Sunday, February 10, 2013

Timekeeper (Timeless # 2) by Alexandra Monir Review

Name: Timekeeper (Timeless # 2)
Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Format: E-book
Buy the book on Amazon
288 pages

When Philip Walker appears as a new student in Michele Windsor's high school class, she is floored. He is the love she thought she lost forever when they said goodbye during her time travels last century. Overjoyed that they can resume the relationship they had a lifetime ago, Michele eagerly approaches him and discovers the unthinkable: he doesn't remember her. In fact, he doesn't seem to remember anything about the Philip Walker of 1910.
Michele then finds her father's journals, which tell stories of his time-traveling past. As she digs deeper, she learns about his entanglement with a mysterious and powerful organization called the Time Society and his dealings with a vengeful Windsor ancestor. Michele soon finds herself at the center of a rift over 120 years in the making, one whose resolution will have life-or-death consequences.
Alexandra Monir's Timekeeper combines breathtaking romance with a tale of complex magic in a sequel that will have every reader believing in the transcendent power of love.

My Review:

What a great sequel!  Although I cannot say that I enjoyed it quite as much as its predecessor, Timeless, I still enjoyed this book very much.  Leaving off right where the first book ended, Michele finds herself in a place where time seems to have caught up with her; instead of chasing the boy she loves throughout time, he shows up right where she is.  The love story in this sequel was definitely not as much of a focus as it was in the first book (which was, primarily, a love story), but the parts with Michele and the new Phillip were inherently sweet.

I loved how much we learned about Michele and being a member of the Time Society in this book.  After finding her father's journals, Michele learns much about both her parents and about the society.  I also enjoyed the mystery and action in this book.  There was a great plot that kept me wondering the entire time how Michele would be able to save herself, her family, and Phillip.  One thing that bothered me, however, was that I felt that the book just came together a little bit too easily.  Every single thing seemed to just fit in too perfectly: Phillip's arrival, the explanation of exactly who he is, and of course the dramatic ending.  Although I was glad to see such a happy ending, I did not find myself particularly surprised; instead, I had rather expected something along the lines of those events to occur throughout the book.  Although I still enjoyed reading it, my favorite books are always those that surprise me and are entirely unpredictable.

In the end, I thought both Timekeeper and the Timeless series in general were a great read!  I am not sure that I would ever call this one of my favorite books, but I am hard pressed to find myself disliking any quick, fun read with a little love story, action, and mystery.  And of course, the traveling through time was wonderful as well!  I would recommend both this book and the series if you are looking for a short, interesting read that delves into the whims, loves, and disasters of time.

My Rating:

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, I'm looking forward to get more answers! I liked the romantic focus in the first book, but I wanted more background story. Despite the predictability, I can't wait to read this book :) Nice review!



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