Sunday, February 27, 2011
Timeless is a romantic, enchanting, and lyrical read that twists through time and history. Monir does such an excellent job of balancing the past and present and Michele's adventures in every time period she visits, from the Gilded Age and the Roaring Twenties to New York auditoriums of the 1940's. The time periods are all gorgeously described and vibrant, and the many characters Michele meets throughout time are wonderfully depicted. Michele's romance with Philip is rings true, and the music they share and make together is very sweet and emotional and makes the book more meaningful than other romantic reads. The pace of Timeless is excellent: just as Michele finds love and begins to open up again, she discovers hints and clues that indicate that more of her life and past are involved with time travel than she ever imagined, and this mystery lends itself to a few head-spinning mysteries and journeys through time that will draw you even further into the book. Monir beautifully captures Michele's emotions and her feelings of being caught up in a time in which she doesn't belong, and her yearning to be with the one who makes her feel like she's where she's meant to be—something that readers will be able to instantly identify with. Timeless will break your heart, take your breath away, and give you hope.
Cover Comments: I really like the blue of the cover, and the mist in the background. It does give the cover a "timeless" feel that is very romantic and mysterious. Beautiful!
Review copy provided by publisher.
One really awesome thing about this book is that Alexandra Monir, who is also a singer and a songwriter, produced the two songs that her main character "writes" in the book, "Bring the Color Back" and "Chasing Time"! You can find them in iTunes, and I definitely recommend looking them up and downloading them! They're gorgeous!