TIME THIEF (Time Thief #1) by Katie MacAlister- a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 7 2013
Outcast due to their ability to manipulate time, shunned by the mortal and immortal worlds alike, a Traveller’s life is anything but easy.
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…
REVIEW: TIME THIEF is the first installment in Katie McAlister’s new contemporary paranormal series focusing on a group of supernatural beings known as Travellers. Travellers are likened to gypsies and have a difficult time acclimating themselves into the human world due to their outdated belief systems, prejudices and self-governing bodies. Time Thief reveals some of the history and lore, familial ties and, discriminating prejudices between the human world, the half-breeds and the Travellers. Travellers have the ability to ‘steal or borrow time’ from humans and others, but must repay or otherwise suffer the consequences.
Katie McAlister has written Time Thief with her usual dose of humor allowing her heroine Kiya Mortenson’s banter with Peter Faa to carry most of the storyline from start to finish. This couple’s interaction and verbal one on one is like watching a comedian on speed. You cannot help but smile as Peter shakes his head at Kiya’s antics and need to defend the man with whom she is falling in love-even Kiya’s internal dialogue is humorous and fun to read. But there were times when Kiya’s continuous need to talk would place Peter and she in danger-there were times when she needed to edit her verbage.
Peter and Kiya’s attraction to one another is immediate and the life that Peter once knew will be turned upside down by the small female who wields a powerful pull. There is a connection that cannot be denied. Kiya’s presence will both aid and threaten Peter’s life when the people he is investigating use Kiya as bait. Not only is Kiya’s life in danger, but everyone connected to Peter as well.
TIME THIEF is a well written, introductory storyline that outlines the premise of the Traveller series. The characters are colorful and their personalities drive the story. Kiya’s almost hyper rantings will leave you breathless as you find yourself reading at a frantic pace to keep up with her dialogue and internal debates. Congratulations to Katie McAlister on Time Thief and the Traveller series.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley
Reviewed by Sandy