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December 6, 2012

Blog Tour: Betwixt by Melissa Pearl - Review + Giveaway

Hosted by: AToMR Tours

Hey lovelies! I'm back for another awesome blog tour, thanks to AToMR tours, I got a chance to read and review an incredible book! So while you're here, please read my review and enter the giveaway below. Thanks for stopping by :)


Title: Betwixt
Author: Melissa Pearl -
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Published: November 5th, 2012
Format: Kindle ebook* 203 pages
Rating: 5/5
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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?

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My Review
Betwixt starts off with a young girl, Nicole, who gets into an accident one night after a fight with her boyfriend. As simple as that sounds, if you dive deeper there is much more to Nicole’s story. Addictive, endearing and an all around inspiring novel, Betwixt bewitched me from the very first page. 

I love how there was more to Nicole than what I got a glimpse of in the beginning. She does an immense amount of growing up and I enjoyed seeing her change. At the start of the novel, I saw Nicole as a party girl, selfish, and unconcerned about herself and others. She was a rebel like no other and she threw herself into partying, drinking, and sexual relations. While this was all a turn off, Nicole showed potential. Underneath her privileged life was a girl who was sad and lonely; hiding her real feelings and her real self. Deep down, masked by her pain and grief, Nicole was a good person stuck in a bad situation, surrounded by the wrong people and neglected and abandon by her busy parents. While in the brink of life and death, Nicole rights her wrongs, finds her way and becomes the person she always was: a sweet, kind and fun loving girl. I loved Nicole during her bad times, but even more so during her good. She was one marvelous character!


The romance between Nicole and Dale was so charming and sigh-worthy. I loved them together. The chemistry between them was enormous and their back and forth banter with each other was highly entertaining. What Melissa Pearl created here between Nicole and Dale was a true, real and well developed relationship. Nothing instant, but a connection and attraction that was familiar and new and gentle and caring. These two didn’t come to love each other within just a few days, but you can tell that later on in the long run, it could happen. Dale Finnegan was smart, silly and cute, I had no trouble falling for him. He was awkward and he was adorable all at once; just a lovely character all around. Even though he had a bad run in with Nicole, he forgave her and helped her when he didn’t have to. Dale was just a wonderful guy, who fought for Nicky, who saw and believed in the goodness inside of her when she didn’t see it in herself.

There is something about Pearl’s writing that just gripped me from the beginning and had me so compelled. I couldn’t get away from the book; I was completely hooked. I had to keep reading chapter after chapter until I finished. Even then, I just wanted more. I enjoyed being kept in the dark throughout the book, finding things out as Nicole did because it made it so I never knew what truly happened and what was about to happen. Pearl did an astounding job of building up Nicole’s character and weaving in the ghosting aspect. Even though this novel is fiction, it was believable even with that small paranormal touch. Not only was I able to feel great sympathy towards Nicole, but I also felt all kinds of emotions running through me while reading along. Also, Pearl impressed and surprised me with all the elements she added into Betwixt that surrounded Nicole and shaped who she was then and now. I throughly loved what she did with Betwixt and for me, it really hit home! 

Overall, Betwixt was a story about forgiving yourself, opening your eyes to what’s happening in front of you, and going after what you really want once you figure out what it is. Enchanting, intricate, and suspenseful in its‘ own way, Betwixt is a book you need to read!


*Review copy provided by the author, thanks Melissa!

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Giveaway!
The Prizes: 10 Ebooks, 1 signed copy, bookmarks 
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3 comments:

  1. Fab review!! I really loved getting to know Nicole as she really gets to know herself too. I think she spent so much time hiding from herself that she forgot who she really was. I loved that Dale was able to help her see that again.

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  2. Wow! Thank you for such an amazing review. It is so beautifully written. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and I so appreciate your thoughts on the book.

    Thanks for being part of this tour. You're awesome :)

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  3. Gah! I've been seeing a ton of fantastic reviews on this blog tour--yours included for sure! You make it impossible to wait patiently to get a copy of this one. This sounds like a book I'm really going to enjoy and I know we tend to like the same stuff and you are raving about it so...YAY! Dale sounds amazing! :)

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