The Opposite of Here

The Opposite of Here

There's no hiding on a cruise ship - not even from yourself. Natalie's parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her seventeenth birthday. A sail-a-bration, they call it. But it's only been a few short months since Natalie's boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhere but here. Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks There's no hiding on a cruise ship - not even from yourself. Natalie's parents are taking her and her three b...

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Title:The Opposite of Here
Author:Tara Altebrando
Rating:
Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1681197065
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Opposite of Here Reviews

  • Tez
    Aug 10, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

  • Estelle
    Jul 07, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read. FRTC. **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review** ------------ Full rev...

    This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn?t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn?t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like th...

    I couldn?t stop thinking about this book when I was reading it - a great sign. The mystery is a good one, but I also think the story would have benefited from more detail and not that exact ending. Although with the Hitchcock inspiration, maybe this would have worked better on screen...

  • Reading Teen
    May 21, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read. FRTC. **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review** ------------ Full rev...

    This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn?t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn?t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like th...

  • Cocktails and Books
    May 13, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read. FRTC. **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review** ------------ Full rev...

    This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn?t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn?t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like th...

    I couldn?t stop thinking about this book when I was reading it - a great sign. The mystery is a good one, but I also think the story would have benefited from more detail and not that exact ending. Although with the Hitchcock inspiration, maybe this would have worked better on screen...

    I enjoyed this mysterious young adult thriller but I didn't love the pacing. I did enjoy reading it and I was interest to see exactly where the author was going to take it but it didn't grab me and hold on to me as much as I had hoped it would. Over all I do believe a lot of my student...

    What did I just read??? This book was a trip, but not in a good way. ...

  • Marla
    May 07, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

  • Susan
    Jun 01, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read. FRTC. **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review** ------------ Full rev...

    This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn?t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn?t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like th...

    I couldn?t stop thinking about this book when I was reading it - a great sign. The mystery is a good one, but I also think the story would have benefited from more detail and not that exact ending. Although with the Hitchcock inspiration, maybe this would have worked better on screen...

    I enjoyed this mysterious young adult thriller but I didn't love the pacing. I did enjoy reading it and I was interest to see exactly where the author was going to take it but it didn't grab me and hold on to me as much as I had hoped it would. Over all I do believe a lot of my student...

    What did I just read??? This book was a trip, but not in a good way. ...

    It's been awhile since I read a mystery (okay my journal says it was last month but that was like 10 books ago so that qualifies as awhile ) and this did not disappoint! I burned through it one day and a couple of sittings because much like our main character Natalie I had questions an...

    Well I didn?t enjoy this book. It was very choppy and I didn?t connect to any of the characters. Natalie was ridiculously foolish. I think the mystery part of it was supposed to be intriguing. But I honestly didn?t care what happened. Disappointed. I was provided an ARC by Ne...

  • Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
    Jul 27, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

  • Amy
    Jun 02, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

  • Lindsay
    Apr 12, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

  • Amber
    May 25, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

  • Emilie Hendryx
    Jul 01, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

  • Jen Ryland
    May 13, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    May 10, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read. FRTC. **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review** ------------ Full rev...

  • Emily
    Dec 07, 2017

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

  • Stacee
    May 22, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

  • Sionna
    Jun 03, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
    Jun 26, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

  • C.G. Drews
    Jun 28, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

  • Emma
    Jun 01, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    Jun 06, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

  • The Blonde Bookworm
    Jun 19, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

  • emma
    Feb 01, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

  • Lily (latestreads)
    May 29, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jun 05, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

  • Kristina Reads -  Books. Blogs. Memes.
    May 18, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

  • Sarah
    Apr 23, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read. FRTC. **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review** ------------ Full rev...

    This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn?t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn?t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like th...

    I couldn?t stop thinking about this book when I was reading it - a great sign. The mystery is a good one, but I also think the story would have benefited from more detail and not that exact ending. Although with the Hitchcock inspiration, maybe this would have worked better on screen...

    I enjoyed this mysterious young adult thriller but I didn't love the pacing. I did enjoy reading it and I was interest to see exactly where the author was going to take it but it didn't grab me and hold on to me as much as I had hoped it would. Over all I do believe a lot of my student...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 15, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

  • Michelle
    May 30, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

  • KatieLMae
    May 29, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...

    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* DNF @ 24% This is such a shame since I really enjoyed The Leaving by the same author. I started to wonder if things would be different if I was reading an official non-ARC copy, but I don't think th...

    Well, this book certainly is the opposite of what you think it's going to be. For one thing, there is the teenage girl friends aspect. Natalie's parents decide to help her celebrate her seventeenth birthday by taking her and her three (!) best pals on a cruise (a "sail"-a-bration, ...

    I expected to breeze through this book and feel detached from the characters and lack of mystery, but I was wrong. This mystery takes place on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean while Natalie, her parents, and her three best friends celebrate Natalie's 17th birthday. Natalie's bo...

    Grade: C An ARC was provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review. I am now an intern at Bloomsbury, but that in no way has affected my opinion of this book. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: I had no idea what to expect from The Opposite of Here. In fact, it's going to be...

    This was a bit of a struggle to get through. It was neither thrilling or mysterious. I never connected to the plot or the characters. I did finish but I am disappointed with what I read. FRTC. **ARC provided by publisher in exchange for honest review** ------------ Full rev...

    This was a fun fast read. The mystery wasn?t quite as exciting or intriguing as I was hoping but I still flew through the book. You can tell by my updates that I wasn?t really a fan of any of the characters. The MC, Natalie was such a downer. I mean, I know there are people like th...

    I couldn?t stop thinking about this book when I was reading it - a great sign. The mystery is a good one, but I also think the story would have benefited from more detail and not that exact ending. Although with the Hitchcock inspiration, maybe this would have worked better on screen...

    I enjoyed this mysterious young adult thriller but I didn't love the pacing. I did enjoy reading it and I was interest to see exactly where the author was going to take it but it didn't grab me and hold on to me as much as I had hoped it would. Over all I do believe a lot of my student...

    What did I just read??? This book was a trip, but not in a good way. ...

    It's been awhile since I read a mystery (okay my journal says it was last month but that was like 10 books ago so that qualifies as awhile ) and this did not disappoint! I burned through it one day and a couple of sittings because much like our main character Natalie I had questions an...

  • Anna
    May 14, 2018

    So, holy crap. There is something to be said for really interesting books that had you expecting mediocrity. The Opposite Of Here follows four friends on a cruise ship journey when the lead believes she has seen a boy fall off the ship. This hit a lot of my criteria for thrillers ...

    Ok, so this book is wackadoodle. I'm sitting here wondering just what I've read because it is all over the place. I'll be the first to admit that I'm an old fart who is so out of touch with teenagers that I couldn't pretend to be cool if my life depended on it. That said, even I cou...

    This book is...bonkers. I kind of expected and/or hoped that this book would be totally full on bonkers, because it?s a thriller and thrillers are more thrilling if they?re bonkers. Everyone knows that. This book wasn?t all that creepy. Or scary. Or thrilling, I guess. B...

    This book is the opposite of chill. I seriously have questions to ask all the characters and they are: CAN YOU GET HELP MAYBE. It features a cruise where things are...odd. And there are some weird passengers, some hidden trauma, and some complicated relationships. And by "complicated" ...

    For a young adult thriller / mystery this isn't too bad. Natalie, Lexie, Nora, and Charlotte are BFF's. Natalie's boyfriend, Paul, was killed several months earlier in a fatal car accident. Natalie has been in a funk since it happened and is unable to laugh and have fun as she once...

    Natalie and her family go on a cruise with three of Natalie?s friends to celebrate her 17th birthday. On the very first day, Natalie meets a guy in the teen area and they hit it off. But then he disappears and because of the things he said to her, she thinks he jumped. She then meets...

    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Bloomsbury. I blame Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley for my weird fondness for potential shipwreck stories. It?s only been a few months since Natalie?s boyfriend, Paul, died in a car accident. To celebrate her sev...

    Wow - that was actually a lot of fun. Though the ending was a little WTF in the "seriously?" way, it was also WTF in the "WTF-I-did-not-see-that-coming way, which I loved. Full review to come next week on Jen Ryland Reviews Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my ...

    Trigger warning for sexual assault So yeah this was another weird one that just didn?t quite do it for me. This started out with an interesting premise and just kind of went way off the yellow brick road into Wonderland and left us behind. None of Natalie?s actions m...

    I am a huge fan of twisty mysteries that have a touch of unreliability and with that synopsis, I was eager to get to this one. I liked Natalie well enough. There are definitely some things going on, some fairly obvious and some not quite as obvious right away. As the layers peel ba...

    The Opposite Of Here pleasantly surprised me! Going into the book, I knew that there would be a mystery/suspense element, while on a cruise ship, with some Hitchcock-inspired moments. It sounded great from the start, and I was so excited to dive into the story. The first part of...

    This book promised more than it could deliver, and therefore I am kiiiiinda pissed off. As my rating, you know, shows. RTC. ...

    The Opposite of Here was unexpected! Plot: From reading Tara Altebrando's previous works, I knew that she had a special brand of mystery but The Opposite of Here took the cake! This novel followed Natalie, whose parents planned a cruise getaway for her and her three best friends t...

    So many twists and turns I did not see coming! If you're a thriller fan, you won't be able to put this one down. ...

    My rating: 3.8* I wasn?t sure what to expect with this book. I initially thought that it was general fiction, but the protagonist is turning 17, and I feel the book itself fits more in the YA category. I enjoyed the premise, especially the setting of a cruise ship, and felt the...

    Warning: sexual assault. Have had the author's works in my wishlist for over two years, and finally got to read one. At only 240 pages, it's a short and punchy read with plenty of twists - even on the last page. Really enjoyed this, and hope to read THE LEAVING and THE POSSIBLE soon...

    This story surprised me with it's tricky plot (I even thought for a moment it was going to go the way of We Were Liars by e lockhart). I really enjoyed it, and I will definitely pick up more of Tara's stories. This one is definitely beach bag-worthy. Sophie's full review https://mun...

    The Opposite of Here follows four friends on a cruise for the main character Natalie's birthday. Right from the beginning, I had this eerie feeling that something terrible was going to happen at the turn of every page. It was such an exhilarating feeling while reading because it left m...

    I absolutely LOVED! this book. It took me till the third page (ish) before I was hooked. I will admit I?m usually picky when it comes to the hook. If I?m not pulled in within the first chapter I usually won?t finish it. So I was getting a little worried. But from page 3 on I coul...