Marking Time

Marking Time Seventeen year old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything a mother who mysteriously disappears a stranger who stalks her around London and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her

  • Title: Marking Time
  • Author: April White
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seventeen year old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face to face with Jack the Ripper, she realizesSeventeen year old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face to face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England He reveals the existence of the Immortals Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries if you are a Descendant of Time Saira finds unexpected friendships at a boarding school for Immortal Descendants and a complicated love with a young man from the past But time is running out for her mother, and Saira must embrace her new identity as she hides from Archer a devastating secret about his future that may cost him his life.

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    • Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦ says:

      ➦If you fell in love with a VAMPIRE That could be problematic, right?➦So what? Life's a bitch! But, like, you could totally deal with this tiny problem. I mean, no hardship. The dude is HAWT. ➦But what if then, by accident, you sort of, kind of, realize that you can go back in time?➦Most of you probably figured out by now that I'm reviewing a PNR novel. And it was awesome. The heroine is a clocker - someone who has an ability to travel through time. The books follows her journey of disco [...]

    • Rachel Reads Ravenously says:

      4 stars! “I loved history, any kind of history, and even better if it was hidden, secret, or underground.”You know you enjoyed a book when you made an entire pinterest board inspired by it. And I don't even use pinterest very often, so there.Marking Time is a book my friend Wendy told me to read AGES ago and I always meant to. Then my friend Cyndi told me to read it. Then I met April herself (who is lovely). Then Penny Reid also recommended it. And yet I waited: SO I FINALLY READ IT!!!! Than [...]

    • Wendy'sThoughts says:

      5 Infinitely Creative, Surprisingly Touching Stars * * * * *11/18/2016 UPDATEIt is my sincerest wish those who love Romance, YA and astoundingly strong writing to please take a chance and read this book. Marking Time recently won the 2016 Library Journal Indie Award for YA with these comments from the Journal:With a solid premise and a fully fleshed-out lead, this fast-paced fantasy thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The exciting twists and turns and slow-burn romance will ap [...]

    • Alexandra says:

      3/22/15 Kindle version still free!Great story, great writing, great characters!I really enjoyed this one. Wanted to keep reading, but also didn't want to come to the end. I love the MC. She's tough but caring, she has believable doubts and fears. There's a bit of romance, but it develops organically for the MC. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. And this is coming from someone who typically doesn't like the "immortals" premise, or typically vampire plots. The "immortal descendants" here are not immortal themselv [...]

    • April says:

      ** Winner of the 2016 Library Journal Indie E-Book Award - YA **MARKING TIME is FREE for e-readers:→ US: amzn/1LS9PFD→ UK: amzn/1Mf7dkv→ B&N: bit/1P1gnpL→ Kobo: bit/1Mn3UxZ→ iTunes: apple/1LSb2gh

    • Hayat says:

      I give this book5+++++ but If I could I'd give it10 stars +++++MS White, I salute you for creating such perfection!It is probably a little early to say this but this is my favourite book of 2014 so far!!I've just finished this book and I'm blown away by how good this YA book is. I got this book because it was free and had lots of good ratings on so I thought,' what the hell, I might as well give it a go' and I'm so glade I did. This is the kind of book that sinks its claws into you very slowly [...]

    • Kristin says:

      **UPDATE**I forgot how amazing these characters were And now I'm super excited for Tempting Fate!!*****I absolutely LOVED this book. I was a bit skeptical at first because I'm not a huge fan of time travel, but BOY am I glad I read it!This book was actually recommended to me by a friend, and it was free on my Kindle, so why not?The characters were kick-butt, the story was captivating, and the history was right on point and accurate.All in all, this is a must-read book. If you're waiting for the [...]

    • Meghan says:

      After reading this book, I feel like I need to go back and change all the other reviews I've given. This 5 star makes my other 5 stars feel like they should really only be 4. I enjoyed this book so much. It pulled me in and wouldn't let go. I know, I know - so many people say these things about books, you don't know whether to believe them or not anymore. Let me just say this - I was reading this yesterday in the laundry room and got so into the book, I literally forgot where I was until it got [...]

    • Helga White says:

      I was hooked from the first chapter of Marking Time. Despite a seventeen-year-old heroine, this book isn’t just for YA readers. Saira Elian is smart and capable, with enough sarcasm in her voice to keep her real. She’s been self-sufficient so long she’s never learned to ask for help – until her whole world turns upside down with her mother’s disappearance, and she discovers she’s from a long line of time travelers. I loved her journey from over-confidence, through the total breakdown [...]

    • David Estes says:

      All I can say isWOW! I was extremely impressed with this debut novel by April White. Although this book hides behind a guise of a time traveller book, it's soooo much more than that. It has evil warmongers and seers and vampires and time travellers and a plot that will twist you and pull you in a bunch of different directions, tying you in knots. None of the subtle clues in this book get ignored in the end, and the author pulls them together masterfully to bring everything together in what is a [...]

    • April says:

      Anneke Vogt, my lovely, intrepid, and brilliant translator has done a remarkable job turning Marking Time into something lyrical and lovely for German readers. It's amazing that a 445 page book in English becomes 575 pages, rich in the nuances that only a language as detailed and remarkable as German could be.Thank you, Anneke, for falling in love with Marking Time, and for bringing it to life for a German audience. You are extraordinary, and I am so lucky to be your creative partner in this end [...]

    • Emily says:

      3.25 starsThis was a fun and enjoyable book that is free on Kindle! I would describe it as a more mature Percy Jackson series + a little bit of Harry Potter + time travel + Jack the Ripper. Awesome, right? And as my first free Kindle book (not counting library checkouts of regular Kindle books, which is how I do most of my reading), I was definitely pleasantly surprised.I thought it started off better than it finished. I was very quickly intrigued by the concept and mysteries. Unfortunately, man [...]

    • Kara-karina says:

      4.5/5Marking Time caught me completely by surprise. Not only this is an excellent time travel story, it's a wonderful paranormal YA, and I'm not reading many of them these days because frankly I keep getting disappointed in young adult genre in general.But never fear, my deals. Marking Time will deliver a spunky, serious and very sensible young heroine, a lot of adventures and a pretty believable story of attraction.Saira is a tough 17-year old, practicing free-running and tagging when she gets [...]

    • Laura says:

      I have been reading romance novels for the past year (and for the most part loving it) that I seemed to have forgotten that there are other genres out there. It was through the happy coincidence of being in the same virtual book club with April White that I discovered this book. After reading (and liking) her smart and very often witty comments I had a feeling I wanted to discover more of what April had to say. Boy am I glad I did.This book deals with time travel, a magical school, first love, f [...]

    • Emma says:

      This review can also be found on This review contains NO SPOILERS.The book Marking Time is a wonderfully written book in the series "The Immoral Descendants". It is a very nice change from the popular YA books currently. It it has great character development and it grabs your from the very first page. I found that I could not put it down. In this book not a detail is ever forgotten. If something that seems small is mentioned, even as a side note, you will often find in this book that it will be [...]

    • Kelsey McKenna says:

      THIS BOOK WAS SO GREAT I MADE A VIDEO REVIEW OF IT ON , which is totally unlike me. April White is a freaking genius, and this book is quite original if I do say so myself. I was blind sighted by a few things that as an experienced reader, I thought I was clever enough to pick up on. I could not put Marking Time down. It killed me that I was at my swim meet and I couldn't bring my Macbook to read it. Read if you like fantasy, supernatural, mystery, romance, history, or anything. This book would [...]

    • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin* says:

      Not really sure how to express my thoughts on this one. I had a few problems with it, although it wasn't outwardly terrible. The MC was just too smart and self-assured and insightful (I know that sounds weird. Sorry). She would meet other characters for the first time and decide within two sentences that she liked them. And then those characters would just go along with whatever weirdness was happening and offer her help. From her Seer friends, she would find out things about the future and then [...]

    • Grahame says:

      I have to preface this by saying that this is not my usual kind of book. I never venture too far from contemporary romance. April White has just changed that. Her writing is sharp, intelligent, and touching. I connected with all the characters, including seventeen-year-old Saira. She's a time-traveler, way cooler than I could ever hope to be, and I desperately wanted to be in her world, experiencing everything along with her.But she's not the only one I fell in love with. Archer had me from the [...]

    • ✨Susan✨ says:

      I liked this story more than I thought I would. I thought because of the age of the main character, Saira, it would be a young adult book, but for me it was more like an adult version of Harry Potter with a twist. The school Saira finds her way to, to finally realize all of her abilities, has others who have different powers past down from the original immortals. She as a traveler is a rarity and because of this there is an undercover group waging a silent war against her. With the help of a few [...]

    • Gino Abrajano says:

      Ingredients:-2 cups of awesome characters-1 teaspoon of comedy-5 gallons of adventure-a pinch of romanceInstructions:This is an awesome book, there is no doubt about it. Pour all ingredients into a bowl and stir till evenly settled. Bake for half an hour and you have this novel, called "Marking Time"! It is fabricated with history and fun to read any day of the year, and at anytime of the day. You will soon be indulged by the story line and just relax and brace yourself secrets and discoveries a [...]

    • V Nerd says:

      4•5☆So before I read this book if I had known it contained vampires and shape shifters I would have put it back on the shelf, tapped it in a cute puppy kind of way and said "no thanks"Thank goodness I didn't as I loved it!! Vamps, shape shifters, time travel d let's throw in a little Jack the Ripper just to mix things up a bit !!! What more could you ask for ??

    • Majanka says:

      Marking Time is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Ever. Seeing as this comes from the girl who averages between 150 and 200 books read a year, that’s saying something. April White has a remarkable talent for creating strong, realistic characters, amazing fantasy settings and intriguing, surprising plots. Needless to say I’m more than a little amazed by the author’s ability to combine all three of these elements into one book. I read Marking Time in about three days, in the middle of [...]

    • Nicole says:

      As seen on The Quiet Concert"The three of us blended with the clientele as well as a fifteen year-old ex-thief, a girl from the future masquerading as a young man, and a second-son of the Lord-turned-student could be."Despite a somewhat shaky start, Marking Time was an exciting and intense read. April White created a really strong set of characters and delivers a compelling twist to your average paranormal storyline. Saira discovers a new and dangerous world that she is a part of, one that just [...]

    • Mandy says:

      I received Marking Time in return for an honest review from the author. Saira is fleeing from a stranger when she’s caught but the police who have no choice to send her to London to live with her grandmother. Since her mother has disappeared this isn't the first time that Saira’s been on her own. Her grandmother isn't thrilled to see her instead she locks her away in the guest wing of the family manor. But Saira has her own agenda and sneaks out of the house to explore London on her own. Whe [...]

    • Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts) says:

      Original Review posted on Bookwyrming Thoughts.Formatting has been lost due to copy and pasting.Disclaimer: I received this book from the author for free in an exchange for a honest review. This does not influence my review in any way. About 2 months ago, I was asked by the author to read and review her first novel, Marking Time, the 1st book in the Immortal Descendants series. I was a bit hesitant to read it at first, but after a bit of browsing around on her website and reading a sample from , [...]

    • ♥Knhebek, hbeebti♥ says:

      Warning: This review/rating is based on my feelings, thoughts, likes and dislikes. You should read the book to form your own opinion/thoughts. Read on!Rating: 4.75 Saira StarsCover: I love itCliffhanger: Not a painful one, just that the series continuesTriangle: Ehhh, i wouldn't call it a triangle?Well, this was a very surprising read and very very enjoyable. I won't go into details, there are many reviews detailing that already.Saira stumbles into a fate she didn't know was hers. Suddenly she i [...]

    • Dawn says:

      I loved Siara the heroine who's from our time and time travels much to her surprise to Victorian England and encounters Jack the Ripper. Marking Time is such a complex story that I can't begin to do it justice in a review, but suffice to say, it was outstanding.I raved so much about the story that my 9 year old begged to read the book and she loved it as much as I did. I think regardless of if you are 14 or 45 you will find someone in the book with which to connect- there are so many different c [...]

    • Becca says:

      Wow, I would most certainly rate this book more than five stars. Quite possibly, ten if I could!!! Saira is a lovable and fierce heroine. I instantly felt connected to her and enjoyed her story. Ms. White is so incredibly talented in her story telling. This has magic in every fiber of its being, from its time travel to unique characters to its science and lastly tying in historical events. I felt this story had to be properly and slowly read, since I sometimes gobble down a book and cannot for t [...]

    • Kayla says:

      April White came to my class and talked to us about this book. It was really cool meeting her and I couldn't wait to start reading it. I was definitely not disappointed. I usually don't like YA that much, but this book was great. The characters were great and the storyline was really original. One thing about it though is because the plot was so complex and because of the time-travelling, it got pretty confusing at times. I also found it a bit unrealistic that all the random people she meets on [...]

    • Catherine says:

      I've read this book 3 times and I can't express just how much I loved it. It is fast paced and full of action. The main character Saira is so easy to love and admire and you want to know what she's doing and how she interacts with this new world of Immortal Descendants that she's been thrown into. Also you want to know about her relationship with Archer, the new mysterious man in her life. This is the brilliant first book in the 5 part Immortal Descendant series. I recommend you read the first t [...]

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