Title: Timeless (Timeless #1)
Author: Alexandra Monir
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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 their lives.
I am amazed at how different the story is in so many levels. For one, the mystery, the endless mystery about who her father is, what her mother is hiding, what her grandmother is hiding and how this time traveling mambo-jambo works. If you're one of those people, who enjoys trying to predict what's and how's of every mystery, then you'll love this.
Second, the romance. How would you feel if you fell in love with someone, who isn't from your time? If I was in Michele's position, I'll be a downright depressed, while I try to figure out how to get him into my time, so we can be together. But damn. All is lost with this one.
Finally, the Time Traveling. This isn't the book, where the protagonist finds out they're paranormal. Though this still falls under the paranormal, our protagonist, Michele, is just like every other girl, and her ability to Time Travel came from an old antique that was her fathers and I simply enjoyed it whenever Michele goes back in time, and meets her female ancestors, and discovering that she was one of the reasons, why they've made it big. Each one of them a huge piece in Michele's life. An inspiring song-writer, Michele is very creative but still your usual teenager with the addition of Time Traveling.
This is fresh intake, in the paranormal genre. Even better than the Greek Myths. A very dusty, mysterious, vibrant and unputdownable read from the new author Alexandra Monir, who is sure to write you mind-wrecking cliffhangers, that'll make you want more.
And... I totally love Philip! PHILIP! *swoooon* - READ IT. :D