Ashley is a spoiled Beverly Hills brat. She and her BFF, Tiffany, are at the observatory on a school field trip. A galaxy away on Retha, Rhoe is planning to starjump. He needs to do that to save his brother, so sick he cannot speak. No one believes Rhoe can do it, but he is going to try, no matter how dangerous it is. His best friend, Yuke, tries to talk him out of it, but Rhoe is determined. Once alone, he sets up the scope and when he looks into it, something strange happens. On Earth, Ashley, at the same moment, looks into the telescope at Griffith Observatory. Moments later, she finds herself in what turns out to be Rhoe's body on Retha. Rhoe lands in Ashley's body on Earth. It seems hormones exist in both places, and they have a hard, but interesting, time adjusting to their new bodies. The adventures begin for both characters and each finds himself/herself falling in love with their new body's best friend, even though their bodies are the same sex as the friends. Yikes! Of course, the end goal for both is to get back to their own planets and body. No easy task, especially for Ashley who has no idea how she got to Retha. The two finally convince their best friends that they really aren't who they seem to be and let the love flow. Will they get back? Do they really want to get back? And then there are some really bad guys.
- The San Francisco Book Review Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Laura A. H. Elliott has written a page-turner of a Young Adult Science Fiction love story. Although the start is slow, any teen, boy or girl, who likes Sci-Fi will like this book. The love story is just a nice bonus.
“An interesting intergalactic tale of identity and corporeal switching reminiscent of the moviesFreaky Friday and The Hot Chick.” “surprising sub-plots” “fun and enjoyable book and i highly recommend it” ”Excellent” “5-stars” - A.O. BILBLIOSPHERE
“Elliott does the first-person of her male protagonist shockingly well. She really portrays well the thoughts and feelings of an outcast…” EPILOGUE REVIEWS
“PUTS A WHOLE NEW SPIN ON THE TRADING PLACES/FREAKY-FRIDAY THEME!” “engaging young adult read that adults can enjoy as well. Laura richly described planet Retha and it comes alive for the reader. The characters are well developed and very relate-able.” - KATE’S READS
“Have you watched all those movie’s like The Hot Girl , The Change-Up etc . The one’s where something magical happens and somehow you end up swapping bodies with them …Laura Elliott’s new novel is like that” - PHANTOMPARAGRAPHER ”5-stars”
“4 out of 5 stars!” “It just has to be experienced” “I loved the world building of Retha” “I loved the journey Ashley and Rhoe went on” - SOME LIKE IT PARANORMAL
“Both the world we know & the alien world of Retha were brilliantly painted” “Fascinating” -Into The Morning Review
“SPELL-BINDING JOURNEY” “a compelling sci-fi adventure that also reflects the lifestyle and dilemmas faced by today’s teens, and the world as a whole.” -