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Flutter by Gina Linko

by Gina Linko


By: Gina Linko

Release Date: October 23, 2012

Rating: 4.5 stars

Summary:All Emery Land wants is to be like any other 17-year-old—to go to school, hang out with her friends, and just be normal. But for as long as she can remember, she’s suffered from seizures. And in recent years they’ve consumed her life. To Emery they’re much more than seizures, she calls them loops—moments when she travels through wormholes back and forth in time and to a mysterious town. The loops are taking their toll on her physically. So she practically lives in the hospital where her scientist father and an ever-growing team of doctors monitor her every move. They’re extremely interested in the data they collect when Emery seizes. It appears that she’s tapping into parts of the brain typically left untouched by normal human beings.Escaping from the hospital, Emery travels to Esperanza, the town from her loops on the upper peninsula of Michigan, where she meets Asher Clarke. Ash’s life is governed by his single-minded pursuit of performing good Samaritan acts to atone for the death of a loved one. His journey is very much entwined with Emery’s loops.Drawn together they must unravel their complicated connection before it’s too late.

Review: This book was absolutely beautiful.

I had misjudged this book. From the summary, I thought it was going to be filled with science fiction action and some paranormal connection that will lead Emery to her soulmate. But this book was NOT what I had expected at all.

Just a warning, the pace is set very slow – sometimes painstakingly slow, but not necessarily in a bad way. Linko manages to fool readers into THINKING they know what’s going to happen but ends up catching them off guard with what really happens. But the surprise makes total sense in hindsight – not like how some authors just pull the unexpected from out of nowhere.

I didn’t know what was REALLY going on until near the end. But Linko didn’t have us fumbling around in confusing, frustrated because we didn’t understand what was happening.

And the end? Two words. Tragically beautiful.

My half-star hesitation was the title, even though I know the flutter is part of Emery’s experience, but it’s not not a very good label for the book, as well as the pace, which I mentioned earlier wasn’t necessarily a bad thing but it did take a while for me to actually get into the book. I just hope enough readers will stick with it enough to appreciate the whole thing.

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

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