Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Book Review TIME BETWEEN US

Title: Time Between Us
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publication Date: October 2012
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Format I Read It In: ARC provided by publisher

Blurb: Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility. As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

My thoughts: Wow, so where to start? I came across this book one day while surfing the book blogging world and right away, I made it my WoW pick for the week, which can be found here. I fell in love with the cover (so pretty!) and when I went on to read more about it on Goodreads, I decided that this was a book I absolutely had to read! After all, Anna and I have some wicked freaky similarities. She's a cross country/track runner, so am I, plus she lives in suburban Chicago just like me! Weird, but super cool! Anyways, even if Anna and I weren't so similar, I would have still fallen head over heels for this book. The storyline is just so refreshing! I am a big fan of urban fantasy AND contemporary YA lit, but some of the books I see on shelves nowadays always seem to be spin-offs or just have too many similarities to other books. This wasn't the case with Time Between Us. Though it did have some classic takes on love, relationships, and friendship, it also touched on a mostly un-entered ground for YA lit, time travel. Time travel can be difficult to write about, the only other story that comes to mind being The Time Traveler's Wife, however Tamara Ireland Stone did a fantastic job with it! She developed the story so artfully that you wouldn't dream to think that this is her debut. All of her characters, down to the most seemingly insignificant ones, had a strong, independent voice. The plot was just tempting and kept me flipping through the pages all the way to the end which I must add was completely satisfying. It always bothers me when a book ends in such a way that makes me feel like it lacks something, but this was not the case with Time Between Us. I would suggest everyone to pick this one up. It is a refreshing read for the summer!


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