Book Review: Timekeeper (Timeless #2) by Alexandra Monir

When Philip Walker appears as a new student in Michele Windsor's high school class, she is floored. He is the love she thought she lost forever when they said goodbye during her time travels last century. Overjoyed that they can resume the relationship they had a lifetime ago, Michele eagerly approaches him and discovers the unthinkable: he doesn't remember her. In fact, he doesn't seem to remember anything about the Philip Walker of 1910.

Michele then finds her father's journals, which tell stories of his time-traveling past. As she digs deeper, she learns about his entanglement with a mysterious and powerful organization called the Time Society and his dealings with a vengeful Windsor ancestor. Michele soon finds herself at the center of a rift over 120 years in the making, one whose resolution will have life-or-death consequences.

Alexandra Monir's Timekeeper combines breathtaking romance with a tale of complex magic in a sequel that will have every reader believing in the transcendent power of love.

Release Date: January 8, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher

I loved Timeless, book one in the series, and dove right into Timekeeper immediately after closing the cover on Timeless.  With that huge cliffhanger ending, I just had to know what would happen next.  And I'm  happy to say that I loved Timekeeper just as much as Timeless.  There was definitely no second-in-a-series syndrome with this book! 

I was expecting a sweet love story and a nice fast-paced plot, based on how Timeless read for me.  But Timekeeper had a much more intense plot than book one.  With all the world-building complete, Monir really took off with the story, making for a great read.  I was surprised and pleased at the plot's intricacy.  I loved everything about this book!  

The love story was so well-done.  Monir hit the perfect note, keeping things clean enough for YA but emotional enough to satisfy the reader.  Michele and Phillip have to work hard to find their love and to get back together----which was a nice change of pace.  I like it when things don't just magically fall into place in characters' lives just because they are in love.  The fact that Michele and Phillip had serious obstacles to overcome made their relationship that much stronger and sweeter.

The villian was a nice surprise and definitely kept things interesting.  The conflict resolution was really well-handled and added a lot to the story.  I can't wait for book three...I highly recommend this series!  

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