Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Between by Cyndi Tefft

Title: Between
Author: Cyndi Tefft
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Self-Published
Page Number: 252
Sequel: Hell Transporter
         I didn’t know what to expect when I first started reading “Between.” All I know was that I really wanted to read it, because it sounds amazing! I have never read a self-published novel and I didn’t know what to expect. I’m proud to say I wasn’t disappointed!
         “Between” isn’t the best novel that I have ever read, but it isn’t the worst either. I found that there are elements in the novel that I find entertaining, and yet there are some that I find downright irritating. However, to start this off positively, it is obvious that I am really fond of the idealism in this story. I want to find love like Lindsey and Aiden's so easily. I want there to be that one guy that I see in which I instantly know that he is “the one." In this book, everything appears easy, and it’s great to read novels like this every once in a while.
         Although I liked the novel’s general idea of love and romance, I wasn’t too keen on the pacing and the characters. The pacing of the novel is a little too fast for my taste and I found myself constantly overwhelmed by the information that rains down on me from page one. It appears that the plot doesn’t necessarily flow from point A to point B, but instead it just literally goes from point A to point B.
        Moving on to the characters, I find that I couldn’t relate to Lindsey as much as I’d like, because I just don’t see myself the same way she views herself. In truth, however, I might be wrong considering that I couldn’t find her relatable during the times when she’s in love (an emotion I’m nowhere close to experiencing).
         I am okay with Aiden. I do not love him as much as I love Four, Patch, or Jace, but he is quite the charmer. I love his presence around Lindsey’s, and their interactions are just plain adorable.
         What I also enjoyed are the interactions between every one of the characters. They’re fun, simple, and not too complicated. “Between” is a novel where I would love to just substitute my name for Lindsey’s and the guy I like’s name for Aiden’s, because the canoodling is definitely HOT which I would one day love to experience.
         All in all, I enjoyed “Between” because I love feeling the feeling of being in love. It’s something new and foreign to me and I’m glad it’s the focus of the book. It has definitely sparked the idea in my mind that I should give self-published books a shot, because some of them like, “Between” are worth it!