An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely. A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town. A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England. A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all. A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.
I’ve had this book on my shelf for awhile and on my “I really want to try this” list for even longer. My friend (hi Mo!), raves about it, so that was enough for me to be interested. But I also heard it’s queer. And it’s about clocks. And it’s about an alternate Victorian world where the world is controlled by clocks. Really, it sounded like something I would be interested, despite not reading a ton of books in this realm. I was eager to give it a try!