Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Between by Dora Hilburn

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Rainbow Books, Inc and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Anna’s House Is Haunted

Anna Riggs, 17 years old, and her archeologist dad travel from Chicago to the historic town of Apalachicola, in the panhandle of Florida, where Anna has inherited an old Victorian home from her great uncle Archie. Anna’s ticket to college, the gracious old house needs work, so Anna and her dad begin rennovation -- with plans to sell it.

Introverted since the death of her mother when she was seven, Anna begrudgingly manages to make a few friends, including handsome Eric Bennett, who plans to study architecture at FSU in the fall, and his twin sister Gabby, a live wire. Eric helps with the home's restoration and helps Anna climb out of her shell.

It doesn’t take long before ghostly inhabitant and original resident of the house, 19-year-old Wyatt -- dead 100 years -- makes himself known to Anna, who is fascinated by him. She can do much more than see and hear him; she's able to take him away from the house for short jaunts into town. And then she falls in love with him. Who wouldn’t? He’s gorgeous! And charming. Who cares if he’s dead?

Anna and Wyatt knew their romance might not survive the differences between life and death, but they couldn't get enough of each other. Anna’s relationship with Wyatt results in danger, however, when an evil spirit from Wyatt's realm threatens them. Wyatt, worried about Anna's safety, makes a difficult choice and disappears.

Anna believes Wyatt is gone for good and falls into a serious depression that even Eric (the fun, charming living boy) can’t seem to pull her out of. But time heals, and eventually Anna picks herself up, dusts off her broken heart, and sets out to continue her life.

Will Anna reconnect with Wyatt, who desperately loves Anna and who watches from the shadows, or is she destined for a life with the living?

Between by Dora Hilburn

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Between(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Rainbow Books, Inc and NetGalley.)

This was a touching story about a girl and the ghost she fell in love with.

Anna was a sweet girl, and it was clear how hard she worked to bring her house back to its original condition. She obviously loved her father, and I liked how much she also cared for both Wyatt and Eric.

The storyline in this was good, and even though there was a love triangle the story was enjoyable. It was clear that Anna loved Wyatt, whilst she really only thought of Eric as a friend, but I actually thought that Eric was pretty hot at times! Eric and Anna were really quite cute together, and there was obviously the added benefit that Eric was alive!

The ending to this was okay, even though Anna didn’t really get the happily ever after that she wanted. The ending was positive though, and things turned out for the best really.
Overall; good ‘girl loves a ghost’ story,
6.5 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. I knew where this was going and still I'm drawn to the story. Another one on the TBR pile. :-)

    Anna from Elements of Writing