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Now That You’re Here

(Duplexity #1)

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In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body - his own, but different. Somehow, he's crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kisse
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 9th 2014 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Jaime Arkin
Parallel universe books are my kryptonite these days… they are so incredibly intriguing to me on so many levels… I mean, while the science of it is interesting, so is the idea of the many different possible worlds with different versions of the same people living different lives than the one you’re currently in. It’s just a bit mind boggling when you actually think of the possibilities.

And Now That You’re Here really delves into that.

We meet Danny first… running from the cops when an explosion
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Cheryl
Nov 16, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, seriously I have tried to read this book about three times now. I first time I was not feeling it at all. So I stopped after about 5 chapters. Then I saw other people raving about this book and so I decided to try again. Nope it was not happening for me. Nothing about this other world excited me. Also, I found Danny and Eevee boring. Plus, what is with all of the talking. I need more action and adventure. Lastly, I tried this book again only this time I skipped ahead some and read some more. ...more
Melissa Landers
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2k14
Very mind-bendy! I've always been fascinated by the possibility behind multiple dimensions, and this book explores the science behind that theory while giving us a heaping dose of romance...which I also love! I wonder if a "me" in another dimension just finished reading "alternate Amy's" book. ;)
Stephanie Diaz
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesomesauce. GIVE ME THE SEQUEL.
Tapasya
Very Nice Book. Perfect Science Fiction.
I'm going to read the next book right away. Here I go......
Rachel
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fun, fascinating and absolutely delightful story Amy K. Nichols’ NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE is. The science is presented in a way that is engaging and intriguing. The characters are likable, entertaining and utterly adorable. The author’s take on the multiverse will make you wish you could travel between universes. And the ending will make you wish you had the sequel.

When Danny Ogden finds himself in a world that is completely different from his own except for a girl who looks exactly like the
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Jessie Potts
Why you should read it: I have read so many parallel universes lately and love each author's twist on the genre and the science behind it. Eevee and Danny are one of my new favorite YA couples. They are both smart, Eevee viciously so, and the way Danny describes her, how he sees her, just makes my heart melt. Watching them fall in love is a treat. Since we get to see each character in alternating chapters, it's easy to feel the pull between these two. I'm also super excited about the sequel beca ...more
David Agranoff
This is not a typical read for me. It is not that I have not read the occasional YA novel that I thought was interesting, either in concept or an author who interested me. In this case I met the author Amy Nichols briefly at a comic-con party. I was impressed by her knowledge of Science Fiction and clear obvious attention to science in her work. When she explained what this novel was about I knew I would want to check it out.

Now That You're Here is not written with an audience like me in mind.
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Emma (Miss Print)
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: vine
"A boy shows up at my door and sets off a series of events that shatters everything I understand about the universe.

"And my place in it."

Danny has spent his entire life pushing back against the totalitarian restrictions his government has put in place to monitor citizens in the name of law and order. Sometimes that means putting up coded messages in graffiti on city walls. Danny knows that this kind of tagging is dangerous, but he's also positive that this will be the last time.

Then everything
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Jaime
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a happy book lover lately. Not that I'm ever unhappy to be a book lover, but slumps happen, bad books in a row happen, and it can get very frustrating. Lately, with one exception, I have been having great luck. Thankfully, that streak continues with Now That You're Here. Hence, I am a happy book lover!

Eve Solomon and her best bud Warren are physics geeks. the search for geocache's, they talk physics and Star Wars and Elvish and Clingon. After school and weekends, they hang out with Mac,
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Sophie Riggsby / allthingsequilateral
*Reviewed on Mundie Moms on 3/1/2015*

I think most of you know that I love a time travel story when it's well written and the time travel science is logical (but not overly detailed because let's remember that I cried through most of my AP Physics class). My other requirement is for characters who are truly believable because let's face it, if you end up in a time travel situation, there are some logical reactions you should experience.

Now That You're Here swaps characters in two parallel univers
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Marynea Collina
Dec 11, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It pains me to say this but Now That You're Here just wasn't the right book for me. Do not get me wrong, science fictions have been one of those genres that I don't read often, but still what I would consider as my favourites. Perhaps the reason being is that, those judgment comes with expectations, and being a fond of science myself, I tend to keep those expectations very high. I just really like science. I am not saying all the sci-fi books that I've read are terrible; I'm saying the good ones ...more
Aman
Feb 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars
the story about parallel universes is so interesting and its the only good thing about the book. first there is danny who ends up in a completely strange town then discovers its a completely different universe and he kinda freaks out?!like just a little bit?!..all he can think of is the girl he met two seconds ago?!and then he turns out to be fifteen i dont know why i hated the fact that the characters are so young but i really really did.then there is eevee the supposedly nerdy girl bu
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Abbie
Not as good as I hoped it would be.
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
I want to thank Random House for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered or influenced my opinion or review.

Review can also be seen on The Cover Contessa

I have to say that I am all about the science fiction. So when I read the blurb for this book, and it included all kinds of science, I just had to get my hands on it! And then I read that it involved parallel universes and I just love that. I always like to watc
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Zoe and the Edge
Danny gets dumped into another Danny's body. And I had to giggle because he's so different from the stoner boy that his mind takes over. Our hero is polite, an artist, an athlete and an academic. The author unfolds it a with a lot more grace than this nauseating list of perfection and it works. I liked seeing the surprise on people's faces when new Danny is just being himself in old Danny's body. Danny does suffer a little because his new body is not as fit as his own and he can't do the things ...more
Once
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At a Glance:
Okay so I immediately thought of She's All That. I love that movie! Any story with the "IT" boy falling for the geeky girl, count me in! I am such a hopeless romantic. Let's not forget the touch of science. After reading A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray alternative worlds are my new addiction.

Cover:
Just take a look at the cover! Doesn't it screams fun? With all the bright colors. Such an interesting and artistic cover.

Action:
I've come to learned that when it comes to alter
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bookfan81
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
ELEANOR & PARK meets Sliders.

If you're looking for a realistic, slow build romance with a sci-fi twist, NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE is the book for you. Comparing it to ELEANOR & PARK is a big claim, but in this case it's a fair one. The two protagonists (who alternate POV) are very different yet equally realistic characters. They each have family issues that they are dealing with and those families are made up of fully fleshed characters. Often with books that are as high concept as this one,
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
*Reviewed by Sophie for Mundie Moms

I think most of you know that I love a time travel story when it's well written and the time travel science is logical (but not overly detailed because let's remember that I cried through most of my AP Physics class). My other requirement is for characters who are truly believable because let's face it, if you end up in a time travel situation, there are some logical reactions you should experience.

Now That You're Here swaps characters in two parallel universes
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Tonyalee
See this review and more on my blog, Lilybloombooks

Quite honestly, I hadn't heard of this one until I was asked to review the second book, While You Were Gone. Which is a shame, because I would have snagged this one up right away before!

Alternate dimensions/parallel universes has always been a fascination of mine. I don't/can't follow the ALL science aspects in most of them, mainly because it goes straight over my head. So I loved how light Now That You're Here was. Meaning, she did an amazing j
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Christine
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is mainly for teachers, librarians, and parents:

I confess that I don't normally read sci-fi or Romance, which this book would fit in both genres, but I loved NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE by Amy Nichols. From the first sentence she had me hooked. The story is told in two point of view chapters--Eevee and Danny--so boys as well as girls would enjoy this book. It is heavy on STEM, and I know geeky students of both genders just like these characters, so they were fully formed to me. The author d
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Read my full review at http://blackwords-whitepagesteenya.bl...

Wow, what a refreshing read on time travel. This is a really cool read in a Science Fiction Nerd type setting. I loved the setting of the story and the characters were remarkably awesome. I loved how the author brought this story to life with Science being the main part of the story. It's a magical story that kept me turning each page, and craving to read more, even to the point of that I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next
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K
Dec 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: lit-teen
It's fine, a little thin in places, but that's not particularly new for short YA books. Nichols does a good job of making character voices distinct, but int some places it almost starts to feel like a formula--each character relates to the world through their interests. Eevee is symmetry and science, Danny is street art, &c. The supporting characters tend more toward "tropes" than actual characters, and the plot is pretty blah, especially as a SF&F reader like me. The second book sounds ...more
M.L.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What is up with the writing style? I hate it. I kept getting confuse. I don't like it. Plus, it's boring. Blah....I really wanted something to like. Damn, might be someone else's cup of tea but for me, it was to bland.

Mainly what put me off was the writing style the flicker between two people.
Krista Dolzer
Delivering science and romance in equal doses, NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE was a fun, quick read. I would have liked to spend more (read: any) time in the alternate universe, but perhaps that's where the sequel's headed. Fringe fans should definitely check this one out.
Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
Great story that tries to explain events with pseudo-science - something I love. And who doesn't love the multiverse? After that ending, I'm anxious to continue on with the series.
Britt
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to the pubs and a Rockstar Book Tours for letting me read this awesome title. Look for me review tomorrow @ pleasefeedthebookwormcom.com
Kate
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need the sequel, like yesterday. Such great multi-dimensional characters AND multi-dimensions. Loved this one.
Coeurnoble
The Paranormal universe was interesting, the rest... Less so, boring.
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Amy K. Nichols has been crafting stories for as long as she can remember. She is the author of YA science fiction novel Now That You’re Here, to be published by Knopf December 9, 2014. The follow-up, While You Were Gone, will be published in 2015. She is mentored by award-winning crime novelist James Sallis and lives on the edge of the Sonoran desert with her husband and children. Amy is a member ...more

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