Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

For Review: Random House
Published: 25 October 2012

From Goodreads: 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.


Publicised as a teen Time Travelers Wife I knew I had to read this! And while the comparison is spot on, Time Between Us still feels fresh and unique in its own right. I really enjoyed it.

I really liked both Anna and Bennett and enjoyed how their relationship builds. I thought it was really romantic, but in a realistic way. They are connected somehow – even if they don’t understand yet why! I also really liked the friendship between Anna and Emma – and I can understand why she felt the need to try and change things for her but am worried she affected Emma’s life in a negative way by doing so. I liked this storyline and how it questions if Anna and Bennett have the right to decide what is best for someone.  I thought the author took the time travel aspect and made it her own. By giving Bennett limits to his abilities and in making him concerned about the moral consequences to what he is doing, it really made this one interesting!

The storyline involving Bennet’s sister annoyed me slightly – in regard to how it was resolved – it was such an important part of why Bennett was in Anna’s time and it just seemed to be wrapped up with hardly any explanation at all. I needed more there I think.

I did really like the ending though! The comparisons to Time Traveler’s Wife left me a bit worried! And I love that this is a standalone – no major cliffhanger in sight!

A brilliant debut – I will definitely be picking up Tamara Ireland Stone’s next novel.


4 comments:

Anya said...

Really looking forward to this - great review!

Lyndsey Rushby said...

This is one of the best time travel books I think I've read!

Clover said...

I was a bit worried about the ending as well with its comparison to TTW!

Loved this book. Glad you liked it too :)

Hannah Mariska said...

I really enjoyed this too, and I can see what you mean about his sister! Still a great book though!

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