Friday, 20 July 2012

Between The Lines By Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer Review

Source: Bought

Author: Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Publisher:   Emily Bestler Books/Simon Pulse/Atria

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA

Format: Hardcover

Subformat: Young Adult

Release Date: June 26, 2012


Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale

Chaos' Review

  The model in the cover is bang on with the description of the female protagonist, Delilah. It's simple, and pretty. I like it. 

As the story begins, your introduced to this awesome fairy-tale, as soon as I read the first line, I was hooked. The story is based on a love story between a loner girl in the real, and a Prince in a storybook. But the Prince is able to speak to Delilah because, she is seemingly the only one that cared enough to be able to hear him. IT WAS SO CUTE! 

The Prince's name is Oliver, he's always dreamed of getting out of his book because he's sick of doing the same thing over and over again.The cool part, was how the authors, placed the idea that the story book characters are actors on a page whenever the book is opened. However, once the book is closed, everyone does whatever they want, no need to continue running the show because there's no audience whatsoever. I absolutely adored that idea. It made wonder, what if the books I read are filled with these actors that prowl around doing whatever they feel like when its closed? I'm always paranoid now, like WHY WON'T THEY TALK TO ME!?!?!

Anyways, the book is filled with pictures and silhouettes that tie in with the story PERFECTLY! It was a total fairy-tale.  And just so beautifully laid out that once I have kids in the mere future, I'd probably read this story to them at night. It's just so AWWWW!!!!!! 

The story goes through the POV's of Delilah & Oliver, plus it tells the story of Oliver's book. I LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!  I haven't ever read anything like this before, and I love it, honestly, if you want to chillax and read something cute, this would definite be the book for you. PLUS! I'd say that its better to buy the book, because the pictures are very well done and drawn. Pure artistry. Just gorgeous, and it brought our my inner girly self, because as the story progresses, its basically about how Delilah tries to get Oliver out of the book and into the real! But in the end, I'd say in a different point of view, it wasn't an exact happy ending. It's hard to explain. Just go read it. LOL

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