Timekeeper

  • Type: Books
  • By: Tara Sim
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781510706187
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A boy who controls time falls in love with the spirit of a clock tower.

Tara Sim's lovely steampunk-ish fable Timekeeper is a thrilling pleasure to read. In a neo-Victorian England in which time is a nebulous, magical property maintained by Timekeepers, Danny is trying to make his way up the ladder in his father's profession. Keeping time is dangerous work, and Danny is suffering from the trauma of a clocktower bombing that nearly killed him, and from the loss of his father, who was present in a clocktower that suddenly stopped, trapping everyone in the town in a never-ending moment.
 
On assignment in a new town, Danny meets Colton, the spirit of the clocktower he's been assigned to repair. Their romance is threatened by forces both magical and mundane, as more and more Timekeepers and clocks are injured under mysterious circumstances.