This was a very cute alternate Victorian world in which the clocks have a life of their own and the mechanics that take care of them are very much respected. And rightly so, as when the clock fails, there is chance the whole town will get Stopped, lost in time.
It was a nice surprise as I really liked the world in this one. It is steampunky without random focus on cogs and wheels. There was some real mystery going on and even for once I didn't mind the romance that takes place in the book, because it didn't overshadow the rest of the story.
It is the first book in a trilogy, and I'm really looking forward to the next books.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!