Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Space Between Heartbeats by Melissa Pearl

The Space Between Heartbeats
by Melissa Pearl

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @MelissaPearlG

Just released: September 8, 2015
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment
Genre: YA
Rating: 5

First sentence(s):
The mirror is particularly kind tonight.

Nicole Tepper has it all—beauty, popularity, and the perfect boyfriend. But after a party she can’t remember, she wakes up in a ghostly state, trapped between life and death. Nicole’s injured body is lying in a wooded area, but she has no idea where—or how long she has left to live.

Only one person can hear her now: Dale Finnegan, a loner classmate that Nicole has relentlessly bullied. Dale’s the last person in school who would want to help her, but he sets their tangled history aside to try to save her life. As they dig into what happened at the party, they discover her boyfriend isn’t as perfect as he seems—and neither are her friends. With the clock ticking down and her life slipping away, Nicole must face a hard truth: Was what happened to her a terrible accident? Or does someone want her dead?

My two-bits:

Some paranormal kind of activity in this one which moves this story along.

Loved how the main character, Nicole, goes through a coming-of-self throughout the story. At first I did not care for her, but by the end I was rooting for her.

A touch of romance but more of friendship shines through too.

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 continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Romantic Suspense to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming out in 2015.


* review copy courtesy of book tour sponsored by BookSparks. @booksparks

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