Review: Timeless by Alexandra Monir

Posted 22 April, 2011 by Danny in Uncategorized / 5 Comments


by Alexandra Monir (website, twitter)
published January 11th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
amazon (Hardcover and Kindle) 
Synopsis from goodreads:

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

A Beautiful and Magic Story! 

Oh my gosh that was a truly magical story! So beautiful and romantic – I loved this book!

Michele is 16 and granddaughter of the super rich Windsor family in New York. When she has to move in with them she finds a key and suddenly her journey though Time begins.

Michele is living her family history through visiting her female ancestors when they are around the same age as she is. Only they can see Michele and she discovers so much about her family that she finally begins to warm up for them. And then …

*sigh*  Girl meets Boy… 

She meets the wonderful Philip Walker and he’s the only one (apart from the girls) that can see her – they are clearly meant for each other although they come from different times. They fall in love and share a passion for music. They are so beautiful for each other…

But then Michele learns something about Philips future that makes her try to change this future for him. But she has to be brave so something that will break her heart.

*sniffles* tears were involved… 

I was crying at the end… truly I was and my heart jumped a beat at the very ending of the book. I need the second one right now and I hate the waiting.
In the middle the book was a bit slow and merely focused on her family’s past and I got a tiny bit bored. But the ending made up for this small slower part which is why I can give it 5 stars.

Bottom Line 
I loved both Michele and Philip and I loved seing them together and loving each other…
Everything felt so magic, the Time travel, the love and the characters. 
A wonderful and beautiful story!

Special addition: 
Alexandra Monir even wrote a song or actually two songs for this book and ..they are soooo beautiful. 
you can listen to them at the author’s website, here is the link.
When it comes to Time Travel I have always Diana Gabaldon in my mind and .. 
Oh My… Jamie *swoon*
Do you love Time Travel stories? 
If so, have you read Timeless or will you give it a try? T
he book was magically beautiful.. 
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5 Responses to “Review: Timeless by Alexandra Monir”

  1. Shiku

    The book sounds great. Actually, up to now I'm not really fond of reading a love story again, but maybe in a few weeks – I'll keep that one in mind!

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  2. Oh yay I have this one in my pile, I can't wait to read it! It sounds so beautiful and intriguing and I can't wait to start it. Though the ending has me a bit worried because patience is not one of my strong suits when it comes to books, so maybe I should wait until we're closer to a second book so I don't give myself an ulcer. Nice review Danny!

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  3. I LOVE time travel and have wanted this book SO BAD ever since it came out. I haven't really seen many (any?) reviews so was worried that maybe it wasn't that good. But I'm convinced and want it NOW! When I think of time travel I think of Outlander too. I really like it in YA though because it's lighter reading. Diana Gabaldons books are GINORMOUS!
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