Waiting on Wednesday: Chainbreaker by Tara Sim and Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we highlight a title we’re looking forward to reading. You can find their website here.

There are a lot of books coming up in the next couple of months, never mind the next year. I couldn’t pick just one to share with you today so here are two titles that I’m really looking forward to.


Chainbreaker (Timekeeper #2) by Tara Sim

Clock mechanic Danny Hart knows he’s being watched. But by whom, or what, remains a mystery. To make matters worse, clock towers have begun falling in India, though time hasn’t Stopped yet. He’d hoped after reuniting with his father and exploring his relationship with Colton, he’d have some to settle into his new life. Instead, he’s asked to investigate the attacks.

After inspecting some of the fallen Indian towers, he realizes the British occupation may be sparking more than just attacks. And as Danny and Colton unravel more secrets about their past, they find themselves on a dark and dangerous path–one from which they may never return.

I got to listen to Timekeeper as part of an audiobook tour earlier this year and fell in love with Danny and Colton. The idea of a clock having a spirit to protect it was a new one to me and the steampunk theme of the book added to my enjoyment. Chainbreaker is the second book in the Timekeeper Trilogy and while it’s sure to have some dangerous plot elements (maybe heartbreak?!), I’ll definitely be looking into preordering it from Audible. 🙂


Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting–working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating–no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.

Alice sounds like an awesome character to begin with. I think we’d have a lot in common: particularly her library job but let’s not forget marathoning t.v. shows and all-you-can-eat-buffets! I do want to read more books with asexual characters, so I can’t discount that aspect of this book.

Lucky for me both of these books come out sort of soon: Chainbreaker just two days after my birthday in November and Let’s Talk About Love in January (which really needs brightening up as it’s middle of winter here at that point!).

Have you read arcs of either of these titles? Are you looking forward to them? Let me know in the comments below.




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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Chainbreaker by Tara Sim and Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

  1. I think Timekeeper was the first arc I won on Twitter! And I loved the book, absolutely fell in love with Danny and Colton. Can’t wait for the next book 😀 And Let’s talk about love has such a gorgeous cover. I really want to read more books with asexual characters too, I look forward to it!

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    1. That’s an awesome win! I think it was one of the first audiobooks I started doing reviews for.

      Have you read any books so far with asexual characters? There are so few that I know about, I’m always looking for more titles. 😊


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