Hello everyone! In celebration of the upcoming release of the paperbacks for TimerKeeper by Tara Sim releasing, Thomas Allen & Son has teamed up with some bloggers to put together an awesome Blog Tour. This blog tour will include exclusive excerpts for Chainbreaker (book 2), a review, and a chance to win a paperback of TimeKeeper.
Author: Tara Sim
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Format: Hardcover received from Thomas Allen & Sons
Two o’clock was missing.
In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.
It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.
And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.
But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.
The stunning first novel in a new trilogy by debut author Tara Sim, Timekeeper is perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Victoria Schwab.
The element I liked most about this book was that it had Chronos mythology tied in that would show up here and there. Now if you haven't heard of Chronos I wouldn't of effected your reading experience, however for those who do, it would've been an added bonus. It added new ideas to the story. This element tied in with the plot made for one epic read and adventure. The setting of not victorian London worked excellently with the whole mystery aspect. Overall Sim's storytelling was spot on and intriguing the whole way through.
I also really enjoy the relationship developments in this book. I believe readers are show multiply important relationships that helped the story move along. These relationships couldn't of happened without this awesome cast though. I really enjoyed all the characters, they definitely all had their shinning moments, and as the plot moved along it was clear the characters were developing.
All in all, with a nicely paced storyline, stunning setting, and some well written characters, TimeKeeper by Tara Sim is a book that people should check out. I recommend this book to those who love Victorian London, because the setting portrayal in this book was astounding. I would also recommend this book to those who enjoy the combination of mystery solving and epic romance.
Time pulled at him, called his name. It danced across his skin like lightning, and in its threads was woven the essence of London, garlands of stone and smoke and steam. He got out of the auto and looked for Big Ben. The tower stood across the street, tall, proud, and golden. Colton waved, once again marveling at the strength it emanated.
Tara Sim can typically be found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area in California. When she’s not chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic, clocks, and explosives. Timekeeper is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter at @EachStarAWorld, and check out her website for fun Timekeeper extras.
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