In Another Life: A Novel
What would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life?
From New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series comes C. C. Hunter’s new YA thriller about a girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child, and must race to uncover the truth about her past before she winds up a victim.
Chloe was three years ol...more
While I don’t read a lot of young adult novels, I do read a few. “In Another Life” was one that really piqued my interest.
Chloe Holden and her mother have just moved to Joyful, Texas, and Chloe is most definitely not feeling any joy. Her father is living in their old home with his younger girlfriend. Her parents still constantly fight and Chloe wishes they could see how much their arguing affects her.
Chloe and her father sto ...more
Chloe knows that she was adopted when she was three years old. She has had a great life - loving parents, a great home, but all of that is challenged when her parents get divorced and she and her mother move to Joyful, Texas. Angry at her father one day, she storms into a convinced store and runs (literally) into Cash Colton, you instantly believes she is running a con.
Dusting that encounter off, Chloe is ra ...more
I can't do it. This is awful. The writing needs serious work, the plot is unrealistic and overly melodramatic, but most of it, these characters ARE TERRIBLE. In the first 5% of the book, there were four mentions of the main character's breasts, and neither she nor the love interest seem to be capable of going more than a page without referring to how "hot" everyone thinks Chloe is. She's tall and skinny-but-curvy(!) and beautiful with her "great B cup breasts", WE GET IT. Oh my god, I don't r ...more
Chloe was adopted at three years old. Fourteen years after her adoption, her parents are divorcing, and she and her mother move to small town Texas.
This means Chloe has to start a new school as a senior. This isn’t easy for Chloe, and after a relatively uneventful childhood (after the adoption), this shakes her up. I think it would any teen, truly.
Chloe meets Cash, and they are the best of friends almost instantly; however, Cash has a ...more
When Chloe Holden moves with her Mom to Joyful, Texas, her life is anything but joyful. Her parents are now separated. Her mother is currently in remission from cancer, but still very sick.
Her Dad, who she always considered her hero, has cheated on her mom and left them to start a life with a much younger woman. They're not speaking at all and using Chloe as a go-between.
In spite of all of this, Chloe is doing her best to hold it together. Her mom is in the throes of a terrible dep ...more
Contemporary YA is my book comfort food, add in a dash of mystery and I am a happy girl! C. C. Hunter has written an entertaining fast-paced book that I devoured in two sittings. This book was well told but heavy on the romance, and light on the mystery. This was something that worked perfectly fine for me, but it is best you know this going in.
Chloe has lead a charmed life. Adopted at the age of three by a loving family, she’s always been confide ...more
I was still all over requesting it because I have been digging the YA mystery vibe this year. What I didn’t expect to find upon starting was . . . . .
“Every girl in school has tried to get his attention and failed. You get here, and he gets punched when he’s checking you out.”
Oh yes, the ol’ fallback “Bella Swan Syndrome” and yet ...more
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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 ...more
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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
In Another Life isn't a contemporary, its being marketed as mystery/ suspense.
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 intellige ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I can't recall ever reading an adoption story with a suspenseful twist, and it was such a nice change of pace from the normal contemporary/fantasy books I've been reading lately! This is going to be another one of those reviews that I'm going to keep on the shorter side because I don't want to spoil anything and it's definitely one of those books where the less you know the better it is.
In Another Life follows Chloe Holden, st ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
IN ANOTHER LIFE is the first book I've ever read by C.C. Hunter and it definitely won't be the last. The twists and turns keep coming and I had to know how it was going to end! Every time I thought I knew where this story was going, a few pages later, Ms. Hunter threw me for a loop and I knew I was wrong! I'm kicking myself for not reading this wonderful novel sooner. I knew I was going to love this story just by the description. Don't forget your tissues!! Plan on not ...more
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.
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I wish you could all see my notes on this book—it’s just me constantly writing any given variation of “this is such a mess/this is so messed up” over and over again, and it really is such a big mess. I truly still don’t know what my honest feelings about In Another Life are? I equitably liked and dislik ...more
in the first 20% of the book, the main character’s boobs were mentioned six times. that’s definitely the type of content i’m here for!
there was one page where chloe, the main character, yelled at her dad about how much of a thot his girlfriend is. then on the same page she thinks about how annoying it is sometimes ...more
Overall, this is an ok book, maybe just not for me. The idea was okay enough and intriguing but the writing is really not for me. My main problem is the wording, the descriptions are a little too much and unrealistic. Like how Chloe and her friend calls her dad's new gf as a whore and live-in toy. Or the way Chloe was described physically. The whole story is too melodramatic. And I found it hard to like Chloe. She's plain horrible and maybe it's because she's a teen but sometimes, I d ...more
Many thanks to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for the chance to read this novel!
This was one of the most entertaining YA books I’ve read in a long time. It made me long for my younger self! It would have been precisely the type of book I would have loved in my early high school days with bits of mystery, suspense, and romance all added in to make an interesting story.
Overall, this was a well-paced novel that kept my interest from beginning to end. I haven’t read ma ...more
I received a copy of this book from St. Martins Press and NetGalley for the blog tour.
It is my first book by C.C. Hunter…Synopsis intrigued me and fortunately, I got the chance to read it. I am recently in the phase where I am loving Mystery YA books and series(Yes I am watching PLL RN).
Chloe Holden’s life is in chaos her parents got divorced, the mother is suffering from cancer and moved along Chloe to another city…Chloe left everything her friends, her bf, her father, her pa ...more
This book was a Pandora’s box of nonsense.
Chloe Holden’s life is an absolute garbage fire. Her parents are separated, her father is dating a bimbo, her mother has cancer, and she has to start her senior year in a new town in the middle of nowhere Texas. In other words, she’s living a teenage girl’s worst nightmare. It also doesn’t help that there’s this boy she keeps running into that stares at her like sh ...more
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