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The Way You See Me Now Review

I wasn’t too impressed with this one. By the time we got to the more exciting stuff, the book was almost over. I wanted more.


Rating: 2.5/5

Here is a story of innocence, admiration, compassion, and true friendship. Aliens from a distant solar system have taken an unprecedented journey to our world, Earth on a mission of discovery and unacquainted challenges. Two alien beings specifically chosen for this mission each possess a unique capability that no human has seen before. The covert team of interstellar expeditioners make a successful stealth landing in the United States of America late at night in a mountainous forested area in California. They are on a scientific surveillance mission that becomes compromised when a very curious person happens upon the alien spacecraft's covert landing site in the dark woods. The human is confronted by circumstance and the situation becomes unnerving for that innocent individual. Will the human simply vanish from existence, perhaps abducted and never heard from again? Are the intentions of the aliens aggressive and hostile? Will the aliens be able to complete their historic mission? If fate would have them meet, what would it all be for? Only destiny knows.

I received a free copy of The Way You See Me Now from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! I appreciated this opportunity!


Going into this, I honestly didn’t know what to expect other than there being aliens. But in the end, I didn’t love this. I found the aliens we meet interesting, but I wish we got to see a bit more interaction with them than we got.


I was captivated from the beginning as we follow the arrival of the alien spacecraft. However, once it arrived I struggled to stay interested. We spend the majority of the first half following a human, Brian discovering the aliens and their spacecraft. I was a little disappointed that we didn’t see much interaction with the aliens until well past the halfway point of the book. While I found the aliens cool and their descriptions fascinating, I thought we focused too much on their descriptions. It started to feel a bit repetitive especially seeing Brian’s thoughts of the aliens and how he struggled to believe what he was seeing.


I was captivated from the beginning as we follow the arrival of the alien spacecraft. However, once it arrived I struggled to stay interested.

As for the plot itself, I found it slow. This is mainly due to how much time we spent initially meeting the aliens. And sprinkled throughout the chapters involving the aliens themselves, there are short snippets of other points of view that I just didn’t care for. Some of these additional chapters I thought didn’t have any real effect on the storyline or the ending, it could have simply not been there. It just felt like unnecessary fluff that took us away from the aliens.


Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with this one. By the time we got to the more exciting stuff, the book was almost over. I wanted more.


Though, I will say, if you enjoy books with aliens and don’t mind a slower pace, then maybe you’ll like this one too!