Saturday, November 5, 2011

Timeless by Alexandra Monir Book Review

Publisher:  Delacorte Books
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Pages: 304
Interest: Series (First book in the Timeless series)
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge

Synopsis: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.

                 From the beginning, the first scene of the story piqued my curiosity and I was compelled throughout the book and I can’t stop flipping the pages. I love it’s concept of history and time travelling. And for me, its way cool to travel back in time. And the best part of it which made my heart melt is that Michele fell in love with a guy from a century ago. Upon reading those parts, it reminded me of my favourite classic movie “Somewhere in Time” by Christopher Reeve. I read it through to find out if their impossible love affair could find a way to be so real.

            The organization of the scenes was finely crafted and very much creative that leads to a wonderful plot. Each part of the time where Michele travelled to was clearly described that gave me a clear view of the surroundings and the character’s personality. And through that, it’s like I have travelled back in time myself. Even the fashion styles of the characters were clearly elaborated.

            I love how the story ended, how it surprised me but I found something is missing and I couldn’t fathom it. There is a part in the plot that I was so eager to uncover. But whatever it is I couldn’t wait for the sequel.



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