Book Review–Time Between Us (Time Between Us #1) by Tamara Ireland Stone

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This is the 15th book from my 115 in 2015 Reading Challenge.

 

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

Time Between Us (Time Between Us #1) by Tamara Ireland Stone
Published October 9th, 2012 by Hyperion

 

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to 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, what consequences they can bear in order to stay together, and whether their love can stand the test of time.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning, spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new voice in YA fiction

 

 

 

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***The following may contain some spoilers***

Plot:

Similar to The Time Traveler’s Wife, though I liked this one better. The plot was very unique and something I wasn’t expecting. I really loved the traveling aspect in regards to both characters–Anna’s love for travel and Bennett’s ability to travel.

Setting:

The setting was very easy to picture. I almost felt like I was right there with them, especially in Illinois in 1995. Some of the exotic places were a little harder to imagine, mostly because i have yet to been overseas, but they sounded wonderful.

Characters:

I enjoyed most of the characters in this. Anna was a refreshing POV to read from and I loved her dreams of traveling. Bennett was more mysterious but also full of life. Emma was hilarious, Justin was sweet, and I also liked Anna’s parents as well as Maggie. They felt like real people.

Relationships:

I really enjoyed the romantic relationship between Anna and Bennett. While they fell for one another really quickly, I also know what that’s like. Their relationship is still new but I think they could definitely make it work. I also liked that there was some conflict in it.

Anna also has a great relationship with her best friend, Emma. Her relationship with her parents also seemed very realistic. The only relationship of Anna’s that I had trouble with was with Justin because he didn’t seem as solid of a best friend as Emma, and the attraction later on kind of came out of the blue. But other than that, I liked most of her relationships with others.

Besides his relationship with Anna, I enjoyed the one he had with Maggie. It was bittersweet.

Writing/Voice:

Very easy writing style to get into and had a realistic voice.

Ending:

I kind of expected the very end, but that’s okay–I can be a sucker for happy endings.

Overall:

Had me hooked from the first page and was very enjoyable. I could see myself re-reading it in the future.

 

4stars

 

 

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