Friday, January 16, 2015

Book Review: The In Between by Olivia Pierce

Date Read - January 11th, 2014

Date Published - November 26th, 2014

Source - NetGalley

 Since they were children Tara Jenkins has always lad a close friendship with Justin Westcroft. In high school, Tara admires Justin from afar with him being a part of the ruling "Awesome-Nots". Their relationship becomes deeper when Tara saves Justin's life when he almost drowns. Tara's dream becomes a reality of Justin falling in love with her. They are destined for their happy ending.
     On a rainy night, Tara and Justin are involved in a horrible car accident. Justin isn't lucky and is killed. As Tara struggles with her grief, Justin himself is trapped in "The In Between" as he is given a mission to letting Tara go. To forget and gain access to Heaven. Justin is determined to keep his love for Tara as she refuses to relinquish her love for Justin. But it will come at a price.
     I have read a few books about the afterlife. A favorite is "I Heart You, You Haunt Me" by Lisa Schroeder. This book was at times cheesy and I wasn't that in too the author's idea of the afterlife. But I will confess that the story picks up and I wasn't able to put it down by the end, which is one I wasn't expecting.
     Whatever your interpretations of the afterlife are, "The In-Between" is a nice love story on how it can transcends from beyond.