The Time Traveler’s Guide to Modern Romance by Madeline J. Reynolds is a YA SciFi LGBT Romance with time travel and adventure.
“Elias Caldwell needs more than his life in nineteenth-century England has to offer. He’d rather go on an adventure than spend one more minute at some stuffy party. When his grandfather gives him a pocket watch he claims can transport him to any place and time, Elias doesn’t believe it…until he’s whisked away to twenty-first-century America.
Tyler Forrester just wants to fall hopelessly in love. But making that kind of connection with someone has been more of a dream than reality. Then a boy appears out of thin air, a boy from the past. As he helps Elias navigate a strange new world for him, introducing him to the wonders of espresso, binge-watching, and rock and roll, Tyler discovers Elias is exactly who he was missing.
But their love has time limit. Elias’s disappearance from the past has had devastating side effects, and now he must choose where he truly belongs—in the Victorian era, or with the boy who took him on an adventure he never dreamed possible?”
This book is a fun, sweet romance between two vastly different boys. Since it does involve time travel, we get that quirky collaboration between a 19th century Londoner and a 21st century American.
I would call this a more lighthearted story full of innocence complete with a more happier ending. So if you are looking for an easier read blending SciFi elements and romance, this book is for you.
I gave this 3 out of 5 stars. Overall, I thought it was a little predictable, especially the ending which I wasn’t a huge fan of. I did read it mostly in one sitting as the story does draw you in pretty well, but there are moments that seem to drag, just a little. The characters are pretty diverse and flow well together and overall create a unique plot line.
Published: 4 March 2019
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: Young Adult SciFi / Romance
How I Read It: eARC from Publisher
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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