Friday, October 19, 2012

Inbetween by Tara Fuller (Review)


Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1)

Synopsis:
Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky — and unending — lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.


My thoughts:
Finn had me from the start. That boy is totally swoon-worthy. He risks everything for the girl he loves, literally going to hell and back. But he has to lie along the way. He thinks he's protecting Emma by keeping the truth from her, but needless to say, she's not happy when she finds out. Still the two can't stay away from each other. Emma risks having people think she's crazy, and Finn risks eternity in hell. There's is truly a love story to die for.

Besides the romance, I love the relationship between Emma and her best friend Cash. Cash is the rare male friend who truly loves his best friend because she's a great friend. As someone who always had male friends, I found myself loving the scenes with Cash.

And Emma's character is fascinating. She was put in a mental institution because of her past with reapers and souls. That was brilliant in my mind. Her character had so much depth.

I'll definitely be reading the rest of the books in the Kissed by Death series.

Just for fun: One of the great twists in this book is that Emma discovers the life she's living wasn't meant to be hers. So I'm asking you, what would you do if you found out you were living a life meant for someone else?

42 comments:

  1. This sounds perfect for my almost 18 year old daughter, an avid reader of YA novels. It's her birthday soon.......Lovely review!

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  2. I love the concept of living someone else's life. How interesting. I can see where this would make for a great story.

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  3. Thank you so much for the awesome review Kelly!! <3

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    1. Thanks for writing such an amazing book, Tara. I need more Finn!

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  4. If I found out my life was meant for someone else, I'd keep it, because I'm not letting anyone else have my daughter or husband!

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  5. Nice review and since my next series is about reapers-kind of, I must add this to my list of books

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  6. Great review. I love the concept. This is just the type of story I read when I was younger. I'm gonna have to check it out.

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  7. Since I'm that kind of person, I'd probably end up feeling horribly guilty, fall into depression, and become a psychotic mess. LOL

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  8. Very nice review. Must add this book to my TBR list. I'd really have to think about my life.

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  9. This sounds like a great book! How awesome that all three of the main character are people that you liked for different reasons. I am not sure how I would feel if I found out my life was meant for someone else. Confused!
    ~Jess

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  10. This book sounds so interesting. I love how the description of the book mentions her taking photos of life instead of living. That line really grabbed my interest in Emma.
    This book sounds really awesome overall.
    As far as your question about living someone else's life... I have no idea what I would do. That sounds terrifying and confusing. I would probably want to know more but try to make the best of the situation.

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    1. Emma is such an interesting character. I loved her and Finn.

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  11. What a strange thing to picture one's life really being for someone else. I suppose I would feel robbed.

    This looks like a fantastic read.

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  12. I guess it depends on what kind of life I'm living. If it's a good one, I'd have to accept it. If it sucks, I'd be upset. :)

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  13. Good twist--hmmm, I think I'd feel angry and pissed off, and mighty curious about what my REAL life was supposed to be like!

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    1. It would be an awkward situation to say the least.

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  14. There sure seem to be a lot of possibilities for conflict and romance in this book. Thanks for the review and the question. I can't imagine living someone else's life - wouldn't that life be yours the minute you made a decision and acted on it? Say from 5 years old or so?

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    1. I see what you're saying. I think you should read it and see what you think. It's really good.

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  15. Thanks for the introduction to this lovely sounding book, Kelly!

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  16. I love that new twist. What an unusual way to see the world.

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  17. Sounds like a good one. I don't read as many YA novels as you do, but I've ear marked a few. I really liked the cover on this one. Did I tell you I've bought a few of the books you recommend for gifts? Thanks for the help with my holiday shopping,

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    1. Yay! I'm glad I could help you pick out gifts. :)

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  18. Oh my gosh, what a cool story. I have to know the outcome.

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