Book Review: Timekeeper (Tara Sim)


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I was in an accident. I got out. I’m safe now.

An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town.

A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England.

A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all.

A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.


What a disappointing book. Normally I love SkyPony press’ books; they have great titles, so I thought this one would become my favourite, but boy, what a torture was to finish this book.

First, Danny Hart is one of the most annoying selfish protagonists I read in my life. Everything that happens to him is just effing convenient. Of course he is the youngest mechanic in history, of course, he is so, so talented, OF COURSE, he is the favourite of the boss. OF COURSE, HE IS THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO SAVE US ALL.

I mean, RIGHT?!?!

I feel bad talking bad about Timekeeper because is a gay love story, and there are so few young adult gay steampunk novels.

One of the things that really made me mad was Danny selfishness, he talks how Daphne is a meany to him, which all I saw was that Daphne didn’t kiss his ass. Worst of all, he practically destroys Daphne careers and gets her killed, and you may think he at least had some decency and do the damn right thing for her or spare a damn thought, you know, the thing people with conscience and respect for other people would do, but not Danny, no. Because he is in loooove, and had to save his father, how? We don’t know because again he is in loooove.

Fuck you, Danny.

I didn’t like Colton, either, but I suspect the sour taste reading Danny perspective has something to do with it. He’s kinda annoying in an innocent-everything-is-new-to-him kind of way.

The only reason I finished Timekeeper was because its publisher gave me the sequel and promise an honest review, and I’m gonna do it even if I die.

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