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Falling In Between by Devon Ashley

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Finally! A private conversation. And all I had to do was throw myself off a cliff, drown in a pond in my undies and let him put his hands on my breasts to bring me back to life. Yay me…(yeah, that’s sarcasm)

Yep, that pretty much sums up the most craptastic night of Jenna Baker’s life. She drowns after jumping off a cliff, meets a hotty named Chance in the pearlescent in-between and is brought back to life by her soon-to-be boyfriend Robert.

Just when things start to move forward with Robert, the guy she'd been crushing on for a year now, in walks the man of her dreams – literally. Chance suddenly appears in her dream every time she closes her eyes. So it's Robert by day and Chance by night. One in the real world and one in the dream world. What could possibly go wrong?

Absolutely nothing – until she comes face to face with the guy she met in the in-between, and realizes her romantic rendezvous with Chance may be more than just her imagination.

Note: Jenna's coming of age story is a little edgy. There is mild language and some sexual content.

First chapter excerpt here:

Goodreads Summary

This book has so much more to offer than that gorgeous cover.  The main character was very dynamic, she doesn't feel like a character guided by the author, she feels like the author's creation who goes on to form a story.  The main character, Jenna, is fun and likable.  When she has what one could call a "bad fall," her life changes.  During her drowning, she meets a boy named Chance.  Chance is apparently also in the "in-between." The book takes off from there with sharp turns in the plot and surprises that will leave the reader guessing. 

Jenna as a character appears very real.  She behaves just like one might expect a teenage female to behave.  She has to make a choice between two very different boys, a decision that she does not take lightly.  Chance, one of the love interests, is not easy to dismiss.  He is very gentle with Jenna.  Robert, the guy Jenna has had a crush on, obviously cares for Jenna.  The author does not make the choice between the two guys easy, but it does serve to draw out the reader's attention and anticipation. 

The plot itself was very interesting.  The idea of an in-between is different and the author portrays the idea as novel and intriguing.  The events were fast-paced, the characters drove the plot and events.  The carefully constructed relationships between the characters were done with obvious care on the authors' part, they all fit in like puzzle pieces.  The majority of the characters were likable and easy to relate too.  Young adult/teen readers will be excited for this book.

5 Stars

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