Within Reach

Within Reach

by Jessica Stevens


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Within Reach by Jessica Stevens

Dying wasn’t on seventeen-year-old Xander Hemlock’s summer to-do-list. Finding ways to spend more time with his girlfriend, Lila, was the most critical thinking he planned on doing. But that was before he found himself trapped in a realm of only darkness with thirty days to convince Lila he’s not actually dead—well, not completely, anyway.

As Xan tries to show Lila she isn't alone, she struggles to comprehend how her life has changed so completely. Six months ago her life was perfect: she was on her way to becoming a professional dancer, her parents were still married, and her boyfriend was alive. But now, with her anorexic tendencies stronger than ever, she must decide which is the lesser of two evils: letting go to be with a boy she doesn't love, or holding on to the unreasonable, yet overpowering, feeling that Xan is still within reach...and trying to show her something.

Improbable and endearing, Within Reach is a story of two soulmates discovering that sometimes it takes more than one lifetime to get it right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940716695
Publisher: SparkPress
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jessica Stevens grew up knowing without a doubt that she would become a professional ballet dancer. When life told her otherwise, she went to college like the rest of the world and earned a degree in psychology. Shortly after, while raising her two boys, she found herself glued to her computer, writing, all hours of the night while everyone else slept. Today she lives in suburbs of Milwaukee, where she spends as much time as possible on lakes and rivers.

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Within Reach: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Within Reach is an incredibly powerful romantic love story about two souls, Lila an Xan, who love each other more than life itself ... and how the love that they (and we) share can transcend even death. Author Jessica Stevens plants us firmly in the mist of a relationship between two soul mates interrupted by an unexpected murder, and the scheming jealous boy who, after the life of Lila's soul mate has been ripped from his chest, wants to convince Lila that she should chose him to be her lover instead. But, her soul mate, Xan, is not completely dead. While trying to undo the connection between Lila ans Xan that fate predicted, Jason schemes and plots to take Lila for himself, while Xan fights somewhere between life and death to show Lila that he is still there. The suspense and intrigue is fascinating, and teaches us that we all have a soul mate, somewhere, fighting tirelessly for our attention and love. I loved "Within Reach," and recommend this book to anyone who has a soul, and is still searching for (or, who, perhaps, has already found) their one and only lover. Great book!!! Fantastic read!!! Great buy!!! I can't wait for the sequel!!! I'm rooting for Lila!!!
Holly More than 1 year ago
Within Reach is the story of two soulmates who are unwilling to let go even if one of them is dead. Xander didn't plan to die but is trapped in a realm that he is given 30 days to convince his girlfriend, Lila that he isn't dead. As Lila deals with losing her dream, her parents and now her boyfriend, the thought of him being there is messing with her mind but as the 30 days comes to a close, they both discover that love will overcome anything that is placed in front of them. I'm kinda torn about this book and I'm still trying to figure out what really happened in the last 50 or so pages. I like books with romance and soul mates but this one was a little weird for my taste and thought the ending could have been a little better. Overall it was well written and it does draw you into the story-line and I could see Jessica Stevens having a pretty good career writing books! Thank You to Jessica Stevens for writing the perfect book to read in one sitting and makes you wonder what is to come from you next!! I received this book from the BookSparks YA Summer Reads in exchange for a honest review.