Thursday, August 23, 2012

Blog Tour: Inbetween by Tara Fuller (Review, Excerpt and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the Inbetween Blog Tour hosted by Itching For Books. I have a review, an excerpt, and there is also a chance to win your own copy. 

"Since the car crash that took her father’s life two years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option. 
It’s not easy being dead especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left...his soul."

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Release date: August 28, 2012

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When I first read the synopsis for Inbetween months before its release, I immediately added it to my to-read list. To put it simply, it sounded like exactly my type of book. I waited impatiently and as I waited my expectations grew. Inbetween was exactly what I expected it to be; a great paranormal romance that will make readers weak in the knees and keep them on the edge of their seats.

In my opinion, the best thing about Inbetween is simply the characters. Each and every one of them is great in their own way. From our hero Finn to the villain Maeve, they all have something intriguing about them. It is probably best I start with Finn, since he is our hero and love interest. Finn is probably one of the sweetest characters I have ever encountered. He is charming, devoted, protective, determined, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths for Emma. Speaking of Emma, she is a very likable character. She is thrust into a supernatural world, and does her very best to keep up with it, even resorting to some ridiculous/desperate solutions. She may not be strong in the “I can kick your butt” sense, but she is definitely a survivor and a strong one at that. Now, on to my favorite character Cash. Cash is Emma’s best friend and he is a good one at that. He is funny, sarcastic, witty, and loyal. He is Emma’s rock, whether she realizes it or not. He was my favorite for all of these reasons and it is clear that there is much more to his story.

The romance in this book will not disappoint you! It is the ultimate forbidden romance that comes with numerous consequences and asks the question: can love defy the odds? Well, I’m not going to tell if it can or not, you will just have to read this fabulous book and find out for yourself. I will say that the romance will make you sigh and swoon and wish for your own personal Finn. There is nothing better than a good romance, and when it is forbidden it is even better.

Tara Fuller manages to grab the reader’s attention from the get go and she keeps it until the very end. She does this by switching up the perspectives as the book progresses. She allows the reader to get inside both Finn and Emma’s head. I always enjoy when a story switches perspectives, because it allows the reader to see exactly what is going on inside the character’s heads. I knew exactly how both Finn and Emma felt and was able to therefore understand their motivations better. Also, by switching from Finn to Emma, the reader is not stuck inside one characters bubble and is able to see events going on outside of one characters path.
Overall, Inbetween is a book that pararomance fans need to read. It is everything you want in a paranormal romance. It is sweet, gripping, fast paced, and packed with wonderful characters. Pararomance fans will not be disappointed with Inbetween; it is everything you want and more.

**Source: Received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review**

Now For An Excerpt Of Inbetween - Enjoy!

Cash's voice wafted in with the breeze, stirring the sheer ivory curtains that hung over my blinds. I looked up from my journal to watch him climb through my window, his familiar sketchpad stashed under his arm. I snapped a mental picture and added it to the collage of memories that made up Cash and me.

"Please tell me your mom's already gone," he grumbled as he pulled a chair up next to my bed. "The last thing I need is her running off to tell my dad I'm over here trying to get in your pants."

"She's at Spin class." I looked at my alarm clock. It was too early for Cash to be awake, let alone at my house. "Trouble in paradise?"

He shrugged and pulled his pencil out from behind his ear, opening his sketchpad. "You could say that. What about you?" He nodded to the journal in my hands. "More dreams?"

I nodded and closed my eyes, trying to remember more of my dream. It was already fading. Damn it.

"Well, don't let me bother you." His lips quirked into a grin as he started to draw. His messy black spikes stood straight up on his head, flecks of red and gold paint glinting from the tips.

"What are you drawing?"

"You." His wrist moved fluidly, his pencil scratching against the paper as he studied the curve of my face.

I groaned and stuffed my face in my hands. "Seriously, Cash. I just woke up."

"Come on, it's for class," he said. "We're supposed to sketch someone in a natural pose. Someone who doesn't know we're drawing them."

I raised an eyebrow. "Seems a little stalkerish. Besides, I know you're drawing me, so that sort of defeats the purpose, doesn't it?"

"So pretend you don't know I'm here. Go back to whatever you were writing." 

Not possible. I couldn't immerse myself in those kinds of memories while he was sitting here analyzing every one of my expressions. Cash knew me too well as it was. My horrible poker face was only going to make everything worse.

"Besides, the light is amazing in here right now. Don't move. Don't even blink. I swear, the way the sun is hitting you..." His inspiration must have stolen the rest of his words because he sank into a heavy silence, the hiss of his charcoal pencil speaking for him as it frantically worked at replicating my sleep-mussed state. 

I peered around his sketchbook to see which T-shirt he was wearing today. This one said, I'm only here because my flux capacitor is broken. It was the same one he'd been wearing yesterday.

"You do realize kids in our generation are not going to get a reference to Back to the Future?" I asked.

"You just did," he said without looking up.

"Only because you've forced me to sit through it like three hundred times."

"Yeah, well, I don't wear them for anyone else. I wear them for me."

I sighed. So much for trying to distract him. "I never agreed to this, you know," I said fruitlessly. I knew he'd get what he wanted, even if what he wanted was my humiliation served on a silver platter. Or in this case, a leather sketchpad.

"I'll let you punch me if you let me finish," he said.

"Not good enough. You have to buy me coffee and a chocolate croissant and let me punch you."
-pg. 32 - 34, eGalley

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About The Author:

Tara Fuller writes novels; some about grim reapers and some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novels and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.


  1. This is awesome, Honey! Great review and I loved the excerpt! I read a snippet of this the other day and I'm already hooked!!!!
    Can't wait to get my hands on this!

  2. I really want to read this! I keep hearing it's so good!!

  3. I just finished Inbetween and you are right, the characters just make the book!! I loved Finn!! And Emma was a great heroine. I also really am enjoying books that switch perspectives between the male and female character. You get so much more.

    Great Review!!


    Magen Corrie


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