Rachel Carter’s breathtaking time-travel romance, This Strange and Familiar Place, is a great pick for fans of Kerstin Gier’s Ruby Red trilogy.
In the second book of the So Close to You YA trilogy, Lydia Bentley has discovered that the conspiracy theories about the Montauk Project, the ones her grandfather had told her about all her life, were true all along.
The little town on Long Island really is the Area 51 of the east. Lydia’s hometown has been the site of government time-travel experiments since World War II. Among the “recruits” the Project has used as subjects in these experiments are two members of Lydia’s own family, and Wes, the boy she loves.
What is Lydia willing to sacrifice to save them?
About the Author
Rachel Carter has been a teacher, a nanny, a caterer, and a bellhop. A graduate of the University of Vermont and Columbia University, Rachel is also the author of So Close to You and This Strange and Familiar Place. She lives in Vermont.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Super excited for the sequel, this book left me in wonder in what exactly is going on!! Plot: Traveling back in time to fight a war that has long started with her family, Lydia’s time is running out quickly. She is once again, on the run and in hiding. She is time traveling trying to piece together what her grandpa did. I really love that with each chapter, Lydia is finding more and more answers. She is asking the right questions which unfortunately for her, is causing people to look at her. She is calling way to much attention to herself and I knew, just knew certain things would happen. Love: I loved how this love progressed. These two need each other in every single thing that they do. They do try to fight it, to try to get on with their lives. It seemed that as though no matter what Lydia did, it always comes back to her. Wes is great character who pulls through for Lydia during tough times. He had me smitten for him until… Ending: *Jaw Drops* What. The. Heck. No seriously. Back up and rewind. Whattttt? I thought I had read that last few chapters wrong or something. It really happen. And therefore not only I’m I slightly confused but really intrigued as to what will be reveal to the reader in the next book. Consider me hooked! Another fabulous tale, written well with plenty of action and time-travel, this book is awesome. I don’t think I ever spent so much time thinking about a book afterward. It certainly had a touch to it that leave me wanting more. Creative with a gut wrenching ending, This Strange and Familiar Place is an excellent addition.