I’m not going to lie. I downright wasn’t impressed with this second book. Considering I wasn’t all that fond of the first book, Timeless, I didn’t really expect to love Timekeeper. I disliked this book for most of the same reasons I disliked the last book. I absolutely couldn’t connect with Michele, and I felt her character lacked depth. She felt needy, immature, and predictable. When Phillip’s amnesia of their relationship got in the way of them being together, she’d constantly pester and stalk him, which sat on the verge of being reeeealllly creepy.
Everyone’s reaction to Rebecca’s existence and threats seemed artificial somehow. Mentioning Rebecca, she wasn’t all that terrifying as far as villains go. When the characters are majorly creeped out by the villain but you as a reader wouldn’t wet your pants if you met him/her in a dark alley, something is quite wrong. Just saying.
So, as some of you might know by now, I’m an avid Doctor Who fan. Translation: I understand the ins and outs of time travel as theorized by Steven Moffat. And I can usually wrap my head around any other time travel theories you throw my way. But the way Alexandra explains time travel in this book…*shakes head* I was lost. So, so lost. The numerous rules about deceased folk going to one time period and having to stay seven days before they’re visible but they can be killed if they’re slain in oh-so-many time periods and so on and so forth…it just got all jumbled up. If you’ve read this one and understood this concept better than I did, by all means, feel free to comment and shed some light on the issue!