Review: Correlation

by Mia Grace
YA Contemporary/Paranormal
November 2013 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC

Goodreads summary:
When the past and the present collide…

Hailey Kent knows how she wants to spend the summer before her junior year in high school: hanging out at the pool with Jenna, her BFF; riding her new trail bike on Vermont’s country roads; and flirting with Jenna’s hot older brother, Cody. 

Hailey’s plans are shattered when a post-graduation accident puts her brother into a coma. Feeling guilty for not stopping him from going out that night, she seeks solace in exploring an old house and its overgrown gardens.

A mysterious correlation of events propels her back in time to the Vietnam War era, where she realizes she can use her knowledge of one boy’s fate to save his life.

But first, Hailey needs to convince him of her sanity.


What I thought:
I have to say that the first half of this book was a little slow going for me. There wasn't a whole lot going on. I did like the characters and the girls learning about Jenna's grandmother's younger days. I knew there had to be some connection between the first chapter, which I really enjoyed, to the present time where we go in the second chapter to meet Hailey, her family, Jenna, and her family. It just took some time before we get there. It finally happens about half-way through the book.

I found the time traveling twist interesting. I also found it interesting how Hailey's present is affected by everything. It took me a minute to wonder if I skipped a part or something. I didn't. Then I caught on. I do wish that the time traveling made more sense to me. There wasn't much explanation, at least nothing that was very scientific, so you have to kind of take it at face value.

The ending has closure, but it is also definitely open enough that I would assume there is to be a second book. I'm looking forward to finding out which direction Hailey's life takes and who she'll be spending her time with. I'm trying not to leave any spoilers, so I'll just have to leave it at that.

Overall, the first half was slow, I have some questions about the why and how, but I did really enjoy the second part of the book. There isn't a lot of time traveling in this story, just a few instances. It's more of a contemporary YA with a twist.

Content: Clean
Source: From publisher for Correlation's blog tour, which did not affect my review in any way.

What do you think? Do you like books about time travel?

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