't think she talked like a seventeen-year-old, and while I felt bad for her feeling like her stepdad crashed into her life and turned it upside down, she seemed immature for her age and at times selfish. I did identify with her insecurity about her body - she describes herself as freakishly tall and feel
Jess at Such a Novel Idea
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This book was not at all what I expected! While some label it sci-fi, I would put it in the fantasy category, or even contemporary with a slight twist. Although our young protagonist has encountered an alien encounter, the story really focuses on Joanna's introspection of her own life. Joanna is on the cusp of her senior year and things are not going well. Her mom is having a baby with the step-father Joanna dislikes, her best friend is ig
Suzanne Rooyen
Aug 13, 2013 rated it liked it
The gorgeous cover and intriguing blurb immediately made me want to read Visited. As a tween, I was addicted to the TV series Roswell and ever since then, I’ve had a soft spot for aliens-are-among-us type stories so I really thought I’d love this one.

When I think aliens, I think science fiction and I expected science fiction when I started Visited, but this is really more fantasy or even paranormal than it is science fiction. At first, I thought James the alien could’ve been played by James the
Sep 06, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was different than what I expected. I expected this book to be more sci-fi, as the blurb implies. But it wasn’t, it was more of a “realizing your full potential and gaining self-confidence” story. I wasn’t disappointed, but I was more than a little disoriented as to what was happening.

Joanna… what can I say about Joanna? For someone who considers herself open-minded, she is really blind to what’s going around her. I felt like she was just completely clueless. She missed pretty much all
May 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Having read past books of Janine Caldwell, I was more than happy to receive a copy of this book from her in exchange for an honest review and I thank her. When the opportunity arose at the same time to participate in a blog tour for this book, I was more than eager to join in.

This book was a different direction than her Vortex Trilogy. Instead of time travel outright, it's a twist on the whole watch what you wish for. Like her Vortex Trilogy, the supernatural aspect is pushed more to the backgro
Confessions of a Book Whore
Visited is a sweet lighthearted sci-fi/fantasy book about a young girl who is trying to find her way. Joanna Murphy is having a bad day. Her mom and stepdad announce some very big news that will affect her summer plans. Her volleyball coach asks for a favor that puts her out and Tommy, her best friend has no idea she is jealous of his girlfriend because she's secretly crushing on him...hard! Ok, maybe she secretly loves him.

Have you ever heard that saying, "the grass isn't always greener on the
FicTalk Blog
Dec 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed-in-2013, arc
I have to say that when I read the summary for this book it definitely grabbed my attention. I haven't read very many UFO/Alien books since my Roswell days. I was such a fangirl for the tv series and the books. I loved them both. So you could say that I had high hopes for this book as well, and I was looking forward to delving into the world of unidentified flying objects and whatever little green men that came out of them. I can't say that I was disappointed. I can't say that at all.

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This is Joanna's story. The story of how she hates her life and everything seems to be falling apart all at once. Then a star falls and everything changes. Everything she hated about her life no longer exists and maybe things are going to be better now. The only other person who knows what's going on is James, the strange boy that comes to her rescue time and time again. But he's not just a boy - there's something different about him and Joanna suspects he may be the one behind all the strangene ...more
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Janine Caldwell is the YA fantasy author of the romantic yet action-filled trilogy, The Vortex Series. She lives in the desert town of Anthem, AZ with her husband and two sons. When she's not trying to cool off, she's playing tennis, practicing yoga, banging on the drums, or reading.

Books published by Janine include Visited, a YA coming-of-age fantasy, and The Vortex Series: Rematch, Double Fault,
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