Monday, 4 August 2014

Review: Between the Lives

Between the Lives
Publication Date: July 8th 2014        
Publisher: Orchard Books
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

The perfect life or the perfect love. You choose.

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she shifts to her 'other' life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she's a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she's considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments that bring her dangerously close to the life she's always wanted. But if she can only have one life, which is the one she'll choose?

A compelling psychological thriller about a girl who lives two parallel lives - this is Sliding Doors for the YA audience.

While I did really enjoy Between the Lives, there was something missing for me that kept me from really loving it, I don't even know what it was either, or maybe it was just a few little issues, but still, it was different from what I was expecting (in a good way). A girl who lives two lives, a parallel world type, so you think fun, right? That's what I thought, turns out it's not as fun as you think.