Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time Between Us, by Tamara Ireland Stone
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.
Okay, I grabbed this ARC because it sounded kind of like The Time Traveler's Wife. And it kind of is. It's a love story. He time travels. It wreaks havoc upon her life. He has "rules" for when and how and what he can do when time traveling.
Once it's established in the story why he's suddenly showing up in her life, the story became predictable, to me. Bennet, unlike Henry (The Time Traveler' Wife), has control over his traveling, choosing the where and when which is why he must have rules. There's a crisis ("let's go back and prevent it" "no we can't!"). There's the chance to visit amazing places, because in an interesting twist, he can take her with him, sometimes. Something they'd never imagined possible happens and it tears them apart, across space and time.
I wanted this to be good. And I guess if you just want a light, escapist read, it is. It isn't as dramatic and heavy as The Time Traveler's Wife, but it's....sadly.....just another teen romance novel.
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