In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.
In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.
Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make matters worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help.
Because to make things right, they must go back in time to when it all began... and Lizzie discovers that the final events in her past life were more sinister than she ever imagined.
Michelle Madow is a USA Today bestselling author of fast-paced, young adult fantasy novels that will leave you turning the pages wanting more! Her books are full of magic, adventure, romance, and twists you'll never see coming.
“This object has to be powerful enough to transport you into the bodies of your past selves.”
This was an okay story, but it really wasn’t what I was expecting, and I was quite disappointed.
Lizzie and Drew were pretty loved up in this instalment, and Chelsea acted pretty spineless. The way she turned around and wanted to help after causing all the problems in the first place seemed a bit of a turnaround, and I wasn’t overly impressed.
The storyline in this veered right away the contemporary romance vibe that the first book had, and jumped squarely into time travel instead, and I really didn’t appreciate it. The whole ‘magic’ thing and the way that time travel was suddenly so easy just didn’t sit well with me, and the way that they got around the curse was pretty laughable too, not to mention the way they talked their parents into travelling to England to accomplish it!
The ending to this was all sunshine and roses, with Lizzie and Chelsea and of course Lizzie and Drew remaining loved up too.
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Then I realized I was having my exams and I was like:
But I couldn't control myself so I read a little every night, and spent the whole next day like this:
But it was so worth it!! I loved this book! It had me hooked from the first page and if I wouldn't have been having my exams, I would've read this book all in one go!
I think this was the perfect finale! It had suspense, adventure, romance and even a little bit horror. I loved every moment of it!
The writing was, as usual, great. I really like Michelle's writing. She doesn't over do descriptions and keeps everything fresh and entertaining.
I really liked how I got to learn more about Chelsea's and Lizzie's friendship. It made me understand Chelsea much better. And she isn't that much of a bad person.
And how can I forget Drew?! Oh Drew...
We get to see more of Drew's family in this book. But I don't think there was much of Drew in the book. I wish I would've gotten a chance to read more about him, or more of his scenes.
Also there weren't many romantic scenes in the book either. And I know that it's me, not the book, but I would've liked more romantic scenes too. I love me some romance ♥
You know how Jane Austen said "If a book is well written, I always find it too short." That's exactly how I feel about this book. I really didn't want it to end. This book, and the series. But sadly they did...
*sniffing* Well all in all, it was a great book. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 was because it didn't have more of Drew or romance in it. But that's just me...
If you have read the previous books, let me tell you, you are going to LOVE this book!
And if you haven't, then what are you waiting for?! Go and buy them! They are wonderful!
Final installment in the Transcend Time Saga filled with young adult angst, drama, foolishness, and more. I was not so forgiving of Chelsea as Lizzie and Drew were. I found it hard to trust her or her motives in all dealings with her. There was more connection to the events of the past in this one than in the other two. There were some things during the read that I found fault with but they worked for the story. This was not a long drawn out read. This read matched the simplicity of the first two and there for left you feeling like things could have went in different ways. This was a way for new comers to YA fantasy to get their feet wet. It was not over the top nor was it scrapping bottom. The series as a whole makes more sense when put all together for a smoother cohesive read.
Narrator Review of . . . TIMELESS (The Transcend Time Saga, #2) . . . Andrea’s voice as with the previous two installments was the anchor for the series. As with the previous two, I had to increase the speed of the audio. Normal speed made things feel dragged through and sluggish.
My tablet is dead. And I don't know where did I put my charger cable. Probably got lost in the other dimension. So I can't look back at all my bookmarks and notes for this book. Boo~
Anyway, I'm not trying to state the obvious but if this series is a person, then that person is Taylor Swift (Happy birthday, Taylor by the way!). I don't know why she ends up with different guy everytime I saw her on the news, of course it's none of my business but I still think Taylor is a genuine, nice person despite singing lyrics such as "I'll follow you, follow you home." (???) And yeah, I do sing to Taylor on regular basis. And of course, at least she can sing.
Transcend Time series is like that. Commercial, fluffy, but not necessarily shallow. Michelle Madow can definitely write. I appreciate the fact that she didn't try so hard. She writes from her heart and I knew she was having fun writing the books in this series just by reading her works.
Well, to be honest, it's slightly embarrassing to say that I'm almost turning 24 and I did enjoy Timeless very much. This is a perfect guilty pleasure series if you think you just want to lay on your back, reminiscing the good old days without wanting to be critical. Reading Timeless was effortless and while the plot is predictable, it's not ridiculous and I could sense that Timeless had went through multiple rounds of proofreads.
Anyway, FINALLY! AN ACTUAL TIME TRAVEL! I've been waiting for the time travel part since book 1 and I iz satisfied. Lizzie tend to be a bit of a paranoid parrot, not that I'm complaining as it is her life which is at stake but I wished she could be more contributing. Drew - as if he isn't in this book. I don't think his character grew at all but that's okay, he is still a sweetheart. :)
On a final note, if you somehow really, really want to read this series and barely have enough time, I suggest you to just jump to Timeless as there is enough background story provided at the early part of this book.
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**The ARC was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.
CATCHALL I completely fell in love with Timeless. The Transcend Time series has been fabulous so far, with marvelous characters and intriguing plots. I love the way it's all done, and I can honestly, truly say that this was the perfect ending. Like, the most absolute perfect ending. It kind of made my life a little bit. I was extremely pleased with the way this turned out and I would gladly read this series again. In fact, I will read it again. It's reread worthy for sure.
THE HEROINE ELIZABETH DAVENPORT Lizzie is a marvelous heroine. She's very strong, and she really has to put up with a lot through the whole series, but especially in this book. Something awful has been done to her and she now faces omens of death and danger. Just when she'd found happiness, it's ripped away. But she doesn't crawl into a corner and feel sorry for herself. No, Lizzie steps up and finds out what needs to be done to fix this. And she'll do it, at any cost, because it's that important. I really admire her strength and bravery there, and I also like that that hard choices are, yes, hard for her, but she still does what needs to be done.
THE LOVE INTEREST ANDREW CARMICHAEL For whatever reason, I tend to have this thing for guys named Andrew (Like every Andrew I've ever met. And Andrew Garfield, oh my.) so I kind of really wish that he went by that name. But he doesn't. He goes by Drew. Okay, fine then. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but it bothers me! And no, I didn't lower the rating or anything because of that. Just needed to get it off my chest. Drew is so damn lovable. I mean, he just is. He's a total gentleman, which is amazing. He treats Lizzie like a queen while also treating her as an independent woman. He's strong and protective without being smothering. Basically, he's perfect. But he can pull off the perfect somehow without seeming unrealistic.
THE FORMER BEST FRIEND TURNED ALLY CHELSEA GIVENS Chelsea isn't really friends with Lizzie anymore. I still don't really like Chelsea. I think she was being selfish and kind of a brat. Still, I don't completely hate her, not really. And once she realizes her mistake and how awful it was, she is willing to help Lizzie do whatever she needs to do to fix it. She can admit that she was wrong, and that's got to be really hard for her. I also think that although the way she lashed out was awful, she's slowly starting to get back to her old self.
THE PLOT So, the plot was excellent. Just when I think I know what to expect, Michelle throws me a curveball. Think that's the expression. I'm thinking, positive, that one thing is going to happen, and then it doesn't. She always surprises me, and I mean that in the best way possible. I love not knowing what to expect. I actually kind of love being wrong because it makes the surprises that much more shocking.
There actually is some intense mystery and suspense in this book, although I won't tell you what it is. It's a surprise! But seriously, it's so good. I never saw it coming. And as to the solution, well, I had my suspicions. Turns out I really wasn't entirely correct, but I also wasn't entirely wrong. It was a sweet combination.
I mean, the whole witchcraft thing that Michelle introduced in the last book is tricky. You don't want to overuse that single plot device, but completely forgetting about it isn't great either. And Michelle achieves that balance. She really does. The magic is once again back, but not in the same way, and not too little and not too much. I don't know how she does it, but she did.
Let's just say that this was intense. Super intense. Like, totally threw me off for a second there intense! I kept up, but it was not an easy task. At the same time, I wasn't confused.
One problem I do have is the pacing was a bit weird. It felt rushed in some parts while others dragged on and on, and that was actually also kind of confusing. I never got completely lost but it did daze me a bit and not in the good way.
But, overall, yes, I loved this. Because, hello, it was spectacular. And marvelous. And probably even a little bit daring, which it just what makes it stand out so much.
THE ROMANCE I think that Lizzie and Drew literally have one of the best romances of all time. Michelle has never attempted to use their reincarnation as a crutch for instalove, and she continues to build on their romance here. They have sparks that practically shoot off the page. I especially love the way Drew treats Lizzie. He cares deeply for her, and that just really, really comes through and is so clear. I also adore the way they're considerate of Chelsea, who was never considerate of them!
THE WRITING Michelle's writing has always been lovely, but it has also improved so much over the series. She's even experimented with different voices. In Timeless, we're back to Lizzie's voice. Lizzie isn't the same girl from Remembrance, and her voice definitely reflects that. Also, Michelle's dialogue has become so much more fleshed out and really detailed. I also love her use of colloquial language. It really helps to make the book more accessible, honestly. And I adore all the descriptions. I can really picture everything perfectly.
THE ENDING The ending was very romantic and sweet, and honestly perfect. It did veer towards maybe a little bit too perfect, but I think of this book as something of a modern fairy tale, so it's totally acceptable. I love the way it ends on such a lovely note; there's no openness at all, no cliffhanger. Obviously there's some sort of future, but clearly it's going to be a happy one and really, that's all I need to know. I was 100% satisfied.
WRAPUP As a whole, like I said at the beginning of my review, Timeless was truly the perfect conclusion to the Transcend Time Saga. Reading it made my day, and it left me only with feelings of happiness! I loved this entire series, and I'm definitely going to be checking out Michelle's future works. And yes, I totally recommend this! If you're already a fan be sure to pick up this last book and if you haven't read these books yet, go ahead and get started!
Timeless picks up shortly after Vengeance leaves off, picking up again with Lizzie’s point of view. Lizzie and Drew are happy in their renewed relationship and, although Lizzie regrets hurting her friends, she is hopeful that they will forgive her. Unfortunately, their happiness lasts for only about a chapter. If you read Vengeance you probably have a good idea as to what the plot of this book is going to look like (you probably don’t need to have read Vengeance to understand this story, but it does bridge the gap between Remembrance and Timeless and it is a great look into Chelsea’s character).
Overall, Timeless, like Remembrance and Vengeance, is a fast read. Once you start, you are not going to want to put it down until you are finished. I was a bit surprised by how long it took to get to the actual time travel part of the story, but all the buildup was worth it because the characters needed to feel rushed/under time pressure once they went back. I love time travel, so I was really excited to see how the author handled sending contemporary teens back in time. I like that she didn’t make it easy for them, they stumbled over protocol and the way that they were supposed to behave in the past and it was fun to read about.
One thing that I love about this book that differentiates it from many other YA novels is that the author takes the time to create a plausible reason for the parent’s of these characters going along with or not being aware of their children’s schemes. Most of the time in YA’s I’ve found that the parents are either non-existent or they are non-characters, so it is really nice to see some thought put into how this could realistically happen.
I love this series because I can relate to the characters and I feel as though I am right there with them (and if I had been I can guarantee I would have attempted to strangle Chelsea at some point!). This was a satisfying conclusion to Drew and Lizzie’s story; I’m really excited to see what the author comes out with next.
In this final installment of the Transcend Time Saga, the author takes us to where it all started. Yes, they time travel to 1815 England. Don't worry, I have not spoiled you.
To be honest, after reading Vengeance I wasn't looking forward to reading this book. Still, I tried to keep an open mind when I started reading it. I'm not the type of person who believes that if I didn't like one book then by default I'm not going to like the following one. But the book started to annoy me from the "s'mores" scene in chapter one. Still, I tried...
I'm a hard person to surprise. I'll also admit that before I start reading a book, I imagine the events in my head. So if something does not happen the way I imagined it, I can be a little...surprised. But what shocked me with Timeless was how predictable it was. Everything I thought would happen did happen... Sometimes that wouldn't be a big issue for me, but when I'm not loving the characters in a story, at all, it's a very bad thing.
I had hoped for some character growth in this book. I wanted Lizzie to stop being "a lying, boyfriend stealing, [selfish], little brat ” and accept what she had done, accept people were going to be mad, and get over it. You did what you did, move on, and stop trying to force yourself on people. But she just couldn't leave it alone. In short, Lizzie, Drew, and Chelsea annoyed me. They didn't change at all, they possibly got worse. I also didn't feel a sense of urgency, of impending doom, from the characters like I thought there should be because of the seriousness of the events happening in the book.
Still I liked the concept of time travel and past lives, even if I don't think it was applied in a mind shattering, heart stopping way, and that's why I rated the book 2 out 5.
*I received an e-ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
PLEASE MICHELLE MADOW PLEASE CONTINUE ON WITH THE SERIES I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.....
I hope you guys do check out this amazing series I am loving how Michelle was able to find a way to fix a problem that seemed impossible to fix i kinda wish the book was longer and they made more books but I do love how they explored more in the 1815 Jane Austen era.
I can't wait to see what books Michelle has left for us to read. :)
Timeless was a great way to end the series. I was happy when I received ARC from Michelle Madow, for review. I don’t think I could wait till November 20, to read. I knew I was going to love the book, from moment that I read the summary. Time Travel, Magic, Love, Mystery. Everything that I love in the book. I was curious what was going happen after Chelsea posted that spell in Vengeance. How it affect Lizzie, their friendship. Out of entire Transcend Time series, Timeless was my favorite and it makes me sad that it’s over. I can’t wait to see what Michelle will write next, which I will be checking out moment it comes out.
GOODREADS SUMMARY IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME.
In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together.
In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.
Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make things worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help.
Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began …
I loved the cover. By looking at the cover, you can tell that the book is going be pretty intense, filled with some sort of mystery and of course, adventure. Dress which I have feeling is Lizzie in the cover, looks stunning, especially with the background. Lizzie’s face looks terrified and that fits the storyline pretty well. It gives reader a hint, which something big is going to happen, something scary. After reading the book, the cover fits the book perfectly, considering what happened to Lizzie in the book.
I loved the fact that most of the book took place in England, that always been the one place that I wanted to visit. What made it more interesting that how far they traveled, I always loved that time, there is always was something about that captured me about it. I think what most that captures me about it, is the clothing. Michelle did an amazing job describing the clothing and in general, the era. I actually felt like I was there, with Drew, Lizzie and Chelsea. It felt real. Michelle always finds a way, to bring her stories to life, for her readers.
Timeless seemed to have more action, more mystery then the other 2 books. Each page kept me on the edge of my seat. I was eager to find out, if they could actually change the past. I was as surprised as Lizzie to find, that all of those past weren’t accidents but murder. I wanted to find who was trying to get rid of Lizzie and why. I was also curious that by working together, Chelsea, Drew and Lizzie would resolve their differences, if Lizzie and Chelsea actually get their friendship on way it used to be. I felt when they were trying to figure out mystery, like I was there along with them, trying to solve it as well.
Of course I loved Lizzie and Drew. I could tell even more in this book, how much they loved each other. Drew was always there besides her, anytime she felt scared, nervous. It made me smile. That’s why an ending to the series was perfect. Of course I feel sad that it’s over now, but I enjoyed the books. Michelle Madow has unique talent and I’m eager to see what she creates next.
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It’s been a while since the day I read Remembrance and Vengeance. To be honest, I didn’t remember this saga a lot. I met it through my friends in TBR Intervention Challenge meme. And then my friend April @ Books4Juliet recommend it to me. And I really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to Timeless… but I just forgot about it.
Then, when saw the cover reveal contest I got the chance to ask for a review copy. My e-reader broke and I couldn’t post my review on time. I know. I suck!
But when I finally got the chance to read the review by Annabelle @ Sparkles and Lightning, I stopped reading my currently book and started Timeless, in my computer.
So much trouble for a book, because I wasn’t in the mood these days, but it worth it!
It was the great part. I didn’t expect all the things that were happening. I didn’t even read the summary before I start to read it. So, I was thrilled to discover the new impediment in Elizabeth and Drew’s relationship.
I loved that this book didn’t get stuck in the fact of the reincarnation. Oh my Gosh, you’ll even read about magic and some things I don’t want to say because it’ll be great when you realize it by yourself. Michelle did great by creating an unforgettable plot.
Elizabeth: Great girl. She was brave and smart and really good. I love heroines that after all happening to them, they’re still good with a heart free to hatred. I’d love to have her as my best friend.
Drew: For some reason, I missed Drew. He the same gentleman, sweet and swoon-worthy that I remember, though, I’d wish that he had more dialogues and romantic moments.
Chelsea: Okay, this is the only thing I really didn’t like. No Chelsea, I mean, I liked her. She’s human, every human made mistakes. But I think it was too soon for her to be really sorry.
The other characters: I’d love to see more about Shannon and Jeremy, but it was good. I likes all secondary characters, they were necessary, but not so necessary. Just good.
The love story.
This part was my favorite. The author did an excellent job by writing a love story without a lot of kissing scenes. Yes, because love isn’t just about kisses and hot moment. It’s also about trust, friendship, support, confidence, respect. It’s all I saw between Liz and Drew.
Wow! Thanks for that Michelle.
I freaked out! Seriously! The first lines of the prologue leave me with my mouth open. And then I laughed and screamed and clapped my hands. So sweet and perfect. Loved it. There’s no more I can say about it. This is what I expected of a love that can transcend time.
The cover: Okay, I can't help but talk about the cover of every book I read. This time, I didn't like the cover. I mean, the background and the model are pretty, but her expression isn't beautiful. That's my only complaint.
This book was one of the best endings I ever read. I’ll be glad waiting for more books by this author. Since the first chapter it let us wishing to read more, it was a page turner, and addictive read.
What a great end to the series!! Michelle Madow is such a great writer and story teller and I hope she brings us more stories in the future! I fell in love with Rememberance when I first read it. With Vengeance I didn't know what to expect with the cliff hanger ending of Remberance and then along came Timeless and I once again didn't know what to expect. I loved Timeless from Start to finish. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Lizzie was such a great character from the start of the series and I continued to love her character through Timeless. At the begining of Remberance I didn't care very much about Drew I thought he was kind of Jerk and treated Lizze not so kindly but as I got to know his character and now understood why he was the way he was towards Lizzie. It made so much more sense. I loved him in Vengeance and absoulutley loved him in Timeless. What a great character Drew turned out to be. I liked Chelsea in Rememberance I thought she was bratty in Vengeance and I grew to love her in Timeless. I feel that she really grew and matured a lot in Timeless and she was finally okay with Drew and Lizzie being together. I absolutley loved all of the time travel in Timeless. I thought it was neat that Drew, Lizzie and Chelsea learned to work together to break the curse that took place in Vengeance which it took full effect in Timeless. It was neat to see who Lizzie Drew and Chelsea were in the past and see what kind of people they were then! Throughout this book there were so many twists and turns I honestly didn't know how the story was going to end. I am glad that Everyone got there happy ending in the way that was meant to be! Finally I love how throughout the series there was adventure, romance, mystery and some very sweet moments betweeen Drew and Lizzie!! It was interesting to see who really wanted Lizzie dead from the very beginging I never saw that one coming!!I am sad that the series is over and I wish there was more in the end with Drew and Lizzie but I am satisfied with how it ended. This book will have you on the edge of your seat from start to almost the end, and you won't want to put it down until you are finished!!! I highly reccommend this book!
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Timeless takes us on quite an adventure. The combination of time travel, magic, and love makes the story an unforgettable page turner. After the shocking events in Vengeance, I was dying to find out where Chelsea’s actions would lead and if the girls would ever be able to repair their friendship. Madow answered all of these questions and more in the final installment of the Transcend Time saga.
At the end of Vengeance Chelsea misguidedly casts a spell with unforeseen consequences. In order to prevent something truly disastrous from happening, Lizzie, Chelsea, and Drew must all travel back to Regency England to change the course of time. Since the three have to work together, we get to see Lizzie and Chelsea interacting again. I am a huge fan of their friendship, so I was very happy to see the two forced to work out some of their issues.
Drew wasn’t always nice to Chelsea—given the consequences of her actions, this is somewhat understandable. However, I really do blame Drew for what happened between Chelsea and Lizzie. Since the entire mess is his fault, he could be a bit more sympathetic. Nevertheless, he is still really sweet with Lizzie, which makes him both likable and flawed.
My absolute favorite part of the novel was the time travel! We find out so much about Lizzie’s past life and it is a lot more scandalous then we ever thought! Lizzie, Chelsea, and Drew uncover some really big secrets and have some important mysteries to solve before they can return to the present day and it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I really didn’t see these plot twists coming, and they were utterly fabulous.
Michelle Madow creates a beautiful tale of love, friendship, and forgiveness. She has an understanding of people that allows her to create very realistic characters. They are flawed, yet likable. Chelsea and Lizzie’s relationship reminds me of my friendships with some of my closet friends. While Remembrance is a love story heart, it is the friendships that I will miss reading about the most. I am truly looking forward to more of Madow’s works in the future, although I am sad to say goodbye to this particular cast of characters.
Overall, I thought Timeless was a very nice wrap up to the Transcend Time Saga. The solution to Chelsea’s oops in Vengeance wasn’t a cop out and easily solved, which was really nice, though I would have liked the climax to have been a bit more climax-y than an “Oh, okay” vibe. I really can’t say more without giving away the ending.
I think Lizzie and Drew have one of the cutest relationships I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about. While they are in high school, I don’t get the high school relationship feel from them. All the characters are actually rather mature in this novel. I even grew to like Jeremy! Even though he wasn’t really in the novel, he had an awesome attitude about Drew and Lizzie being together - even asking Lizzie if she thought he had a chance with one of her friends!
I was annoyed with Chelsea in the beginning of the novel, I mean who wouldn’t be? I have to give her a little bit of break because she wasn’t aware of what the repercussions of the curse would be, but I found her actions to be on the side of desperation. Chelsea had her own form of redemption when Lizzie informed her what the curse really meant and became determined to help Lizzie and Drew fix what she did wrong.
I liked the magic element Madow used. It wasn’t overdone but it wasn’t so little that there was no point in mentioning it. It was a very nice balance and fit the series very well in regards to the past-lives and curse elements that we’ve come across thus far.
Everything fell nicely and easily into place for the characters. Perhaps a little too easily for my taste, but it stuck with the feel and tone of the series so I was okay with that.
This was such a great series and I loved reading every page of it. The characters were all well developed and grew throughout the series and the plot was original and intriguing. If you haven’t a chance to read Timeless, or begin the Transcend Time Saga in general, it’s definitely something you should consider moving up to on your TBR list. I’m just saying.
“The love between us was strong enough to transcend time—it would last always and forever.” - The last words of the Transcend Time Saga.
Timeless is the continuation of the last two books of the Transcend Time Saga. The story starts with Lizzie & Drew, together finally, after changing the course of their fate in their past lives. But something bad is brewing underneath this almost-perfect picture. Lizzie starts receiving telltale signs, and bad omens that tells her something is wrong. A curse has been put upon her, and it can't be reversed- but can be prevented. In the final book in the Transcend Time Saga, we join Lizzie, Drew & Chelsea correct the past, hopefully, for the future.
Wow. I am absotively speechless after reading the whole book. It is the perfect ending to the book. And did I mention I really loved reading epilogues? I love realizing that through all the problems the characters go through, they would have the ending they were waiting for. I loved how in this book, there was cooperation between the main characters and that we got to sneak a peek at what England looked like about a hundred years ago! I also really love Drew & Lizzie together. They've been sweet to each other years ago and in the present it's still the same. But what I really loved and learned from this book & the whole series is that it shows us that everyone deserves a second chance at everything. Like how Lizzie changed her fate and made it through it all with Drew. And also how Lizzie forgave Chelsea and vice versa. After everything they have been through, they still found a way to give each other second chances. I really loved this series. I consider it as one of my favorites:)
True love always deserves a second chance - Drew and Lizzie made this clear to me once and for all. At the beginning, I didn't know how they could finally get their happy ending since it didn't work out the first time. However, in Timeless, they were able to show once and for all that they can have their happily ever after.
My favorite thing about Timeless would be the fact that Lizzie got to go back to her past and realize that there was more to the story than what she and Drew knew. It amazes me how Michelle was able to trace back to that time and make little conflicts there which greatly affected the future.
I love how the characters developed from Remembrance up to Timeless, back to that very first time Drew entered the room up until he'd taken risks with Lizzie. I also appreciated how Chelsea didn't just accept that Drew left her for Lizzie because an immediate acceptance wouldn't be too realistic. But I love how Chelsea actually helped so that Lizzie wouldn't be put into danger.
Though the Transcend Time trilogy is fiction, my favorite thing about this would be how Michelle still sticks to making it as close to reality as possible. It's not just about the love that a boy feels for a girl - it's also about the love of a person for his/her best friend. That's what also stuck to me through the entire trilogy.
It's actually hard to make this comprehensive because I felt lots of emotions stir up inside me while getting closer and closer to the end of the saga. But I could completely say I had tons of fun reading through Remembrance and waiting for Vengeance and Timeless. Michelle Madow's writing is worth the wait and Now I'm so stoked to read The Secret Diamond Sisters.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Timeless had me under its spell from the very beginning. I have been rooting for Lizzie and Drew since Remembrance. I mean who does not root for soul mates to get together and live happily ever after. It is a fairytale every little girl dreams of, but that may all change thanks to a curse cast out of revenge. If you have read Vengeance, you know exactly the kind of deadly curse that has been cast by Chelsea.
Lizzie and Drew must fight together if they want to defeat the curse. Little did they know it is going to require working with Chelsea, and traveling back to England during the Regency Era. Time traveling back to where their story first started, and Lizzie’s life is on the line. Drew, Lizzie, and Chelsea must relive their past lives, and change events that lead to Lizzie’s untimely death in the past, or else Lizzie may die in the future. Not everything is what it seems, and saving Lizzie might not be as easy as they hoped.
I think Lizzie and Drew’s relationship only grows stronger throughout Timeless. I also like seeing them interact in the Regency Era, with much more rigorous dating customs. I also like the developments in Lizzie’s friendship with Chelsea, as they have to work together and put their differences aside. Timeless really is the perfect conclusion to such an enchanting series.
Michelle Madow really delivers with Timeless. For those who have not started this wonderful series, Remembrance has been reduce to $.99 to celebrate the release of Timeless. I loved this series, and I am sad to see it come to an end. It really was a magical roller coaster ride.
**Unabridged Bookshelf received from the author, in exchange for an honest review**
Writing Style- I really love Madow's writing. She doesn't over do descriptions or put too little into them. She really knows how to keep the story fresh and exciting with the plot, suspense, and romance.
Friendship Between Lizzie & Chelsea: We got to see a bit more of their relationship and I no longer hate Chelsea. She isn't a bad person like how she was portrayed in the novella prior to this book.
Ending- The last few chapters were definitely my favorite. Yes, the ending was predictable, but I still appreciated it. It was a wonderful conclusion to this series.
Plot- There were some twists incorporated that allowed the characters to get to where they were in the end. The twists kept the story interesting and kept the book fresh and exciting.
What I Didn't Like:
Drew- Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Drew! But there weren't many scenes with him in this book which was disappointing. I enjoyed him in the books prior to this one so I wish he was in this one a lot more!
Lack Of Romance- There were very few romantic scenes. And I love me some romance which is why I wish there were more. However, I think some readers will appreciate that the romance wasn't the sole plot in this novel. It took on more of a side role compared to book one.
Overall, this was a wonderful conclusion to the series and I am sad to see it be over. I really connected with the characters which is why I am so invested in this series. It is fast-paced and very enjoyable. I definitely recommend it!
Timeless holds all of my favorite parts to the story! Michelle Madow did an outstanding job with the conclusion to the series...
There is no time to spare in Timeless... the story picks up immediately after Remembrance - Lizzie and Drew are able to soak in their blissful state for about 2 minutes before Lizzie realizes that something isn't right. Odd things keep happening to her. Dark things. It seems that Lizzie and Drew are not destined for their happily-ever-after yet! It doesn't take them long to realize who is behind their misfortune; and if they had the time to dwell on it and be angry about it, they would! But time is ticking and the thing that they most feared can happen at any moment. They must find a way to reverse what is happening before it's too late!
I loved everything about Timeless! The characters grow and mature so much: Lizzie and Drew's relationship blooms in strength and trust. Chelsea's character, no matter all the wrong's she did, I liked her even more this time around! She really comes into her own, thinks fast and really pulls through in the end - which is something rare to happen in stories.
The plot really picks up and moves along smoothly - Madow's writing and style gets better and better. I am really looking forward to seeing what she will be writing about next!
The Transcend Time Saga is truly a 'timeless' love story not to be forgotten!
Okay...so what should I say? I'm so happy but at the same time I'm extremely sad.
I'm very happy because this book was a great way to end the Transcend Time Saga. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect first starting the book. (When I came home from school yesterday I started reading it. I finished the whole thing before I went to bed. I guess you could say I fell in love<3)
Spoilers are about to start.
So basically my favorite part of the book was when Lizzie, Drew, and Chelsea all went back in time. Personally, that was amazing just to see the change in culture really captured me when reading the story. I'm so glad that they fixed everything. I was really shocked too when I found out that Lizzie's accident wasn't an accident...it was a murder. The things people will do to make sure they get money in their family... Lady Givens is just a little bit crazy (more like a lot).
And to explain why I am extremely sad because the saga is over... I feel like I was just starting to love and understand the characters but now it's done. But it was meant to be and end this way right?
I just want to say thank you to Michelle Madow for bringing happiness to me when I read all three of her books. It honestly means so much to me. Thank you.
I was very lucky to be given an ARC of this book from Michelle and I couldn't wait to read it! I loved this book! It was totally different to what I was expecting it to be! After reading Vengeance I thought I knew what was going to happen in Timeless but I was completely wrong! The plot was so good and it left me wanting to keep reading! I thought that it was interesting and original! It was so good to follow Lizzie, Drew and Chelsea's story again and I thought that in this book that they were so much stronger and they had grown so much since Remembrance! Lizzie Davenport was again such an amazing main character and she was really brave! Drew Carmichael was again HOT! He was also protective and so sweet towards Lizzie! It was amazing to see a different side of Chelsea after Vengeance and I think that she was so much nicer in this book! I have to say that I would have preferred more romance between Lizzie and Drew but I cannot complain as the plot was amazing! The cover is absolutely stunning and completes this series amazingly and also Timeless was an amazing conclusion to the Transcend Time Saga! Big thank you to Michelle for the ARC!
I thought that this book was the perfect finale to the series, all the loose ends were tied up and I was extremely happy with the ending.
I was really intrigued to see where the story would go after the events in the last book, with Lizzie being followed and almost attacked quite a few times by crows, after going to visit Alistair (her memory guide), he explains that a curse has been put on her, and the only way to fix it is to go back into the past and change the events that led to Lizzie's death in her past life.
So to travel back in time Lizzie, Drew and Chelsea set out for England to find a ring that once belonged to Lizzie's past self, that will eventually with a little help send them all back in time.
The whole story arc that took place in the past was so well done, it added a little bit extra to the story as a whole.
I really loved these characters and while I'm sad that this is the last book in the series, I can happily say that there is nothing I would change, it was just that good.
I highly recommend that everyone read this series, it's really good.
I loved this story. If you've read the first two books of the trilogy, you'll remember the curse put on Lizzie. Lizzie, Drew and Chelsea have to go back in time to undo the damage of the curse, to save Lizzie's life. The story isn't cut and dry. You don't know what's going to happen each step of the way. Michelle does a wonderful job keeping the reader guessing until the very end. Most of my questions were resolved at the end of the story, but not all.
I love the story, especially the character. They are flawed but real. I especially love Drew, he is a real person, warts and all...just kidding, he doesn't have warts, but he does have a lot of flaws. I think it's what makes these characters so real. They are not perfect.
I am a believer in reincarnation, so that wasn't a problem for me.
Read the book, but read the first two in the series first.
I mainlined this trilogy in two days. I pretty much dare anyone else not to do the same.
While this book doesn't have the romance that Remembrance did, it more than made up for it in terms of action. While the first two books aren't exactly boring, this one kept me completely enthralled, trying to figure out exactly who was going on and, at the end, who to trust.
I absolutely loved Lizzie, Drew and even Chelsea, and I kept realizing that I was holding my breath, hoping that everything would manage to work out for everyone.
Michelle Madow's definitely one of my must-buy authors now and I can't wait to start her new series (out early next year).
I really loved Michelle Madow's previous two books in the Transcend Time Sags; Remembrance and Vengeance. However, I can not say the same about Timeless. I felt like there was no dramatic effect to it, it didnt keep me captivated and wanting more in fact I had to force myself to finish the book. I really hated this because I do like Michelle as an author and will continue to read her work. I just dont think Timeless was her best, I felt no emotions toward it at all. Sorry to say this just wasnt there for me but that is my opinion dont let me stop you from reading it.
Once again Michelle has totally captivated me!! I couldn't put Timeless down once I opened it. Lizzy, Drew, and Chelsea pick up right where Vengeance left off, time to go back to where it all began!! Michelle's writting style is quick, light, and entertaining you feel like you're right there with the characters. If you want a feel good, fairy tale read, the Transcend time series is for you and Timeless did not disappoint!!
The story starts off with a very Final Destination feel as Lizzie's watch stops, then crows start following her. Creepy and awesome to the max! We know what happened since we read Vengeance, but we follow Lizzie and Drew as they figure it out, and see that they were not the only people from the past who have been reincarnated into the present day. I got a kick out of how Lizzie was snooping to find out if her (former) BFF was the one who cast the spell, and the way Chelsea realized what awful chain of events she put into motion.
I really enjoyed their trip to England and all the fun accents and descriptions of the way of life back in the Regency days, though I would have wanted more descriptions of the ball, people's clothing, etc. It would be beautiful to watch so I wanted it described more. But most of all, I enjoyed the unveiling of the sinister plan to off Lizzie's former life by none other than (I'm not going to tell you!) and the only way to stop the echo of the past in the present day was to get to the bottom of what happened back then. I enjoyed that plot line, certainly a fun murder mystery through time!
A great conclusion to the two (and a half) book series and definitely could make a fun TV mini-series. I'd love to see all the costumes in play.
I don't have anything new to say about the narration as this is a continuation of the full book tour, but I will reiterate that I enjoyed her voice and all the accents she did for each character.