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Timeless by Alexandra Monir
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Timeless (edition 2011)

by Alexandra Monir

Series: Timeless (Monir) (1)

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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 th
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Title:Timeless
Authors:Alexandra Monir
Info:Delacorte Books for Young Readers (2011), Hardcover, 304 pages
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Rating:*****
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WARNING: The 2nd half of this review DOES contain SPOILERS**
This book started off kind of slow at first but picks up later on. It's a short read (only 280 pages) but it's really interesting. I love the different eras that Michele visited, seeing the 1910's, and the 20's and the 40's was really cool. The love story is very cute but the main characters relationship reminds me of a fairytale (I'll explain more about that in the spoiler part). Going into this book, I didn't have too high of an expectation because of the mixed reviews and while I wasn't completely into the first half of the book, the 2nd half is where I really got into the story. Also the ending makes me really want to read the second book and find out what happens. Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.


***SPOILERS!!!***

As I said earlier, MIchele and Philip's relationship reminded me of a fairytale because even though we know they can't be together now, they'll eventually find a way to be together and their relationship seems too perfect. The only barrier keeping them apart is their time periods and once they find a way around that it seems like it'll become this "happily ever after" type of relationship, which isn't real. So even though I do want to see Michele and Philip together, I would like to see a more realistic portrayal of their relationship.

From the moment they introduced Irving Henry into the story I knew that he would end up being Michele's dad and it's just so crazy to think that both her parents were from two different time periods. The ending when Michele's in class and they introduce the "new student", Philip Walker, I knew it would be him but I'm curious to see if it's really the Philip from 1910 who found a way to Michele's future or another Philip Walker who looks just like the one from 1910. At the end of the book Philip told Michele he would see her again though it might not be in the way she expects, so is it another future version of Philip? Or did the 1910 Philip find a way to the future and if so how?

Those were the major things that stuck out to me the most but overall I did enjoy the book and I want to read the next one. ( )
  VanessaMarieBooks | Dec 10, 2023 |
Posted a review on my blog ( )
  AnaCarter | Feb 14, 2023 |
WOW...

I love it....BUT....I don't...

Conflicted Much?

I finished this book last night and I was all confused about how I felt and what I would say...Well, I'm still feeling the same way..so, if it shows, then, you know why! :-)

I still don't know how I feel about this book. Part of me loves it...Another part of me is still saying its okay...That's why it only got 4 stars.

It would have gotten 5 if I hadn't had so many moments of boredom throughout the book. But the good thing is, the boredom didn't last long. Maybe page or two at most..Then it would pick back up.

I can say that during the last few chapters, I was looking forward to reading book 2 at least. I'm thinking about getting Secrets of the Time Society...Just to get a background of the Time Society

As I was reading this one, I went and peeked at the summary for Timekeeper and saw how things would go in that book. And that made me curious. Then, I finally get to the ending and see that I didn't need to peek at the other book.

How Do I Feel About The Characters?

Guess what?
I'm conflicted on that one too.

I don't know why I couldn't just fall in love with the characters in this book.

But I do love Clara. There was just something about her that I loved...Maybe it was her innocence? No, not the innocence like she was naive, maybe just the time she was in..she had that 1910s kind of innocence..that I wish was still around now-a-days.

Maybe the fact that she was the odd duck in the family? I always felt like the odd one out in my family, so I could relate with her on that one.

Don't get me wrong, I really, really liked..adored most of them but I couldn't love them the way I wanted to..

Now, I can say I was borderline despising the grandparents {until towards the end}...

When I finally got to that last page, all I could do was, close the book, sigh, smile and just sit there for a moment taking it all in...The last few chapters were the best to me...out of the whole book...those last few chapters made it all worth while...I'm glad I was able to make it through the whole book...

Now, if I could just get through Secrets of the Time Society and Timekeeper to see what happens and how they end up. I hope it goes as I expect it will and the do end up together, in the same time, and they don't have to go chasing each other again...


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Oh, and did I say that I love this cover?

Because I really do! :-) ( )
  RamblingBookNerd | Jun 5, 2019 |
I bought this book at a booksale and it's been sitting on my shelf for a while. I finally got around to reading and finishing it yesterday, and it was a pleasant surprise. Monir is quite adept at imagery, it's evident that she did a lot of research while writing this story. The concept of time travel and alternate universe has always fascinated me, so although the story isn't unique, the way events unfolded made for a riveting read. Michele and Philip are the type of characters you'd want to end up together. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel to see if that happens. ( )
  VavaViolet | Sep 2, 2016 |
[‚ÄéFriday, ‚ÄéOctober ‚Äé11, ‚Äé2013] I got this book yesterday night, since the first time I viewed the cover on amazon.com I thought it looked wonderful. I thought that the synopsis is kind of between Dead Beautiful series by Yvonne Woon and Gilmore Girls TV series... and the whole dreaming of a mysterious guy in her dreams so much like The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller.

Forced to live with her wealthy, estranged grandparents in New York City after her mother dies, sixteen-year-old Michele returns to her room where she finds a diary that transports her back to 1910 with life-changing consequences.

This book had the potential of being great but the idea and writing is undercooked. I listened to the 3 songs the author attached to the novel... I think this book is just her way to become a singer. ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
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Romance. Science Fiction & Fantasy. Historical Fiction. Young Adult Fiction. HTML:

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 th

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After her mother is killed in an automobile accident, Michelle Windsor is flown from her cozy Venice Beach, California, neighborhood to the palatial New York City home of her grandparents, whom, due to strained family relationships, she has never met. In this new, wealthy environment, she is introduced to the family history through a diary that transports her back to 1910 and details a feud between the Windsors and the Walkers. In a riff on Romeo and Juliet, Michelle falls for Phillip Walker and must decide how to extricate herself from their romance so that he can live a rich and fulfilling life in his own time and space.
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