Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)
Title:  Time Between Us (click on the link to read the synopsis)
Publisher: Hyperion
Publication Date:  October 2012
Source/Format:  Won/Hardback

Why Time Between Us was Pushed to the Top of My TBR List

       With the cover reveal of Time After Time, I just knew that I had to push reading Time Between Us to the top of my TBR list. I really wanted to understand the differences in the book covers. Where Bennett is in the distance on the first cover, which seems to represents the distance and time between them. Also with his back turned on the first cover, it seems that he’s avoiding her. When I saw the second cover my first reaction was to think that the cover was amazing, but now that I think about it the cover design is brilliant. It captures the synopsis of Time After Time. By placing Anna at the forefront and Bennett facing and closer to her, it reflects the fact that although their relationship has grown, there is still time, distance, and barriers between them. It really makes me anticipate the release of Time After Time, because I wonder if Bennett and Anna can ever be together.

Review: Time Between Us

       Where do I begin? I can’t say anything bad about this beautifully written YA time travel love story. Time Between Us presents an interesting take on time travel in which Bennett travels back in time and meets Anna. The connection between the two is evident almost immediately. This was an easy exhilarating read. Once I started reading Time between Us, I just couldn’t put the book down. It’s an innocent love story in which they can share secrets and special moments together. It was really nice to read a story in which the heroine is not pursuing the bad boy hero. At times I felt that maybe Bennett wasn’t so nice because he avoided Anna. Yet, as I learned more about Bennett, the reason he was so distant at times became evident and made him a more likable character. What I really enjoyed about this love story was the dynamics between Anna and Bennett. Although there were conflicts, they seemed to solve them in a respectful manner. They were also in tune to the others feelings. It had a plot that flowed well from the beginning ‘til the end. The characters were realistic and along the way Bennett and Anna learned a lot about themselves and each other. I think it is great when the characters can grow from the problem at hand. I just loved Bennett who had a soft spot for Anna, and often went against his better judgment just to make her happy. It was easy to get lost in the story as I was rooting for the success of their relationship and I was unsure of how it would end. I could only think, time travel, do-over’s, and a romance across time and space, is it even possible?

       Well , I really don’t want to spoil the story, so if you’re curious, I highly recommend reading Anna and Bennett’s magical journey as they try to overcome the time between them….

I absolutely loved it.  I would recommend it to everyone!

I won Time between Us from the author, Tamara Ireland Stone, on Twitter. Thank you!

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