Timekeeper

Timekeeper

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by Alexandra Monir
     
 

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Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series said, “Timekeeper is a haunting, mysterious dream; a book you don't want to miss!”

This sequel to Timeless combines breathtaking romance with a tale of complex magic in a story that will have every reader believing in the

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Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series said, “Timekeeper is a haunting, mysterious dream; a book you don't want to miss!”

This sequel to Timeless combines breathtaking romance with a tale of complex magic in a story that will have every reader believing in the transcendent power of love.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Booklist, January 2013:
"The setting—Manhattan, both turn of the century and contemporary—stands out clearly as the true centerpiece of this love letter to the opulence of the Gilded Age."

School Library Journal, March 2013:
"The strength of this book lies in its plot, with plenty of twists and turns."

Children's Literature - Myrna Dee Marler
Fans of the Twilight series and other fantasy novels, especially those intrigued by the notion of time travel, will find much to sink their teeth into here. Although no vampires are involved, Michelle Windsor is an experienced time traveler (See the first, Timeless, for how that came about), who had to leave her one true love behind in 1910 to return to the present day. Imagine her surprise when he shows up as the new boy in her high school classroom. She is overjoyed to see him, but unfortunately, he remembers nothing of their past encounters and thinks that she might be, well, a little crazy. So the focus of the book is on her helping him remember their shared history, along with various forays into the past as she time travels back and forth between the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. In the process finding long-hidden journals in a secret passage, discovering the reason for her father's sudden disappearance from her mother's life, losing the magic key that enables her time travel, and, yes, overcoming evil at the same time. Fans of the fantasy genre who want to believe that true love never dies and that reincarnation is a reality will enjoy this book. Fans of realistic fiction may find the basic premises hard to swallow although who is to deny that a large market exists for this kind of fiction? Reviewer: Myrna Dee Marler
VOYA - Erin Forson
Time traveler Michele Windsor never imagined that anything could take her attention from the new boy at her school who looks exactly like her lost gilded age love, Phillip Walker. Yet, when a menacing woman appears from the past, Michele's attention shifts. Why is this threatening woman stalking Michele, and is the woman's looming presence the reason Phillip cannot remember? Using her father's time-traveling key and diary, Michele must discover the reason for the woman's increasing presence—otherwise, Michele's time may run out. The intense relationship between Michele and Phillip introduced in book one is upstaged in this second installment by the appearance of the mysterious woman in black. Indeed, her anachronistic presence adds a welcome tension and suspense to the series; this, combined with the stalled romance from book one, makes for a layered, engaging, and slightly creepy read. As in book one, the time travel is marvelously crafted by Monir; the plot leaps between the decades from 1885 to the year 2010 without the reader feeling the jarring effects of the change in either dialogue or scenery. The details of New York City's gilded age and World War II era is riveting through Michele's eyes, and the addition of new characters puts a fresh spin on the current century. While Michele's acceptance of her father seems a bit easy, loose ends in the novel are conveniently wrapped up, and the climax feels a bit rushed, the intrigue in the story is enough to satisfy readers who enjoy time-travel fiction. Reviewer: Erin Forson
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Time traveler Michele Windsor thought she left the love of her life behind in 1910 in Timeless (Delacorte, 2011), so she is shocked to find him enrolled as a student in her elite New York City school. Even more perplexing, Philip doesn't seem to recognize her, despite the close connection they shared in the past. As she tries to sort out the mystery of Philip's reappearance, another issue arises: Rebecca, a rogue time traveler with a grudge against the Windsor family, appears. When Michele loses the key that allows her to travel through time, she is trapped in the present, where Rebecca is plotting to do her harm. With the help of friends from the present and the past, Michele must thwart her nemesis and solve the mystery of her own origins and Philip's apparent reappearance. The strength of this book lies in its plot, with plenty of twists and turns. However, most of the secondary characters are fairly flat and the writing lacks polish. Devoted fans of the first book may want to read this volume, but for everyone else, it's strictly an additional purchase.—Misti Tidman, Licking County Library, Newark, OH

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385738415
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/11/2014
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
244,953
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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