Sep 15, 2012

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone Review

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
(Time Between Us, #1)
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion; 384 pages
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.

This book was so cute! The relationship between Anna and Bennett was truly love and Bennett was truly one of a kind. Not just because of the fact that he can time travel or travel to wherever he wants, whenever he wants (only during his lifetime) but he isn't like most teenage boys living in today's society. Which was another thing I loved, a boy from 2012 living in 1995. It's crazy to think about how different it was then from now when really, it wasn't all that long ago. When Anna asked Bennett what he misses most from 2012, he says his cell phone. I laughed. Cell phone were basically nonexistent back then (or they were massively bulky) and yet today, we rely on our phones so much. Insane.

Bennett is adorable. There really is no other way to describe him. Anna is independent, strong and truly a great friend. I love the relationship between herself and her best friend, Emma, the most out of all the relationships. They are both different individually but together, they mesh perfectly. Also, the relationship with her father is pretty awesome. Another thing you don't realize it how families have changed since the 90's.

I am really having a hard time talking about how much I enjoyed this book without giving away too much. *highlight to view spoiler* I'm still sitting here wondering what exactly is going to happen with Bennett and Anna. Sure, they've found one another again but truly, in the long run, how would something like this work? How could they ever truly have a future together? Marriage? Children? I don't see how it would work but you know what? For once, I don't care. I'm just happy they found each other again. Like they said, they don't know what their future holds but they're enjoying the now...together. *end spoiler*

I would consider this definitely more contemporary than anything else, even though it included time travel, it just seemed so real. Like it could happen to anyone, you know? It's definitely one of those feel good books, even though there were many times that made me sad or even tear up but that's life, right? We all have those hard times, the times where we just want to give up and just cry but you move on from that, right? You have your sad times and then you move on to happier times. Absolutely recommend this book. Check it out and tell me if you don't have a smile on your face by the end.


  1. This one does sound lovely! I've been wanting to read it, and happy you enjoyed <3

  2. I have this one ready to read. I can't wait to get to it. Thanks for the great review!


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