Published by Entangled Teen
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?
Madeline J. Reynolds is a YA fantasy author living in Chicago. Originally from Minneapolis, she has a background in journalism and has always loved storytelling in its various forms. When not writing, she can be found exploring the city, eating Thai food, or lost in an epic Lord of the Rings marathon.
- What is on your nightstand?
On my nightstand there’s a lamp, a little basket where I keep rings, a wooden block that says “You Are My Sunshine,” a small treasure chest-shaped box, and a case in the shape of a Hobbit door that has a coin from New Zealand in it.
- What author would you totally fan?
This is tough to narrow down to just one. There are 3 YA authors who I would totally fan-girl over if I met in person: Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, and Holly Black. In particular, Cassandra Clare, because The Mortal Instruments series was what really got me invested in YA, especially YA fantasy.
- What makes you cringe?
Hmm, this is tough. I’d say awkward situations brought about my miscommunications or misunderstandings, cheesy pickup lines, and grating noises, like nails on a chalkboard.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Go with the flow. I’m definitely more of a pantser than a plotter.
- Is there a word you love to use?
It’s always changing. I feel like I have different words that become my favorites at different times. Right now I quite like the word “antiquated,” although I haven’t really had much opportunity to use it in my writing.
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