Book Review: Timeless (Timeless #1) by Alexandra Monir

When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.

Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.

Release Date: January 11, 2011
Age Group: YA
Source: Review copy from publisher

I've been wanting to read Timeless for a while now, and when the publisher emailed me to offer me copies of both Timeless and Timekeeper, I jumped at the chance to read and review these popular books.  

I was suprised at how much I enjoyed Timeless.  It was a book about two characters falling in love, which I love.  First love with its intense emotions is my favorite thing to read about.  And Michele and Phillip were so sweet and perfect together.  But, Timeless was much more than just a love story.  Timeless had a great mystery aspect and a fast-paced plot.  

I liked the time travel aspect of the book, much more so than other YA time-travel novels I've read.  I think what appealed to me was that the time-traveling components of the novel made it read like historical fiction (my favorite genre).  I loved getting to see New York in the past, especially the early 1900s which is my favorite era to read about.  

I am so, so glad that I already had Timekeeper in hand.  Because with the cliffhanger ending Monir gave us, I would have had a really hard time waiting months on end to see what happened next!  

I highly recommend Timeless and look forward to seeing where Monir takes this series!   


1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to pick up this series. Your review makes me really excited to pick it up. Good thing you don't have to wait for book 2!


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