Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Friendship, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Series: Time Between Us #1
Published by Disney-Hyperion on 2012-10-09
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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. Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
Time Between Us is amazing. As many others have pointed out, this is kind of like a Young Adult version of The Time Traveler’s Wife. I’d like to point out that I only watched about 30 minutes (I was bored) of The Time Traveler’s Wife and I haven’t even read the book.
However this book captivated me from the very beginning and I didn’t want to stop reading for anything in the world. I loved the fact that this book was so simple: two people, who aren’t supposed to fall in love, do so against all odds. And let me tell you, there are countless reasons Anna and Bennett shouldn’t be together. The biggest reason is the fact that Anna is seventeen years old in 1995, Chicago, while Bennett is eighteen in 2012, San Francisco.
If only we were separated by this distance. But we’re not. We’re separated by this distance plus seventeen years.
Bennett can travel through time and space. He always visits places but never stays. But when Bennett reveals to Anna his secret, and they end up visiting places foreign and wonderful together, they start to fall in love. The only problem is that Bennett’s powers are spinning out of control. He’s stayed for too long in a place where he shouldn’t be. How will Anna and him overcome this and bridge that seventeen-year gap?
I loved the fact that you could just sit back and enjoy this book. It doesn’t have love triangles, or overly complicated plot, or even annoying characters.
The writing is simple and sweet, narrated by Anna. I could sympathize with her so much because she has this immense desire to see the world just like I do. Anna was a great character; she wasn’t a whiny, filled with angst teenager. She was just a normal girl who was going through extraordinary circumstances.
When we’re introduced to Bennet, he’s really mysterious at first. He’s guarded and kind of moody. But once he reveals his secret to Anna we see how charming and cute he really is! I kind of wish that the time-travel aspect was better explained, but I don’t mind it.
The way their romance developed was so smile inducing. Everything about Anna and Bennet was adorable. There were some heartbreaking moments in between, and it was really wonderful seeing how their love struggled to flourish in between. It showed how powerful their bond really was.
This story also has a great friendship and family aspect and it was wonderful.
I’ve already read the sequel for this book, and let me tell you: IT’S JUST AS AMAZING.
Overall, this is a wonderful and powerful story that’ll have you hooked from page 1. Read this if you’re in the mood for a powerful romance that’ll make you sigh and swoon.
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