Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Pages: 368pgs

The Story

Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds. 

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

The Review

A big thanks to the publisher on netGalley for accepting my request in reading this book early!

Tamara Ireland Stone's debut book, Time Between Us, was most definitely a fun and a very light romantic read and I quite enjoyed it - including the whole time travelling elements, despite a couple of little flaws here and there. So when it comes to the next sequel which is now told in Bennett's perspective surprisingly (a great change mind you because I love getting into someone else's head and especially in a guy's head), I thought it was yet again a nice little continuation of the storyline and I think many girl readers whom had loved the first book will most definitely be pleased with this book as well.

However, as much as I liked reading this sequel and finding out what happens next to some of our favourite characters, but like what happened in the first book for me, with TIME AFTER TIME I just couldn't connect to the characters as strongly as I would've liked to. Now while I get the whole romance thing and why our two main characters, Anna and Bennett, would want to stay and find a way to be with each other even though they are from two entirely different times, but when you start reading about their current problems of time travelling and all of that related drama, it just becomes so much clearer to me that it's near to impossible that they can stay together without affecting their own present time and other what-not, you know? Of course I would like to see these two crazy kids be together, but I just don't see the point of it really because there is always a consequence at one point or another with time travelling, so that element certainly affected my opinion of this book. But no matter what happens, I still thought the book was a nice little read and I know many fangals of Bennett's character will most definitely enjoy reading his perspective this time round because it does change things majorly for the reader, especially when you see everything from Bennett's own perspective.

Overall, TIME AFTER TIME is a very appropriate title and even though I may have liked the first book a bit more than this sequel, but again it was still a good book to read and to find out what happens to all of our favourite characters.

The Rating
2/5 stars


  1. Aww It's a bummr that the sequel was lacking but thnx for the review

  2. Oh, wow! I didn't even know there was a sequel to Time Between Us until just now! I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this one as much as the first book. Especially considering I liked Time Between Us (reminded me of the Time Travelers Wife).

    Oh well. I'll get around to reading this one at some point. Although you have me nervous now Erin! LOL. Still. Great review :)


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