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Monday, December 3, 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Michelle Madow's Favorite Time Travel Stories (Author of the Transcend Time Saga)

I am so very excited to be a part of Michelle Madow's Timeless Blog Tour today and have her stop by and share her 'top ten favorite time travel stories' with us! 

Michelle Madow's Top Ten Favorite Time Travel Stories

I am so excited to be at Bumbles and Fairy Tales today to talk about my ten favorite time travel stories! I love stories with time travel, which is why I included time travel in my most recent nove, Timeless - the conclusion to the Transcend Time Saga. 

1.  Back to the Future Trilogy
Method of time travel: Flux capacitor in the DeLorean when the car goes 88 MPH

This is my all-time favorite movie! Seriously... I have almost every line in the first movie memorized. When I watch with my family I have a tendency to say the lines before the characters. I love the way the trilogy deals with how changing past events with time travel can affect the future. It's a classic time travel story, and if you're a time travel fan, it's one you shouldn't miss! 

2. Time Riders Series by Alex Scarrow 
Method of time travel: A machine that uses tachyons to send people and objects through time. 

In the future, time travel has been made illegal, but there are still people who use it to change the course of history. The three main characters have been recruited into an agency where it is their job to stop time from being contaminated. Whenever there is a change in their present day, they must discover when the change was made and go back to that time to stop the change from happening. What stands out to me the most in this series is how well researched everything is. The author knows a lot about science, and about each time period the main characters visit. The details in these books make them come to life. If you enjoy time travel stories that delve into the science behind time travel, this is definitely a series for you! 

3. Tempest by Julie Cross
Method of time travel: Genetic condition. 

I read this book about a year ago, and I LOVED it! The time travel is unique - it involves multiple time lines, which I enjoyed reading about. Also, the characters in this story are fantastic. It was optioned for a movie, and I hope that pans out, because the books was very cinematic. 

4. Lost (TV series)
Method of time travel: The Island.

This was my favorite television show ever. The time travel didn't start until a few seasons in, but it was still great! Every episode left me needing to know what was going to happen next. This is a show that will keep you thinking and theorizing about what's going on. 

5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Method of time travel: Time turner. 

Because every Harry Potter book is incredible, and Rowling did a great job with the time travel. Plus, they saved Buckbeak. 

6. Terra Nova (TV series)
Method of time travel: Time portal. 

In a dystopian future where vital resources have been overused and are growing scarce, humans utilize a time portal to go back to the dinosaur era and start fresh. This great series was cancelled after one season, which was frustrating because there was a cliffhanger at the end of season one! 

7. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
Method of time travel: Gypsy magic. 

This was such a fun time travel read! I think anyone who is a fan of Remembrance will also love My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. Both novels were inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. I love how when the main character, Cat, is transported back into Renaissance, Italy, she has a backpack full of items from the twenty-first century with her. It's interesting to see how she uses those items in the story. Rachel does a fantastic job bringing sixteenth century Italy to life in this book! 

8. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux 
Method of time travel: Magic

I read this book in middle school, and remember being positively enchanted! I loved how the protagonist had a suitcase full of modern day items that traveled with her to the middle ages. It's not fresh in my mind since I read it years ago, so I don't know what current day me would think if I read it again, but I have found memories of this book. 

9. River of Time Series by Lisa T. Bergren
Method of time travel: Magic cave. 

This series was such a fun read! Two sisters are on an archeological dig with their parents when they stumble into a cave that ends up leading them back to fourteenth century Italy. It's well researched, and I loved learning about the time period. Also, there's a great love story, and a lovely message about the importance of sticking by your family. 

10. Timeless Love by Judith O'Brien
Method of time travel: Magic necklace.

First thing you should know about this book - it's corny. BUT besides that, it was a sweet read and I liked how the main character travels back to Tudor England and discovers that King Edward IV died of allergies and saved his life. It was interesting seeing the author's take on how different the modern world would be if King Edward IV had lived. It was published before the "YA Boom of the mid-2000's" (that's when I think YA novels started to be geared toward an older audience), so it reads more like a "kids book" than YA books do today. 

Honorable Mentions: 
The new Star Trek (movie)
Source Code (movie) 
Hourglass by Myra McEntire (novel) 
Journeyman (TV series) 
Timeline (movie) 
The Butterfly Effect (movie) 

If anyone has any great time travel story recommendations, let me know! :D

Thank you, Margie, for having me on your blog for the Timeless blog tour! 

And thank you, Michelle, for letting me be a part of your tour and for taking the time to tell us your most favorite time travel stories :) 
I agree with the Back to the Future Trilogy - a true classic and favorite too!!!

You can find my reviews of...
Remembrance and Vengeance HERE!
And, Timeless HERE

Remembrance available now here
Barnes and Noble 

Vengeance available now here
Barnes and Noble 

AND Timeless available now here
Barnes and Noble 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow was inspired to write Remembrance after seeing Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video while a junior at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. The song and video gave her the story idea about a high school girl reincarnated from Regency Era, England. She handed in the first chapter as a homework assignment for class, and when her teacher and fellow classmates wanted her to continue writing, she decided to go for it. By the end of the school year, her first novel was completed! 

Along with the Transcend Time Saga, Michelle Madow has written two other young adult novels, both which will be developed into series'.

Michelle Madow graduated from the Park School of Baltimore in 2005, where she always took two English classes each semester. She graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At Rollins she was a memeber of the National Society of Collegiate Schollars, and a member of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. 

She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010. 

Michelle lives in Florida, where she is hard at work writing more novels for young adults. 

Enter to win (see below for more information)
- A signed paperback of Remembrance 
- A signed paperback of Vengeance
- A signed paperback of Timeless 
- A gold Venetian mask

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Thank you for stopping by the tour stop today!!!


  1. Awesome list. I like any one that list Back to the Future and I really enjoyed the first in the River of Times series. I need to finish reading it.

  2. Love this list! I totally need to check some of these out now!!!

  3. I love this. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Great list! For some reason I never realized that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was a time travel story LOL. And Back to the Future is the entire reason I want a DeLorean.

  5. Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
    Karen Marie Moning´s Highlander series is great, too, and Karen Chance´s Cassandra Palmer has time travel in a fun way.

    best wishes, Linda xo

  6. So honored to be represented on that list, Michelle! And fun to learn about your books, too! :-)

  7. Doctor Who is a great time-traveling TV series! (slightly obsessed) but I do love the River of Time!!! :DD


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