Thursday, October 24, 2013

BOOKANISTAS: Time After Time

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?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

It's no secret that I was in love with Tamara Ireland Stone's debut novel TIME BETWEEN US. Time travel has always fascinated me, and a time travel romance? Yes. And time travel from 1995? When I was a teen girl myself? Absolutely. I was thrilled when I heard that there would be a sequel to one of my favorite books of 2012, and I was even more thrilled when I heard it would be from Bennett's POV!

This book did not disappoint. It picks up where the first book leaves off, and it answered some of the questions that were left up in the air after the first book, it explored some of the other aspects (good and bad) of Bennett's unique ability to time travel, and, of course, there was more of the awesome romance with Anna, his 1995 girlfriend. I love that this book explored the difficulties they were having keeping their relationship going. It's obviously not easy for these two, and there are still tons of sweet moments throughout, but I loved getting the insight into the difficulties, too. I mean, this is a pretty impossible relationship to maintain, and this is the source of a lot of the conflict in the book.

If you loved TIME BETWEEN US as much as I did, you'll be more than satisfied with Bennett's side of the story. And if you love music as much as I do, be sure to check out Tamara's awesome playlists for this book! They are just as good as the first ones!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good, and I love that it's from Bennett's POV. Can't wait to read it!