08 May 2014

Title: The Space Between (The Book of Phoenix #1)
Author: Kristie Cook
Publisher: Ang'dora Productions, LLC, 393 Pages (April 5th, 2013)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+

Synopsis: When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between

After a month-long dance tour through Italy, 20-year-old Leni Drago returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, the home they shared empty and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that’s left is a journal she can’t open.

Jeric Winters has been searching for a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia. When an urgent and magnetic pull draws him out of his hotel room, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful dancer who’s been haunting his dreams day and night.

Jeric’s one to stay away from—a bad-boy, hit-it-and-quit-it type—but Leni can’t escape the fervent feelings between them. As their own existences begin to crumble around them and shadowy forms that are more monsters than men attack, they realize there’s more to the connection between them than physical fascination.

To solve the riddle their lives have become, they must embark on a journey that requires them to face their pasts and release their true souls. And they must do it fast—dark ones from another world are closing in, intent on killing them. Permanently.

Review: 4.5 stars - The Space Between, number 1 in The Book of Phoenix series, came highly recommended to me. I sometimes feel when books are so highly recommended; occasionally you can be influenced by your preconceptions. This however, was not the case with The Space Between - IT WAS AWESOME! Awesome to the point of me falling asleep with kindle in hand, because I stayed up late reading and really didn’t want to put it down!

The Space Between is the story of Jeric and Leni who meet briefly in Italy and then one transatlantic flight later end up meeting up again in the US. Leni knows Jeric is seems like the type of guy who is only after one thing and she should stay away from him, but they are drawn to each other and their paths seem to keep crossing.

Their story seems to be a normal boy meets girl love story. That is until Cook throws in a paranormal twist and something that the reader won’t see coming.

Micah and Jacey’s tale has a similar storyline. Two people, who meet purely by coincidence, but have a deeper connection, drawn to each other like Jeric and Leni.

There are so many reasons why I love this book. The only reason it received a 4.5 stars instead of 5 is because I found initially I couldn’t get into Jacey and Micah’s story as much as I could with Jeric and Leni. This is more than likely due to the obsession I have developed with Jeric and I wanted to read more about him. I did enjoy their chapters once the story developed. To anyone who has the same connection problems- keep reading. It’s worth it!

The Space Between is the first book I’ve read that has a deaf character in it. I have always wondered how sign language would translate onto paper. Kristie Cook has mastered this and it worked perfectly in my opinion.

One quick mention I must make is Jeric. Although I tried not to get attached- let’s just say I’m now definitely in the Jeric Winters fan club. Thank you Kristie Cook for creating him.

I had to be careful writing this review, as I have a habit of including spoilers. There are too many things I could mention here but if I mention one, then I fear they will all come flooding on to the page. There is just so much content in this book, it has you engrossed from the very beginning and keeps giving more and more.

I’m really looking forward to reading The Space Beyond to see what happens next. Roll on May 19th.

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  1. This book is on my TBR and I just might get it soon if she has it at UtopYA Con (in Nashville). Is the second book coming out May 19th?

    1. Kat it's one of my favorites EVER! LOVE this book SO much! I'm sure she'll have it there since it's her latest and yeah, the second one comes out May 19th! Just about to start reading it in the next day or two and I can't wait to dive right in!!! <3

  2. Fab book! Definitely recommend buying it- Jen


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