Timeless by Alexandra Monir
Series: Timeless #1
Published by Delacorte Books on January 11th 2011
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.
Short and Sweet: Timeless is as elegant as it is beautifully written. Being a time-travel novel junky, this novel was exactly the fix that I was needing. Timeless centers on Michele. A young girl who has lost her mother and is forced to move in with the grandparents she barely knows. After discovering a hidden diary, Michele is literally thrust in the past. Here she meets Phillip, a boy who she had only dreamed existed. Told through alternating sequences of the past and present, Monir completely swept me off my feet with the romance and lush depictions of the early 1900s.
Final Verdict: I absolutely adored this read. Monir makes me want to believe in the power of love. The idea that it transcends time and circumstance. Timeless is the first in the series. And with the jaw-dropping cliffhanger ending, I know that future installments of this series and I will have some quality one-on-one time in the future.
Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.
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