Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review: Inbetween by Tara Fuller

Title: Inbetween
Author: Tara Fuller
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publish Date: August 28 2012
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Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky — and unending — lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul. ~ Courtesy of Goodreads


Inbetween by Tara Fuller is a cute story about a grim reaper and the human girl he's sworn to protect, despite all of the trouble he knows he'll get in. It's told in alternating points of view, jumping back and forth between the brooding reaper Finn and the innocent human Emma. Inbetween is a story of forbidden love and vicious vengeance.

I felt like I had jumped into the middle of a book when I started Inbetween. There's a lot of history between the characters. History that you find out about later in the book, but it's glossed over in the beginning, which left me feeling like I was missing something. But that same suspense and intrigue was what kept me interested in knowing how it was all going to end, so it wasn't a bad thing. Just a little unsettling at first. The only thing that annoyed me about Inbetween was the way that during the entire course of the book all Emma and Finn say is how much they want to be with each other all the time. I get it, you like each other. You don't need to keep repeating yourselves!

In fact, Emma and Finn's romance is about as close as you can get to instalove without actually crossing the line. The only thing that saves their relationship from truly being classified as instalove (though I think I'll classify it that way anyway) is that they fell in love twenty-something years before Emma even meets Finn. They first met when Finn was reaping Emma's soul to take to the Inbetween and she decided she wanted to be friends with him. So there is a lot of history there, we just get to see very little of it in the actual book.

So, I may not have been the biggest fan of Finn and Emma, but I really liked Emma's friend Cash and Finn's reaper friend Anaya. I really, really wish that I had gotten to see more of them. Or better yet, if they got a book all of their own in the future. Their story just seemed so much more interesting to me, and I connected with them in a way I just couldn't with Finn and Emma. There's a mystery between them and I can't wait to find out what it is!

All in all, Inbetween was a nice, light read. The story didn't quite stick with me as much as I would have liked, but it was fun while I was reading it. Inbetween might not have been exactly what I was looking for, but I still recommend this for anyone looking for a cute romance or a good story about angels/reapers.



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2 comments:

  1. I have an e-ARC of this one and I'm excited for it. I was really hoping there was no insta-love. I feel like that is just such a bad, lazy plot device! I wish more editing teams would encourage authors AWAY from insta-love. But the characters do sound kinda neat, and I like that there's history between them! Glad you enjoyed it Jesse, even if it wasn't one that blew you away.

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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    1. I hope you like it too, Molli! I just wasn't impressed with the romance, which is unfortunate because it's the center piece for the entire novel. But I really did enjoy the idea of the reapers and how their jobs worked, and like I said, Cash. I really liked Cash :)

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