Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: Between Here and Forever

Book: Between Here and Forever
Author: Elizabeth Scott

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: 5/24/2011
Pages: 256
Source: ARC
Date Read: 2/22/11

Summary:

Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.

She's got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could...

Yani's Analysis:
In the first couple of pages I was already fighting back tears. Typical Elizabeth Scott. Reminiscent of Bloom and Perfect You, Scott writes a beautiful story of romance, family issues, tragedy, and personal growth. Every time I read one of her novels I feel like I am drowning inside a beautiful story, and when I turn the last page I can finally breathe again. Its like I'm holding my breath the whole time, wishing to know what happens, but never wanting it to end. From the first line I was immersed into the main character's mind. I felt what she felt. I saw what she saw.

Abby just lost her sister, though she won't admit it. While Tess's body is in a strange hospital bed, her mind has yet to return. And though Abby wants her sister to wake up, because well she is her sister, the majority wants her to wake up so Abby doesn't have to spend the rest of her life living in the shadow of her perfect sister.... someone she could never be. This story isn't just about loss. It's about insecurity and letting those around you affect how we see ourselves. It's about want, wanting and being wanted. It's about LIVING our lives, and not letting things pass us by.

Deeply real and moving, everyone in this novel has a secret and as you turn the pages more and more is revealed. My only gripe is that it ended too soon and I just can't wait to be drowning in Elizabeth Scott's work yet again.

Ratings:

Plot: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Uniqueness: 4/5
Characters: 5/5

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5 comments:

patti.mallett_pp said...

Can't wait to get this book, and read more of Elizabeth Scott's books! Don't know how I have missed them, but thanks, Yani. (Love your "review voice," too, and will be back!)

Yani {AvidReader} said...

Thanks! I had so much more to write but I didn't want to give a lot away. This is one of those books you just have to discover on your own!

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Lisbeth said...

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patti.mallett_pp said...

Can't wait to get this book, and read more of Elizabeth Scott's books! Don't know how I have missed them, but thanks, Yani. (Love your "review voice," too, and will be back!)

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