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The Fiction Conniption

Proud book geek and YA enthusiast. Can also find me at my other book blog home www.tyngasreviews.com




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Inbetween (Kissed by Death)

Inbetween - Tara A. Fuller This review can also be found on my blog: http://thefictionconniption.blogspot.com--First I need to say, I'm really not a huge fan of books that have a central relationship where one character has been eternally (or whatever) in love with the other and the other is unaware. Especially if it somehow also ties into past lives. It was cool the first couple times I read it, but I just feel like it's popping up everywhere now, and sometimes can feel a little cheapened. Like I missed part of the story already. I love reading about people falling in love... I love reading about BOTH people falling in love. It somehow creates foundation for the relationship.But that said, this was an easy, entertaining read. The pacing was right on, and the characters held me to each page. There were some very cute moments between Finn and Emma that I loved, and Fuller did a very good job at creating the right amount of tension between them to really make you feel invested in the outcome. I also really liked the character of Cash - the goofy, totally platonic best guy friend. Ms. Fuller did a wonderful job at creating secondary characters that actually really leave you wondering and wanting to hear their full story. (Which is very good - since they will all eventually have their own!)Cash in particular drew me in though - I'll be on the lookout for his story for sure. At parts, this book almost seemed a little longer than it needed to be. The last third of the story just didn't keep me quite as hooked as the first two thirds had, but all in all it was a satisfying pace and the story held my interest the entire way through.I still can't make up my mind on how I feel about the ending. There's a particular part that sticks in my head as seeming almost too convenient, and left me wondering, "Well, why didn't that just happen in the first place, then?" But luckily, it wasn't an overwhelming feeling. I don't feel at all cheated by the ending, and I'm satisfied with how everything tied up. Overall I feel very comfortable giving this one 4 stars. There were some great characters and great relationships, and I'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an easy, quick read.