Time Between Us (Time Between Us #1) 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 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.
This is a really cute time travel story. Anna is living in 1995. She’s 16 years old, she’s a cross country runner, and she’s dreams of traveling the world. One morning she sees a strange boy watching her run. He’s there one minute and gone the next, leaving no footprints in the snow. Later that same day he turns up at her school, the new kid from California. She’s strangely drawn to him, and he seems to know her name, but he denies seeing her on the track.
One evening he rescues her from a robbery at her family’s bookstore. He teleports her to safety, and he has to tell her his secrets. Bennett can travel through time and space. He’s from San Francisco in 2012, and he’s in Evanston in 1995 looking for his sister who went missing after a time travel excursion went awry.
I really enjoyed this contemporary romance. The added elements of time travel gave it enough plot to hold my interest. The characters were really adorable, and the unusual situation they were stuck in gave them some struggles that made the story more interesting. I reserved the sequel immediately after finishing this book. I can’t wait to see where Stone takes this story.
My Rating: 4 stars
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