Author: Tara Sim
Narrator: Gary Furlong
Publisher: sky pony press
Publisher audiobook: Unabrigded
Page count: 414 (8h 49min)
Release day: November 8th 2016
Series: Timekeeper #1
Rating: 4 stars
What is it about?
This book takes place in a Victorian world were time is alive. Which means all towns are controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time, and a destroyed clock can stop time completely.
One of the clock mechanics, who can not only repair clocks, but time itself, is determined to free his father from a stopped city. He is not the only mechanic trying to fix the stopped city, but there are also people working against them.
This book is about a boy who will do everything to relive his past, and one boy who would give up everything to live at all.
A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.
What I thought:
I kinda started listening to this on a whim, so I did not really have any expectations for this book. But wow what did it surprise me! This book had such an interesting start, that as soon as I started I did not want to stop listening!
Normally I listen to books at at least 1.5 speed, but for this book I put it at 1.25 since I just wanted it to last as long as possible (but 1 speed was to slow haha). Partly why I enjoyed the audiobook so much was because of the narrator, his voice fits the main character so well!
This story is so original, and I loved it so much. I’ve never read a book before were time was a ‘real’ thing.
Oooh and let me talk about the romance! It was so darn cute, I can’t get over it! It was totally predictable, but I don’t care, I would already continue the series only for the romance!! And especially at the end <3 #melting
So let’s just say I really loved this book!
There were some small things which annoyed me a little bit, and are therefore the reason for taking 1 star. First of all, there were some scenes were the main character was a bit whinny… Also, there was this thing about gods, which I did not understand, and I did not really get the point but maybe they will return in the sequel?! And lastly, there were like 4-5 (of 30ish) chapters written from other perspectives which felt a bit weird, since they would not tell you the perspective changed, and then it took me awhile to know who it was, or that it was someone else et all…
I would 100% recommend the audiobook! It was really enjoyable and, except for the perspective changes, not confusing at all!
But I would recommend it for romance lovers, who like some interesting twist in the normal world. So not a totally contemporary book!
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Which book that you’ve read had an interesting twist to the real world?