Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Clearing by Heather Davis

The Clearing by Heather Davis
Publication Date: April 12, 2010
Publisher: Graphia
Versions: paperback
Recieved from: publisher

Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever.

Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school.

Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him.

But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence.

In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny—a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile.

I don't know if school has just been tiring me out lately (it seems like teachers want to make my life miserable) or I was just off in another world, because I was very dissapointed with this book. It's about A girl named Amy and she is staying at her Aunt Mae's house. She soon finds mist and then the whole book started going down from there. I was really drawn to the summary, it sounded so unique and very amazing. But there was just something about it that couldn't capture me into the story.

The writing was well done and I liked the overall plot of the book, but I think it could have been portrayed a little differently to make it better.

Will I reread it?
Probably not. But if you think you'll like it, go for it! I bet other readers will enjoy this story even though I didn't. And like I said, my brain might just be mush right now to not have totally adore this story.

But if you want a second opinon: Presenting Lenore reviewed it here. And Laurens Crammed Bookshelf revewed it here.


Shweta said...

I echo your sentiments about this book. Some how it didn't do much for me either. I agree I loved the author's style but story it self didn't hold too well for me.

dArLyN said...

emm..i never heard of the author..by reading your review, maybe i pass.good review though..

p/s:schools can be tiring the whole time!

Julie (ASmAcc) said...

I have an award for you. :)


Charlotte said...

This one is on my list--I'm curious now about whether I'll like it!

BrittLit said...

Thanks for the review, it's always disappointing when you don't enjoy a book. I think I may still have to check this out.

Kristen said...

How disappointing that you didn't love it. It does have a very appealing premise.

Sophie said...

I read the book for a school assignment and I have to say the plot was unique but the overall lovey, dovey essence spread throughout the book was just kinda boring. There were no real big events that through me for a loop and I think that every good book should contain an event that makes you want to keep reading. I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.