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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  10,085 ratings  ·  1,235 reviews
When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor's family, she is forced to move from Los Angeles to New York City to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she has never met. In their historic Fifth Avenue mansion, filled with a century's worth of family secrets, Michele discovers the biggest family secret of all - an ancestor's diary that, amazingly, has the power to send ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 280 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Delacorte Press (first published January 2011)
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
There is nothing to this book except a staggering amount of teenaged infatuation. And it truly is infatuation, not love.

It is infatuation when you fall in love with someone's blue eyes after dreaming of him.

It is infatuation when your heart breaks when thinking of him when you've only met him once.

It is infatuation when you feel like you can't live your life without him after meeting him twice.

It is infatuation when you ignore your own future for his past.

It is infatuation when you ignore a perf
First impression: I've heard about loving a book from the very first page, but I've never felt this way before. Not until now...

Later Edit:

If that was not clear enough then YES, I loved this book.

This was 'love at first page' and now my heart is broken because I want so badly to know what happens next. I'm holding my breath for the sequel and it's gonna take a lot of waiting until the next one comes out.

Back to the book:
The story starts with a dream, a beautiful dream that defines the whol
May 15, 2012 rated it did not like it
I am surprised how many great reviews this book has. I've decided to read it because the plotline seemed thrilling and I am sucker for a romance, but I am also a picky reader and I demand some quality from the author. I've seen all the great reviews exclaiming how spectacular the book is. And I have to say that for me, reading it was literally painful. I feel that this book had such a potential, the story was beautifully layered but all that was very badly delivered.
If you click on "more", ther
Colleen Houck
Alexandra has a gift for description. I love all of the research and history found in this book. "Bee-stung pout" is an excellent phrase that made me giggle. I also think we have similar tastes in men since her romantic hero looks a lot like Ren. It's double the fun reading a book you like when you've met the author. I really like time travel stories and thought it was really cool how Michele got her name. Also the fact that the author is multi-talented and writes her own music and lyrics is ama ...more
Alright, let me tell you something, this book was simply amazing, and here are my reasons why:

For one, it literally left me with something I like to call a complete brain rape. What's a brain rape, you ask? It's a book that, at night, left me so totally shocked that I literally lay awake for an extra hour after finishing going what the hell just happened? This book was so intertwined with every single bit of information that Monir ever introduced to us (like her name! Come on don't tell me that'
Jan 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Holy Cow did I adore this book! I've been sick the whole weekend and my husband was kind enough to let me spend Sunday in bed (Okay I lie, I put my foot down and told him I was not getting out of bed!) but anywho, I read this book in one sitting. I read A LOT, but even I have never finished a book in one sitting.... Almost makes being sick worth it. Almost. I loved the history, the friendship, the innocent but passionate romance ( although a little more steamy details would have been nice =) Wit ...more
3.5 stars

For as long as she can remember, Michele's had the same recurring dream about a young, blue-eyed man. The dream always leaves her wondering and wanting to know more about him, but that's all she can do. Because he's not real, only a dream. But after a tragedy forces Michele to live with her grandparents all the way in New York City, and with the help of a key left behind by a family member, Michele is transported back in time and discovers that the mysterious man may not be a dream afte
Anastasia シ
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Posted a review on my blog ...more
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Embarrassingly, I think what made me actually decide to buy this book was the cover, and I was possibly more convinced to buy the book because I wasn't thinking decisively.

I thought the whole concept of time-traveling and falling in love with some guy from like 200 years or whatever was interesting, but honestly, I felt like I was reading a book by a 12 year old. It was girly, and the characters were boring and didn't have enough personality.

I can't remember this very well, so I can't give as
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

For some reason I struggled a little with this book. I liked the beginning, it kind of dragged for me in the middle, but then somewhere, somehow, I feel in love with this book by the end.

Timeless is an elegant, exquisitely written book with such a brilliant concept. Alexandra Monir does such a fascinating job of transporting her readers and entwining the story through time. It's a slow moving piece, but I think it was written to be read that way, to collect the right atmosphere for the
Mr Muesli
Aug 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: No one, really.
Recommended to Mr Muesli by: People on the internet.

It was beyond surprise for me to find a lot of people liking this book. And it rather made me shocked that this book got published. For the ones reading this review, I am sorry for the harsh comment. If you like this book and didn't agree with me, it's fine. I appreciate your thoughts and opinions.

Summary; Michele Windsor lives a beautiful life, with loving mother and perfect friends, until tragedy came; her mother died. She is then dragged to New York to live with her long lost grandparents in
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh that was a truly magical story! So beautiful and romantic - I loved this book!

Michele is 16 and granddaughter of the super rich Windsor family in New York. When she has to move in with them she finds a key and suddenly her journey though Time begins.

Michele is living her family history through visiting her female ancestors when they are around the same age as she is. Only they can see Michele and she discovers so much about her family that she finally begins to warm up for them. And
Erica (storybookend)
After an unsuspecting tragedy, Michele has to move to New York to live with her grandparents. Here, Michele finds the diary of her great-great-aunt, and with a key that her father gave her, she is transported, via the diary, through time, to 1910 where she meets her aunt, and then Philip, the boy she’s dreamt about for years. She travels back to this time several times, falling quickly in love with Philip, and they believe that they are destined to be together. As the story progresses, Michele t ...more
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rejects
Ugh, I don't honestly understand what all the hype about this one is about. Even if I try to imagine myself as a teenager reading this, I still think I would have been let down.

First, I'll say that I can forgive a lot of bad writing if the story is fantastic/exciting/creative (don't hate me for saying so, Potter fans, but JK Rowling had this effect on me - her world was just so COMPLETE, even if I had to slog through endless pages that should have ended up on the cutting room floor, so to speak)
Meret Magdi
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads, 5-stars
5 stars❤
I have always been attracted to things that are related to time traveling, and therefore didnt hesitate to read this book..
I felt like this book was written in a very simple, yet attractive way..❤
I fell in love with Phillip !!❤
I absolutely loved it❤
It's a great book❤
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh Man, I loved this! I had such a good time. un-put-downable

"What if the person you're meant to be with lives in another time?"

OH YEAH, Timetravel ladies and gentlemen! The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is one of my all time favorites, so I fell for this one like a moth to a flame!

Is it just me or does the girl on the cover look like Jason Stackhouse from Trueblood, ex-girlfriend

So this is basically about Michele, whom mother has just recently died and left custody of her daughter to her estranged parents, whom just happe
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
I'm going to give this book a compliment that I'm discovering is really no compliment at all: It had potential.

So what do I mean by that? Well, that the book had potential but the author was too lazy to see to it. It reminded me of the pretty purple lighter in my car that's full of butane and sparks when I click it but for some reason never creates a flame. But hey, it was cheaply made in China, what do I really expect?

Like my lighter and its pretty purple exterior, this novel wasn't without a
Sep 16, 2010 marked it as might-read
As long as it has a happy ending I'm all for it.

This looks like one of the impossible "star-crossed" romances. Such difficult situations do bring up strong feelings but I'm not one of those people who enjoy pointless angst.

That doesn't mean the story has to be all flowers and sunshine but an ending with a nice solid solution that leaves the heroine with a hopeful outlook on her life would be appreciated.

I would love to read this book then.
Sarah Amelia
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-by-me
Amazing! I am still absolutely reeling from this book. I need to next book, NOW!
Aug 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing

What would you do if you have fallen in love with a man who only existed in your dreams? What if you found out that he was real but existed in a different time? What would you do to be with that person? What would you give to be with that person forever?

Michele Winsor had a recurring dream. She had been having the same dream about a handsome blue-eyed man in a mirror and a skeleton key. She feels that she knows the person in the mirror but she couldn’t tell who it was, where they met or how she
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars

I am inbetween about my feelings on this book. On one hand, I am very disappointed. On the other, I actually sort of liked this book.

Starting this book, I was worried. This book immediately starting following what I can YA Book Syndrome. Two side effects of YA Book Syndrome is that our main character (usually a girl) faces a tragedy and/or moves to a new school (usually a private or boarding school).
Mar 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
hmmm how do I start.... this book was ok. I liked the whole time travel aspect of the book but that's about it. First I would like to say that the history and description of old New York was well done without being boring and the songs mentioned throughout the story I did look up and enjoyed. That being said the author lacked tact and finesse in her writing. For a good portion of the book the dialogue between the characters was kind of awkward as Monir tried to explain what was going on for the ...more
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disappointing, ya
I have found that it takes a really amazing writer to to justice to the "time travel"genre, there is just a certain finesse needed to do it right. Which is why when done well it is one of my favourite genres but when it isn't, it really falls flat. This book just came across as juvenile. I realise it is for a young adult audience but somehow I feel the adult was lost along the way. The characters are severely under developed and unrealistic. The fact that not one of them seems anything but mildl ...more
Sep 10, 2010 rated it did not like it
There was absoulutely no depth here. It's written like a sixteen-year-old wanted to show off her poetry and her surface knowledge of American history - so she put those elements together and tried to build a story around it. The characters are undeveloped, the dialogue is mindless. ...more
MaryannC. Book Freak
3.75 Stars

I bought this to save for later because it intrigued me but once I started perusing through it I found I couldn't put it down. Michele, having just lost her mother in a tragic accident goes to live with her old world wealthy grandparents who she has never met and finds she can time travel with the help of an old key that transports her to the year 1910. There she meets and falls in love with Philip Walker, a young man who has haunted her dreams her whole life. There are many facets to
Alyssa hoffmaster
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Let’s see. What do I say about a book so amazing. I can’t put this book into words it was just so incredible. Imagine being able to time travel. *sigh*

Michele has been having dreams about this boy that has the most beautiful sapphire eyes. She is attracted to him, but never saw him in her entire life. In the same dreams she has been having since she was a little kid.

This book was filled with so many twists and mystery, I couldn’t keep my eyes from flying over every word,
Keary Taylor
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
I had some really high expectations for Timeless. The description alone made me buy the book and the cover is lovely. I don’t normally get into historical romance or time travel stuff but for some reason I just really wanted to read this.

As I started reading it I actually looked up reviews on it. They were pretty much all really good. Everyone loved it and fell in love with the story.

I’m sad to say that I didn’t quite feel the same as everyone else. I’ll break it down for you in the good and th
Morgan Bowser
Jan 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is a classic case of why you should not judge a book by its cover. The cover is beautiful and the synopsis is interesting but this is a terrible book. I actually bought the 1st and 2nd book at the same time and I can't even force myself to read the second one with the crappiness of the first one burned into my brain. I only finished the first book out of sheer willpower.

**I should say though that I'm older than the target audience so that absolutely contributed to me hating this book.**

Jun 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA,time travel lovers
Recommended to Parvathy by: goodreads
It shocks me that I loved this book immensely but never managed to write a review for this book until now. The reason, I was at loss of words. I didn't know how to express myself when it came to this book. Have you ever loved a book so much from the very first line you read. That's how much I liked this one. The story was original and captivating. The whole time travel thing was thoroughly entertaining and was kind of a change from the usual brand of unrequited love stories. And things had this ...more
Three hours ago I came from my sister´s engagement´s party and I was so happy. I took this book just to kill my time before I fall asleep, and than it all happend...I got so hooked up that I literally devoured it! Last hundred pages I cried so badly that I feel ashamed by myself.
There are just not enough words for how good this book really is. It´s kind of Alice in Wonderland meets Time Travelers Wife meets history.
I´m so happy that Michele and Philip got their chanse for Happily Ever After, and
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Alexandra Monir, Iranian-American author and recording artist, has published five novels for young adults, including her popular debut, Timeless. A Barnes & Noble best-seller and one of Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month,” Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper, have been featured in numerous media outlets and been published in different countries around the world. She followed the duology with Suspic ...more

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