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Spotlight Sunday – Timekeeper by Tara Sim!


Today’s Spotlight Sunday features a recent favorite!


The Book

25760792Two o’clock was missing.

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.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.


Why I Chose to Spotlight This:

Timekeeper is…everything. It’s got so many things I love. Queer characters! POC characters! Girls who will step on you if you look at them the wrong way but will kiss you afterwards! Puppy boys with hearts of gold that turn you to mush! Steampunk! And so much more!

Tara Sim takes an intricate world and plot, and she flawlessly weaves it into something you simply cannot put down. You will absolutely lose your heart to Danny and Colton, fall hopelessly in love with Cass and Daphne, and sit on the edge of your seat while the four of them band together to solve the mystery of why clocks around England keep Stopping, freezing whole towns in their tracks.

I also really enjoyed the fact that it was a steampunk setting, which allowed Sim to add in more technological advances than actually existed during the time period. My favorite was Cass’ creation of the seat belt, brought on by an unfortunate personal disaster but which was ultimately helpful to Danny and saving Time.

If you haven’t checked this book out, you 100% should. And then tell me how much you loved it!

Have you read TIMEKEEPER? Tell me what you loved about it!

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Spotlight Sunday – Meet the Cast of 27 HOURS



Leah: For our Spotlight Sunday this weekend, we’ve got with us the main cast of 27 HOURS! Thanks for stopping by, y’all, I really appreciate you taking the time.

Braeden: It’s Leah!
Dahlia: He had sugar before this.
Jude: His colors are so bright, I have a headache.
Braeden: It’s not like I have a dimmer switch, buddy.
Trick: Trust me, we know.

Leah: We’re gonna try to avoid being too serious here today, so first question: favorite foods, and more specifically, favorite kind of fries?

Rumor: All of them. But with gravy.
Dahlia: Brown gravy or white gravy?
Rumor: No, I’m not falling for this again.
Nyx: Wait, what?
Rumor: No, don’t get her started!
Dahlia: The only acceptable condiment for fries is brown gravy.
Rumor: Here we go.
Jude: That sounds revolting.
Rumor: Thank you.
Jude: Everyone knows you use milkshakes.
Rumor: There’s something wrong with you.
Nyx: I like mine with hot sauce. That wasn’t the question, was it? Oh wait, no I like curly fries best.
Trick: Hey, me too, but I’m not picky with condiments. Whatever’s around. Except milkshakes. My brother is weird.
Braeden: Your mom is weird.
Trick: Your face is weird.
Dahlia: Really?

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Sunday Spotlight: WILD by Hannah Moskowitz


Spotlight Sunday is a day to highlight something, anything you enjoy, as long as it pertains to books somehow. There’s likely going to be no rhyme or reason to the spotlights, just what I feel like. If you have some theme you’d like to see me talk about, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and let me know!

The Book:


WILD by Hannah Moskowitz

Zack Ramos is training for two things: being a parent to his twelve-year-old sister once his mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s (the same kind he and his sister each have a 50% chance of developing–but let’s not think about that) progresses too far, and running a one hundred mile race through the mountains of Tennessee. His support system is longtime girlfriend Jordan Jonas, who’s sweet, sarcastic, and entirely virtual. They’ve been talking for years but still have never met in person. Because Jordan, it turns out, was still waiting for the right time to tell him that she’s Deaf.

The revelation brings them closer together, and Zack throws himself into learning sign language and trying to navigate their way through their different cultures. But with the stress of a tumultuous relationship, a new language, a sick mother, and his uncertain future, there’s going to be a breaking point…and it might be out there in the Tennessee wild.

From the author of critically-acclaimed books like TEETH, BREAK, and A HISTORY OF GLITTER AND BLOOD comes a story about what happens when love takes you off the beaten track…way, way off.

Why I Chose to Spotlight This:

Hannah Moskowitz is an amazing author and person, who I enjoy following and interacting with on social media, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to feature her and this new book for the first Spotlight Sunday.

Just reading the blurb, I am so intrigued by how this story will play out. It deals with several sensitive topics, and I can’t wait to see how the characters handle everything. The main character, Zack, is clearly under a lot of pressure in his personal life, forced to take on the role of parent to his younger sister due to their mother’s debilitating illness. Will he crack under the pressure? Will he hold steady and come out of this even stronger? How will he deal when other aspects of his life change? I already feel for this boy and want to protect him from pain.

As I said, I follow the author on social media, so I have seen the occasional update and teasers from her, which have only made me itch to have this even more. Finally the day has come and we can all get it!

Buy Link(s):

Amazon (Kindle Unlimited & Regular eBook buying options)