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Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early chil ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 26th 2019 by Wednesday Books
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Chelsea Humphrey
It's been awhile since I've read an adoption themed book that flows through a suspenseful vein. While this had all the budding romance and tender intimacy I was looking for, it did feel light on the mystery/thriller aspect. If you've read a handful of books where you are trying to solve a mystery alongside the main characters, you will likely be able to see the solution well before the reveal, but in all, this was a beautiful, entertaining tale that evokes strong emotions from the reader. I do f ...more
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"

4,5 stars



I read this book literally in one sitting. I got it on Wednesday night and by Thursday afternoon it was all read. I swear each time CC Hunter publishes a book she has me all wrapped around her pinky!

This is no secret that CC Hunter is one of my favorite YA authors.

She has the knack to write stories flowing effortlessly, a perfect blend between mystery, character development, fun and insightful. She uses every trick and trope you can find in YA stories and does it with intelligence.

 
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Carrie
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
In Another Life by C.C. Hunter is a young adult thriller in which a teenager questions her adoption. Chloe was adopted as a toddler and has very few memories before her parents adopted her. She’s had a wonderful childhood ever since but always felt a bit of a loss in her life anyway.

Cash has been in and out of foster homes for years but has found a good home with a loving couple that honestly care for him. That couple had suffered a loss when their biological daughter was kidnapped. With a compo
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Erin
2.5 Stars

I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.

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Ok, so I felt conflicted about how to rate this book. In Another Life is a 4 Star contemporary, I liked its handling of the effects of divorce on a teenager. I also liked how the book explored adoption and all the conflicted feelings adopted children can feel. As a contemporary this book its great

But....

In Another Life isn't a contemporary, its being marketed as mystery/ suspense.

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Kendall
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was super intrigued with this story due to being a social worker and working in foster care/adoption.

In Another Life is about Chloe who discovers that there is a hidden story behind her childhood and being adopted. The story was quick to take on a romance turn.... which I wasn't expecting at all.

Cash and Chloe soon bond with one another about both being violently separated from their birth parents. The relationship takes on a powerful and strong connection based on both being vulnerable about
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Hunter is known for writing fun, interesting stories that know how to hold your attention. In Another Life is no different.

I was looking forward to a good mystery, a little intrigue and a nice sweet romance. And while I did get all of these things, I didn't quite get as much of the mystery/thriller aspect I was hoping I would but that is okay because this story still managed to hold my attention and keep me turning the pages.

The romance was sweet and the mystery, while predictable was still a f
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Debra
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

Review to follow
Amy Risner
Feb 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-arcs, 2019-books
ARC provided by Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first time reading a book by C.C. Hunter and I am definitely intrigued and would love to read more! I am always drawn to mysteries, but sometimes YA mysteries can be a hit or miss for me. However, I really did enjoy this book so much, and although I had a few issues with some of the characters, I really think fans of young romance mixed with a hard-hitting mystery would enjoy this book.

This book follows two POVs: Chloe
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Mackey
In Another Life is written specifically for younger readers, I’m not the target audience. However, that did not quell my enjoyment of the book by any means, it only suggests that I had to read it from a different viewpoint. Chloe’s life going into her final year of high school (senior year for those outside of the US) is already depressing. Her loving. adoptive parents have gone through a horrible, ugly divorce due to her father’s cheating. Her mother is depressed and barely coping leaving Chloe ...more
Patty (IheartYA)
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
This was definitely different than Hunter's Shadow Falls series.

I enjoyed it as it was fast paced and unpredictable. I really didn't know what was going to happen next and I wanted to keep reading. I felt sympathy for the characters which means they were developed well. I'm glad I read In Another Life.

Thank you to #netgalley for an advanced copy. #inanotherlife #cchunter
Kathy - Books & Munches
Hunter's This Heart of Mine mentioned organ donation. This time around, there's - once again - another theme I love seeing in books: adoption. It's a representation I rarely come across in books and I love reading about. Definite plus right there!

Then the characters. Chloe was already struggling with finding herself, being herself after she had to move due to the divorce of her adoptive parents. On top of that, there's her mother's depression. Then she literally bumps into Cash who ends up telli
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Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
I could definitely see this story translate well as a Netflix film. You hear that Netflix? Please and thank you.

Chloe’s senior year is the pits: on top of her parents divorcing, she is starting at a new school. Ripped away from her old life and friends she must start over while taking care of her mother and resenting her father. Oh and the real kicker…someone suspects that she was in fact kidnapped as a child and her real parents live nearby. As if high school isn’t hard enough?!

It’s fast paced
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Kayla Brunson
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
We all know that I adore C.C. Hunter, so me giving this three stars feels heartbreaking. I was so hyped for this book after reading the synopsis. Unfortunately, some of the characters made parts of this book unenjoyable.

Let’s first start off with how I love the fact that C.C. Hunter always talks about hard subjects. Heart of Mine had to deal with heart transplants, this one has to deal with adoptions and possible kidnappings. She always mixes a contemporary with some topics that are not easy to
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Lindsay
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs
I was highly disappointed in this due to the writing and characters. I've read some of C.C. Hunter's books years ago and reading this book made realize that all her characters are the same, just described differently per book. The main character is a drop dead gorgeous girl that has all the boys drooling over her. In this novel, Chloe relocates to Joyful, TX after her parents' divorce and upon stopping at a gas station with her father, she runs into the store and proceeds to bump into a guy. Exc ...more
Lili  Marcus
Feb 17, 2019 marked it as to-read
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publishers and author through Netgalley. This does not affect my opinions about the book.
Emily Wrayburn
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on A Keyboard and an Open Mind 18 February 2019:

Actual rating 3.5 stars.
This book was engaging enough. I read it in a couple of sittings. I also want to add the disclaimer that I read the ARC and it’s possible some of my issues will be fixed in the final version. The formatting was a problem as there was no indication of a change in POV – and as there were several POV characters, this did frequently pull me out of the story.

I was intrigued by the premise of this book –
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Ana Garza
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This was suspenseful, well- written, and the characters well developed. I felt it had the perfect amount of suspense and was exciting and unpredictable.

Thank you to NetGalley for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Fizah(Books tales by me)
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
Actual Rating 3.75
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Bookworm LLC
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cindy-bookshelf
In Another Life is about a young girl who was adopted when she was three years old. Her adoptive parents have always been honest with her about her adoption.
When her parents get a divorce her mom moves her to in her grandmother's house that was left to her mother when her grandmother passed away. Now Chloe will be the "new girl" in a new school for her senior year.

What Chloe soon learns is that there are a lot of skeletons in her closet and they are all about to come out and give her the answers
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Madison
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it
What would you do if you discovered there was more to the story behind your childhood? If you were someone else? In Another Life is a light mystery, with plenty of family drama and a touch of romance.

Chloe Holden’s lire has been torn apart. First her parents went through a messy divorce after her father had an affair, then her mother was diagnosed with cancer and now she has been forced to move to a new town, away from her friends. But when she literally runs into a hot guy her first moment in t
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Anna  (The Bursting Bookshelf)
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
A review copy of  this book was provided by St Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review.

From the moment I read the description of this book I was hooked - it sounded like a new generation's take on The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B Cooney (which I loved as a kid). In Another Life was a surprise for me - it's a interesting mystery that explores the idea of kidnapping in a grounded way, albeit with a bit of a boring ending.

In Another Life follows Chloe as she adjusts to her new no
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Jessica | Booked J
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-earc-queue
I was sent an eARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not change my view in any shape or form. Also found here at Booked J.

There's something eerie in promise about In Another Life which is, admittedly, what drew me into the synopsis to begin with. I had this moment of pause upon reading it and as I let myself process the premise, I knew that this novel was bound to be an experience. And it was. As a fan of The Face on the Milk Carton and, more recently,
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Paula  Phillips
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it

One of my favorite tropes has always been the one where people find their families and growing up one of my favorite books/movies was The Face on the Milk Carton. I also enjoyed Finding Carter who played on MTV a few years ago. The stories are based on children who were kidnapped at a young age. Chloe was adopted when she was three years old, and now her parents are getting divorced. Chloe is moving with her mother to a small town and living in her grandmother's old house. Chloe will meet a guy
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Brittney
Jan 23, 2019 rated it liked it
*Thank you St. Martin's Press for the eARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

In Another Life asks the question “What would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life?”

Chloe was three years old when she was adopted as Chloe Holden. When Chloe moves in with her mom she is recognized by a boy named Cash as a potentially abducted person. Cash is living with the parents of Emily Fuller who has been missing for around fourteen years, making her ar
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Anne
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
C.C. Hunter plucked the heartstrings out of my chest and played them like a finely tuned violin in this YA novel! As if Chloe doesn't have enough hardship in her life: her mother has cancer, her dad has left for a younger woman, and she's starting senior year in high school as a new student in a new town. Add to this the fact that her new boyfriend, Cash (a purported "bad boy" with a father like Dirty John) suspects she may be the long-ago-kidnapped daughter of his foster family. And this is jus ...more
Marsha
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this novel. Cash and Chloe are both endearing in their vulnerabilities and both have been violently separated from their birth parents in completely different ways and they've both been broken by that experience. They meet in conflict but quickly realize that their vulnerabilities complete each other. I loved the depiction of both sets of parents, their hurts, vulnerabilities and longtime devotion to their children, both adopted and birth. This is a thriller and a romance but it's so muc ...more
Jypsy
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
In Another Life addresses the topic of adoption. The mystery surrounding this is basically predictable, but the subject still made a good read. This is a fun and engaging story with likeable characters. Very good for the middle grades.
Chrissie
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2019, 2-stars
In Another Life was a strange ride from beginning to end. Despite having an intriguing storyline, the plot played out predictably, the characters oddly mishandled, and the dialogue was very often stilted or outrageous. While I still somewhat enjoyed the book, and was able to stay focused and vaguely interested from beginning to end, I can't really say I'd recommend this one.

Chloe Holden is a nearly eighteen year old girl, raised with the knowledge she was adopted at the age of nearly three. Beca
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Bunni
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

ALSO, disclaimer: Netgalley makes it clear that some ARCs have not gone through final editing, and this was definitely the case for this book. It REALLY needs editing. I lost my place a couple of times because of it.

I liked this book a lot!! The title and cover caught my eye.

The premise was very interesting! Chloe had a great backstory and her personality felt realistic. She's adopted, but loves her adopted parents even though
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Alyson Stone
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, mystery
Book: In Another Life
Author: C.C Hunter
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank the publisher, Wednesday Books, for providing me with this ARC and for allowing me to be a part of the spring preview. It’s really great to be working with you again.

Well, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting from this one. I really did think that it was going to be about a girl searching for her birth family and that was going to be the end of it. I never imagined that I would get such an action packed adventure
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C. C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books, including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut ...more