Today I am reviewing the YA time travel romance ‘Time Between us’ by Tamara Ireland Stone. It is the seventh and final book I read for the 2013 YA+MG Time Travel Reading Challenge I was participating in. I finished it on the 31st of December completing the challenge just in time, which I didn’t start until September.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
4.5 stars out of 5.
I really enjoyed this book. It was well-written, perfectly paced and captivating. It is one of the best YA time travel books I have read in 2013. If you are thinking of reading a YA time travel book then this is it.
17 year old Bennett has travel from 2012 to 1995. He is on a personal mission, and never expected to meet Anna, let alone fall in love with her.
The two of them are drawn together, and Bennett tries to stay away from her because he doesn’t belong in 1995. But as much as he tries, he can’t.
Anna discovers his gift and decides she doesn’t care about all the things between them, she wants to be with him.
I loved the time travel logic in this one, it was very believable, unlike a few others I read that were bent a bit too unrealistically.
Anna and Bennett stole my heart with their romance. I loved how they were opposite in the fact that all Anna wants is to travel and all Bennett wants is to stay grounded in one place and have a chance at normal.
The relationship didn’t progress too quickly to be unrealistic, and the moments they shared together were heart warming. I can’t wait to read more about them in book 2.
Time Between Us is a must read for all fans of YA who enjoy time travel, romance, or both combined. It is a clean read that I would recommend to teens of all ages and adults who love the genre.
You can add it to your Goodreads here.