13. ruj 2013.

ARC Review: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Expected publication: October 8th, 2013
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Book summary:
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. 
           Time Between Us was one of the first time travel stories that I've read and as such will always have a special place in my heart. After reading it I had mixed feelings about the sequel but then it showed up on Netgalley and I decided to try it out. I took it as a gamble and it really was.

            I was back with Bennett a boy that managed to swipe me off my feat with his gentleness and desire to fight the universe to be where he wanted to be. Then there was Anna, a girl who also fought and lived in fear that she might not see Bennett ever again. The two of them never knew when the universe might kick them and when they might part. It's love they won't give up.

            I mustn't tell you more about the story as you have to read Time Between Us first but I can say that Time After Time confirmed some of my fears but at the same time Tamara Ireland Stone really knows how to write sweet stories that I cannot resist. So the main problem and at the same time my biggest fear here was that this book won't bring anything new. Unfortunately more or less it happened. With slight adds to the original story it didn't offer much to the whole time travel department. It plays with my logic though, but it seems like all time travel books do that lately and I'm not yet sure how to feel about it.

           At the other hand this story is everything that Time Between Us was. I still enjoyed both Anna and Bennett and their love story and I feared for them and hoped for them as I did the first time. That's something that didn't change here. But still I think it's time to let them go...

Rating: 3.5 stars.

Until the next time,

***NOTE: Copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, Disney-Hyperion, via NetGalley. Thank you! 
I'm not paid for writing this review- I do it as a lover of written word. All opinions are personal.

Broj komentara: 36:

  1. I really loved Anna and Bennett and was rooting for them the whole way through both books. I am sorry you didn't' like this one as much as I did but I am glad you still were able to enjoy it.

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  2. I have this up next Monday. I enjoyed it but I had a lot of problems with the time travel parts as well. I didn't like how it ended. Sure I got my supposed HEA but how?

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    1. I did like the end somehow, but yeah you're right about time travel part :)

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  3. I haven't read any of these. I'm glad you liked it relatively enough, but sorry to hear it didn't really bring anything new. That is the fear of sequels.

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    1. Yes it's always a fear, but this it was a sweet read :)

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  4. Yeah, I can see how this sequel would get a bit repetitive, I feel like there is only so much you can do with a time travel book. I will for sure be checking out the first book though.

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    1. Yes you cannot really invent something much to time travel. I hope you'll enjoy it :)

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  5. YAY! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the sequel! I had my doubts too, but after I started reading this book, I knew it was going to be a hit. I adored Anna & Bennett, they are the cutest couple ever and I agree the traveling was less in this one, but I love that we got to know the indepth consequences it left on Bennett. That was so clever. Also, the do-overs were very fascinating. Great review, Tanja!

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    1. They are really sweet and I'm not sure about do-overs. Like I said it goes against my logic somehow. Thanks Aman :)

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  6. I agree Tanja I thought that everything that could be said and done for both of these characters had been done in the first book, but I'm glad that we got to be back with these characters once more! Great review!

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    1. Yeah it was nice to see them again :) Thanks :)

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  7. Hmm, I'm torn about picking up these books and this sequel seems to have been worse than the original, which is a shame because I like sequels to be even stronger, but I'm still planning to give this a try, I think. Lovely review, Tanja!

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    1. It's worth reading it and meeting these characters :) You should go for it. Thanks Keertana :)

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  8. I've been meaning to read this series for a while. Glad you enjoyed!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. I hope you'll get to read it :) Thanks :)

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  9. Didn't read your review since I haven't read the first book yet and I want to go into it with knowin basically nothing at all and I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the sequel that much, but I'm not entirely sad since 3.5 is a very decent rating. However, I think I read on Jasprit and Rachel's blog's comments that you liked the first one? I'm sorry the sequel didn't live up to your expectations. I hope I'll have better luck with it though.

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    1. First one was actually one of the first YA books with time travel and it really was a specially for me. This one was decent too :) Only not as much as the first one :))

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  10. I really wanted to read Time After Time. I haven't read any time travel books yet so I am intrigued. This one wasn't as good as the first book I guess but maybe I'll still read this series. I guess time travel books are confusing. I just hope I understand everything :) Great review Tanja!

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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    1. I really hope you'll get to read it :) Time travel books are usually really interesting :) You'll ;) Thanks girl :)

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  11. I don't know why stories don't just wrap up in the first book, especially if the sequel doesn't really have anything new to add. Wonderful review, Tanja. Sorry it wasn't quite what you hoped. :)

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    1. It's a million dollar question babe ;) Thanks Rachel :)

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  12. I haven't read Time Between Us yet, but I was planning to until I read your review. I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed that the sequel didn't live up your expectations (especially since it has such a pretty cover!), and that some of your fears were confirmed. I'm a little less inclined to pick up the first book if I'm not sure if I'll be able to enjoy the second...

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    1. You should read the first book regardless to the second one. It's really a series you don't want to miss. :)

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  13. This book must have been really hard to review without spoiling. I'm so glad you enjoyed. I need to start this series!

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    1. Yes it's really hard. I hope you'll get to read it soon :)

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  14. Glad you enjoyed their romance and the time travel. I can't wait for this one

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  15. Time travel confuses the heck out of me, but I did enjoy a few stories (like Vortex) and I think I just might give this one a chance, especially since you liked the first book as much as you did.
    Lovely review!

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    1. I know, it's easier to believe in vampires xD I hope you'll. Thanks Maja :)

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  16. Bummer, while you enjoyed this, it is a shame sometimes one and done is better. Every time I see this title, I start singing Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time!

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    1. Me too! :D I didn't want to say that in review as people will think I'm crazy :D

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  17. I love, like seriously love this series. I just finished Time Between Us and that was so beautiful. The twist in a contemporary romance really was wonderful to see. Oh and Bennett and Anne...enough said really. I need to read on how Tamara develops their relationship. Lovely review :)

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    1. They're sweethearts, right? :) I hope you'll enjoy Time After Time too :)

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  18. Oh! I didn't even realize this was a sequel. Too bad there wasn't much originality with this one. It probably should have stayed a standalone :/
    lol. kimbacaffeinate - Now I've got that song stuck in my head!

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    1. It should have probably :) LOL Adriana I know how it is :D

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