Genre: Teen Romance, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction (only in the since that there’s time travel)
Age: Young Adult
Read our review of Timeless, the first book in this series.
When Philip Walker becomes the new student at school, time-traveler Michele Windsor is excited that they can pick up their relationship where they left off—in 1910. But Philip doesn’t remember her or the love they once shared, much less the life he lived at the beginning of the 20th century.
As Michele attempts to make Philip fall in love with her (again), she discovers more about her time traveling abilities through the diaries of her deceased father. And to make things a little more interesting, one of her time-traveling ancestors wants her dead.
**SOME SPOILERS FOR TIMELESS AHEAD**
Timekeeper picks up just minutes after Timeless ends. A good thing, too, as I wanted to know how Philip was in Michele’s time! But I was actually kind of disappointed with the explanation that was given. I felt like it was kind of a cop-out, and that there could have been a way cooler way that Philip suddenly appeared in present time.
Relationship-wise, I felt sorry for poor Michele. Her love is finally in her time and doesn’t even know who she is! Luckily she can still travel to the early 1900s to talk with past-Philip to get present-day relationship advice. That’s a fun perk of being a time-traveler—and an aspect I enjoyed about the book—getting to see the differences in the way she interacts between past and present Philips, and how the Philips differ though are yet the same.
The ending of the book wasn’t as great as I’d hoped. It all happened so quickly and the climax didn’t seem all that…climatic. It was just too rushed and the ending didn’t leave me wondering what happens next? like the first one did. Even so, if there’s a third one, I know I’ll read it because I love that these books are set over different times in history and I love how all of the characters are somehow affected by Michele’s time traveling.
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. Despite the fact that I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, I still enjoyed Michele’s adventures in past and present times and would definitely read a third book.