Thin Space by Jody Casella [ARC]

24 Mar

ImageTitle: Thin Space

Author: Jody Casella

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: September 2013

Pages: 256

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Rating: 4 stars

My Thoughts:

This review is of an ARC galley from the publisher via NetGalley.

I don’t know what it was about this book but even though I found it fairly slow at the beginning, I could not put it down! The plot was definitely intriguing but nothing over-the-top exciting happened for the first half of the story. It was the fantastic writing and characters that just sucked me in.

Marsh was such a strange character but at the same time wasn’t, if that makes any sense at all. He would do such weird things looking for these “thin spaces” in order to make amends with his dead twin brother but his motivations behind all his actions were admirable. It’s not often that you read a book from a male character’s POV so I loved being in Marsh’s head. His inner monologues were almost humorous because of the way he would think of things.

A great way of describing Marsh is a character with very much depth to him. He was a grief stricken and really had to sort out and overcome a lot physically and mentally. You could tell that the author really wanted to give him a voice and make him a strong character, and she definitely succeeded! She did the same with Maggie, the girl that moves into the house down the road. She was as a sweet girl and in the end really helped Marsh to come back to reality. Their relationship was very chaste and realistic and I loved it!

The paranormal aspect of this story was kind of subtle in the sense that the character relationships and development were the most important part of the story but the “thin spaces” were a means to this end. It was written into the story flawlessly! The twist at the end I sort of saw coming but was still surprised at how perfectly it was executed and believable.

This was a great and fairly quick read with great writing and characters. I recommend it to anyone!


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