Book Review: Timekeeper (Timekeeper Book 1) by Tara Sim [Audiobook]

In an alternate world where time is controlled by clock towers, relationships between mechanics and clock spirits are forbidden. But when Danny, a mechanic, meets Colton, a clock spirit, he finds himself falling in love, while also unraveling the mystery of a nearby stopped town.

Book Cover - Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Title: Timekeeper
Book Number: Book 1
Pages: 450
My Rating: 4 Stars
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This was cute!

The idea of clock spirits was so unique and interesting, and I don’t think I had ever read a romance between a person and the spirit of an inanimate object before. This author also created a cool concept with time in general in this world (which was kind of an alternate version of ours, set in the past), how it wasn’t really a natural thing but rather linked to the clock towers and clock spirits, so if a tower was broken in some way, time itself was broken in that town.

The romance was very sweet. The characters were likable.

The author did a good job showing Danny’s emotional struggles with his father being frozen in time in another town, his mother not being there for him, having PTSD from an accident, everyone treating him like he was fragile, etc.

The mystery was a good one that I didn’t figure out, but it all made sense in the end, which is the best kind of mystery.

The audiobook narration by Gary Furlong was great. He sounded natural, did great voices for the characters that suited them, and brought the right feel to the story.

Overall, I enjoyed this! Having already read the entire series, I also want to say that it got better, more emotional, and more intense as it went on, and I ended up feeling so many feels and really loving 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. Greg

    I’ve seen this around. Glad to hear it was good! I want to read more clockwork/ steampunk kinda stuff and while this might not necessarily be that, it sounds close. 🙂

  2. Lindsi

    I tend to struggle with books that manipulate time, but it seems like this author got it right. 🙂 I think books with a time focus have to be extremely detailed and developed, so that there isn’t any confusion as to how certain aspects work. I might have to give this one a go. 🙂

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬