Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Posted by Caitie F on November 20, 2013
Summary from pub:
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.
Time travel makes me happy. I am counting down the days until the Doctor Who Special, I need to see About Time, I am just all around fascinated by time travel. And who isn’t? Wouldn’t it be great if we could go backwards or forwards in time?
As far as I can tell, it isn’t going to happen anytime soon, so I am going ot be content with reading wonderful books about time travel like this one. On the surface, it is a romance reminiscent of Time Traveler’s Wife without all the drama and annoyances (sorry, I did not like that book at all). Put when you really read it, it is about a girl who decides to change her own life and take the opportunities she can.
The romance is great. Their relationship develops as naturally as one could when one character is not telling the other that they come from the future and can travel within their own lifetime. It isn’t insta-love, more like insta-curiosity. Bennett is cute and dashing and Anna is smart and adventurous. This book will make you swoon a few times.
Anna’s best friend Emma is one of my favorite side characters ever. She is kind, funny, and an all around awesome friend. She and Emma compliment each other so well and it is one of the best friendships in YA.
But the best part about this book is Anna herself and how she is a strong female who questions people, even people she likes, even Bennett. His rules felt so arbitrary to me, so when she called him out on it, I was incredibly happy to see how she did it. He isn’t a bad guy, but he has just been playing by his rules for so long that he can’t think of what anyone else might say.
Anna is one of the best characters I have read thsi year and I really hope more people read this book!