Review: Jonesy Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries & Caitlin Rose Boyle

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Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong. Collects issues #1-4.

Rating: 3 Stars

Jonesy  caught my eye because the color and the style reminded me so much of the television show Steven Universe. While as far as I know neither creator has nothing to do with the show, this book has its own humor and shine.

Jonesy is a Cupid-like character who has the ability to make people fall in love with other people, things, ideas, etc. Some of these matches are much more successful than others. Many have consequences that force Jonesy to confront her view on the subject and figure out how to make things better or whether to meddle again when she has the potential to make things even worse. There’s no indication yet where her powers come from, whether they’re passed down from a family member or spontaneously bestowed upon her, but she’s certainly making use of them since discovering them accidentally when shipping two characters on t.v.

The weird thing about Jonesy is, even though she’s described in the summary of the book as being a fan of anime and a devotee of grrrl bands and 1D, I didn’t really get that from her in this book. She mentions anime once or twice, watches an unnamed show once, but she never mentions anything specific about anime, like a favorite character or movie or show. It is the same with her musical tastes. The only musician that I saw mentioned was a fictional one called Stuff, whose persona is that of an alien on the planet Earth, playing music for humans. It might be a callback to an early David Bowie persona, but I didn’t get that vibe either. I’m hoping her interests will be demonstrated more in future books because volume 1 seemed to be all about her powers and how she misused them.

Speaking of her misuse of power, it is this that brings me to a point about Jonesy that annoyed me during the course of the book. Her age is never stated outright, but from the description of the school and school events, like a Valentine’s Day flower sale for charity or prom, it’s easy enough to figure out that she is somewhere in high school. My guess would be 16 or 17. However, based on her actions throughout the book, I would’ve pegged her age as much lower at best without these context clues.

She acts like a sixth grader, if that, in terms of her selfish nature regarding helping her father and using her ability to make others fall in love with anyone/anything. While each chapter featured an escapade in which Jonesy screwed something up and a subsequent reversal of her opinion about said event, I can’t help but feel like she’s not learning much of anything yet. I feel like, if she were actually a teenager, she’d have at least a modicum more of sense in regards to these situations.

On the positive side, there is a lot of diversity in this book. The main character, Jonesy, comes from a Hispanic family (her abuelita, who appears briefly, is hilarious!). Her new BFF Ginger is not only a Black woman, but a gay woman whose love interest features in one chapter. There are other side characters that appear that have the potential to be brought forward as time goes on, including Jonesy’s other friend Farid (about whom not much is known).

I might have another look at this series and I’d definitely recommend giving it a try, though I’d probably put this in the column of checking it out from the library first to see whether or not it’s up your alley.

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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DNF Review: Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge

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Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad. Mosca Mye was born at a time sacred to Goodman Palpitattle, He Who Keeps Flies out of Jams and Butterchurns, which is why her father insisted on naming her after the housefly. He also insisted on teaching her to read—even in a world where books are dangerous, regulated things. Eight years later, Quillam Mye died, leaving behind an orphaned daughter with an inauspicious name and an all-consuming hunger for words. Trapped for years in the care of her cruel Uncle Westerly and Aunt Briony, Mosca leaps at the opportunity for escape, though it comes in the form of sneaky swindler Eponymous Clent. As she travels the land with Clent and her pet goose, Saracen, Mosca begins to discover complicated truths about the world she inhabits and the power of words.

Rating: DNF @ 34% (2 Stars)

Having read Frances Hardinge’s book The Lie Tree and finding it a dark and exciting book, I wanted to read more of her work. I requested this on NetGalley before realizing it was actually an older title that was being rereleased, but that didn’t bother me. Fly By Night is the story of a headstrong girl, Mosca Mye, who shouldn’t know how to read but does and becomes something of a spy in a time when the wrong book has the potential to twist your brain and her world’s political system is in continual turmoil. Plus, there was the promise of a pet goose, a unique pet in literature.

Each chapter was titled with a letter of the alphabet in the vein of “A is for Arson” and “H is for High Treason”. I thought this was neat and I made it as far as the end of “I is for Informer” before I realized that this book was not going to be a good experience for me.

The first couple of chapters were interesting and the action was fairly even keeled, but things started getting out of balance quickly. The language was getting unbearable, like it was an epic fantasy meant for adults that was trying to make itself more appropriate for children. It wasn’t that the material was inappropriate, it was the flowery descriptions and the making something out of nothing. I got bored very quickly and while I wanted to finish this book and gave it my very best effort, it was when I arrived at 34% that I realized I did not care about what was happening or to whom.

I’m not sure I can say whether or not the middle grade audience would actually like this or not. It feels like it was trying too hard to be two completely different things and that it could have been great if it had settled on one. I’m not convinced it would’ve been a good adult fantasy, which is how the writing felt it was leaning, but a solid middle grade fantasy was a definitive possibility if it were curbed in.

I’ll give this author another chance as I did enjoy another of her novels, but no more in this particular series.

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books That Would Make Good Video Games

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey from Gingerreadlainey.

I’ve always been a big video game fan. The first system I ever remember having was the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and playing Duck Hunt on it. Boy did I hate that game, but I also had Super Mario 3, which began my lifelong love of Mario games and their offshoots (Yoshi, etc.).  I also happen to like at least one video game based on a book, though technically it’s a game based on the movie that was based on the book (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for GameCube).

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic was a fun one to put together because it gave me the chance to think about what books I’d turn into video games if I had any modicum of artistic or coding talent.

Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab

The first thought I had was that Kell and Holland’s ability to travel between the Londons in this book reminded me of the game Portal. Now that’s not a game I’ve played personally, but I’ve seen enough promotional material over the years that I have a rough idea and the going through portals to another place seems like enough of a comparison to get Shades of Magic its own game. That’s not even taking into consideration the RPG potential with the politics, the sneaking around, the magic. This could be a beautiful game if the right studio picked it up.

The Weirn Books by Svetlana Chmakova

This has a lot of elements of fantasy to it in a modern setting, but also a mystery setting that could blend nicely to make a puzzle game as well. There are a lot of ways to approach this series because it’s got so many aspects to it that will appeal to a lot of different fans.

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The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh

I’ve only read Volume 1 of this series so far, courtesy of NetGalley, but it sounds like it could make a fun side-scrolling adventure, not unlike a Mario game. The art is bright and fun, which would make it aesthetically pleasing, and because it takes place during the setup for a school production, there’s plenty of potential drama to introduce mini-bosses or “Castle” Bosses.

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

Whoa boy, this series has all the makings of an adventure game. It’s got magic, gods, and teenagers poised to be the heroes or the villains of the piece, depending upon the choices they make. There was a game ages ago that changed depending on the moral choices of your characters and that element would be right at home in this series. With the mythological background ready to pop up around every corner, this series sounds like it would be so much fun, unlocking new and exciting quests, allies, etc.

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

I like to imagine this book as a mobile game that involves the heroes (Charlie, Taylor, and Jamie) getting to SupaCon and defeating different “monsters” to get to various levels (meeting their idols, different events like a midnight concert, etc.). Since it takes place at a con, there’d be plenty of cosplay to look forward to and there could be mini-games where you have to find a specific character in a sea of other cosplayers.

What are some of your favorite games that already exist? Are any of them based on books? Let me know in the comment section.

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Review: A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes – from Mom’s to Mario Batali’s by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer

 

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The definitive guide to an American classic though the lens of New York Times journalists Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer’s culinary friendship.

Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer share a passion for meatloaf and have been exchanging recipes via phone, email, text and instant message for decades. A MEATLOAF IN EVERY OVEN is their homage to a distinct tradition, with 50 killer recipes, from the best classic takes to riffs by world-famous chefs like Bobby Flay and Mario Batali; from Italian polpettone to Middle Eastern kibbe to curried bobotie; from the authors’ own favorites to those of prominent politicians. Bruni and Steinhauer address all the controversies (Ketchup, or no? Sauté the veggies?) surrounding a dish that has legions of enthusiastic disciples and help you to troubleshoot so you never have to suffer a dry loaf again.

This love letter to meatloaf incorporates history, personal anecdotes and even meatloaf sandwiches, all the while making you feel like you’re cooking with two trusted and knowledgeable friends.

Rating: 5 Stars

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food in my house. It’s rare that we have it these days, to be honest, because with our work schedules my husband and I rarely have the time or energy to pull together a recipe like one of the ones found in this book. However, reading this book gave me the inspiration to at least try to reinstate Meatloaf Sunday, wherein we’ll try yet another of these recipes.

Even if you made one of these recipes every week it would take you almost a year to make them all because there are dozens of recipes from the traditional beef to pork to ones that include seafood. Those are the ones that surprised me the most because I’d never heard of a meatloaf like that. Thankfully, the authors of this book managed to find a good variety when bringing these recipes together.

Of the recipes included, my favorite non-traditional one was probably the Crab and Shrimp Loaf Muffins. They’re great because not only do they include two delicious seafood meats, but they’re also good for either an entree or an appetizer, depending on how many muffins you serve. The recipe I most enjoyed trying out from the more traditional chapters was the Jewish Christmas Loaf, an amazing recipe that takes a ground beef mixture and adds five-spice powder, soy sauce, and Asian garlic sauce to season not only the beef, but to top it all off with the glaze.

I learned a lot from this book besides the variety of recipes as well. There were methods for sauteing onions before cooking, which I never really thought of. Also, soaking bread in milk before mixing it in with the meat to give it more moisture was a tip I’d never heard before. The final chapter in the book was where I found the most help for planning a meal around meatloaf. Entitled “Eight: Sides”, it offers sides options from macaroni and cheese to roasted broccoli to a Midwestern potato salad that sounds like something right off a picnic menu. I’m used to seeing accompanying dishes neglected in a book focusing on main courses, so this was a pleasant inclusion.

At the beginning of each chapter, the authors have a bit of a chat session which gives an insight into why they chose the recipes they included. Some of the recipes are from personal friends, some are from celebrity chefs such as Alex Guarnaschelli and Bobby Flay. These friendly introductions, as well as the fact that the book takes sides into account as well as the main dish, make it a fun recipe book that has something for practically anyone.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton

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Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship and the power of believing in yourself and others through this irresistible duo.

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Narwhals are awesome creatures and I’ve been seeing more picture books with them featured lately. In this collection of short comics, the second in the Narwhal and Jelly series, Narwhal discovers his superpowers and uses them for good in various ways.

I loved the idea of a narwhal being a superhero. The first comic, when Narwhal discovers he is a superhero but not what his superpower is, was my favorite. The art is appropriately charming and goes well with the stories.

The next story was less than thrilling and a bit boring. The third, when he needed to cheer up a friend and in doing so discovered what his actual superpower was, was the most heartfelt of the book. Being someone that brings out the best in others is nothing to sneeze at!

The reason I’m giving this book only a 2.5 star rating is because, while the art was good and the first story was really fun, the rest of the book was rather lackluster. There was substance missing from the stories, in that there was the barest sketch of a story and not much fleshing out of it. Perhaps, in this sense, a comic book was the wrong medium and each story would have been better as it’s own picture book?

This book will probably be most attractive to a younger audience to whom the lack of a fleshed out story won’t matter, as it is visually appealing through out the work.

 

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Review: Roadfood, 10th Edition: An Eater’s Guide to More Than 1,000 of the Best Local Hot Spots and Hidden Gems Across America by Jane & Michael Stern

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Published: 7 March 2017

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

Category: Travel/Food & Drink

First published in 1977, the original Roadfood became an instant classic. James Beard said, “This is a book that you should carry with you, no matter where you are going in these United States. It’s a treasure house of information.”

Now this indispensable guide is back, in an even bigger and better edition, covering 500 of the country’s best local eateries from Maine to California. With more than 250 completely new listings and thorough updates of old favorites, the new Roadfood offers an extended tour of the most affordable, most enjoyable dining options along America’s highways and back roads.

Filled with enticing alternatives for chain-weary-travelers, Roadfood provides descriptions of and directions to (complete with regional maps) the best lobster shacks on the East Coast; the ultimate barbecue joints down South; the most indulgent steak houses in the Midwest; and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice-cream parlors, and uniquely regional finds in between. Each entry delves into the folkways of a restaurant’s locale as well as the dining experience itself, and each is written in the Sterns’ entertaining and colorful style. A cornucopia for road warriors and armchair epicures alike, Roadfood is a road map to some of the tastiest treasures in the United States.

Rating: 4 Stars

My family was never one for road trips when I was a child, but my husband’s family more than made up for that and I’ve since heard many stories from across the country. Some of the best take place in the places they stopped for food, especially those restaurants that offered regional cuisince. Roadfood is a comprehensive guide to a wide variety of food stops for anyone’s journey from one coast to the other.

Roadfood is well formatted, the stops being separated by region: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-South, Deep South, Midwest, Southwest, Great Plains, and West Coast. Before each chapter delves into each restaurant there are two maps that are useful, a general one of the region to show what states are included and a second, much more detailed one that had black dots indicating what major highways they may be near or how close they are to one another. This is a great tool if you’re using this book in conjunction with planning your trip and should prevent journeying too far off course.

The information for each restaurant is very inclusive. Not only do the authors include delectable descriptions of, presumably, their favorite dishes, but the restaurants that are local favorites are earmarked with a Locals Love It stamp (like Porubsky’s Grocery in the Little Russia neighborhood of North Topeka, KS) and others with a Hot Ticket stamp, such as Harry Caray’s, a popular if pricey eatery in Chicago owned by the voice of the Chicago Cubs, Harry Caray (a choice place for steaks like the sirloin or prime and “Italian” dishes like chicken Vesuvio). Helpfully, there are also stamps for Vegetarian Friendly places that call attention to dishes that are palatable for vegetarians. Together with the above stamps and contact information for each establishment (phone number, address, and website if applicable), there is also a handy guide for pricing. The more $$$ signs, the more expensive; the range in this book is $ to $$$ and each state has a good sampling of each price category.

I know this was published very recently, but if you’re going to go out of your way on your road trip, I’d make a quick call to the place you’re looking at. The most local place to me, Cliff’s Dairy Maid, had an entry that was sadly inaccurate. Having visited it recently (4/4/17), the grills have been removed and they no longer offer any of the hot food items mentioned in this book (foot long hot dogs, chili dogs, fries, etc.). The ice cream is still well worth the trip, though; dozens of unique flavors will ensure everyone finds something to savor.

The only other downside I would take note of is that some states, such as Nevada (3) and Delaware (5). have very limited choices when compared to some of the surrounding states. Since this is the 10th edition and the authors make a note that there have been additions and subtractions from edition to edition, I hope that this is merely one in which other states are being given a chance to shine and that next time, perhaps they will find some culinary gems in the states that didn’t get as much attention this time around.

 

I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Top SFF On My TBR

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey from Gingerreadlainey.

Science fiction and fantasy novels have always been among my favorite novels. They take me away from reality even more than a contemporary novel could hope to. This week’s topic is about the top 5 on my TBR that I am most looking forward to.

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Reckless by Cornelia Funke

I picked this up years ago when it first came out because I loved Funke’s other series that began with Inkheart and her book about a female knight, Igraine the Brave. I don’t know what happened to make me not read it at the time, but I didn’t and that feels like a mistake that needs to be rectified this year. I want to get back into Funke’s writing style (especially with the potential for a fourth Inkworld book on the horizon) and this series seems the perfect way to do it.

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Sabriel by Garth Nix

Truth be told I should be reading the whole Old Kingdom series, but as Sabriel is book one I’ll start there. This is a book that’s been on my shelf for almost 20 years and I cannot for the life of me remember whether I’ve read it or not. However, after reading some of Nix’s more recent works, I’ve decided to take the recommendations of many Twitter friends and get back to his most popular series.

 His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

I was going to say just one of  these books, but then I realized I’d need to reread the first three books anyway, so I’m including the entire His Dark Materials trilogy as well as the first book in the Book of Dust trilogy. I’d read the first book back before the movie came out (a film I liked, if I was somewhat let down by) and when I heard that there would be more stories after The Amber Spyglass, I was excited. This was an intriguing series that had some interesting political themes in a beautiful fantasy setting (I wish we had daemons in this world!).

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Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

This sounds so neat! It has some creepy elements because the main character has been murdered every two years since she was 8 years old, so add terrifying to that description. Not only that, but all evidence of the crime is always gone every time she wakes up/is resurrected. This isn’t even the biggest problem of the book: the asteroid heading toward Earth is! What even is this book?!

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The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

To be honest, I saw this on NetGalley and instantly requested it because I saw that Neil Gaiman had a story in it and he is an autobuy author for me. Upon further inspection, there are a few authors I’m looking forward to reading, particularly Claire North (The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August).

 

What’s the number one SFF book you’re looking forward to reading in the near future? Are any of my selections on your TBR? Let me know in the comment section down below.

 

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Audiobook Blog Tour Review: Timekeeper by Tara Sim

Author: Tara Sim

Narrator: Gary Furlong

Length: 8h 50m

Publisher: Forever Young Audiobooks

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release date: Feb. 14, 2017

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Two 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.

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Tara Sim is the author of Timekeeper (Sky Pony Press) and can typically be found wandering the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she’s not chasing cats or lurking in bookstores, she writes books about magic, clocks, and explosives. Follow her on Twitter at @EachStarAWorld, and check out her website at tarasim.com.

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Gary Furlong grew up in Wexford, Ireland. Throughout his life he has worn many a hat: He has worked as a teacher in Niigata, Japan; a puppeteer in Prague; an improv artist in Memphis, Tennessee; and as a singer and actor all over Ireland. He started narrating audiobooks in late 2015 and hasn’t looked back.

Gary made his acting debut in the musical Godspell as a student. Since then he has pursued acting both on the amateur and professional circuits. Notable roles include Tom Collins in Bare Cheek’s production of Rent in 2010.

Over the course of his five years in Japan, he was an actor, director, and audio producer. It was during this time that he discovered his interest in audiobooks and voice-over.

He now works full-time as an audiobook narrator and voice actor from his home in Ireland.

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Overall: 4 Stars  Performance: 4 Stars  Story: 4.5 Stars

I haven’t read a good steampunk novel in awhile and this was a beautiful introduction back into that intricate, amazing world. It was also a relatively new experience because I rarely review audiobooks and was given this chance by Jess from Audiobookworm Promotions and Forever Young Audiobooks. I am very thankful to both individual and group because it was a fun, grand, wild ride.

I really liked not only the time period that the story of Timekeeper was set in, but the characters that made up the world I as a reader was introduced to. The romance was beautiful and yet tragic, but not in a cheesy or comical way, which can be a problem at times. Oftentimes I find books that try for a tragic romance overdo it and make a mockery of the characters. Danny and Colton were a strange couple, what with one being a human and one being a clock spirit. Their relationship never felt forced nor instantaneous. It felt cultivated from a friendly beginning, challenged by their circumstance, and concluding with an ending that, if not a fairy tale happily-ever-after one, is at least happily-for-the-foreseeable-future.

The embrace of steampunk technology in this book was very well done. It wasn’t used as an accessory or simple set dressing. The gears and cog-work in a Victorian setting had a true purpose and an extraordinarily important one, considering the way that the author set up how time and the clock towers support human life in individual towns.

Tara Sim had an unique way of presenting the concept of time and how it can be controlled and manipulated. The very fact that a town can be dependent upon its clock tower for its very life was aw inspiring. That wasn’t the only part that got me to thinking, though. I was a bit confused by Danny’s use of the very fibers of time toward the end of the novel. There were hints about it throughout the novel, but when he actually got around to using the threads of time to stop and start time in order to stop a villain, I wasn’t 100% sure how he was doing it. It sounds a complicated process that Danny will have to explore more; hopefully he will do so in a future book, if only so that we can understand his abilities rather than leaving them a bit of a mystery.

Gary Furlong was a very good choice for the narrator. His voice had a mellow, easy quality to it that melded well with the flow of the story. If I were to say something were “wrong” with it, then I might say that he didn’t place much emphasis on different characters. There wasn’t much of a difference in pitch or tone between a male or female character, though he did manage to get the emotion of the characters right when they were on the verge of tears or anger, for example.

This easily could have been a standalone novel, but it looks like there are to be at least two more novels in the Timekeeper series: Chainbreaker (November 2017) and Untitled (2018). Considering the letter than is shoved into Danny’s letterbox at the end of the book, seemingly out of nowhere, I’m not sure where the story is going to go from here. It felt rather out of the blue, but it may all make sense in the next book. Time will tell, it seems, and for all the drama and heavy emotion packed into the first book, one can only imagine what the characters will face in the future.

 

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Forever Young Audiobooks. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

 

 

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