Thu, October 24, 2013

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone Review

Time After Time book cover

Time After Time book cover

Time After Time
(Time Between Us #2)
By Tamara Ireland Stone
Publication date: Oct. 8, 2013
Disney-Hyperion, 368 pages
Source: Publisher

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.

— Goodreads.com description

Have you guys noticed a surge in popularity of time travel books lately? Like Hourglass by Myra McEntire, All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill and Parallel by Lauren Miller? Am I missing any?

Anyway, I love time travel books so I’m thrilled! And this series by Tamara Ireland Stone is one of my favorites. Time Between Us and Time After Time really stand out from the crowd by making me FEEL SO MUCH.

A lot of time travel books really get technical, but these books are more about relationships. I’m attached to Anna and Bennett, and I worry for them – both emotionally and physically. I’m a romantic, so the love story here? Ahh, it melted me. And the moral ambiguity of Bennett’s situation is so intriguing: Can he change events? Should he? What are the consequences? Does he even have the right to be in Anna’s life?

It took me a few chapters to remember all of the deals of how time travel works in Tamara Ireland Stone’s world, but it all came back quickly. No need for a reread of book one here, unless you want to just because you love it!

If you liked book one, please please please read on to the second book. The ending! The beautiful writing! Gah. I read both books in one sitting on separate plane rides a year apart and just gobbled them up. Good stuff.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Pam@YAEscapefromReality said:

    I really enjoyed this one too and I loved that it was from Bennett’s POV. He had such a rough time, basically just waiting in his time for when he could get back to Anna.

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  2. JennRenee said:

    I will be starting this one soon. there is a ton of time travel and parrellel universe books our right now. I think they are fun. Its for sure the new fad. great review.

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  3. Kaley @ Books Etc said:

    This book sounds fabulous! I used to read time travel books all the time when I was younger…at least, when I could find good ones. Man, to be a teen in today’s book world…lol. I’ll definitely be checking out these books!

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  4. Allison L said:

    I really need to get my butt in gear and read these books. Of course, that also means that April and I need to both stop being so busy so that we can get together and she can give me her copy of Time Between Us. Because seriously, I’ve been meaning to read it for so long…

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  5. brianna said:

    It may be time to pay a return visit to The Time Traveler’s Wife. I’ve added both of these to my to-read list.

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  6. Elin said:

    This sound like a good book, I heard so many great things about this one 🙂 Never read it, but I want to 🙂

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  7. Brittany said:

    I love time travel books. You forgot the Ruby Red series by Kerstin Gier which is amazing! It’s definitely my favorite of the time travel books that I’ve come across recently, but I should give this series a try too! It sounds really good.

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  8. Rebecca @ The Library Canary said:

    I just bought the first book on Kindle! And yes, I am seeing an influx of time travel books. Another one I read recently and liked was Endless by Amanda Gray. That one had some technical stuff but was mostly about the relationship. It had some more paranormal elements as well. It was interesting. 🙂

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