Thursday, 10 October 2013

Review: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: October 8th 2013
My rating: 3 stars. 


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.

With the way things ended in Time Between us I thought things would be a lot easier for Anna and Bennett in Time After Time. They had both been through so much heartbreak, that I was hoping that they would finally get the happy ending that they both deserved. But I guess that living in different times wouldn’t mean the easiest of relationships.

This time around in Time After Time we got our pov from Bennett. I adored Bennett in Time Between Us, but it took me a really long time to get used to reading from his perspective. I was used to Anna telling us the story and hanging around with her friends Emma and Justin in Evanston, whereas when I was in San Francisco with Bennett I felt sort of detached from his friends. I wanted to go back and hang around in Evanston. So having Bennett going back to see Anna was probably my highlight of this story.

Once again Bennett and Anna had many obstacles to face in order to maintain their relationship. Their relationship was such a beautiful one, but could they really still be together? Some of the things Anna and Bennett decided to do in Time Between Us did really have me worried about some of the consequences they would have to deal with afterwards. This time around Bennett continued to “change” things but things quickly went wrong and this time Bennett had to constantly decide whether this change would work out for the better or not. It was clear that all he wanted to do was be with Anna, but he had to constantly think of the bigger picture, how could this affect everyone else?

Once again Tamara Ireland Stone delivered a poignant story in Time After Time, it may not have struck a chord with me as much as Time Between us did, but if you was a huge fan of this book, I recommend picking this book up too!



13 comments:

  1. It's hard for most sequels to follow up but it sounds like this was an ok read even if it didn't invoke strong feelings for you!

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  2. I haven't read this duo at all and it's a shame to hear that this sequel doesn't live up to the first novel. Maybe I'll still give this series a try, though; it almost sounds too unique not to. Lovely review, Jasprit!(:

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  3. Hmm, I've never been too intriguied by this series, I shall consider trying it out when I come by a copy at the library, most likely.

    Great review, Jasprit! <33

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  4. It's such a shame that this book wasn't as good as the first one for you. It does seem like Anna and Bennett have to go through a lot to be with each other which is understandable. I usually am not a fan of series where one book is written from the POV of 1 character and the next from another, so I understand why you might have felt detached from Bennett.
    Thank you for the lovely honest review, Jasprit!

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  5. Easy? Nah. That's boring. Better to torture the poor lovers until they beg for mercy!

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  6. It took me a bit to adjust to bennett being pov as well, but ended up enjoying but not quite as much as first as well

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  7. Great review :D I'm sorry you didn't fully love it, but glad you enjoyed it. <3 I just got my copy today, and I hope to read book one and two pretty soon :D They seem amazing. The romance seems awesome too. <3 thank you for sharing your awesome review, and for being honest :)

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  8. I've been wanting to read this series Jasprit! Time travel + romance = win for me. It's a too bad this sequel isn't as strong as the first book was though, and that Bennett and Anna still have to go through so much in order to be together. I know I'll just want them to be happy finally! Still, I may give the first book a go. Thanks for your thoughts on this one!

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  9. I enjoyed the sweet romance but I didn't like that it wasn't explained at the end. I wanted to know how!

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  10. There were so many times when these two frustrated me but in the end, I just love them so much that I forgave them easily.

    Great review, Jasprit. :)

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  11. I haven't read Time Between Us (yet. it's sitting on my shelf gathering dust though!) so I just glanced through your review but super bummer it didn't live up to how well you enjoyed the first one!

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  12. I haven't read it yet, but I think I'll have the same reaction as you. Good....but definitely not as good as the first one. Thanks for the lovely review :)

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  13. It took me a while to warm up to Bennett too, he style was so simple and straight forward compared to Anna and I missed those romantic feelings, but guys don't think too much about it, right? So I guess his character was portrayed really well. My favorite part was seeing his relationship with his sister, I loved the bond they shared! I'm glad that you overall enjoyed this book, Jasprit! Great review :)

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