Title: Between the Lives
Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Orchard Boo0ks
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book whatsoever; it's my true opinion only.
The general premise of this book interested me from the word go, and when I received a copy of this in the post, I couldn't wait to begin it.
A girl living two seperate lives? How can I say no?
The preface of the book was explained well which flowed nicely into chapter one.
The story is told from Sabine's perspective. I think this is the only way it could have been done in order to see everything that goes on in Sabine's life.
I found it incredibly hard to take notes when reading this book as I was so completely involved and obsessed with everything that happened.
In fact, I only wrote two notes in the end.
I really liked Sabine's character. She really told the story well and I felt sorry for her on many occasions. When you're torn between two lives and if you had the choice to pick one, what would you do?
I think this is what made the book interesting. While at one point I'm learning about one life, it suddenly reverts to the next one and that way I felt I was on edge.
I also frickin' adored the character Ethan. Admittedly I didn't like him at first, but then he grew on me.
This is definitely one of those sit-on-the-sofa-and-get-comfy kind of novels. A story that will entrance you from the beginning to the end, with a few shockers thrown in. I never knew what to expect. Shirvington definitely caught me off guard a few times.
Definitely one of those stories that will remain a favourite of mine and one I will re-read again and again.
Shirvington's writing has caught my attention, and now I want to read her other novels to see what else she has to bring.
I think the cover of this book does describe the book in a nut shell. I really like it.
There were so many moments in this book where I almost cried - especially the ending (and I rarely cry at books which says something!)
This book was simply perfection and everyone needs to pick it up now!
I deserves all the five stars that I gave it.
If you do enjoy your psychological thriller-mysteries with a splash of romance, then this is definitely for you!
I hope you have enjoyed this review.
Happy reading =)