Edition: Doubleday ARC
Release: October 25th 2012
Series: No, standalone
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.
The last time travel book I read was over a year ago and I didn't enjoy it. From then on, I had always dismissed time travel books simply because of that experience alone. But I'm so glad I gave Time Between Us a go, as it proved to me that not all time travel books are like that - it was great!
Admittedly, it did take me a while to settle in to the book. I wasn't that glued at the beginning and was starting to think that maybe it would be a bit too slow-paced for my liking, but after the first one hundred pages everything picked up and I enjoyed every minute of it! And you'll be glad to know that that's all the criticism for this book that you'll be hearing from me! ;)
I really liked both Anna and Bennett as main characters and found I could empathise with both of them. I also really related to how much Anna wanted to travel the world. I have the same passion and especially loved the way she had a map in her room where she marked all the places she had been (I'm actually thinking about doing that)! Now on to Bennett. If you like sweet, cute and smouldering love interests, well this boy's for you! I adored him! He was just so... sweet and cute and loveable! And yes, I understand I just repeated myself but seriously, there's just no other words for him - he's adorable!
Unlike some time travel books where you can get confused quite a lot, this one was really easy to follow! Everything made sense and was tied up perfectly. I also liked how the beginning was incorporated near the end (you'll just have to read this to find out what I'm talking about! ;D). So yeah, you can safely say that when the last page was turned, I was left satisfied and a little sad that I had to say goodbye to the characters.
Overall, Time Between Us turned out to be a great read that even included a couple action scenes! I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be looking out for this author again. Characters you can empathise and love? Check. An awesome storyline? Check. A cute romance? Check. Should you get this book? Check.
A big thank you to Random House, Doubleday for sending me out this review book!