Between

Between

by Megan Whitmer

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Between by Megan Whitmer

When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page must turn to her frustrating (yet gorgeous) neighbor, Seth, to help reunite them. Seth whisks Charlie to Ellauria--a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends--and tells her of the Fellowship, the group charged with protecting mystical beings from human discovery. (All except Bigfoot: that attention whore is a total lost cause.)

But when Charlie learns that she's under the Fellowship's protection herself, well, stressed is an understatement. Ellauria should be the safest place for Charlie while the Fellowship works to find her family, but things in the mystical realm aren't what they seem. Magic is failing, creatures are dying, and the Fellowship insists Charlie holds the key to saving everyone.

With her family still missing and the danger in Ellauria growing, Charlie doesn't know who she can trust. She's dealing with a power she never asked for, falling for a guy she can't have, and being forced to choose between her destiny and her heart. And if she chooses wrong, she could destroy magic forever. Charlie may be in over her head.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939392152
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publication date: 07/29/2014
Series: Between , #1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Megan Whitmer loves all things Southern, and has a soft spot for football, kissing scenes, and things that sparkle. She lives in Kentucky with her family. When she's not writing, Megan spends her time drinking absurd amounts of coffee and dancing in her kitchen. Between is her debut novel. Visit her online at meganwhitmerwrites.com.

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Between 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel really honored that Megan Whitmer chose to let me beta this book. I absolutely loved it! Ms. Whitmer has a way of painting such a vivid picture with her words that I felt as if Charlie Page was there inside my head sketching the scene out for me with her charcoals. The love interest is completely swoonworthy, and I absolutely insist that this book be made into a film just so I can experience this amazing world of Ellauria and the Between on a whole other level. Though, I'm not sure any kind of CGI could do this creation justice! This is definitely an adventure everyone needs to read!!!
Amy_Burton More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I finished it in two days and can't wait for book 2 in this series. The storytelling is vividly descriptive and I hated to put it down. If you are a fan of young adult literature, this is a must-read. Kudos to Megan Whitmer - what an amazing first novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Between delivered! This book had it all – a compelling story, intriguing characters, heroes, snark, and magic. I’ve had this one on my To Read list for over a year, and that always makes me a bit nervous, but this book didn’t disappoint. Between was a page burner. It grabbed your attention right from the beginning, and gave you just enough info to hook you – and want to know what was really going on. I love Charlie. In so many YA novels, the female protagonist starts the story as weak, or clumsy, or in some other way “less than” the people around her. Charlie is not that girl. Throughout the novel she actually has enough confidence to think with her own mind. She questions the world she’s seeing, and she’s not afraid to go against popular opinion. It was so refreshing to have that kind of confidence and independence on display in a novel – I want more! There were several great characters in this book, and some “known” characters with a bit of a twist (I definitely want to be a pixie instead of a fairy now – great dinner menu). I love Seth with the fury of 10,000 suns. The uniqueness of their relationship was beautifully crafted. I also enjoyed the ancillary characters and the color they added to the landscape of Ellauria. A thoroughly enjoyable read, by the talented Megan Whitmer. If you don’t already follow her on twitter, I can’t recommend it strongly enough. She makes me laugh every day – follow her @MeganWhitmer
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
An absolutely wonderful YA fantasy, Between was a fantastic read. With entertaining wit, sweet romance, intriguing magic, and a few surprises along the way, this book was great and I totally loved it! Charlie was a lovely heroine. She was strong and fiercely loyal to those she cared about. Even in a totally new world where she constantly faced danger, she held her own. However, she did have a habit of being frustratingly reckless, often giving the impression that she was more concerned with breaking rules on principle rather than her own safety. It made me want to shake some sense into her more than once (if someplace is forbidden, there is obviously a reason for it, my dear). But, overall, I thought she was a great character that was easy to like. Seth was wonderful. Like Charlie, he was very loyal to the people he cared about and would do anything to keep them safe (even though a certain someone didn't appreciate his efforts to curb her recklessness). He was sweet and adorable and I absolutely loved him. I want to mention the setting, because it was really well done. The descriptions were vivid and brought me fully into the world of the book. It was all beautifully described and, without a doubt, one of my favorite parts of the book. The romance was great. Charlie and Seth were perfect for each other, both loyal and matching each other, wit for wit. I thought they were a lovely couple. The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of unexpected twists along the way, secrets that I never saw coming, and it all kept me totally drawn in. I loved the story and the ending was wonderful.  Between was a brilliant YA fantasy read. It had twists, secrets, and a very enjoyable story. From the magic, to to lush setting, and the lovely romance, this book was fantastic. YA lovers, this is a book you won't want to miss. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
vleighwrites More than 1 year ago
So, this might be one of my favorite reads of the year. I read it in one sitting, without stopping even for a sip of Diet Coke. Megan's world-building is incredible, and her descriptions were so amazing; I felt like I was walking amongst the fairies, centaurs, giants...I loved it. And Seth was SO amazing. He was so a-typical of the male characters I usually fall for--he's chivalrous, respectful, and supportive rather than snarky and rebellious--but I seriously wanted to be Charlie. And there's nothing that keeps me turning pages more than forbidden love. :) The other characters in this book were fantastic, as well, and jumped off the page--I connected with both Sam and Kieran immediately--and the tension in this story was absolutely thrilling.  My only critique was that I would've loved to see a stronger Charlie. While she definitely had a good voice, and I loved her joking personality, she cried a LOT, and she always froze during the big scenes. For someone who's not afraid to be a little mouthy and rebellious, her inability to find courage when it mattered seemed out of character, especially during one particular scene toward the end. I would've liked to see her fear for that person's life turn into a fighting spirit. Regardless, I loved, loved, loved this book. I connected with Charlie right away and was desperate to see how things turned out for her, I loved the world of BETWEEN--and, omg Seth--and I absolutely cannot wait to read what happens next. (Please let there be a sequel!) 
KristiKay More than 1 year ago
Oh sheet, guys! This book was ducking adorable! I loved the uniqueness of the Between, the humor and wit of the main character, the often beautiful descriptions/scenery, and the overall pacing. If you're a fan of fantasy, you should try this one out! I'm hoping for a sequel! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I won this book in a giveaway, and I can honestly say that I am so glad that I did! This was very different from any other YA paranormal I have read so far. I was hooked from the first chapter, and continued to be so until the very last page, where I almost cried because I wanted more! The world Ms. Whitmer created in this book was amazing, and the descriptions helped make the place more real to me. I loved the story line, and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series as it is released!
mollymortensen More than 1 year ago
Between rocked! I want the next one now. Please? Point of View: First, Present tense (Like Hunger Games) Predictability: 4 out of 5 (Where 1 is George RR Martin (If the characters make a plan or think about the future I know it isn’t going to go that way.) And 5 is Cinder (where I guessed what was going to happen long before it did, but it was still a great book.) My Rating: 8/10 Stars Don’t read the official summary! It details the entire novel and I’d rather go into a book blind.  (Read mine instead ;) My Summary: Charlie, (short for Charlotte) and Sam are celebrating their seventeenth birthday when they’re attacked by a monster. Their mom bravely puts herself in front of the monster, but this isn’t just a mom protecting her kids, she shows neither fear nor surprise. Then Seth, the older boy their mom adopted five years ago, shows up and throws their mom a knife telling her how to kill the monster. She injures the monster, but doesn’t kill it. Their mom grabs Sam and disappear and Seth takes Charlie, explaining that they’ve flickered, teleported with magic. The next thing Charlie knows Seth’s guided her through a portal and into another world he calls the Between. Charlie learns her mom and Seth work for an organization of magical creatures called the Fellowship. They guard the mystical realm and cover up sightings of magical creatures in our world. (All except Bigfoot: that attention whore is a total lost cause.) The Between is the magical land in between the two worlds created by Mother Nature herself. My Review: In the mystical realm live almost all of the creatures from fairy tales and legends; fairies, centaurs, trolls, leprechauns, unicorns, and others that are unique to this book. I thought that all of the ones we learned about were well done, traditional with enough unique to make them interesting. Charlie is not your traditional high school girl. She’s witty and quirky and has big dreams of becoming an artist. Sam dreams of becoming a musician and all three of them (Charlie, Sam and their mom) have a great relationship. Seth’s parents died and he moved to town five years ago, their mom kind of adopted him after he came around looking for a lawn mowing job. Charlie thinks he’s too serious and too much of a rule follower, but still annoyingly cute. The Good: In one chapter I liked and cared about these characters, that’s all it took and I’m worried something will happen to one of them. We meet more characters in the mystical world and even those I don’t like were well developed and colorful. The characters have so many cute little quirks that make them real. I loved the humor, it really lightened the mood. I can tell a lot of TLC went in to this book. I could accurately picture the world. Sometimes I’m bored by descriptions, but these were well done. The world building was well developed, as was the history and the creatures / people. The magic was a bit basic, elemental powers, but how the magic was taught was unique. The romance wasn’t love at first sight! It felt true to real life! There was another flirty guy who she found attractive and I was afraid of a love triangle, but they only became friends and neither had feelings for the other beyond that. The plot was solid and without holes. The pacing at the beginning was good, but it slowed a little before the end. (The beginning of the book is easily ten stars.) The ending was good, the story line wrapped up well, but not perfectly. This could be a standalone book, but there’s still a hint of things to come. The Bad: Charlie’s mom banned swearing, so she came up with pseudo words to use instead. At first this was cute, but it was a little over done, especially in her thoughts. Every time Charlie disobeys and sneaks off bad thing happen. People are trying to kill you girl! Maybe you should listen and stay put. Would I recommend this book? Yes. Will I read the Sequel? Yes, where is it!