Review: Timeless

by Alexandra Monir
Series: Timeless #1
Format: Paperback
Release Date: January 11, 2011
by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Goodreads / Purchase
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.
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.

*A copy was provided by Delacorte Press for review purposes*

*****There are a few spoilers in this review, but they will be marked off with brackets and be in smaller font.  Example: [spoiler, spoiler, ladidada]

Time-travel, for some reason, isn’t a genre that I usually read.  I’ve read several time-travel books that I’ve really enjoyed, so I think it will become a genre I will read more.  Timeless is a huge reason to get into this genre.  The idea was so original, and the means by which Michele was able to travel back in time was very imaginative.  The writing was truly superb, and the staging was very good.  The romance was awesome as well, although I did have a bit of a problem with it.  [I feel like their falling in love was too sudden, and after their break-up they got over it really quickly.  It was like insta-romance, insta-hate ].  But, other than that I really enjoyed this book.  Also, the ending was a humungous cliff-hanger!  I can’t believe it ended like that, and I need the second book ESTASAP (Even Sooner Than As Soon As Possible) because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!!!!!

I really loved the main characters in this book.  Phillip was awesome, so nice and polite.  And also totally cute.  [I felt so bad for him when Michele dumped him].
Aside from her one bad decision, I also really liked Michele.  She was smart, and kick-butt in her own way.  And also, I’ve always wanted to try to write songs, and it was so cool that Alexandra Monir Michele wrote them in this book!

I’m just going to end this review right now because I’m going to read the second book to find out what happens after that cliffhanger! :P

4 pink flowers


  1. I really liked this book! It's so sweet :D I had some troubles with some parts of their romance, but I could overlook it because I liked them :)

  2. I just bought a copy of this one! So excited to read it (I avoided your spoilers and thank you for marking them)! I'm glad you liked the writing and characters. :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books


Post a Comment

If you're reading this, you're thinking of commenting, which means something is on your mind. Share it! I want to hear what you have to say, and I would love it if you joined the discussion.

Popular Posts