Monday, 10 March 2014

Between by Jessica Warman

Blurb (from Goodreads):
Elizabeth Valchar wakes up after spending her eighteenth birthday party on her family's yacht to investigate a thumping noise. What she finds will change everything she thought she knew about her life, her friends, and everything in between. As Liz begins to unravel the circumstances surrounding her birthday night, she will find that no one around her, least of all Liz herself, was perfect--or innocent.


Between by Jessica Warman

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Between(Source: I received a copy of this book as a gift – Thanks Abbie!)
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 her last days before her death.
Was Liz’s death an accident? And what secrets was she hiding?

This was a good YA mystery story, although it was a little slow in places.

I liked Liz, even though it was clear that she had maybe been a little spoiled, and had been going through some difficult stuff while she was alive, she was still a likeable character. I liked the way she stuck with Alex, and the way they helped each other, even though their history was maybe a little murky.

The storyline in this was pretty good. I did find that the pace lagged a bit in the middle, but the ending made up for that. I did make a guess as to who had had a hand in Liz’s death, but I didn’t guess all of the little intricacies of the plot.
There wasn’t a really much romance in this one, and I wasn’t very impressed at the way that Liz’s sister Josie tried to initiate a relationship with Liz’s boyfriend – stealing your dead sister’s boyfriend is not just wrong!

The ending to this was pretty good. I liked the way that things came together, and I liked how the truth came out. I also liked the way that Liz found peace in the end also.
Overall; a good YA mystery.
7 out of 10.

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