Saturday, December 8, 2012

Review/Blog Tour: Betwixt

Title - Betwixt
Author Melissa Pearl
Genre - Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication November 5th 2012
Tour organized by AToMR Tours
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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?

Opening Teaser 

My boots make a sharp tapping sound as I clomp my way home. The loose gravel at the edge of the road jumps away from my anger, skirting ahead of me then tumbling down the steep embankment. 

I can't believe I'm in this situation. How could my boyfriend be such a jerk? I cross my arms and shiver, trying to block the last thirty minutes from my mind. What will people think? I blink away tears as I imagine the gossip tree shaking with mirth. How am I going to face everyone tomorrow?


I received Betwixt in return for an honest review as part of Tour organized by AToMR Tours. Nicole has a lot of baggage which has caused her to travel off down the wrong side making some not so great friends. When a night out ends in a fight with her boyfriend, Nicole finds herself walking along a icy mountain road. She sees the car swerving on the road and it slams into her sending over the edge leaving her hurt in the snow off the road. When no one shows up to help her she starts having out of body experiences but no one can see her but the boy new boy in school she made fun of.

Dale has his own dark past but he's trying to be a better son and when Nicole reaches out to him he wants to help her. Before it's too late the two try to figure out where her body is lying but she can't remember where she was and no one seems want to come forward. Nicole starts to see her friends in a new light one that doesn't paint a very nice picture. As she continues to be missing they all speculate that she's run off and don't seem to really care. She finds her boyfriend being too friendly to one of the girls she thought was her friend. A few years ago Nicole's life was changed with the death of her little sister. As the truth begins to unfold about who is responsible for Nicole's accident, she learns that they are running out of time and she may black out for good.

I really liked Nicole's story it's about dealing with grief which is something everyone handles differently and I think it's insightful to those who haven't experienced it. I like the relationship between Nicole and Dale the more I get to know them the more that I fell they are perfect for each other since they each have their own deep dark past. Betwixt is a quick fast paced story filled with emotions that I found captivating from start to finish. The paranormal twist isn't overwhelming it's just a little added bonus that just makes the story better. I love that Nicole progresses from a character you don't like to by the end a character I loved. Betwixt is an emotional story that plays at your heart stings but give you a ending that makes you awww.
4 out of 5 Stars
Author Bio 
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.

"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."

Social Media links:
Twitter: @MelissaPearlG

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great review, Mandy. I'm so glad you liked the book :)