Timeless (Timeless #1)
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.
I picked up this book, not only because of this gorgeous cover, but from the positive reviews and the description. The first few pages started off with a great kick: She dreams about seeing herself in a mirror; only, her reflection just stares back at her without following Michele. Then a handsome boy appears with piercing sapphire eyes and says, 'I'm waiting for you.' Now Michele has been dreaming about Mystery Boy for a very long time, he haunts her pleasantly. My curiosity and expectations were extremely high after reading the first few pages.
It continued to meet my expectations until she had to move into her grandparents' mansion located in New York City due to a terrible lost (view spoiler). There, she has to follow the Windsor's tradition (with them being an elite family for a century and all). She feels helpless and lonely for having to leave her best friends behind. Michele looks around the old Victorian mansion and finds a journal. But this isn't any old boring journal, it makes her travel back to 1910 to discover things that would change her life for ever.
Y'all would think it'd be great, but it's not. Everything started going downhill. Despite the author's amazing taste in music, the interesting characters; as well as her plot/storyline, it just didn't captivate me. The insta-love was a complete fail and I hate how Michele drops her old best friends. She barely spoke to them; for some reason, it bothers me. The reason I am giving this three stars is because this wasn't a complete waste of my time, it really wasn't. The writing was excellent, and the ending was interesting and I'm looking forward to reading the second book in hopes that it will be better than the first.
This book had me thinking a lot, though. Pages 170-171 Caissie talked about travelling through time. I'm the type that sucks up anything from reading a book that has something to do with what interests me, so reading about that.... What if you could travel back -- or forward -- in Time? I have so many things I'd want to do/change.
Timeless was certainly different from what I’d expected. To be honest, I was hoping for more magic and ballroom dances, but I was still pleased with the plot, though I thought it was all a bit too predictable.
I was fond of all the characters in this novel; none of them were Mary Sues or Marty Stues, and none of them irritated the heck out of me. (A definite plus.) But I was never especially attracted to any one of them, though I did think Michele’s relationship with Philip was adorable. Though very sad, because how can it be possible for two people from different times to be together?
Time travel is a pretty unique genre. It’s one that could be interpreted several different ways, and usually that means that it’s explained by one of three things: futuristic inventions, paranormal abilities, or just magic. Timeless seemed to fall in the “magic” category, which I’m perfectly fine with, though I was hoping that it could be explained better. Like, for instance, why can that key transport Michele to the past? Perhaps that will be explained further in the sequel, but I was really disappointed when I reached the last page and realized that the workings behind time travel weren’t discussed.
The plot was pretty predictable for me. I discovered secret identities much, much earlier than they were revealed (I had a sudden revelation in the middle of the book that made me gasp in awe of my fantastic clue-detecting skills). Though I do admit that I was taken aback by that ending. That cliffhanger of an ending was pretty shocking.
Timeless was an easy, fun read. There wasn’t anything especially spectacular about it, but it was a light read that I enjoyed. I’d definitely suggest it for readers who like starcrossed lovers.
Source: Paperback won from giveaway
I keep going back and forth about this book. I love the premise. It reminds me of a reverse "Time Traveler's Wife" or "Kate and Leopold" (the movie not the book). I was hooked by the exhausting pace of the book and the main characters (especially Phillip). However, I was a little let down by this book when I finished reading it. The book seemed to go in so many different directions- I felt unsatisfied. I really felt as though each section of this book could have been put into its own novel- it felt very rushed and sometimes jumbled. And to be honest- the main love story started out very sweet, but then was completely unbelievable (is that giving away too much?) I would say this is a borrow book, not a buy book. I hope that the next one that comes out is better!
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I loved this book!! Timeless by Alexandra Monir is breathtaking! It captured my heart right from the beginning! Timeless is about a girl named Michele that went through a horrible tragedy and had to move from California to New York. When she gets to NY she is suddenly able to travel back in time! She meets the guy that she has had dreams about for years! This story is one of the most romantic stories I have ever read!
I haven't read a book in a long time that has gotten to the brink of tears but Timeless did just that! At times the story is so romantically sad that it just broke my heart and other times I couldn't wipe the smile off of my face!
This is one of those books that as soon as I started reading it I could not put it down. I read it at every spare moment I had. I was so involved with the story that it felt like my own reality! I don't have any complaints about this book at all! I recommend it to anyone that loves ya romance, you will not be disappointed! The ending of this book blew me away and I can hardly imagine having to wait another year for the sequel.