Book Review: Timeless by Alexandra Monir

Title: Timeless (Timeless #1)
Author: Alexandra Monir
Pages: 304
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0385738382

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.

REVIEW

With the help of a mysterious key, Michele can transport back in time to witness events and meet her ancestors to uncover the truth behind her family and a mysterious gent who has been in her dreams for the longest time.

First of all, I believe everyone will agree with me that the book has a beautiful cover right? I fell in love with the cover of this book the moment I saw it. A cover is the first selling point of a book asides the blurb in the jacket or at the back and once it captures a readers attention – that’s it.

The idea is actually interesting though time traveling isn’t a new concept in novels, Timeless has provided readers a worthwhile reading experience. It was an easy novel to follow and although the character was being transported back and forth, the transition of the story was smooth. I think Timeless’ short coming came from the minimal history or background information of both the stories and characters. That’s why there were a few holes in the story on my opinion but I am definitely hoping that the sequel will provide us with answers to questions raised – when did this event started? How did it happened and who? How did the ending come about? The ending just gave way to more questions and that kind of exit dismayed me but it is also is the same reason why I would read the sequel. Intriguing!

Another great thing about the book is the fact that Michele and Phillips relationship felt real to me. It maybe impossible (their love for one another) but the author sold the idea to me with ease. I felt their love, their longing, the passion with each other and life. It may seem unreal and illogical but the idea itself was credible in my literary taste that I didn’t have anything bad to comment about it, well it’s fiction people so everythings possible. 🙂

Oh if you want to hear a sample of the songs in the book – Bring The Colors Back and Chasing Time – click the corresponding links and I believe these are also performed by the author and can be downloaded in iTunes as well. Enjoy guys!

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