Received: Received from Hachette Book Group Canada in exchange for an honest reviewRelease Date: October 09, 2012
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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 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.
When I read the synopsis of this book, my mind immediately went to the idea of THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE by Audrey Niffenger, that book is one of my all time favourites and I had to see what a YA version would be like. I have to say this is nothing like THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE (and I mean that in an awesome way, this book is completely different).
There isn't much in the way of scientific explanation (because really how can you do that haha) but it's an interesting idea that Bennett can choose when and where he travels to. I really enjoyed that there were limitations set because it makes an unrealistic topic a little more realistic.
The one part of this novel that really stood out to me as a reader was how close Anna is with her family and friends, Stone really shows that off in her writing. I love reading a story where family makes an impact on the character in a good way because I find that I can connect easily with that (I am very close with my family.. as in if they don't hear from me at least twice a week they start calling often... lol). Bennett's grandmother was by far my favourite, she was adorable and very much like any grandmother you would see today. I also have to add that Anna's family owns a bookstore, how cool is that (obviously that is my goal in life :D)
Everything about this book was so much fun to read, from Anna being the girl stuck in one place and dreaming of traveling the world to all the surprises that Stone brings about. I kept wondering how these two teenagers would get through everything. I really loved the ending of this book and I hope there is more to the story of Anna and Bennett.
Stone has written an adorable story and brought to life amazing characters that become easy to care for. This story reads very much like a contemporary novel with a little supernatural twist.