Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Time Thief (Time Thief, #1)” as Want to Read:
Time Thief (Time Thief, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Time Thief (Time Thief #1)

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,311 Ratings  ·  199 Reviews
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 s
Mass Market Paperback, 341 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Signet
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Time Thief, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Time Thief

Frost Burned by Patricia BriggsTwice Tempted by Jeaniene FrostEver After by Kim HarrisonHeart of Obsidian by Nalini SinghHouse Rules by Chloe Neill
2013 Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy (January - June)
34th out of 276 books — 1,143 voters
Magic Rises by Ilona AndrewsThe Mystery Woman by Amanda QuickArchangel's Legion by Nalini SinghFrost Burned by Patricia BriggsHalfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Mi UF / RP 2013
10th out of 36 books — 11 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
May 31, 2016 Gavin rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, paranormal
I enjoyed the last Katie MacAlister I read, but this one turned out to be a disappointing flop. I was hoping for a nice mix of humor and romance with some added time travelling fun thrown into the mix! Unfortunately I did not manage to connect with any of the characters and the humor did not work for me. It was more stupid and annoying than fun.

The story itself was a bit of a bore. I was expecting real time travel, and a lot more of it, not just people travelling backwards in time by a few minut
Beth (^v^)/
4 Time Stealing Stars

Here's the story:

Meet Kiya:

She is down on her luck. She's been recently unemployed, broke, with a crappy car, and stuck in the middle of nowhere. She's rescued by a random guy and told about a job taking care of his grandmother's dogs. When she goes to the job, she's treated like a dirty outsider - but she is still hired. The grandmother and her sons are weird. She's not allowed to talk to the women and told she can live in a tent far far away from everyone else. She also a
Jun 07, 2016 Desinka rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook
I'm sooo disappointed. This book was behind awful! Starting with the heroine, who seemed to be stuck in the 1980s with her outdated psychology babble, going through the supposedly sexy hero who was as interesting as wallpaper and the humor and plot, which were not just boring but annoying!

I DNF at around 50% and I'm glad I didn't waste more time with it.
Stephanie  G
May 22, 2013 Stephanie G rated it liked it
Kiya Mortenson has run into a string of bad luck. She was struck by lightning. Right after she checks out of the clinic with a fresh bill of health, her car decides to stop working on a very dangerous road. Luckily she is saved by a hunky looking man who takes her into town, and pays for her car to be towed. As it turns out, she’s going to need some cash to fix her car. Hunky guy who saved her mentioned his grandmother might hire a helping hand, so she heads off to their RVs. Meanwhile Peter Faa ...more
May 26, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Oh dear God, Katie, this book was kind of a mess! I understand what happened though, with her husband and everything... I'm so sad to give her books anything below a 4 star rating, but I just have to this time.
There were several plot errors, like our heroine knowing stuff before she was told. (Like who the last murdered person was.) I spotted a few grammar mistakes/typos and this usually doesn't happen with Katie's books. Or the mistakes aren't that obvious at least.

I feel obliged to tell every
Jenn (One of Many, We are Legion)
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway (thank you!), but it was not a term of the contest that I review the book as a condition of winning.

I find 5 star rating systems wholly inadequate to address what I really thought of this book. It definitely doesn't belong in the 4 star and above category with other books I have absolutely loved, however it also doesn't deserve to be in the three star and below category where books for which I have only lukewarm feelings live. Is it a 3.5? Mayb
May 23, 2013 Cate rated it did not like it
It was ANNOYING!!!

I enjoy laugh-out-loud books but this is a bit TOO MUCH; to a point where the characters (esp. the heroine) can't seem to make any coherent conversations because of the 'humor' injected in every sentence. It makes the characters look stupid and immature for their age.

I picked this one up because I was excited about the premise of the book. But my excitement turned into annoyance as I continued reading it. The funny thing is, I actually liked the last chapter of the book, toward
Apr 08, 2013 Alexa rated it really liked it

My review can also be found on my blog Collections.

3.5 stars

Time Thief centered around a supernatural group known as Travellers. Travellers can steal time from others and can actually go back in time with however many seconds, minutes, or days they've taken. Stealing time comes at a price, though, and the victims must be given payment in the form of silver, otherwise the Traveller will suffer the consequences. Taking too much time can also lead to death for either victim or Traveller. Both reaso
Heather Book Savvy Babe
3.5 of 5 Stars

Time Thief is a fresh and new paranormal romance read. Time Thieves are a new breed of paranormal species, so this book caught my interest. The characters are fun and there is a bit of mystery to the story as well.

Kiya is a quirky, snarky, entertaining heroine. She rambles when she talks, has a fabulous sense of humor, and she gets herself into trouble pretty easily. When Kiya's car breaks down, she gets a job as a doggy caretaker for an elderly woman who lives in her RV in the woo
Jun 21, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it
Shelves: vamp-were
3.5 actually. Set apparently in the same world as the dragons and the dark ones. (would be nice to occasionally read of a new series that isn't joined at the hip to an old series). As per Ms MacAlister's usual style, at least part is in first person. Some people find this a turnoff. I'm largely ambivalent as long as the person's head I'm in isn't too much of a nimrod. The downside is many authors write the whole book in first person so you get nobody else's POV. This one switches, although she d ...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*eARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Time Thief was a fantastically unique story with incredible, witty dialogue, fabulous characters, & great undertone.

I've met some delightful heroines in my time as a Katie MacAlister fan girl, but none as wonderful as Kiya Mortenson! She's quirky, energetic, spontaneous, and easily loved. Her inner dialogue is hilarious, and while she had traits I wish I had, there
Jun 03, 2013 Ellie rated it it was ok
Time Thief, Traveller #1, by Katie MacAlister


“Unhand me, you deranged, if lovely, female!”

Kiya Mortenson is not having a good day after being struck by lightning, for the second time, having her car breakdown in the middle of Oregon and losing the job she was covering for a friend. After meeting a friendly stranger, Kiya sets out to try to find work taking care of five rowdy pugs for an elderly Traveller woman. The Travellers are not very happy to have Kiya around but she needs the job to
Christina M Condy
How to review this book??? I will just have to be as honest as possible without giving away anything. Sorry guys but I just don't "DO" spoilers...

We have a brand new novel from one of the most humorous writers today! Kiya is a unique woman. She starts out the book, with a broken down heap of a car sitting in a doctors office while waiting for her appointment because she has been struck by lightening AGAIN! Yep lightning DOES strike the same spot twice!

This book is a laugh a minute! I read this b
Jul 26, 2013 Christine rated it it was ok
I should have liked "Time Thief" more, and I'm not sure why I didn't. I just couldn't get all that interested in the story or the characters, and I had to push myself to finish it.

Perhaps one factor is the shifting POVs, there's some 1st person from Kiya's character, and some 3rd person, and I couldn't figure out why or when to expect the shift -- and I'm not sure what it added to the story, except to explain some of the random supernatural stuff in the story.

Kiya is supposed to be assertive and
May 09, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it

This Book confused me a bit.I was like this :

 photo tumblr_me9d30MUQU1rynd0q_zps58d50f53.gif">

But as always in Katie MacAlister's books I laughed a lot

Clare O'Beara
Kiya Mortenson is heading home in an elderly car which lets her down on a mountainside. Out of work, she accepts a lift and work from a passing stranger, Dalton. She has to stay at an Oregon RV campsite and look after his grandmother's five pug dogs. The countryside is dense with sagebrush, blackberries and cedars, the site is isolated and all the disdainful residents are related. The tent she's offered stinks of skunk. Yes, she has to be that desperate.

The protagonist isn't so much chatty as ga
Aug 12, 2014 Sabrina rated it it was amazing
Kurzer Einblick:

Kiya Mortenson ist ein Pechvogel wie er im Buche steht, dennoch steht sie mit beiden Beiden im Leben und weiß sich mit ihrer humorvollen & schlagfertigen Art zu Helfen.
Als Eloise ( ihr Auto ) mal wieder streikt, naht schnell Hilfe in Modelgestalt. Gregory Faa bietet ihr nicht nur an, die Abschleppkosten zu übernehmen, sondern auch ein kleines Jobangebot um ihre Geldbörse etwas zu füllen und Eloise die nötigen Reparaturen zu bieten. Da sie Hunde liebt und wirklich Ebbe auf ihr
Jul 23, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Dieser Einstieg in Katie MacAlisters neue Reihe sammelt gleich Pluspunkte damit, dass das ganze in der selben Welt spielt wie bereits ihre Drachen- und Vampirreihe. Es ist kein Muss vorher andere Bände gelesen zu haben, doch für Fans und viel-Leser der Autorin ist es vor allem eine Bekannte Struktur. Die Anderswelt/das Au-Delà, der Abbadon, die Wache, uvm.

Kiya Mortenson ist ein Charakter wie ihn nur Katie MacAllister entwerfen kann. Absolut schräg, ein bisschen gutgläubig, sympatisch, ein wenig
I loved this book. I had a really hard time putting it down.
This is a basic Katie MacAlister plot. Next door girl meets gorgeous fairly rich man and his cousin, (who is actually the "boy" in this book).
They fall in love they get each other in and out of trouble. They solve the crime, all ends well.
Did I mention that the guy and his family are supernatural? And that the girl is too?
Unlike the Dark Ones books, this book isn't narrated by the girl, but we still hear her inner voice more than I woul
Jun 25, 2014 Solara300 rated it it was amazing
Bei Kiya Mortenson läuft so einiges schief, trotz allem weiß sie sich mit Humor und Schlagfertigkeit zu wehren.
Denn auch wenn Sie vom Blitz mehr als einmal getroffen wurde und auch noch Ihr Auto wegen eines kleinen Malheurs nicht mehr anspringen will, weiß Sie sich zu helfen. Wobei es da einen Helfer gibt der nicht nur fantastisch aussieht wie ein Männermodell sondern ihr auch noch eine Stelle bei seiner Familie beschafft als Mopshundesitterin.
Da Kiya Hunde liebt und und Ihr Aut
Mar 18, 2016 Nathalie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
The storyline itself was so promising, but I couldn't handle those characters. Unfortunately, the main characters were all over the place and almost gave me a whiplash about a million times. I have been in love with MacAlister's previous book series (e.g. The Dark Ones, Aisling Grey etc.) and am very sad that I didn't like this book.
Hc Lynn

In true Katie MacAlister fashion there are some hilarious moments. The character way of speaking, especially in intimate moments, was the most off putting for me. At times the way of speaak was in a way too formal. But it did remind me of Pia and Kristoff in Crouching Vampire Hidden Fang (one of my most favorite Katie books)
Jul 31, 2013 Chrandra rated it did not like it
Goodreads really needs a DNF option. The writing was juvenile and what was especially annoying was how no one really talked to each other. It was irritating. Maybe something interesting did happen but I don't know because I only made it through the first half of the book and couldn't deal with anymore.
Al principio fue muy gracioso, conocer a Kiya Mortenson y como la alcanzo un rayo (dos veces!). Hasta que se encuentra con Gregory y empieza a decir que es un "supermodelo", en su cara, como si no bastaba tener 4 voces en su cabeza: superego, ego, ello y Kiya. No podia parar de decir cosas sin pensar y culpar a las voces en su cabeza(!!!) Despues, todo va cuesta abajo.
Peter, su media naranja-policia de ladrones del tiempo-viajero del tiempo-expulsado de la tribu, habla perfectamente ingles pero
L'existence Et le Silence
Schon alleine wegen des Dr. Who-Kommentars ^^
Mandi Schreiner
May 06, 2013 Mandi Schreiner added it
Shelves: dnf
Couldn't get into the heroine at all.
Kathy Mescher
Aug 22, 2016 Kathy Mescher rated it really liked it
This book was a different read from what I usually read, but I thought it was pretty good. Once I got to the end of the book, it made me interested in reading another one in the series. I found that when the author used words that sounded "strange" she also explained what they meant by not only a glossary in the back of the book, but also usually in the conversation between Kiya and Peter. I also liked the fact that the ending of the book was non-predictable as it is with some other books. I now ...more
Casia Courtier
Dec 09, 2015 Casia Courtier rated it it was ok
Time Thief isn't the first Katie MacAlister book I've read. I liked her Aisling Grey series, but for the most part I find her books to be a hit or miss. Sometimes the writing doesn't make the stories believable. Personally, I felt this was the way with Time Thief.

The writing was easy to get into. With the first person and third person narrative switch off, I actually wasn't confused at all. The only thing I didn't care of in narrative terms was the narrator in the audio book. But, that was a per
Paranormal Romance
Out of work, broke and in possession of a much beloved but very beat down Volkswagen beetle, the heroine is run off a countryside road by a speeding car and ends up in the ditch. There, in her moment of need, a God comes to save her. Well, maybe not a God but certainly an underwear model. The man helps her to the nearest tow truck and after talking a bit about this and that, he offers her a job until she can save up enough money to fix her car. Left with little options she takes up his offer and ...more
Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
Jun 24, 2015 Jennifer (Books That Hook) rated it really liked it
Wow, talk about colorful characters! Katie MacAlister did a great job of creating fascinating and entertaining people for Time Thief. The main character Kiya is a jabber-box who is annoying most of the time, but she’s certainly not boring. Her constant banter to her car named Eloise hit a nerve with me (since I hate it when book characters name inanimate objects) but I was willing to overlook it because, to be honest, I think Kiya had a few screws loose.

I really liked Peter. He was awkward, yet
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Cursed (League of the Black Swan, #1)
  • The Beast's Bride (Once Upon a Time Travel, #2)
  • Wicked as She Wants (Blud, #2)
  • Rising Darkness (Game of Shadows, #1)
  • The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Geek Girls, #1)
  • A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses (Half-Moon Hollow, #2)
  • Dark Wolf (Spirit Wild, #1)
  • Circus of the Darned (Ben and Fran, #2)
  • Stone Cold Seduction (Set in Stone, #1)
  • Immortally Yours (Monster M*A*S*H, #1)
  • Bite Me, Your Grace (Scandals with Bite, #1)
  • The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance
  • Legend of the Highland Dragon (Highland Dragon, #1)
  • The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love (Beyond, #1)
  • Twilight Hunter (Execution Underground, #1)
  • A Stranger Thing (Ever-Expanding Universe, #2)
  • Only Lycans Need Apply (Broken Heart, #9)
  • Flirting Under a Full Moon (Flirting with Fangs Trilogy, #1)
For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn't think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialo ...more
More about Katie MacAlister...

Other Books in the Series

Time Thief (2 books)
  • The Art of Stealing Time (Time Thief, #2)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“Please keep your children at your side. Unattended children will be given a shot of espresso and a puppy.” 0 likes
More quotes…