Elizabeth Valchar pretty, popular, and perfect wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family s yacht, where she d been celebrating with her six closest friends A persistent thumping noise has roused her When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between.Elizabeth Valchar pretty, popular, and perfect wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family s yacht, where she d been celebrating with her six closest friends A persistent thumping noise has roused her When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will find that no one around her, least of all Liz herself, was perfect or innocent Critically acclaimed author Jessica Warman brings readers along on a roller coaster ride of a mystery, one that is also a heartbreaking character study, a touching romance, and ultimately a hopeful tale of redemption, love, and letting go.
Between Elizabeth Valchar pretty popular and perfect wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family s yacht where she d been celebrating with her six closest friends A persistent th
so, when i am cleaning house, i like to have some sort of police procedural on in the background i don t know why, i just find them soothing the shape of the narrative tends to be consistent, and they usually have enough action sequences for me to pace my laundry folding and book restacking in a productive wayere is a definite preference hierarchy to the shows i will watch law and order excluding criminal intent is the preferred choice ncis and criminal minds are lower, and as i have only recent [...]
It s really hard for me to be swept away by a book in the same way I used to be swept away as a kid Maybe it s a writer thing I don t know I mean, I have this ridiculous internal editor that never shuts up But something happened as I was reading BETWEEN I noticed it had a release date of August 2, so I picked it up, and there I stood reading this afternoon, beside my kitchen island, my Coke Zero forgotten and my peanut butter sandwich staling, and before I knew it, my legs were cramping and I wa [...]
Liz was perfect in life She had the looks, the friends and the money to buy popularity and keep it Beneath the surface though, Liz was than just a pretty face Born to a mother plagued by anorexia, Liz learned from an early age that eating equals control, and when her life spun out of control, she controlled her eating habits On the morning of her 18th birthday, Liz wakes up to see her body floating in the water, but she has no recollection of what s happened As she wanders the between, she meet [...]
Wow Was this an amazing book When I read the synopsis I thought it was going to be a typical YA book, but I was completely floored by how amazing this book was It has everything a YA book needs and mystery, romance, strong characters, a hole less plot and meaning.My only complaint of this book was there was one part where it was a little boring Right after you get over the shock of what is happening and right before the mystery starts unraveling And even then, it isn t THAT boring it is just th [...]
I am so confused with what I felt with this book, I mean, sometimes I think it is really interesting, but other times I hate it so much I was going through this weird, repetitive cycle where I kept changing my mind on how I felt But I know one thing for sure and that is the fact that this book did not help my HUGE READING SLUMP As you all know, or whoever reads my reviews know, I ve been on a huge reading slump And I thought that this book would help me get outta that reading slump But let s jus [...]
YA Thriller Excuse me Ehm waar In elk geval niet in dit boek Wat een misleiding, want dat was wel een van de redenen dat ik dit boek had opgepakt En nog maar te zwijgen over Liz Oh wacht, ik bedoel natuurlijk d Elizabeth Valchar Blegh Recensie volgt.
2.5 stars first reviewed on xoreadsOh no not again WHY does this always happen to me i swear the bookstore is going to have a fit if i return another novel Im sorry but this novel was not good at all the concept is good, but i just didnt like the story i spent WAY to much time skim reading asking my self when i d finally finish the only reason i kept reading was because i kinda wanted to know what happened But this was a bad mystery unfortunatly.First of the characters I hated them all I serious [...]
This is an intense book that elicits deep emotions of the heartache kind It s a story of redemption in the afterlife of a seemingly superficial rich girl, Liz, who wakes up during the night of her 18th birthday to find her now lifeless body floating in the water near her family s boat, where she d been partying with her friends and step sister She s not alone in this weird between state, though, there s another dead boy from her school, Alex, who seems to be some sort of guide for her, although [...]
Antes de partir es una novela totalmente diferente dentro del g nero juvenil Est repleta de intriga, suspense, reflexiones, secretos y sorpresas Me ha sorprendido que a pesar de tener unos personajes de lo m s superficiales, todo tenga una raz n de ser y hayan conseguido que me ponga en su lugar Que a nadie le eche para atr s que cuente con fantasmas como protagonistas, porque a pesar de esto y de que la portada es bastante t trica, no inspira nada de miedo Adem s, es un detalle que no tiene del [...]
Between is a riveting novel about a young girl who wakes up to find her own body dead in the water beside her family s boat No, she is not alive, but she can still see and go everywhere she would be able to go while she was alive With her in this mysterious journey is a boy who passed away in her town a year earlier named Alex Elizabeth and Alex traveled with two different crowds in high school, so before this, they never spoke Neither of them enjoyed the other s presence towards the beginning, [...]
Depressing, well written, liked the mystery Hated the book creepy and sad at the same time.
Ever since reading Where the Truth Lies, Jessica s second novel, last year, I ve been dying to read another book by her, so when Between landed on my radar I knew I had to read it Not only because I was pretty sure I would love it, but also because it had been compared to two of my favorite YA books, Before I Fall and If I Stay Luckily, it was pretty darn SPECTACULAR to say the least.It all starts with a jarring noise However, when Elizabeth also known as Liz goes to find out just what s making [...]
um, wow this is one powerful book it s enticing, gripping, unpredictable and emotional a real cliff hanger the plot Elizabeth Valchar Liz died on the eve of her eighteenth birthday she wasn t sure about her death, but she was very sure of her life she had it all set out she had no doubt that she knew everything about it she had the best boyfriend a girl could ever ask for everyone in the school loved her and worshipped her her stepsister was her best friend and she could confide in her for every [...]
On the cover of the book, Gail Giles says A love story, and a cautionary tale that gallops from its gripping beginning to its crackling conclusion I completely agree with Mrs Giles Between is a wonderful story It is different from what I am used to reading but that isn t to say it isn t as good I simply LOVED the book Liz is trying to figure out what happened to her the night that she died Everyone seems to think it was an accident, that she fell into the water Then she sees Alex, they go throug [...]
I really wanted to love this as the beginning was so incredible I did really enjoy it but given how long it is I really think it could have done with an ending that felt less rushed I also figured out the plot twists really early on and I hate that as I find it really distracting to feel like you know what s coming Still, recommended to those who like a supernatural mystery with a teen friendly edge.
One of the main reasons I enjoyed this book was because it wasn t all that it seemed.A few chapters in, and I had resigned myself to reading another 300 pages about a vapid, boring dead girl At one point in the story, it seems like she s genuinely concerned about the her dead body s state of appearance than how she died or why she s still on earth Here are just a couple of examples.He leans forward to peer at me in the water You re white I mean corpse white I look at my bare arms Standing there [...]
Source I received a copy of this book as a gift Thanks Abbie 18 year old Liz wakes in the middle of the night after her 18th birthday party, only to discover her own dead body yep, she s dead.The death is written off as an accident, but Liz can t remember what happened, and she can t believe that she would still be hanging around if her death really was an accident.Together with Alex, another teen ghost who also died in the same town earlier that year, Liz tries to unravel the mystery of her las [...]
After reading Between, it took me awhile to figure out just what I thought of this story and these characters While for me, it wasn t a 5 star book, it was a notable read You get a clear visual of the characters from beginning to end and a front row seat as you watch the mystery unfold before them.While I loved the writing and the emotion, there were parts of the story were I felt such a lull while reading I think this is one of the reasons why it took me this long to finally write the review ev [...]
Yes I judge a book by its cover I also love ghost stories So when I saw the cover, I knew I d love it And I did Elizabeth wakes up to find her dead body floating in the water and has to solve her own murder because she can t remember much of what happened A slow unravel, page turning story This main character is similar to the one in Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Even though the Elizabeth is somewhat shallow and bitchy we learn why, we see her change, and we have empathy.Definitely worth the re [...]
Entretenido, sin m s Para adolescentes est bien y la idea es bastante original Lo nico es que se ve venir de qu va todo a mitad de libro De todas formas no est mal.
Een mooi boek waarin goed beschreven is hoe alle puzzelstukjes in elkaar passen Voor mijn gevoel ging het iets te langzaam en was het iet wat voorspelbaar, vandaar de 3 sterren Verder een leuk, spannend boek, weer eens iets anders dan de reguliere YA.
Very boring I did finish the book, but from the middle onwards I skimmed Alex is extremely annoying He thinks he s God Always telling Liz off Making out as if he s never done anything bad in his life At first, Liz is just a popular bitch She s not a bad person, yet Alex treats her as if she s the worst person alive Towards the end, it s clear that she is a bad person, far beyond the social ranking of high school Not because she picked on people, or never stopped evident bullying, or said and did [...]
Elizabeth Valchar aka Liz has a great life, she beautiful, rich, has a great caring boyfriend, popular, close friends and her best friend became her stepsister Celebrating her 18th birthday on the yacht Elizabeth with her closest friends, what could go wrong But was Liz s life as perfect as it seems,or is there than meets the eye Just one fall ends it all for Liz.Liz founds her drowned body thumping against the yacht, doesn t even want to believe it s true, until Alex Berg suddenly appears next [...]
I was originally going to hide this review because of spoilers, but I decided not to because Liz s condition becomes apparent in Chapter One So, there you go This is a book that I ve had on my Kindle for a while and have been itching to read I also love that cover It s creepy, mysterious, but pretty So, I decided to check it out the other day and as soon as I read the first chapter, I was hooked.Liz wakes up on her father s boat the morning after her 18th birthday party because she hears a noise [...]
Non nascondo e mai lo far il fatto che acquisto i libri in base alla copertina ovviamente, leggo trama e qualche pagina, ma la cover che ha il potere di catturarmi Bene, la copertina di questo romanzo mi ha letteralmente ammaliata L ho ricevuto come regalo di Natale e finalmente sono riuscita a leggerlo Come prevedevo, non ha deluso le mie aspettative stata una lettura piacevolissima, ma mi ha fatto riflettere in parecchi punti sul problema dell anoressia, della popolarit al liceo e del bullismo [...]
The ending, I love it Great story that gave me al the feels
It took me a long, long time to warm up to this book but when I finally did, wow, it took me for a wild ride.So, Elizabeth, I dunno bout you but you sure as heck ain t gonna be one of my buddies You are selfish, vain, obnoxious, self centered, and always try to run away from the harsh realities currently facing you making you stuck in a perpetual state of denial Woman, you need to get a grip Being rich certainly hasn t helped you either She s the reason I glared or made faces at the book because [...]
I haven t written a review in what seems like forever, so I may be little rusty Let me start off by saying that I having once been a book worm, I haven t so much as touched a book in over a year So I think Im in a suitable position to say that Im absolutely glad to have started off once with Between.Jessica Warman is becoming one of my favorite authors of all time Her books are mysterious and haunting They leave you feeling tingly and confused but at the same time satisfied Between was exuberat [...]
In the middle of the night on Elizabeth Valchar s eighteenth birthday, she is awakened by a strange thumping sound When she finds the source of the sound, she realizes that nothing will ever be the same again But how did things GET to this point Through a mix of the present and the past, she and the reader solve two mysteries and try to find a sense of closure I m not sure what to say about this book It was fast paced and gripping I barely put it down until I finished it But despite a certain po [...]
Ammetto che non credevo mi sarebbe piaciuto Ora dovrei anche chiedermi, Perch l ho letto allora mah, per provare, a volte mi faccio tentare e inizio libri senza sapere come mai xD Primo punto negativo, il titolo Perch Between non andava bene Insomma, dava l idea del libro visto che lei rimane esattamente intrappolata in mezzo , non tra i vivi ma non del tutto morta Perch cambiare un titolo in inglese, per metterlo poi sempre in inglese Pensano che la gente sia cos ignorante da non sapere cosa vu [...]