Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Edition: Hardcover (384 pages)
Genre: YA Contemporary/Time Travel/Science Fiction
Cover Review: This cover is absolutely beautiful in real life. I love the colors and the girl's hair is really pretty... and she looks just like how I pictured Anna. I also love the boy walking in the background (Bennett?).
Main Character: Anna
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.Anna lives in Chicago and the year is 1995. One day, while she is doing her early morning jog, she sees a guy staring at her on the bleachers. She smiles, and when she looks back at him, he's gone. There is proof that he was there, but there are no footprints, just impacted snow where he was sitting. Later, when her British friend Emma picks her up for school, Anna finds that there is a new kid coming to school. When they finally arrive to school and Anna is in Spanish class, she meets the new kid. He ends up sitting right behind her. It just happens to be the same guy that was watching her earlier. His name is Bennett.
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.
After Bennett tries to save Anna during a robbery at her father's bookstore, all secrets are revealed. Bennett happens to have time traveling capabilities, but he's never told anyone but his parents about it before. This is extremely awkward for Anna because it turns out that 1995 is actually the year that Bennett was born. He tells Anna that he will probably not be able to stay because he's only in the year 1995 for his sister, whom he lost in the year 1994 during a concert. He doesn't know how long he'll be able to stay because it's not that good to mess with time. Would Bennett be willing to stay in 1995 just so he could stay with Anna?
This book was really good. I loved the romance and especially Anna and Bennett. I just love his name too. Bennett... it has this certain kind of sound to it. One of the coolest things about this story was that Bennett had more powers than just time travel. He could also just disappear and reappear somewhere else. As he puts it, he just thinks really hard about the place and then poof he's there. I love the story that he tells of how he came to find out about his powers.
Another great thing about this book was the fact that it was TIME TRAVEL. I absolutely love time travel novels and I really wish that there were more in the YA genre. I'm always interested in time travel and Bennett's version was explained very well by Ms. Stone. I also loved the sense of humor in this book. Though some parts were kind of sad, Bennett always seemed to make me laugh. Especially the car incident. (If you've read the book, you definitely know what I'm talking about!) I'll definitely be reading anything else that Tamara writes in the future, because Time Between Us is a new favorite.