Elizabeth Valchar-pretty, popular, and perfect-wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family's yacht, where she'd been celebrating with her six closest friends. A persistent thumping noise has roused her. When she goes to investigate, what she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between.
there is a definite preference-hierarchy to the shows i will watch. law and order (excluding criminal intent) is the preferred choice. ncis and criminal minds are lower, and as i have o ...more
My only complaint of this book was there was one part where it was a little boring. Right after you get over the shock of what is happening and right before the mystery starts unraveling. And even then, it isn't THAT boring it ...more
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Oh no not again. WHY does this always happen to me? i swear the bookstore is going to have a fit if i return another novel. Im sorry but this novel was not good at all. the concept is good, but i just didnt like the story. i spent WAY to much time skim reading & asking my self when i'd finally finish. the only reason i kept reading was because i kinda wanted to know what happened. But this was a bad mystery unfortunatly.
First of the charac ...more
I did enjoy the mystery that surrounded this story. There were a few times where I thought I nailed it, and was wrong. I did guess one part ...more
It all starts with a jarring noise. However, when Elizabeth (also known as Liz) goes to find out just what's ma ...more
A few chapters in, and I had resigned myself to reading another 300+ pages about a vapid, boring dead girl. At one point in the story, it seems like she's genuinely more concerned about the her dead body's state of appearance than how she died or why she's still on earth. Here are just a couple of examples.
He leans forward to peer at me in the water. "You're white. I mean corpse white."...more
I look at my bare arms. S
I completely agree with Mrs. Giles! Between is a wonderful story. It is different from what I am used to reading but that isn't to say it isn't as good. I simply LOVED the book.
Liz is trying to figure out what happened to her the night that she died. Everyone seems to think it was an accident, that she fell into the water.
Then she sees Alex, they ...more
18-year-old Liz wakes in the middle of the night after her 18th birthday party, only to discover her own dead body – yep, she’s dead.
The death is written off as an accident, but Liz can’t remember what happened, and she can’t believe that she would still be hanging around if her death really was an accident.
Together with Alex, another teen ghost who also died in the same town earlier that year, Liz tries to unravel the mystery of ...more
While I loved the writing and the emotion, there were parts of the story were I felt such a lull while reading. I think this is one of the reasons why it took me this long to finally write the revi ...more
Definitely worth ...more
Alex is extremely annoying. He thinks he's God. Always telling Liz off. Making out as if he's never done anything bad in his life.
At first, Liz is just a popular bitch. She's not a bad person, yet Alex treats her as if she's the worst person alive. Towards the end, it's clear that she is a bad person, far beyond the social ranking of high school. Not because she picked on people, or never stopped evident bullying, or sai ...more
But was Liz’s life as perfect as it seems,or is there more than meets the eye?
Just one fall ends it all for Liz.
Liz founds her drowned body thumping against the yacht, doesn’t even want to believe it's true, until Alex Berg suddenl ...more
So, Elizabeth, I dunno ‘bout you but you sure as heck ain’t gonna be one of my buddies. You are selfish, vain, obnoxious, self-centered, and always try to run away from the harsh realities currently facing you making you stuck in a perpetual state of denial. Woman, you need to get a grip. Being rich certainly hasn’t helped you either. She’s the reason I glared or made faces at the book be ...more
In the middle of the night on Elizabeth Valchar's eighteenth birthday, she is awakened by a strange thumping sound. When she finds the source of the sound, she realizes that nothing will ever be the same again. But how did things GET to this point? Through a mix of the present and the past, she and the reader solve two mysteries and try to find a sense of closure.I'm not sure what to say about this book. It was fast-paced and gripping; I barely put it down until I finished it. But ... despite a ...more
Let me start off by saying that I having once been a book worm, I haven't so much as touched a book in over a year. So I think Im in a suitable position to say that Im absolutely glad to have started off once more with Between.
Jessica Warman is becoming one of my favorite authors of all time. Her books are mysterious and haunting. They leave you feeling tingly and confused but at the same time satisfied.
Between wa ...more
In return I had to fill out a questionnaire with my reaction to the book. I'm not sure if there will be changes made to the book prior to its release later this year. If there are I'm sure they will be minor.
Since I don't want to give out any spoilers I'm just going to say this book is well written and drew me into the story from the first chapter. There is some content that would make me h ...more
I wanted to read this story way past my bedtime, it was such a page-turner. It really wasn't until there were only 100 pages left that realization started to hit and I was able to put most of the pieces together.
Sometimes the drug use got a little old. The book had a wishy-washy stance on whether drugs are bad or just something the cool kids do. It was was also hard to read abo ...more
That didn't harm the overall enjoyment of the book that much though.
I really liked how much Liz changed, while trying to solve the mystery.
In the flashbacks, she wasn't a nice person at all. She was bitchy and very selfish.
Though, in the end, it all changed. She started to realize that her actions could have consequences, and popularity wa ...more
This book was fantastic and I am surprised at how amazing it was considering that not many people know about it. I laughed so Many times in this book as well as cried once. It's funny how I actually learned a few lessons in this book about life and how you should live it.The characters each had a nice story behind them so you could know their personalities better and the book was well-paced. The only thing that I didn't like was that there was a kinda boring part of book maybe about 50 pages ...more
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