This was cute!
The idea of clock spirits was so unique and interesting, and I don’t think I had ever read a romance between a person and the spirit of an inanimate object before. This author also created a cool concept with time in general in this world (which was kind of an alternate version of ours, set in the past), how it wasn’t really a natural thing but rather linked to the clock towers and clock spirits, so if a tower was broken in some way, time itself was broken in that town.
The romance was very sweet. The characters were likable.
The author did a good job showing Danny’s emotional struggles with his father being frozen in time in another town, his mother not being there for him, having PTSD from an accident, everyone treating him like he was fragile, etc.
The mystery was a good one that I didn’t figure out, but it all made sense in the end, which is the best kind of mystery.
The audiobook narration by Gary Furlong was great. He sounded natural, did great voices for the characters that suited them, and brought the right feel to the story.
Overall, I enjoyed this! Having already read the entire series, I also want to say that it got better, more emotional, and more intense as it went on, and I ended up feeling so many feels and really loving it!
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Anyone who likes sweet romance, mystery, characters you can feel for, complex characters who aren't all good or bad, and series that get more intense and emotional as they go on. Anyone who wants to read a unique, magical take on time.