Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction Publication.Date: July 22, 2014 Pages: 352 (ARC Kindle) Published By: Bloomsbury USA Children's Website: Jessica Shirvington One Past Midnight on Goodreads My review copy: Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Name of overseas edition of Between The Lives.
Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.
Until now, that is...
For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.
With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she′s always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking?(Goodreads)
Above all else - though I try not to think about it - I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next, a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed - the only thing I can be certain of is that my body clock is different than everyone else's.
"So you have a type then? I asked, teasing despite my racing heart.
He tilted his head toward me, amusement playing in his eyes. "No, I've always been more interested in finding a one of a kind."
If you love a person, you love them fully, or there's not point.
"You said you wanted someone to know you. Maybe I just want to have someone know me too. Without you in this world, the memories of every moment we've shared together will be gone. We only exist because others see us. Part of my existence . . ." he said with swallow, ". . . an important part, only exists because you are here to see it."
"Some things are so real you can feel them to your core. It doesn't matter where you go, they go with you. Anywhere."
You were right. I was lost. But you found me, between the lives. (This line is kind of spoilery, but I love it so freaking much, I had to include it.)