Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Review: Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time Between Us
By: Tamara Ireland Stone
Pub. Date: October 9, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 384
Source: Netgalley

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.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
Take The Time Traveler's Wife, but minus the tear inducing words, The Lake House, minus that entire god awful movie, and you have Time Between Us. A fast paced, thought provoking, wonderful story that stays with you long after you finish reading the last page. I was really impressed with how Tamara Ireland Stone put everything together. She has easily become one of my favorite authors.

It's the year 1995, and Anna is on her morning run when she sees a guy watching her. Later on in school she sees the same guy, but he says that he has never even been to that track. Turns out Bennet can travel through time and he is actually from the year 2012, but is stuck in 1995 for the time being. The more time the two spend together, the more they start to fall in love. But Bennet eventually will go back to where he belongs, and Anna will already be an adult while he is still a teenager in 2012. The odds are against them, but they were so sweet and their connection felt so real, I just had to root for them.

The characters were one of the best things about this book. Both Anna and Bennet were so realistic that I was able to connect with them easily. I loved how Bennet told Anna about his secret. He didn't overwhelm her with it, and he gave her time to take everything in. He was so sweet and he treated Anna amazingly. Bennet was definitely swoon worthy!

The writing was fantastic and everything flowed nicely. Usually, I am confused when I read time traveling stories because authors always make it more complicating then it has to be, but with Time Between Us, I was able to understand what was happening the entire time.

Time Between Us is a sweet love story that I highly recommend!


  1. sounds like a great book thanks for this review.

    Le' Grande Codex

  2. The characters sound really well-rounded. Can't wait to read this now. Great review!

  3. I'm very glad to hear that the time travel wasn't so hard to understand. Sometimes, authors really mess with my mind :p The characters sound great as well. I'm going to give it a shot soon :) Great review.


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