[Blog Tour] Betwixt: Review and Giveaway!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Title: Betwixt
Author: Melissa Pearl
Format: Paperback, 203 pages
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Paranormal
Publication Date: November 5, 2012
Source: eBook received from author for review

I want to thank AToMR Tours for hosting this tour!

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Book description:
Beautiful, wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well. 

Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.

Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it's too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car, beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?

About the Author:

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November, 2011. Since then she has produced three more books with her fifth novel, Betwixt, due out in November 2012.

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My Thoughts

Melissa Pearl has taken a plot line that has been told before and changed it to her advantage. When I strated reading Betwixt I remembering thinking..isn't this a movie? And I was right in one respect. There is a movie out there called The Invisible that has the same themes and senarios but as I read on I noticed many differences and I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. 

Although the writing was simple, I felt that it fit very well with the story and the main character who was telling the story. I loved the revelations that happened throughout the novel, they were subtle yet they made a difference to the characters.  

The main character was flawed in the way that any teenage girl is, she doesn't see the things that are right on front of her until the very end.  Like the choice of friends and boyfriend but I thought that the way the story was told didn't make me feel like I had read it before, it became fresh and new, especially with the love story, which I LOVED. It was so simple and well thought out that it didn't seem forced. 

The only real issue I had with the book was that it was really short and there wasn't enough character development for me. I got 3/4 of the way through the novel and I wanted to know more about the characters, especially the secondary characters. But overall it was a fast and entertaining read that I think fans of Contemporary YA will enjoy. 

3/5 Stars 

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  1. Thanks for such a great review. I'm really glad you enjoyed the book :) It's so awesome to have you as part of this tour :)