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Mini Review: Thin Space by Jody Casella

Title:  Thin Space
Author:  Jody Casella
Series:  None
Publisher:  Beyond Words/Simon Pulse
Publication Date:  September 10, 2013
Pages:  243
Format/Source:  ARC/Received from Publisher
Age Group/Genre:  Young Adult/Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal

Ever since the car accident that killed his twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends, to right his wrongs and set things right. He must find a Thin Space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side.

But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling of all his secrets.

As they get closer to finding a thin space—and closer to each other—Marsh must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I breezed right through Thin Space, and therefore didn’t write down many notes, so I thought I’d just write a mini review and share some of those notes with you!

  • The prologue was quite emotional and powerful!
  • I was confused pretty early on, but the concept of thin spaces was explained not too far in, so I didn’t feel as confused anymore.
  • I had a theory VERY early on in this book, and it turned out right!  It’s a pretty cool aspect to the book, so I wasn’t sad that I figured it out early. But I did second-guess that theory throughout the book!
  • I love the part about memories on p. 158 (in the ARC).  When I was younger, I would swear I remembered something from when I was really young, but then I realized I was only remembering a picture, not the real event.  And I like how that concept is brought up in this book.
  • I really liked Marshall, even though he was obviously misguided at times and kinda weird at first.  And I liked Maddie, too, but she sometimes seemed younger than her age to me.  And wow, Brad was a complete jerk!
  • Very quick pace, with no lagging parts!  A quick and entertaining read all the way through!

I had a few other notes, too, but they were pretty spoilery, so I didn’t want to add them!

My rating for Thin Space, by Jody Casella:

Actually 4 1/2 stars.  I really liked the mystery aspect and the idea of thin spaces, and I’m excited to read more books by this author in the future!

Find it:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Beyond Words

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book from the publisher (Thanks again, Beyond Words and Simon Pulse!) in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.

2 Comments

  1. Bittner

    September 3, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I'm glad you liked it. The synopsis sounds kind of depressing but if you breezed right through it I guess it couldn't be that bad.

  2. fakesteph

    September 3, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Happy to hear you liked it. Sometimes you just need to be sucked into a book and let yourself enjoy it.

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