While You Were Gone

Posted 30 May 2020 by Kim in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

While You Were GoneWhile You Were Gone by Amy K. Nichols
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 4 August 2015
Series: Duplexity #2
Genres: dystopian, sci fi
Audience: young adult
Pages: 304
Source: library
Format: eBook
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Rating: four-stars


from the back cover

An artist without a cause meets a rebel without a clue.
Eevee is a promising young artist and the governor’s daughter in a city where censorship is everywhere and security is everything. When a fire devastates her exhibition—years in the making—her dreams of attending an elite art institute are dashed. She’s struggling to find inspiration when she meets Danny, a boy from a different world. Literally.
Raised in a foster home, Danny has led a life full of hurt and hardship until a glitch in the universe changes everything. Suddenly Danny is living in a home he’s never seen, with parents who miraculously survived the car crash that should have killed them. It’s like he’s a new Danny. But this alternate self has secrets—ties to an underground anarchist group that have already landed him in hot water. When he starts to develop feelings for Eevee, he’s even more disturbed to learn that he might have started the fire that ruined her work.
As Danny sifts through clues from his past and Eevee attempts to piece together her future, they uncover a secret that’s bigger than both of them. . . . And together, they must correct the breach between the worlds before it’s too late.

About Amy K. Nichols

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 of SCBWI and SFWA, as well as the Class of 2K14 debut authors.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2020 Dystopia Reading Challenge
  • 2020 Library Love Reading Challenge
  • 2020 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
  • 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge
  • 2020 YA Reading Challenge

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