Book Review: Chainbreaker (Timekeeper Book 2) by Tara Sim [Audiobook]

Danny and Daphne, clock mechanics, get sent to India to help figure out why clock towers are falling and how time is continuing on without them, but a mysterious stranger keeps showing up and seems intent on getting to Danny. When Colton realizes Danny could be in danger, he sets off to try and save him.

Book Cover - Chainbreaker by Tara Sim
Title: Chainbreaker
Book Number: Book 2
Pages: 369
My Rating: 4 Stars
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This was another great book in the series!

I felt so bad for Danny, with everything he’d already been through and then also went through in this book. I also felt bad for Colton, whose backstory was interesting but sad. We got more about Daphne this time too (and her feelings about being in India as someone who is part Indian but disconnected from the culture), as well as a couple new characters, and I liked them all.

The most notable differences between this book and the first were that it was set mostly in India instead of England, Danny and Colton were separated (physically in distance, not broken up), and this one had more action and high-stakes conflict. Conflict that (as Nicole’s review points out) wasn’t black and white and had no easy right or wrong answer. I missed seeing Danny and Colton’s sweet relationship and moments together, but I understood why the separation was part of the story, and I enjoyed Daphne’s small bit of romance.

And of course I also liked the creativity of the time magic and clock spirits.

The audiobook narration by Gary Furlong was great again, natural with some emotion and different voices and accents that suited the characters.

Overall, this one had a little less romance, more action and conflict, and the same unique take on time, and I enjoyed it!

Trigger/Content Warnings: Here is the author’s list of trigger/content warnings.

*Rating: 4 Stars // Read Date: 2020 // Format: Audiobook*


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    1. Kristen Burns

      It’s not exactly time travel, it’s that time is controlled and kept running by magic, and there are clock spirits, it’s a really cool idea! And the steampunk combo is fun.