Monday, November 5, 2012

Timeless (Transcend Time Saga #3)

Madow, M. (2012). Timeless. NY: Dreamscape Publishing.
YA Fiction / Romance, Sci Fi

To be released 11/20/2012!

I gave this book 4 of 5 stars on Goodreads
ARC provided by Michelle Madow -- thank  you!

Timeless is the third and final book in the Transcend Time Saga (Remembrance, Vengeance).  It is a very short and quick read, coming in at just 121 pages, with a fair amount of the beginning is taken refreshing the readers' memories about what happened in Remembrance. (Interestingly enough, not much is filled-in from Vengeance, but it was probably intentional and not an issue.)

My recommendation is first and foremost, commit to suspending your disbelief.  There is more action, convenient solutions, and perfect alignment of circumstances than one would think possible in such a short story. If you can just roll with it, you'll love it and how it all ties up neatly with a big silken bow on top. Happily, it's not completely predictable and does have a surprise or two in store.  The characters seem to be plucked right out of Any High School, USA, so they are believable.  If anything, Madow does high school boys a favor by making them a little more mature than the norm in this third installment.

The writing is very basic and even a bit condescending at times -- there were too many "reminders" that our main characters have been reincarnated.  Oh, and don't forget that they are just normal teens trying to make their way in a universe with reincarnation, curses, portents of doom, time travel, and semester exams.  But it's a fun read as long as you're not trying to make it serious or scholarly.  And you have to love that the whole trilogy was inspired by Taylor Swift's song Love Story -- it is amazing what Michelle Madow spun from that idea.

This book gets a perfect 5 out of 5 on the Clean-O-Meter! How refreshing! There is no vulgar language, no sexual situations or references, and no violence (aside from a few birds dying in somewhat unnatural ways).  As such, I'd say anyone from sixth grade on up could handle this trilogy just fine.  

Enjoy the trailer made by one of Michelle's Superfans:

11/5/2012 email subscribers to can pre-order the book and will receive a signed copy, autographed oversized bookmark, and a personal thank you from Ms. Madow. Click here to order!  (price includes shipping)

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