Title: Between the Lines
Series:Between the Lines #1
Publication Date: June 26th, 2012
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Author: Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: 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.
A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.
Ship: Delilah x Oliver
Fave Cinnamon Rolls: None
Needed BROTP: None
Actual Review: What would you say if I told you that the characters in our books lived completely different lives and had completely diferent personalities when the book was closed? Now supposed I told you that a main character of this book wanted to escape and come to the real world?
Well that’s the plot of Jodi Picoult’s Between the LInes. It follows Prince Oliver of Between the Lines (Yeah i know right, a book called Between the LInes in a book called Between the LInes) who wants to be free of the monotonous life of the book he is in. He is bored of his world and wants to escape into the Real world. Which is where our other Main Character, Delilah comes in. She is a lonely, kind of outcast high school student who has a strong attachment to the fairy tale book that Oliver is a character in.
While the plot was really interesting, and I like how we also had small chapters of the actual fairy tale as well as the story of Oliver & Delilah. The idea that our beloved characters of all our loved books have other hidden personalities and lives is fascinating and adds a whole extra depth to books as well.
As cute and light as the plot was, i sort of felt that the romance was too insta-love. They talk a little throught he book but still its suddenly like bam im in love with you and gonna kiss you t ype thing. Just felt too rushed and sudden.
NOw that being said, it didn’t really detract from the plot at all and is potentialyl me just being nitpicky.
This book is really good for someone who needs something light and fun after a heavy book or intense book like A Torch Against the night or Crooked Kingdom.