Book Looks + Giveaway: Timekeeper – Tara Sim


Sunglasses | Top | Shorts | Necklace | Boots | Bag

Title: Timekeeper (2016)
Author: Tara Sim
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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.

Read the first lines… 

Two o’clock was missing.

Danny wanted it to be a joke. Hours didn’t just disappear. But the clock tower before him and the silver timepiece in his hand read 3:06 in the afternoon, when not fifteen minutes before they had read 1:51.

Because the hour between no longer existed.

A single thought registered, stunned and succinct: Oh, hell. Colton Tower was a pillar of limestone and cast iron with a brick base and pointed spire. The iron gleamed gold in the weak sunshine, illuminating the sentinel-like tower that rose above the shingled roofs of Enfield. It stood apart from the other buildings as if to showcase its power, easily visible at the heart of town. The clock face shone yellow, its numbers and hands black against the opal glass.

And an extra book look!

Bag | Top | Shorts | Sunglasses | Watch | Boots

Timekeeper Blog Tour

NOVEMBER 6The Ultimate Fangirl
NOVEMBER 8The Litaku
NOVEMBER 9: Books and Prejudice
NOVEMBER 10The Writing Hufflepuff & Read by Nicka
NOVEMBER 12Addlepates and Book Nerds
NOVEMBER 13: Dip into Books
NOVEMBER 14Blame It on the Books
NOVEMBER 15: The Bibliophile Confessions
NOVEMBER 16She Latitude
NOVEMBER 17: Reads and Thoughts
NOVEMBER 18: The Ultimate Fangirl

About Tara Sim

Tara Sim is a YA author found in the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she’s not writing about magic, clocks, and boys, she drinks tea, wrangles cats, and sings opera.

Tara grew up in California, but braved the elements of Virginia to study English/Creative Writing at Hollins University. Half-Indian and full geek, she eats too many samosas and awkwardly dances to Bhangra music.

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30 thoughts on “Book Looks + Giveaway: Timekeeper – Tara Sim

  1. Both of these look amazing Reg, but I’ve got to say I prefer the first one just that little bit more. I love those shorts and those boots as well! 😀
    I’ve read this book, I was lucky enough to get an ARC of it, and I really really loved it. I thought it was a brilliant story but what I loved the most were Danny and Colton’s characters and their relationship with each other. Have you read this one yet? What did you think? 🙂


  2. You have such great fashion sense!! I really love the second book look, especially the accessories. Unfortunately I read a really negative review of this book (which was a bad decision) and I kind of shoved it to the back of my TBR pile 😓


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