Searching Saturday: LGBTQ character (10 December)

Searching Saturday was created by The Night is Dark and Full of Books and you can have a look at the topics here. Its goal is to discover new books every week! This week’s topic is:

Search a book with a LGBTQ character
Diversity in every way is important to me and I’m always looking for new finds. Let’s do it together!

Diversity is also very important to me. I deliberately look for books which feature representation, so I’m very excited for this week’s topic.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim



Two o’clock was missing.

In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

How did I find it?

I searched for books with LGBTQ characters on my Goodreads friends’ shelves featuring LGBTQ books.

Why did I add it to my TBR?

I absolutely love books that feature LGBTQ characters. But I’m not the biggest fan of YA contemporaries anymore. And unfortunately, that’s the genre that features the most diversity. Still, I wanted to find a diverse fantasy book, preferably with queer women.

I didn’t find one (though recommendations are always welcome), but instead I discovered Timekeeper, which – if I read it correctly – has two openly gay characters.

I’m new to Steampunk, so I’m interested to find out what it’s about. Furthermore, it apparently features a forbidden romance, and when done right, I am a sucker for those!

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