Betwixt by Melissa Pearl Blog Tour #Review #Giveaway



Betwixt by Melissa Pearl
(Betwixt #1)
Publication date: November 5th 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult


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?


My Review

So when I picked up Betwixt my intention was not to read it in one day. I actually just wanted to peek at a couple pages and figured I would read it on the weekend. Well a couple pages, became a few, then became a chapter and next thing I knew I read the whole book. I couldn't put the thing down!! I tried to and played the..I’ll just read a little more… The book captured me, held me hostage and said if you don’t finish this your mind will go crazy!

Nicky or Nicole as she prefers is kind of a bad kid. Get’s into trouble, skips school, drinks and parties and then one night walking home she gets hit by a car and everything changes. She’s trapped in this in between. Where she switched between her body and being a ghost and unfortunately the only person who can hear her is Dale. Someone that she was not so nice to so why should he help her. Besides that there is someone who wants to find her for more sinister reasons.

At first Nicky’s inner dialogue bugged me a little and I was thinking do I really want to be in this girls head. I quickly change my tune though and find myself sympathetic to her. Despite her bad attitude you can see there is more to her. As we get to know her and find out more about her life you understand her better. Doesn’t make her actions right or necessarily forgivable but it gives you a better sense of her.

I love Dale, he’s so cute and witty. You can just tell he is all around good guy. I also like that he doesn’t always put up with Nicole’s crap. They have fights too and he’s that guy that is going to call her on her crap.

I would consider the romance light but still adorable. The book is more about Nicole getting to look at her life from the outside. Learning things about herself and other people. It’s just such a great plot and very well written, it’s got a little bit of mystery too. I just really adored this book, it’s one of those great finds that you might not know about. So I’m telling you about it! Read it!

As a side note I devoured Beyond right after Betwixt.


NOVELLA 1 - PREQUEL
Before by Melissa Pearl
Publication date: September 17th, 2013

Dale Finnigan is a teenage rebel; he lives for parties, girls and joy riding in stolen cars. In spite of his uptight parents' constant warnings and lectures, he continues to run wild. His crazy lifestyle is the only way he can live and feel free… Until his reckless behavior takes him down a path where there is no going back.

In this prequel to BETWIXT, find out who Dale Finnigan was before he became known as“scar-face”—the unassuming hero everyone underestimates.

WARNING: This book is intended for mature teens due to coarse language and mature content.



NOVELLA 2
Beyond by Melissa Pearl
(Betwixt #1.5)
Publication date: October 20th 2013

Dale Finnigan is a teenage rebel; he lives for parties, girls and joy riding in stolen cars. In spite of his uptight parents' constant warnings and lectures, he continues to run wild. His crazy lifestyle is the only way he can live and feel free… Until his reckless behavior takes him down a path where there is no going back.

In this prequel to BETWIXT, find out who Dale Finnigan was before he became known as“scar-face”—the unassuming hero everyone underestimates.

WARNING: This book is intended for mature teens due to coarse language and mature content.



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 four more books and has a YA fantasy trilogy coming out this year. Unknown and Unseen (The Elements Trilogy) out now!

“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”.

  



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I love books, tea/coffee(by the gallon) and sour candy. I wear my nerd badge with pride and have two children ages 5 and 3 that keep me on my toes.
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for such a brilliant review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Betwixt...and Beyond. Thank you so much for featuring the series on your blog today :)

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  2. Wow this sounds like one that just doesn't let you go until you're done, huh? :) I love these kinds of books even though I'm like a zombie the next day (usually it makes me stay up all night). So happy you loved it this is definitely right up my alley, too, I can't not read it now!

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  3. great review!!! TY for the chance to win!!

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  4. Thank you for the chance! :) These books sound very interesting.

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