eARC Book Review: The Space Between Heartbeats by Melissa Pearl

262535111Goodreads Synopsis

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?

This is a new edition of the previously self-published novel Betwixt.


I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for and honest review.

I read the synopsis of this book and I forgot all about it so when I actually started reading the book, I went in knowing nothing.

This book focuses on Nicole Tepper, a girl who seems to want for nothing. When I started the book I didn’t like her very much. It was even more surprising to find out that she was only sixteen given the way she was behaving. It wasn’t until I found out that she was a ghost that got me interested.

This was quite the refreshing read for me. I don’t read books that feature ghosts often but I enjoyed this one. My first thoughts while reading were that the main character was cruel and unlikeable, but as the book wore on, I liked the character growth that took place. I liked that she was placed at a crossroads almost, where she had to decide to keep pretending so that she could fit in, or be true to who she was.

The manner in which the plot was thought and acted out was amazing. It was interesting to see a story like this played out in a teenage, highschool setting. The book is by no means a horror or a thriller and that’s why I liked it. It wasn’t cliche and kept me interested throughout.

Excellent writing style and amazing plot.

Read: 24 December 2015
Rating: ✮✮✮✮

Publication Date: 8 September 2015
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment – Powered by Amazon
Link to Author’s Goodreads Page: Melissa Pearl

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