Friday, August 12, 2011
Book Review: Timeless
Book 1 in a apparently new planned series
AUTHOR: Alexandra Monir
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: romance, time-travel, fantasy
PREMISE: A young woman time-travels back and forth between the past and the present.
MY REVIEW: Michele has just lost her mother and gets sent to live with her estranged grandparents. While there she finds a key that lets her travel back and forth between the past and the present and meets her soulmate. In the past.
Timeless had such a promising idea. I mean time-travel! I love anything to do with time-travel, when done in a good way (I just tried reading Time Traveler's Wife and HATED that so much that I couldn't finish it, hence why there's no review). Unfortunately the way in this book is wonky. Also it's rather lame. Now, bright side, the author did some research so there are no glaring historical gaffes. Unfortunately that does not help all the cliches found in here. Literally it's like the author took every cliche in the book and crammed into one story. It's unoriginal and the author's writing is the bland tell don't show kind that treats the reader like they're dumb. It's also very juvenile in tone and the dialogue is bad.
For younger readers who love Twilight, this book will be fun. But personally, I found it dull and predictable and completely unoriginal. Going to have to say skip this unless you don't mind cliches or figuring out how the story is going to go five chapters in. Why this is being made into a series I don't know, the ending was pretty satisfying to me. But what can you do? We live in a series world.
WHO SHOULD READ: younger Twilight fans
MY RATING: Two and a half out of Five keys