Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Time Thief Review

Time Thief by Katie MacAlister

Peter Faa is a member of the Watch tracking down a murderer, and unfortunately, all clues seem to point toward his own estranged family of Travellers. Any of his cousins could be guilty, but which one? They’re all experts in the art of stealing time...

After surviving a lightning strike, Kiya Mortenson is determined to get just one thing in her life right. And if that means taking a job as nanny to five pugs on a campsite in the Oregon wilderness, then so be it. It doesn’t hurt that the job comes with some spectacular male eye candy, including her new boss’s gorgeous grandson. If only she didn’t keep having this strange sense of deja vu...

When Peter discovers his own family is stealing time from Kiya, all bets are off. While she may drive him crazy at times, it’s clear that it’s not just lightning that’s creating some serious sparks between them. And he’s not going to let secrets, lies, or a devious murderer keep Kiya from where she belongs: at his side.

3.5 out of 5 

Time Thief is the first book in the Time Thief series. 
When her car breaks down, Kiya takes a job as a dog babysitter to pay for the repairs. She gets more than she bargained for when she finds that her boss's extremely unfriendly son and grandson are suspected by her other grandson of murder. She also finds out that they are Travellers who can steal time and, because she is not part of their family, she is considered an outsider. She teams up with Peter to uncover who the murderer really is.

I haven't read a book in about two months and I picked Time Thief because I know what to expect from a Katie MacAlister book. While this book starts a new series, it takes place in the same universe as the Dark Ones and the Dragon books. I've always enjoyed Katie MacAlister's book world.

Despite being a new series, Time Thief has the same formula as all her other books. Kiya is much like all the main characters before her and the best word I can use to describe her is sassy. Peter is the typical super hot guy with the kind of old fashioned protectiveness. There is an initial clash of personalities, but the attraction is immediate.

What I do like about this book is that, as the first of the series, it did not have the overabundance of characters that plague some of her books. The upcoming sequel focuses on a minor character from this book, so we'll see if this series remains free of excess characters or ends up with every character ever mentioned all in one scene.

While I don't think Katie MacAlister's books are the best, they are always good for a quick, light read and I enjoy them. If you like her other books or like books with sassy main characters that banter a lot, I'd recommend this book. If you don't like her others, then this one will not change your mind.

*Picture and description from Goodreads

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