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Where I End and You Begin

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  756 Ratings  ·  143 Reviews
In Japan, they say there’s a red thread of fate that binds people who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. It may tangle, it may knot, it may stretch or fray, but it will never break. It is a future as indelible as the past.

I hope that isn't true. I pity anyone destined to meet me.


For Bianca Ray, the past is always catching up, one way or a
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published August 12th 2013 by House of the Moon Publishing (first published July 12th 2013)
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

In Japan, they say there's a red thread of fate that binds people who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. It may tangle, it may knot. it may stretch or fray, but it will never break. It is a future as indelible as the past.

This was not an easy book to read, I must say. The main character Bianca suffered from such a dark depression, that I wondered if I would finish reading this book. But I'm glad I did!

Bianca Ray
A college scholarship student, who suffers from de
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
I don’t think I’ve ever described a book as perfect before, not even my beloved Slammed series, but this…this book…it’s really quite PERFECT.

***Copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review***

“And just like that I’m falling and it all comes crashing back in like the bursting windows of a sinking ship and I’m drowning in the terror and the helplessness, the cold, and the despair, and I’m on my knees and I can’t breathe, and I’ll never get past it, it will always come back, I wi
Andra Brynn
This was a book that I've been meaning to write since 2009, when I finally came to terms with a deeply traumatic event in my own past. I'd never read a book that accurately captured the feeling of being truly traumatized by this particular event, so I had to write one. Four years later I am finally able to offer this book of my heart to you, and to all other survivors of an event similar to the one that shaped both me and the heroine of the novel, Bianca. To those survivors, I hope this book ...more
Mar 23, 2016 Yodamom rated it really liked it
What a shocker.I did not expect to enjoy this, it's a NA, which I've had poor luck with. I was ready to quit at 10%. I hated the MC Bianca, and her drunk, sexed up, sluty life style. She is everything I can't stand in young women. I know that is harsh and judgmental , I feel mean. She is hard to understand at first she comes off and this total party girl lost in her bottle of anything with alcohol. I saw something, a question not answered. Why was she on this path of utter destruction ?

The autho
Raquel Valldeperas
Aug 17, 2013 Raquel Valldeperas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freeeeee
Ugh. I need a second to think. Review to come.


God, this book though.

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I'm going to try and post a useful review, here, but I can't promise anything. My mind is's blown right now. It's rendered speechless by disbelief.

I have been reading through these NA books, constantly wondering why shit like Rule or Taking Chances is sky rocketing in popularity just days after release when this book exists.

Even some of Collen Hoover's stuff is just kindergarten compared to this. I mean,
Ash Wednesday

To be fair I thought the writing was inspired. Something that I don't often see in New Adult books. And I really liked the obvious effort to deliver the story in a creative manner. It is quite difficult to be creative in this genre because the troubled heroine with a secret looking for redemption has been done to death and needs a fresh perspective but at the same time you have to meet certain audience expectations. I get that. So A for effort there.

That being said, this just faltered
Dee Montoya
Jan 13, 2014 Dee Montoya rated it really liked it
****4.5 Luminous Stars*****

After reading this book I'm convinced that you don't have to be dead to be a ghost in your own life, you can stop living without having to be pronounce dead by a doctor; some times there is pain so strong and devastating that kills the person that you are and forces you to become someone else...

Bianca is going through life by drinking, partying and sleeping around. Her grades are dropping and this is putting in danger her scholarship at the university she attends. When
I'm sorry for the beautiful writing, but I don't feel any desire to finish this. Though I'm loving the prose and for a change, the love interest is not a complete douche, the story itself just doesn't hold my interest. Maybe I will give it a try some other time, when I will be more in the mood.
Brianna C
Nov 30, 2014 Brianna C rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, review
received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

"It's like connecting two live wires, and a jolt runs up my arm and through my body, grounding itself in my belly."

Wow. This book was something else. I was expecting the typical New Adult where the main characters have problems and then fall in love and things end up so peachy. That's not exactly what happened here, but that is a good thing. There was so much more. It was so beautifully written that you can't help but just fall into
Aug 10, 2013 Sheri rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
On the verge of failing out of college, Bianca is faced with getting help or returning home – the last place she wants to go. When she enters his life like a storm, Daniel sees the opportunity to help someone in need, but Bianca is pretty sure she can't be helped.

Bianca is a ghost of herself. She feels alone in the world. She drinks herself numb so she does not have to think and has sex with any guy willing to feel connected and loved, if only for a brief moment. The author does an exemplary jo
Jul 09, 2013 Lesley rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of Where I End and You Begin in exchange for an honest review.

I was absolutely blown away by this book. It is unlike the books that I typically read, and at first as I was reading it, I wasn't sure what was going on but the more that I got into it, the more I didn't want to put it down.

Bianca is a mess. Pure and simple. She's haunted by an event in her past and it affects her each and every day. She finally talks about the event near the end of the story and suddenly everyth
4 Stars

The author gave me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Ghost stories usually come in two flavors: violent death, and unfinished business.

Bianca loves ghost stories. Especially the unfinished business ones. And she has a lot of unfinished business of her own. Her secrets make her think of herself as a ghost: someone others don’t see or hear or care about. But then she meets someone who does care. And she has no idea how to handle that.

He is patiently waiting for me to te
Aug 17, 2013 Gloria rated it it was amazing
Having usually 3-4 books on the go, I had to put them all down and read this one. Has been rare for me these past months.

This book is going to way up there as my top shelf picks and I can't believe - cannot believe I got this for free on the kindle.

It had everything:
It felt real
You felt her issues
Forbidden (ish) romance
Hot guy (who's actually nice, not troubled for a change)
A love story that grew (organically)
Misfit friends (that were strange but funny)
Great dialoge (fit the scene)

So. This is a ghost story.
I'm not a ghost story loving gal.

"This room is haunted, you know," someone says
I hate that feeling when you get knowing when something bad is about to happen.

Tap, tap, tap.
I'm that girl. The one with the fingers in her ears, eyes squinting and singing something upbeat under her breath because she knows. She knows that the girl on screen will...

But this story is different.
Is this still a ghost story?
Is it still a ghost story when it contains not actual ghosts? Just gh
Nov 03, 2013 Barb rated it liked it
**I was given a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.**

Please don't land blast me especially after seeing all the 4 and 5 star reviews I feel somewhat guilty giving it 3 stars. I really tried to get into it but it took me until 78% to really start to like it. I really just couldn't connect with the characters. I think it was beautifully written and a really good story, just too descriptive making it boring for me.

I dislike Bianca and I can't find any redeeming qualities about her
Helena Newbury
Jun 24, 2013 Helena Newbury rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** I was a beta reader for this book ***

This is an easy 5 stars for me. I was absolutely blown away by Andra's writing.

This is a slow-burning romance with deep, complex characters that I'm guessing will be divisive. Andra doesn't shy away from the depictions of their problems and the subject matter is controversial, but she handles it deftly. Bianca isn't your average NA heroine, either. She's tough and spiky and very un-needy...on the outside. The settings are gorgeous and original, too, all t
This book is so unique and beautifully written. It was nothing at all like I was expecting but in all the best ways. This is the kind of story that will stay with me forever. Fantastic!!!
Mar 05, 2016 Paula rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you have a secret that is so tragic, so sad and horrific that it threatens to eat you alive. Sometimes the pain you feel is so great, that all you can do is try to numb it by all means necessary – sex, alcohol, self-destruction. Sometimes all you can do to stay alive, is not allow yourself to feel. Sometimes what you experienced made you a living ghost.

And sometimes all it takes is one person to make the walls around your heart crumble – to make you feel again.

This is what Bianca goes
Literary Binge
Jul 15, 2013 Literary Binge rated it it was amazing
I finished reading Andra Brynn's Where I End and You Begin over the weekend and man, What! A! READ! This book is what I consider to be an intellectual publication. What's an intellectual publication? Well, I'm so glad you asked...I consider those to be a book that is more literature than “just another book”. It's not the type of story you can read quickly and numbly. If you're looking for an easy, comfortably typical love story- this is not the book for you. I don't say that to discourage you ...more
Ivy Sinclair
Oct 06, 2013 Ivy Sinclair rated it really liked it

First Lines: So. This is a ghost story.

I think my biggest concern is that people will read those first few lines, and actually a good bit of the first chapter, and assume that this is a paranormal story, and it's not. The main character does have a bit of an obsession with ghost stories, and imparts some interesting info on ghosts in general from different cultures, but the actual "ghost" here is really nothing more than a parallel metaphor. So don't pass this one up because you take that pa
Jamie Roberts
Nov 17, 2013 Jamie Roberts rated it it was amazing
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*This book was kindly gifted to me in exchange for an honest review*

I’ve actually been waiting to read this book for awhile. I remember when I first saw the blurb and I felt immediately compelled to read it as soon as it was released. This book did not disappoint me at all! I could not put this story down! I was VERY emotional throughout the entire book, so after I read Ms. Brynn’s novel, I decide
This book was a breath of fresh air! Not only was it mysterious and witty, it also had a strong aroma of "wit". And I loved it!


The pieces to her puzzle are scattered all over the place. We don't learn too much about her past until much later. I loved that. The author didn't show us everything and say "Here is Bianca and everything that makes her as messed up as she is."

She was a mystery. All we knew for a while was that something caused her so much hurt, so much pain, that she felt the

Apr 03, 2014 readtoomuch rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Original review can be found on BookLikes.

For the last few days, I've been having a difficult time trying to clarify my thoughts on this book. It's not perfect. It's not the usual type of N/A story that revs it engine even while at neutral, rather it is slooow paced as you're drawn into the broken and hopeless mind of the main character while she's drowning in depression, addiction, and loss of self. However, because you're in her mind, there is a repetitiveness to her despair. I mean,
Karli Rush
I am totally fascinated with novels that reach inside me and stir up my emotions. Bringing flashes of my own past into focus again. The loves, the loss, the trials that have formed me into the being that I am.

These novels are rare, gems buried in the depths of electronic words and hidden, not intentionally, but obscured by the endless supply of predicable works that cause me to fall asleep prematurely.

Where I End and You Begin kept me up until 4 am in the morning. I was once told that a great au
Kelly Hull
Sep 08, 2013 Kelly Hull rated it liked it
First of all, three stars actually means I liked it. A lot of people get confused that if it's not 4 or 5, it's a bad book and that is not the case at all. It's a great book and it's written beautifully if that is the genre you read in or the style of writing you like. Unfortunately for me it's not. I'll just break it down.

What I liked:
1) The surprise with Daniel
2) The ghost stories inter-weaved throughout
3) Bianca's attitude, but that's a catch because sometimes I disliked it so much I though
Jeanie V.
Aug 30, 2013 Jeanie V. rated it really liked it
Wow! I wasn't sure where this book was going and where it was taking me. At first I was like, did they get the synopsis wrong? And what's up with the table of contents??? Is this a paranormal read because of the ghost content (which by the way freaked me out - don't read at night and in the dark). But fear not, it was the main theme of the book. A very large, important part of the book. It was a little long for me, but once Daniel entered the story, it got really, really good for me. I wished ...more
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Wow!! Kindle Freebie! 8/16/13!!
Oct 04, 2013 Jaime rated it it was amazing
I read the reviews on this (from amazon) during the .99 cent sale. One of the reviews threw me off and because my .99 cent pile ups on the TBR list are a mile long I didn't pick it up. Month later it was free and I tried it.
Opinions are opinions. I think with the NA books I often look for the 1 or 2 star reviews for more honest takes on books because everyone does 5 stars. This book wasn't a ghost story in the sense that the reviewer talked about it. I was thinking a sci
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This book is like a breath of fresh air after reading one new adult book after another etched with the same theme in the plot. I believe this is the second book I've ever read that involves a priest/minister/pastor falling in love with a fallen (or something like that) woman/girl. (view spoiler)

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“There's a certain language, a dying language, and I can't remember who speaks it or where in the world they are, but in that language the future is referred to as being behind us. It must be behind us, since we can see the past. We walk backwards, blind, into the future, only knowing where we've already been.” 11 likes
“I know this feeling. It's a familiar one. The feeling of knowing that everything has changed, and you have to keep going, but you don't know what to do.” 5 likes
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