The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance

The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance

by Madeline J. Reynolds

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ISBN-13: 9781640636286
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/04/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 283,464
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Madeline J. Reynolds is a YA fantasy author living in Chicago. Originally from Minneapolis, she has a background in journalism and has always loved storytelling in its various forms. When not writing, she can be found exploring the city, eating Thai food, or lost in an epic Lord of the Rings marathon.

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The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
HugsandKissesforBooks 9 days ago
Time travel adventure! Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for the opportunity to read and review The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by Madeline J. Reynolds! Elias lives with his family in London during the 1800’s and he feels like a constant disappointment to his family. His grandfather shares a secret with Elias because he sees how unhappy he is. The secret is a pocket watch that lets the holder travel through time. Elias accidentally ends up in America in the present time, surprising Tyler while he’s in the school library. Tyler accidentally films everything, as he’s aspiring to become a famous filmmaker. He captures the arrival of Elias, including the small earthquakes that occurred in the library, startling Tyler. The boys become fast friends and Tyler guides Elias around the school and New York City, teaching him current slang and explaining the different inventions Elias has never seen before. The culture and technology differences are entertaining and the story is interesting but light at the same time. 4 stars for a fun, cute read! * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
_magicbookdom_ 11 days ago
The Time Travel’s Guide To Modern Romance by Madeline j. Reynolds 3⭐️ Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for an E-arc in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this novel, for me the beginning was a little slow but it definitely grabbed my attention. The characters we are introduced to are beautifully written and created. The world building is also amazing. One aspect I absolutely loved was the representation for LGBTQ+. Sometimes it’s hard for it to be written like it should be but in my opinion Madeline did it’s justice! I personally wish this book was longer so there could of been more world building, character development and just more explanation in the story but over all I enjoyed it. I would recommend this novel to anyone who wants a quick read and/or a cute LGBTQ+ read.
ShakBlak 15 days ago
I thought this was a very endearing story of two different time periods colliding. Elias Caldwell comes from the 19th century where everyone views him as a disappointment. Tyler is from the 21st century and his stepmother is wicked. Elias finds out after a dreadfully embarrassing incident, his grandfather time traveled and now is bequeathing the time travel watch to Elias so he can find his own adventure. I thought this was absolutely adorable. I think Elias may be my favorite character in this story. His personality and curiosity were endearing to read. Traveling from the 19th century where it was frowned upon to be yourself to modern day where it’s basically accepted can be jarring. It was nice to have Tyler there to help Elias adjust. I loved the dual point of views, but I thought the romance aspect was a little lacking. I think it would have been better for Elias and Tyler to be companions. I wouldn’t say the romance felt forced, I could see a relationship developing with a little more time. This was my first story by Madeline J. Reynolds and I’ll be adding her to my list of authors to look for in the future!
Danii_045 17 days ago
Nineteen century meets the modern world. Elias Caldwell doesn’t fit into his nineteen-century life. He wants things he shouldn’t and he feels something is missing. He watches the people around him find their place but his talent is hidden. After an argument with his parents, Elias discovers his grandfathers old pocket watch gives him the escape he desires. He is transported from England to America. The century is now the twenty-first. The world is so different and with it comes a whole new set of problems. Elias meets Tyler, his twenty-first-century guide. The pair learn what can happen when time travel is possible. The past influences the future and the future can make a happier past. This is an interesting concept. Elias discovers the modern world we all take for granted while finding a new love. This book sets up a chance for a second instalment. 3.5 stars out of 5. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
etoile1996 17 days ago
when elias caldwell appears out of thin air at tyler forrester's prep school library, the explanation for how he got there is completely unbelievable. but tyler saw it happen. and elias is clearly a guy from another time period. and i think that's what makes this so fun. elias and tyler connect as tyler shows elias how things are in the twenty-first century. it's like splash but with cute boys and videos and a pocket watch that lets you time travel instead of mermaids. i loved splash so i'm serious when i'm saying i loved the time traveler's guide to modern romance. elias and tyler are two great characters and one of the best things about their relationship is how knowing each other and learning about one another makes each of them realize things about themselves. and they grow and become better humans. and i love how the story solves for the different time-period paradox. it's a solution that just works beautifully for a problem that at first seems very complex. **the time traveler's guide to modern romance will publish on march 4, 2019. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (entangled teen) in exchange for my honest review.
FizzaYounis 17 days ago
I just love time travel books and this is no exception. It's such an amazing story about two boys who are from different worlds and yet somehow find themselves on an adventure together. Elias is from nineteen-century, he is not happy with his life there and when given an opportunity he chooses to travel in time to the modern era. So, you can imagine how it is going to be for him, learning new things, meeting new people, and having the time of his life. Unfortunately, time travel has its consequences and he will need to deal with those too. Tyler falls in love with him as soon as he saw him. He is Elias guide in the modern world and spending time together just brings two boys closer. They are a cute and quite romantic couple. I enjoyed reading their story and I think anyone who likes time-travel or YA/LGBT will definitely like this novel.
bookishgay17 17 days ago
I don't have a ton of experience in the time travel genre (as far as I can remember, the only book I've read with time travel is the Once a Witch duology. However, this still felt like it didn't stick out in the genre or rise above what I'm sure is an expansive collection of other books with time travel. I do have to credit the book for getting right into the action because the time travel happened sooner than I was expecting. In fact, it was almost too soon for my personal preference because I was really enjoying the chemistry between Elias, the time traveler, and Peter, his acquaintance from his own time. In fact, one of my major problems with this book is that I found myself rooting for Elias to go back to his own time to end up with Peter instead of rooting for the main romance with Tyler from the present. The main problem with the time-separated relationship wasn't with any statistical problem of how it would work, but with an unfortunate lack of chemistry between the two POV characters. I can suspend my disbelief and deal with a little insta-love in my YA, but I just didn't feel anything between them which made when they broke out the I love you's feel so unnatural and weird. I did appreciate the representation (for the most part) in this book. I think it's really great that one of the POV characters is an out-and-proud bi man because bisexual representation, especially in men, is extremely lacking. However, I do think the way the lesbian characters were represented in this book could've been improved. I feel like I've mostly said negative things, but I do want to end this with the fact that I'm giving this book 3/5 stars because despite its flaws, I enjoyed my time reading it. It was a quick read, and while I didn't feel attached to any of the characters, I enjoyed following their journey. I laughed and smiled a couple of times, and I think that although it's not one of my new favorites, that's okay because I still enjoyed reading it. LGBTQ rep: m/m relationship between bisexual and gay main characters; f/f relationship between lesbian girls, barely side characters
onemused 18 days ago
3.5 stars "The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance" is a light, fluffy read that follows Elias Caldwell from the 1800s and Tyler Forrester in the present. After a series of mistakes, Elias's parents are not going to let him attend college- the time he was very much looking forward to- and instead want to send him to a reformatory school. When he goes to his grandfather, his grandfather reveals that he has a special watch which can allow one to travel through space and time (a hand-held Tardis). Elias is skeptical, but gives it a try and ends up in the present. Tyler is an aspiring filmmaker, and is currently filming when a boy appears in front of him. Having seen the remarkable appearance, he believes Elias is from a different time/place and tries to help him while he is there. Their attraction grows very quickly as they spend time together. Although there are some awkward or difficult moments, they find themselves falling in love. However, as Elias learns more about what happened when he left, he finds himself pulled across time and has some difficult choices to make. While this was an, at times, funny, and at other times, sweet story, it moved too quickly, and I did not feel the relationship grow between Elias and Tyler. It felt a bit insta-love which is not uncommon in YA fiction, and I could get there for this couple as they do seem well-suited (and the circumstances probably force a quicker romance due to the amount of time they spend together and the different traditions of the eras). It is also a relatively short book overall, so everything happens pretty quickly- I actually would have liked more in the story and to have it drawn out a bit more. The main thing that lowered my rating was thinking about time travel and how this would go versus the way things play out. I don't want to say too much about the story specifics to avoid spoilers, but this does not seem to follow the general theories about time travel (e.g. not cyclic or linear), and I got caught up in this a bit. I admit, I like to consider time travel and potential consequences in general, so if you don't think about it too much/only surface-level, this probably won't bother you. Overall, I think it's a fun, quick read (don't think too much about the time travel). I loved the inclusion of gay main characters and the comical moments that occur due to being out of time. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
Eshana 18 days ago
The Time Traveler's Guide to Modern Romance is a YA sci-fi romance where a teenager from the Victorian era travels to the modern day. This was a short, light, fun read and I'd recommend it. The reading experience was enjoyable but it was a bit predictable at times. There were certain plot beats that are typical of this type of setup which this story followed. That's not bad, it's very comforting and familiar but this isn't a ground breaking sci-fi story by any means.