Book Review: Time Will Tell

Time Will Tell is the conclusion of Andaleeb Wajid’s Tamanna Trilogy. From No Time For Goodbyes, to Back In Time to this it has been a wonderful journey, and if The first book was the cake, the second the icing this one is surely the cherry on top.


Paperback, 198 pages

Published December 15th 2014 by Bloomsbury India

ISBN13: 9789384052430

Edition Language: English

PLOT: As expected a lot of loose ends are tied up and a new story line concerning Rajat emerges, which makes the story more interesting. This book is about Tamanna and Manoj and brining them back home together. This book is also about Manoj and Tamanna figuring themselves out. A book about love, loss, and self discovery with Time travel thrown in for good measure, I read the book in one go and did not want to put it down at all.

CHARACTERS: We learn a lot more about Tamanna and her family equations in this one. Her parents who stand by her come what may, her sister who is her biggest champion. We also discover her aunt a bit more. We are introduced to the curious Dr. Arvind, who probably has a different agenda than to just cure Tamanna and Rajat, who has been her best friend until now is hiding some secrets from her. All in all the cast is teh hero of the book along with the story.

WHAT I LIKED: They Travel to the future, a glimpse of Bangalore in 2023 through Andaleeb eyes is a treat. The story ends perfectly, with everyone finding what they want and being where they have to, a perfect happy ending to the journey that began with No Time For Goodbyes. Tammana discovers herself through the journey, but still has not realised it, and will take her own sweet time to grow up. The cover, like the previous two editions the cover is beautiful.

WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: The time travel aspect is not explained or explored fully, some people might be put off by that. But I essentially saw it as Tamanna’s Story, everything else was a prop to move her onward in the journey. Apart from this there is nothing really that anyone can pick on in the book.

RATING: A fun exciting read, full of love and adventure, which will surely enthral and engross the YA readers. I rate this book 4 on 5 stars for being the perfect end to a lot of patient waiting and keeping up to the reader’s expectations.

The book has been given to me for review by Bloomsbury India. No payment was taken, and my opinions are honest and unbiased.


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