Wednesday, February 12, 2014

[Review] The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
Publishing Date: 2003
536 Pages
Format: paperback, purchased
Buy Links: Amazon  |   B&N


A most untraditional love story, this is the celebrated tale of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who involuntarily travels through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate affair endures across a sea of time and captures them in an impossibly romantic trap that tests the strength of fate and basks in the bonds of love.

My Review 

I'm torn on my review of this book, so I'm giving it 3.5 stars. While I really enjoyed reading it, I found some parts to be dragged out, making me want to skip pages and just finish the book. Henry and Clare have a beautiful love story that really stands the test of time. I really loved the beginning parts when Henry would visit Clare as a young girl, and then a little further into the book when Clare has to explain some things to Henry about how they know each other. It was very sweet and romantic. One character I don't really like is Gomez; I just want to smack him upside the head sometimes!

Throughout the middle of the book, I felt like some things could have been left out, and maybe the story a little shorter. However, I still very much enjoyed it. I thought the ending was well done and I liked finding out how their lives play out. Overall, I think it was a great love story and I would recommend others to read it. Now I want to watch the movie again!

Movie Trailer


  1. I have read the book or watch the movie but I have heard that both are really good. I don't know why I put it off. The movie looks so good. I think next time I'm in the mood for a romance I'll grab this one (book and movie) from the library. Great post!

    Kay @ It's a Book Life

    1. It is a good romantic story and I liked reading it! I also thought the movie was really good, though I haven't seen it in years, so maybe a re-watch in is order.. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I have been considering reading this one for a while......Still not sure. Sorry that parts got dragged out.
    Glad that it was a good romance though!

    Em @

    1. I definitely still think its a good book to read, especially if you've seen the movie!

  3. I absolutely loved this book for it's unique plot and character development. I also really like her writing style. This is definitely a book I would read again!
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    1. I really liked her writing as well! Wasn't my favorite book, but it made me much more interested in time travel novels (: