Book Review: Timekeeper (Timeless #2)

Author: Alexandra Monir

Genre: YA fantasy
Published: January 8th 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Source: Purchased Hardback

Goodreads Summary:

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 Rating of this Book – 2 out of 5 stars

My Review:

After loving Timeless I have to honestly say I was disappointed with Timekeeper, especially since I basically waited two years for it to be released. From the summary, it wasn’t what I expected. In fact, I found little romance or compelling time-travel compared to Timeless. I felt Michele hardly played a role. The focus of Timekeeper was on her father, the story he left behind in his journals, and Rebecca, the woman he scorned. And as informative as all that was, it wasn’t what I was expecting.

I was also disappointed in the fact that there was hardly any focus on Philip. True, there were a few sweet swoon moments between him and Michele, but hardly enough. It was almost as if he was an afterthought or noise in the background. I guess the romance was supposed to be between Michele’s mother and father through the stories in his journals, but even that seemed minimal.

On the other hand, the Time Society was intriguing, and the time travel concept is still captivating. I’m only confused with a few things, like how people without the gene can use the keys. And I didn’t exactly see the importance of all the Handbook of the Time Society excepts throughout the book when Michele hadn’t even know about the society and that the important laws and information was repeated later by the characters. I also feel these pages might have been better in a third novel or a novella.

To conclude, it wasn’t the worst sequel I’ve read. The fact that Timeless is still one of my favorite novels, I still plan to continue the series. Hopefully the next book, when it finally comes out, will have more excitement, and a bit more swoon.

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