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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 che ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Entangled Teen
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Donita Luz I don't think reading, whatever book it might be, is a waste of time. If you want to read this book, go for it, don't let anyone/anything tell you oth…moreI don't think reading, whatever book it might be, is a waste of time. If you want to read this book, go for it, don't let anyone/anything tell you otherwise. :) For me though, this story is surprisingly good,i am a new fan of Kissed by death and Ms Tara Fuller.(less)

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Stacia (the 2010 club)

Your Life Has Just Begun, Again...

3.5 stars. Finn doesn't fit the "reaper" stereotype. This former WWII fighter pilot turned undead escort is just another guy stuck in the inbetween. It's too bad the love of his life has been reincarnated back into the world of the living and she seems to be unable to avoid nearly missing death over and over. I guess that's what happens when ....CRAP... I can't say anything else or it will be a massive spoiler!

You'll just have to trust me that the pl
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-e-book

When I started this story, I really had no expectations since I haven’t read much of anything about Reapers. I was guessing it might be a depressing story considering what Reapers do, thankfully I was very wrong.

Finn is a Reaper, someone who collects the souls of the dying for the Inbetween. The Inbetween is a place for the souls of people who haven’t yet established their place in the afterlife, whether they’d go to Heaven or Hell is still to be determined. So why do we have Finn urging Emma t
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Arlene by: Itching for Books Blog Tour
They say the dead can't sleep, can't dream. But as I stood there lost with wanting, I couldn't help but wonder when I was going to wake up.

Wow! What a pleasant surprise and huge shocker considering I've never thought to pick up a book about reapers. So glad I was invited on this blog tour because I truly enjoyed Inbetween by Tara Fuller.

Never have I thought I'd fall this hard for a reaper. I mean how can you drool or squee over a guy that wields a scythe and transports souls to their next dest
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Review To Be Posted on K-Books for the Inbetween blog tour in August

"For you? For you I'd do anything."

Wow. I do not even know where to start with this book. This book just completely blew me away. I loved every single second of it. When I started Inbetween I was heavily expecting a cute love story... and it is. But Inbetween is so much more than just that. It's fast-paced action packed and had my heart racing so many times throughout the book.

Emma has always has accidents. Near-missed with
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A sweet, totally forbidden romance between a reaper and the girl he's been sent to reap not once, but twice. Tara has written some of the best secondary characters I've ever read that--YAY!!--will each get their own book!
3.5 stars

I'm not usually into reaper boy-human girl story. I remember reading some but not many. I don’t really have problem with them but I wasn’t really that inclined to pick them up. Still, when I saw the blurb of Inbetween there something about it that had me hooked. I was intrigued and interested and very curious to find out the story of Finn and Emma. So I was really glad when I was able to join a blog tour for this book and got a review copy of it.

The plot line of this book kinda reminded
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing






Now, for the real review. I L.L.L.L.L.Loved this book so much. I read it in about a day (if you take out the hours i slept and ate). I...I don't even know where to start? I just literally this second finished it. My heart is racing. My eyes nearly full with tears wanting to be shed. Happiness... That's what I feel. At one point (i won't sp
Jenna D.
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Words cannot describe how much I love this love story about life (or the after life) after death... For me, INBETWEEN by Tara Fuller compares to the novels for What Dreams May Come or Wings of Desire/City of Angels... for teens.

Full review to come on the blog on 8/23!
Rachel Harris
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Last night I got a present in my inbox..... #soexcited :)
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Three Stars: A love story that defies the odds!
Finn feels the pull indicating it is time to reap another soul. When he arrives on scene he instantly feels that something is wrong. Then he sees her. After seventeen long years he has found her again. He can't take her soul, not after all this time. A wicked laugh shrills through the air. Maeve is here to steal back the body that should have been hers. Finn begs Emma to fight to live. Emma crawls from the car and survives. Two years later, Finn has
Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell
8 year old paranormal YA romance -- free right now!
Dec 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite, read-2012
My full review in all of its glory (PLUS a lot of smexy Finn & Easton photos) can be found on my blog!
Hey Easton, give a girl a call!! *wink wink*
Anaya you ... oooo girl!!! Just yea!! I'm watching you!!
And Cash you can doodle me any time!!
Love this book...

You know how you start a book and it starts with a girl in trouble and some sexy man comes and saves her then disappears and you are all like “OH MY GOD! What the hell?!!?! Who is that! He is so sexy, I want him. And
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I am hosting a tour stop today for Inbetween on my blog. Can follow the link below to check the post which includes a video Tara created for the stop and also some awesome giveaways. One of them is for a E-Book copy of Inbetween and it is International. The other is Tara's Giveaway which is for a $15 Amazon Giftcard and signed bookmark and Tara's is US only.

Tour Stop Link:


Inbetween was a really interesting book. When I first heard about it, I thou
Madison Louise
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good points:

At first, I wasn't going to even read this book. Reapers? I wasn't so sure. But when I got a chance to read the e-ARC, I jumped at the chance.

And I don't regret it. Inbetween was amazing.

I loved that it was from a girl's point of point, then a guy's. And Tara did an awesome job of telling both parts!! <3

Emma, even though her dad has died, and "accidents" keep happening to her, she still goes around, still trying to live life.

Finn was awesome. The best hero ever. I loved him. And I
Shy The WidowMaker
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This review will also be posted on my blog Doctor's Notes:

Oh where do I begin with this review? There are just so many things I loved about this book from the swoon worthy characters to the amazing plot and the author's awesome writing style. I got so sucked into this book and didn't want to let go. I haven't read many reaper stories but this one to me was by far the best. I loved the telling of this story and the fact that it was basically teens dealing with this situation. I loved that this st
I received this book in return for a honest review from Netgalley. This is the story of Finn a reaper who is in love with Emma a girl he was supposed to reap two years ago. Two years ago Emma lost her father in a car crash and since that day she's been in and out of a mental hospital because of her dreams. Finn since finding Emma has been watching over here protecting her from an evil girl that he released on her.

Seventeen years ago Finn stole the second chance at a new life from Maeve another
Stacey O'Neale
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read many reaper books, so when INBETWEEN was announced, I was all over it. I'm pleased to say my instincts were correct. I loved this story.

In the beginning, you really feel for Emma. She's got all these crazy things happening to her and she has no idea why. Worse, everyone thinks she's insane, and she's even spent a stint in the psych ward. Lucky for her, she's got a best friend named Cash who supports her even when everyone else thinks she's nuts. But, the story really gets interes
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hot reapers. Awesome story & a whole lot of happy butterflies. Loved the characters & look forward to reading their stories as this series goes on. Oh & Easton is yummy. I definitely want to see more of that guy. ...more
Sweetly romantic.
Utterly cute.
Two lifetimes worth of memories.
One soul to fight for.
Everything on the line.

Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I don't even know how to begin.

Lately, every paranormal novel I've read seems to be a cliche but Tara Fuller completely surprised me. Scratch that, she blew me away. Inbetween is a love story; epic, timeless love story which has been pulled off perfectly only a handful of times in YA novels. With all the fluff that I've come across in the paranormal genre lately, while I expected Inbetween to be an engrossing novel, I didn't expect to be sucked in as much as I did.

The story begins wi
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!

Inbetween is the first novel I've read where reapers are dominant, but after reading Inbetween, I was thinking "Sign me up for more reaper books!" Inbetween is gripping, romantic, and full of great writing and characters. Tara Fuller has outdone herself in Inbetween and it is definitely worth the read. I will be eagerly awaiting the next novel in the Kissed by Death series after the foreshadowing note of the end of Inbetween a
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I was a bit reluctant to read this at first. I mean, reapers?! Even the name sounds freaking scary. And I'm a little scaredy cat. The only YA reaper book I've read was Croak (Gina Damico) and I didn't like that one at all. Didn't even finish it. So before starting this I was like 'WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE THIS TOO?' Well. I can tell you I've never been so wrong in my life. Tara's debut INBETWEEN is definitely one of my most favourite reads of 2012
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I won a digital copy of this book. Thanks to YA Buddy Readers' Corner)
17-year-old Emma nearly died when she was 15 and she was involved in an RTA with her father. What she doesn’t know is that she was supposed to die though, and that Finn – a reaper, saved her.

Finn has been in love with Emma for 27 years, ever since she died in a previous life and he had to reap her soul. He did something very bad to get Emma to where she is now though, and he’s been protecting her constantly for the la
Vanya D.
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
NOTE: I received the arc of this book from Netgalley.

I was very very excited about Inbetween because I'd heard some awesome things about it. And when I actually got it from Netgalley, I was super joyful!

The beginning was a bit slow to my taste, but once the story picked up pace, it became enthralling to the point where I couldn't put the book down until I was done with it. Unfortunately the end came way too fast. I breezed through Inbetween as if it were a 200 page book!!! Yes, it was really goo
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-star
From my blog Auntie Spinelli Reads

Not gonna lie, I really waffled on writing this review because I wasn't sure what I was going to say. I liked it but it wasn't amazing...the end. Ha.
I've been looking for a good reaper book for a while, because I've read a few in the past that I didn't care for at all. This book didn't wow me like I had hoped, but it was a light and cute read!

I was a little overwhelmed at first, because I had some confusion with the world building. It took a while for me to get
Trisha Wolfe
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying that whatever you think this book may be about, think again. I personally know the lovely Tara Fuller (winks to bloggy sister) and as authors, of course we can’t help but talk about our stories (even when peeps are no longer listening and we’re just blabbing away) because that’s what we do. And having known some about this story going in, I was surprised that she could be so humble about the amazing story she created. The summary gives you only the tiniest glimpse of w ...more
Kelsey Matoushek
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! The story is addictive, and I was unable to put this book down once I started reading it. Inbetween has an intriguing premise, an engaging writing style, and delightful characters. Fuller offers a captivating take on reapers and the afterlife in this emotional paranormal romance for teens.

Every character in this novel is fully developed. Emma is a sweet, likable character that readers will sympathize with. Although Emma is a bit of a victim at the beginning of the
Inbetween is a fresh and exciting new take on reapers and true love. Fed-up of vampires and werewolves but still want to read a heart-racing paranormal story? Inbetween is for you.

After Emma survived a car crash three years ago, her life has been filled with never-ending "accidents". Right now, Emma is seventeen-years-old and trying to keep herself sane by focusing on school. But when Finn turns up out of nowhere, Emma feels a tug of familiarity. Finn is the boy who saved her from the car crash,
Paula  Phillips
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's not very often that we find books told by the male POV's and if you were to judge this one by the cover , you wouldn't think that it was told entirely via the male and you would think that the female was more important. However, in Book #1 of the Kissed by Death series , the main character is a guy named Finn who will forever be around 17-19yrs as he is now serving a lifetime in limbo as a reaper for Balthazar. Due to the fact that he died years ago and broke the rules by bringing a human ...more
Jul 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review is also available here: YA Vixens

What a great start to a series!
I loved Finn instantly. Emma was likable, but there was something holding me back from loving her. The connection between Finn and Emma[or lack thereof] was frustrating at first, but my waiting paid off. I enjoyed most of this book, and I had very few complaints.

The thing I find most amazing about this book was how much I fell for the secondary characters, especially Emma's best friend Cash. Usually the secondary charact
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Tara Fuller writes books for teens. Some about witches. Some about grim reapers. All about kissing. Author of the Kissed by Death series. Look for DESCENT coming June 2nd, 2015!

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“I need… I just need…” God, I needed so much my mind felt like it was in one of those medieval torture devices, being pulled in a thousand different directions, but I settled on her lips. I didn’t even bother to take another breath. I leaned up and kissed her. Emma froze, making me doubt my action for a split second, but then she sighed into my mouth. It was a happy sound. A relieved sound. And in that moment I knew there was nothing more than this. Her smile on my lips. Her breath in my mouth. I wanted to live in this moment forever. I didn’t want to think about tomorrow or the next day. Just here. Just now. Just this.” 2 likes
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