Friday, May 20, 2011

Book Review- Between Here and Forever

I just finished reading Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott.

From Goodreads:

Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.

She's got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could...
Well, I think I might be unpopular in this opinion, but this book didn't really do anything for me.  I mean, reading the summary, I thought I would feel tons of emotion while reading the book, and all I felt was annoyance (which I don't think I was supposed to feel).  I got tired of reading about how great Tess was and how Abby knew she was so much inferior to her older sister.  And I got annoyed that Abby wasn't figuring things out.  I figured out the big revelation right at the beginning!  And I was annoyed by Tess.  Or I should say, what Abby told us about Tess.  How she acted just got on my nerves.

The highlight for me was Eli.  I loved learning that the "perfect guy" wasn't so perfect.  And since I have minor OCD, and my ex-boyfriend was majorly diagnosed OCD, this really interested me.  I actually would have liked the author to get even more into Eli's life.
Anyways, I know a lot of people loved this book, but for me, while I didn't hate the book,  I did want something that would move me emotionally.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
Between Here and Forever will be released on May 24, 2011.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 40
2011 ARC Reading Challenge: 33
2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 31
2011 YA Contemporary Challenge: 6
*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher for a review.


  1. Good review. I'm not big into YA, still trying to navigate my way through this genre, but this was one I was curious about.

  2. Sorry you didn't like this one. I thought it was great, but then again I can totally relate to Abby and her low self esteem issues. I also felt pity for Tess because she didn't have the strength to stand up for herself and be the person she really wanted to be. Instead, she felt it was safer to hide behind a facade. I found that to be really sad...

  3. I just read Living Dead Girlby Elizabeth Scott, and while it was well done, I found it horrifying and too much. I was thinking of reading this, but based on your review and a few others I've read, I may pass (or at least move it down my TBR). Thanks for a great review.