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Between the Lives

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Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.

Until now, that is...


For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by HarperCollins Australia
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Giselle
Thought provoking and compelling, Between the Lives is a story about a girl with two lives. One is seemingly perfect, but the other has him…

At first this novel reminded me quite a bit of Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass which I loved, but it ended up standing on its own. While Lucid was more about the mystery, this one is more about big choices and love and life. Often throughout this book I would stop and think about what I would do if I had two lives. Imagine the possibilities! Being abl
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Burcu
Apr 19, 2016 Burcu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Günümüz romantik kitaplar arasında en özgün olanlardan biri. Evet klişe şeyler yok değil ama romantizmin iki farklı hayat yaşayan bir insan üzerine kurmak pek rastlanan bir şey değil.
Kurgusunu ve olay örgüsünü de çok sevdim. Sadede gelene kadar uzatılmamış olaylar. Ne sancılar çekiyorsunuz ne de oldu bittiye geliyor.
Romantik türü severlerin mutlaka okuması gereken bir kitap.
Dilek
This was a very refreshing and unique read for me. I literally read it in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down.

It is kind of paranormal, that can be interpreted as the life of a girl in two parallel dimensions.



Sabine has two lives. She describes her situation as follows:
“I am two people. Neither better than the other, no superpowers, no mystical destinies, no two-places-in-one-time mechanism – but two people. Different in ways fundamental, even though at the most basic level I look the same
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Anne
3.5 stars

Also reviewed for Addicted2Heroines

Really interesting idea you have here, right? One girl. Two lives.
Verrry cool.
I think I would have rated it higher If I hadn't seen the ending coming from a mile away. Not that it's a bad ending! Far from it, but I just...knew it would happen. Exactly like it happened.
So I'm thinking that maybe I've just read too many books? Is that possible?
Nonsense! Sacrilege!
Hear me out before you burn me at the stake, though. I mean, we've pretty much determined t
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Melanie
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Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.

'"I want to know that if I drift off to sleep by accident one day, I'll wake up in the same place. I want to live each day once, the best that I can live it.

A powerful book about love or life, Jessica Shirvington introduces readers once again to an intriguing and heart breaking world. While I felt there were somethings I wanted more depth i
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godofbooks
Mar 08, 2015 godofbooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
kelimeler kifayetsiz kalir boyle bir kitaba
boyle bir kurguya
boyle bir sona....
yazar hic beklemedigim bir yerden vurdu. kafami duvarlara vurma istegi yaratti bende. boyle olmamasi gerekirdi dedim. sonra tekrar vurdu bir yerden. boyle bir kurguyu dusunmek, bunu hayata gecirmek ve en onemlisi bunun hakkini vermek cok zor bir is. ve yazarin bu isi kesinlikle cok guzel yaptigini belirtmeliyim. sikildigim hic bir bolum yoktu. her yazdigi o kadar guzel dusunulup birbirine baglanmis ki saskinliktan dili
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Betül Özlem
Jun 04, 2015 Betül Özlem rated it it was amazing
Bu okuduğum neydi böyle? Devamı yok mu? En azından 1 bölümcük? ??

Kitabı okumaya başladığımda yorumlara göre bu kitabın ne kadar güzel olduğunu tahmin edebiliyordum ama bu kadar seveceğimi tahmin etmemiştim. Kitabı okuduğum sırada spoiler gördüm maalesef bu durumdan nefret ediyorum :(( neyse işte ama bu kitaptan soğutmadı beni neyse ki ve okumaya devam ettim. Sonunu bilsem bile sonunda ters köşe oldum yani :D

Bu kitap çok duygu yüklü, anlamlı bir kitaptı. Konusu çok ilginçti ve kitabı bitirdiğimd
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Bilhan
Nov 30, 2015 Bilhan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
''Arada bir yerde duruyordum. Güvenli bir şekilde. Her zaman böyle kalıyordum. Güvende. Hazırlıklı. Yalnız. İki hayatım vardı ama yine de sadece bir hayalettim.''


*Karakter Analizi*

Sabine, zaman zindanında oynanan, akrebin ve gece yarısını simgeleyen on ikinin rutin haline getirdikleri oyunda kullanılan bir piyondu. Akrep ne zaman on ikiyi yakaladığında oyunun kuralları gereği diğer hayatını yaşamak üzere, işkencesinin onu ele geçirmesini sağlayacak dokunuşla ileri oynatılıyordur. On sekiz sene
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Can
Dec 12, 2015 Can rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5tan 5 öncelikle bu kitabı sıfır beklentiyle aldım. Herhalde sümük gibi bir aşk romanıdır dedim ama sonra bir ters köşe olmuşummm... Alın okuyun okutun 10lira zaten durmadan indirimde :d
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**ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Welcome to another episode of Inside Aly's Jumbled Brain! Here is a warning for you: read this if you have trouble sleeping at night. Seriously. It'll bore you straight into Snooze Land.

Insomniacs, who?

Let me get to the point: It was boring. SO boring. Terribly, stupidly, braincell-destroying boring. I couldn't get into it and struggled to get to 80% after four days. Sometime
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Nihan
Mar 07, 2015 Nihan rated it it was amazing
Şu an inanılmaz derecede mutsuzum. AĞLAMAMI DURDURAMADIM YA. GELECEĞİNİ BİLDİĞİM HALDE O SAHNELERDE KENDİMİ KAYBETTİM. Bu kitaba ne zaman böyle bağlandım bilmiyorum. Güzel kitap, okuması zevkli çabuk okunuyor diye düşünüyordum ama beni böyle etkileyeceği aklımın ucundan bile geçmemişti. Çok kötüyüm dostlar. :(

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Zehra İzel
Mar 05, 2016 Zehra İzel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
BU YAZAR İNSANI ÇILDIRTIR.
İnsafsız mısın sen Jessica'cığım. Ağlamaktan gözlerimde yaş kalma-mıştı hooop şoke oldum. O SON NEYDİ!!
Arkadaşlar baştan uyarayım, bu kitap psikolojinizi bozuyor, mutluluktan dans ettiriyor, ağlatmaktan canınızı çıkartıyor öyle öyle şeyler ona göre okuyun dhdhfh
Ama favorilerime çok sağlam bi giriş yaptı. Zaten ben bir kitabı bitirdikten sonra birkaç gün o kitabı düşünüyorsam o kitabı çok sevmişimdir.
Fazla bişey yazamıycam ne yazsam spoiler olur gibime geliyor. Tek biş
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Gozde Turker
Jun 19, 2015 Gozde Turker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aglamak yok, yok derken yine yikildim. Acikcasi kitabin sonunu tahmin ettim, hatta bayagi baslarda.. yine de o son sayfalarda acayip heyecanlandim. Kurgu muthis, anlatim, karakterler muthis.. Sonunu okudum, aglarken guldum filan, kitap dengemi bozdu. Iyi ki okumusum :)
Merve Akıncı
Dec 18, 2015 Merve Akıncı rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ya çok güzeldi, lanet olsun! Ağladım!
Aimee


3.5 stars

Since this one was my first Jessica Shirvington novel, I really didn't know what to expect from this one. I was hoping for some intriguing, attention-grabbing mystery that would make me question the world and how it works... One Past Midnight gave me exactly what I wanted.

Sabine lived two lives. I was expecting to be a little confused, or maybe bored with at least one of her lives, but Shirvington definitely knows how to keep things exciting. Every little detail, ever scene from either
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Renée
Nov 09, 2013 Renée rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just wow. I finished Between The Lives about a minute ago, and I still have tears in my eyes. But then again, what's a good Shirvington book without the tears?
Once again, Jessica has managed to completely flip the ideas of the world upside down. Who else would have thought of such a deep and creative idea?
Sabine's story is one that is truly unique. There has been no other like it, much like with Jessica's other series. The way she has had to adjust to her world, or should I say worlds, to
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Actual rating: 4.5 stars

As soon as Between the Lives turned up on my doorstep, I started reading it straight away. With such a unique and interesting premise, it captivated me from the moment I read the blurb and saw the cover.

Sabine is a teenager who lives two lives, each completely different to the other. In one life, she’s a rebel who has a less than perfect family, one who is poor and never impressed with her. In
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Fatma
Jan 13, 2015 Fatma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OHAAA OHAAA OHAAA!!! OLAĞANÜSTÜ MANYAK DERECEDE GÜZEL BITTI VE HARIKAYDI!!!
YILIN EN İYİ KİTABİ OLMAYA ADAY! *.*

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"Hayat başka planlar yapmakla meşgulken başına gelenlerdir."

Yabancı yayınları şu birkaç ay da gerçekten tam ağzımıza layık kitaplar çıkarıyor. Hala da devam ediyorlar. Biraz büyük konuşucam ama bence çıkardıkları en iyi kitap İki Hayat Arasında. Neden mi böyle diyorum? Şimdi ona geliyordum.

İki Hayat Arasında, aslında size harika bir kurgu sunuyor. İlk önce bunu bil
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Selen Abalı
Apr 10, 2016 Selen Abalı rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kütüphanem, 2016
Bu kitap yaşamayı tekrar düşündürdü
sonunu herkes tahmin etmiş ama ben edemedim cidden edemedim yani
yani bi kısmı dışında :d
o kısmı ilk başta okuyunca a bu o mu falan olmuştu ama geri kalan hiç bir şeyi tahmin edemedim
cidden hala gözlerim acıyor
çok çok güzeldi
Taha
Mar 05, 2016 Taha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Güzel sondu:) İnsan nasıl hissedeceğini bilemiyor...

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Buse
Mar 27, 2016 Buse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5
Anna
Feb 23, 2016 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hazal "Elenda"
Jan 20, 2015 Hazal "Elenda" rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
hmm hm hm...

Yazarın paralel evrene ilginç bir bakış açısı vardı. Hikaye karakterden dolayı fazla depresifti. Bunları bir araya toplayınca harika bir kitap ortaya çıkmış. Sonuuuuuu! Bi sonunu tahmin edebildim ve edebildiğim için gıcık oldum. Gerçi bu şekilde bitmeseydi daha da gıcık olabilirdim. Yine de sevdim. Bu tür kitapları böyle uykusuz, sersem gibiyken okuyunca daha çok seviyorum ahah :D Sürekli "sonuuu" demek istiyorum. Her iki kelimede bi "sonuuu" "sonuuuuuu" "sonuuuuuuu" demek filan işte
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Zoe
Aug 15, 2014 Zoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Zoe by: Dre
3.5 stars
This was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it was entertaining, and, in the end, I suppose that's what matters. This was the first Jessica Shirvington book I have read, but I will definitely read more of her work if all of her novels are like this.

The concept is not one that is the most original, but it was well-executed for the most part and I liked the personal twists Shirvinton put in it to make it her own.

One Past Midnight follows Sabine. For as long as she
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Tanja
I was sure that I was gonna love this book. After all, it's about a girl (Sabine) who has two lives; she lives one for 24 hours and than she shifts to the other. She's been like that for as long as she can remember. But something has changed now - when she breaks her arm in one life, she thinks it's gonna be broken in her other life too, but then she shifts and her arm is fine. So she thinks she may be able to die in one life and keep living the other. All she has to do is pick a life.

Sabine is
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Zeynep Ceyda Demirkan
Gün içerisinde başlayıp bitirdim. Başlarda 4 yıldız vermeyi düsünüyorum çünkü duygu aktarımı bakımından eksik gelmişti bana ama o son 50 sayfa... Beni benden aldı. Nasıl okuduğmu bile kestiremiyorum şu an. Sonu benim açımdan tahmin edilebilir olmasına rağmen bu durum; kitabı okurken üzülmeme, sevinmeme, heyecanlanmama mani olmadı. Normalde kitap sonları tarafından hüsrana uğrasam da İki Hayat Arasında benim için tatmin eden bir sonla bitti. Bu kitap için daha güzel bir son yazılamazdı bence. Yaz ...more
Burak
Nov 15, 2014 Burak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bitirmeme çok az bir şey kalana kadar orta karar bir kitap olduğunu düşünüyordum. Bu yüzden de okumaya ilk başladığımdan beri düşündüğüm gibi kitabı bitirince 3 puan verecektim. Ama o son 25 sayfa çok iyiydi ve rahatlıkla 4 puanı hakettiğini gösterdi. Kısacası oldukça hoştu ve son olarak şu alıntı bence kitabın sonuna damga vuran alıntı oldu:

"Çünkü bazı şeyler o kadar gerçektir ki onları iliklerine kadar hissedersin. Nerede olduğunun bir önemi yoktur, seninle gelirler."
Allyce Cameron
May 23, 2013 Allyce Cameron rated it liked it
Wow! What a great read! At the beginning Sabine annoyed me and I found it a little hard to relate but as it progressed I found that I just couldn't stop and had to know which life she would choose. And the ending! I think it definitely pushed it over the line for me from being good to something that I would recommend to others. Well done!
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
Let’s get it out of the way: I loved this book. It made me smile, it made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me think, it pretty much checked every single emotional box. There were characters I loved, characters I hated, and pretty much every imaginable character in between.

Sabine lives two lives, switching between them every 24 hours. No one else knows that she lives both lives, and she is careful to keep them separate. In one life, she comes from a wealthy family, is popular, and has the seemin
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Jessica Shirvington is the author of THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS also known as THE EMBRACE SERIES, stand alone novel, BETWEEN THE LIVES and has an exciting new duology called DISRUPTION on the way in 2014.

An entrepreneur, author, and mother living in Sydney, Australia, Jessica is also a 2011 & 2012 finalist for Cosmopolitan’s annual Fun, Fearless Female Award. She’s also one of the lucky few who
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“You said you wanted someone to know you. Maybe I just want to have someone know me too. Without you in this world, the memories of every moment we’ve shared together will be gone. We only exist because others see us. Part of my existence...an important part, only exists because you are here to see it.” 47 likes
My Sabine,
I just left your room. You were so beautiful lying there sound asleep that I couldn’t bear to wake you. But I’m not feeling so great and there are things I promised to tell you that I fear I may not get the chance to.
I know you had once hoped that I would be the one to pass on your letters to Maddie once you were gone. But, as it turns out, I think it is going to be me who ends up leaving the letters behind.
Be mad at me. You should. But after that try to understand that I did what I thought was best. I wanted to tell you. So many times I snuck down to your room planning on telling you everything, but I just couldn’t.
Partly it was for you – yes. You needed time and I didn’t want to influence your choices, even once I realised what was happening between us, even more so then. Falling in love with you only made those choices more complicated and I feared that you might choose to stay for me and then, after I was gone, change your mind. I couldn’t let that happen.
Partly the choice was selfish, and for that I am sorry. For so long now people have been trying to fix me, but where they failed, you succeeded. You’ve given me more life in the last couple of weeks that I’ve had in years. Being with you, loving you, making memories with you, fearing for you, wanting to show you the beauty of life instead of the terror – it was bittersweet, but more importantly Sabine, it was real.
I know this is the part when I beg you to go on, live your life and be happy. But I don’t need to say those things. I know you. Your lives will be extraordinary. You certainly made mine feel that way.
Please find it in your heart to forgive me one day. I wish we had more time, but I want to thank you – for giving me life in my time of death.
My love for you is eternal.
Ethan.
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