Review: The Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

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Title: The Time Between Us
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 25 Oct 2012
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet. Why would they? Anna is sixteen in 1995, fiercely determined to leave her quiet town and finally travel the world. Bennett’s seventeen in 2012, living in San Francisco and trying to control his ability to travel through time – an incredible gift, but also an unpredictable curse, which constantly threatens to separate him from the people he loves.

When Bennett suddenly finds himself in Anna’s world, they are inescapably drawn to one another – it’s almost as if they have met before. But they both know, deep down, that it can never last. For no matter how desperate Bennett is to stay with Anna, his condition will inevitably knock him right back to where he belongs – and Anna will be left to pick up the pieces.

REVIEW 

This is one of the best time-travel romances I have read, the characters are believable their interactions and relationships well developed. Told in dual narrative, both Bennett and Anna’s perspectives adding insight to the plot and their relationship. I absolutely adored Bennett, he really is a wonderful character, you can understand his dilemma with his ability and just how difficult it must be for him especially with how he is viewed by his parents. Both Bennett and Anna are very mature in their attitudes and very similar in their outlook as well as their desire to travel.

The richness of the plot and the characters as a whole makes the story come alive within the imagination, there is an intensity to the emotions evoked within the narrative, it is a compelling story that flows so smoothly you just don’t want it to end.

The time travel aspect is extremely well thought out and executed, although it really did mess with my head when confronted with the details. The way past, present and future merge within the story is equally fascinating and thought provoking. To give you an example you can look at your future as someone else’s past, the whole string theory aspect at work ((mind boggling))

The romance between Bennett and Anna is utterly fantastic providing that soul-mate connection I crave. It also provided the basis for some fabulous character development in both Anna and Bennett. It was enchanting to follow their relationship.

Time travel books always make me worry that I’m going to get my heart broken while The Time Between Us did wrench my heart it also  gave me much needed hope that love will conquer all.

I would desperately like to know what happened next for Anna and Bennett ((begs))

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5 Comments

  1. Karen c

    the Time Between Us sounds amazing, and just so you know, I’m commenting via my Kindle Fire HE lol ;_-)

  2. I really liked this one too and as its been described as The Time Travellers Wife for teens, it’s made me want to read that! I think I will soon. Thanks for the review Emma 🙂

    • Book Angel Emma

      I’ve got tbh I didn’t really like The Time Travellers Wife but I loved this one

  3. I haven’t read The Time Travellers Wife, so couldn’t compare. But I really enjoyed this one too. I also loved that it was set back in the 90’s grunge era!

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