Time Keeper is the right balance of stakes and romance, in this YA Steampunk-like adventure. Danny is one of the mechanics in charge of keeping the clock towers running, the towers that control time itself and the lives of these small towns. It's on his first job after the 'accident' where he meets literal ray of sunshine Colton. Who just so happens to be a clock spirit. Not that those are supposed to exist or anything. The pair starts off trading stories and before you know it there's love blooming between the two. But there's a downside and bright side to all this time spent together. Danny begins to forget, about his father trapped in a Stopped town, about his mother who blames him for his father, about the pitying looks he's sent every time he so much as sneezes. But even with all the time in the world for each other, nothing can stop the attacks on the towers. The bombings and explosions that destroy clock towers, and when someone steals Colton's main cog it's a race against time to save the spirit and his father.
A young clockwork prodigy in an alternate world controlled by clock towers that can literally stop time if broken is assigned to a town with problematic clocks, where he enters into a forbidden relationship with a clock spirit and races against time to save those he loves. 15,000 first printing.