Now That You're Here (Duplexity Series #1)

Now That You're Here (Duplexity Series #1)

by Amy K. Nichols

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In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek. "The perfect blend of sci-fi and swoons."—Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of These Broken Stars
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 kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee—a girl who’d rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom—may be his only hope of getting home.
Eevee tells herself she’s only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there’s something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.
And don't miss Duplexity, Part II: While You Were Gone flips this story on its head and tells the tale of the alternate Danny and the alternate Eevee, living in Danny’s parallel world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385753913
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/09/2014
Series: Duplexity Series , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Lexile: HL560L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Amy K. Nichols lives on the edge of the Phoenix desert with her husband and children. In the evenings, she enjoys sitting outside, counting bats and naming stars. Sometimes she names the bats. NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE is her first novel. Visit her online at
Follow her on Twitter @AmyKNichols.

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Now That You're Here (Duplexity, Part I) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Kimmiepoppins More than 1 year ago
Science--I LOVED the science!!!! Eevee Solomon has the heart AND brain of Meg from A Wrinkle in Time but Now That You're Here is it's own unique story. I absolutely adored how this book came together at the end, especially scientifically. Now, don't get me wrong, the whole thing was fabulous, but there was something special about this completely different explanation for traveling through parallel worlds. And I always have a soft spot for solid endings that don't tie everything up in a neat little bow. Not to mention, now I'm itching for Duplexity II--While You Were Gone, so I can see what was happening on the other side. A fabulous debut for Amy K. Nichols and I can't wait to see what she does next. <3
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It took me a little longer than normal to get into it, but, then, I could NOT put it down. It was amazing! As soon as I finished it, I started reading the second book.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
"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 blows up. When Danny wakes up he is still himself. But not quite. Longer hair, less muscle, and definitely not on the run. Things get even weirder when Danny realizes he recognizes the girl sitting next to him. Eevee is calm, collected, and knows exactly what she has to do to get the best grades to get into the best college and then get the best job. She doesn't know anything about Danny or why he seems to think he knows her as anything more than a classmate. She also doesn't know why this new version of Danny is making her question everything she thought she knew about her life. Thrown together by the most unlikely of circumstances, Danny and Eevee will have to work together to get Danny back home to his own universe before time runs out in Now that You're Here (2014) by Amy K. Nichols. Now That You're Here is Nichol's first novel. It is also the first Duplexity book. The second novel, While You Were Gone, will be a mirror image of Now That You're Here. It is slated for a 2015 release. Told in alternating chapters by Eevee and Danny, Now That You're Here is an interesting addition to the sub-genre of alternate universe stories. With action, romance and lots of science, this story is a great introduction to the world of YA science fiction as well as a dramatic story for anyone looking for their next impossible romance. Nichols populates the story with quirky characters including Eevee's parents and her best friend Warren. While Nichols makes several nods to diversity with a disabled parent (not seen in this novel but perhaps they will feature more largely in book two) as well as parents who were never marries. Both points were unbelievably welcome and refreshing. Unfortunately an entirely different character is revealed to have no lower legs with no references made to any concessions needed for such a disability (to the point that no one knew this character was disabled and they didn't even use a cane) which lowered the entire effort to lip service more than actual mindful inclusion. It's difficult to judge Now That You're Here on its own knowing that it is the first part of a duet. Ideally, many of the flaws in this novel will be smoothed over in the second volume. It seems likely that these stories are more a case of one book in two packages rather than two distinct stories. Nonetheless, readers only have one half of the story here which leaves many plot points to develop off page as Danny catches glimpses of his home universe and later explains what is happening to readers. The development of Eevee and Danny's relationship is similarly jarring as it lacks a basic foundation and instead escalates to all-out love very quickly. This abrupt shift in both characters' feelings also makes for some very murky character motivation as the story progresses. Set in present-day Arizona, Now That You're Here offers tantalizing hints of an alternate history and what it's like for Danny to live in his own universe. The dual-narrative structure also offers readers a very faceted view of the story that will likely expand even more when the companion novel is punished. This book is an obvious choice for readers looking for a sweet romance with a lot of action in any genre. Possible Pairings: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence, Hourglass by Myra McEntire, Parallel by Lauren Miller, Fair Coin by E. C. Myers, The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, Pivot Point by Kasie West
Christine_Kohler More than 1 year ago
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 did a wonderful job explaining the physics behind the multi-verses and wormhole so even readers who do not excel in science and math would be able to follow along and buy into the premise. The language is accessible to fifth grade readers (Lexile 560) and there is no sex (sweet romance, light kissing) and practically no violence (an abuse foster father, one hit off stage/page). I can safely recommend this book for middle grade (MG) as well as YA readers. Readers of series will anticipate the next in this series.  Those who read ALIENATED by Melissa Landers would enjoy NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE by Amy Nichols, too.
good-reads More than 1 year ago
we found this book to be an enjoyable and refreshing story...  it is a nice blend of science and romance and a great book for teen and young adults...  We highly recommend this book