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Time Thief (Time Thief #1)

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  1,054 ratings  ·  179 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
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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
Paranormal Haven
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 3 of 5 stars
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

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
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
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
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
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

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

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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
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
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
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
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)
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
Mandi Schreiner
May 06, 2013 Mandi Schreiner added it
Shelves: dnf
Couldn't get into the heroine at all.
This review first posted at Books That Hook

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
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Diane ~Firefly~
I like humor in books, but this one was trying too hard. I couldn't like the heroine Kiya who was TSTL and I might have been more ok with it if she actually was in her early 20s (which is how she behaved), but she claimed to be 32 and it was ridiculous. Practically every thought she had was spoken and I was tired of hearing about her id and ego and super ego.

Even the hero, who is much older was behaving stupidly. They are in a life or death situation and are too busy thinking about making out t
Dark Faerie Tales
Reviewed courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: If you enjoy a good murder mystery mixed with familial betrayal, the otherworld and a romance, then this is a book for you. Peter Faa has to figure out which member of his family is a murderer and protect the woman he has come to love.

Opening Sentence: “You know that saying about lightning never striking twice in the same place?”

The Review:

This story is about Peter Faa who is a member of the Watch, which is the cops for all things not mor
Rated 3.5 and also posted at my blog, TBR Mountain Range ~ Come for a visit!

If you love unusual storylines filled with quirky characters, then this witty and inventive paranormal novel may be just what you’re looking for...

Kiya Mortenson talks to an allergy sufferer while she waits to be seen in a walk-in clinic to make sure that her brains weren’t fried when she was struck by lightning. At first, I was sure that the lightning strike had scrambled something by the way Kiya circled from one thoug
Cocktails and Books
"Kiya Mortenson is one of those lucky people who have been struck by lightning twice and walked away unharmed. From the moment she’s introduced in the book, I was utterly enchanted by her. I laughed and groaned and wondered what else could go wrong for her, and cheered when things went right. Her escapades with her old VW alone could have made this book; I don’t usually love first person but being in Kiya’s head just made this book great. I couldn’t put it down. Kiya doesn’t know anything about ...more
This is the start of a new series by Ms. MacAlister and it is as far as you can get from her usual books. There are Time Travelers and animi but only hints of Vampires and Revenants! This book is written in a way that reminds me greatly of one of my all time favorites of Katie’s – “Noble Intentions” – this book has the same sort of irreverent humor to it, and the same difficult to decipher mystery.
The story could have gotten a little confusing what with paradoxes and whatnot possible
Kiya is a quirky gal that can start a conversation with anyone that will listen, she was sitting in the hospital waiting room telling a stranger how she has been struck by lightning twice in her life and a henna like tattoo appeared each time, she calls them lightning flowers and has one on her shoulder and her arm. When the doctor gives her a clean bill of health she sets off on her original destination, heading toward the coast to get a job. She owns a 1969 VW bug that she has named Eloise whi ...more
I’m a really big Katie MacAlister fan and have been reading her for years. She has a pretty distinct writing style, lots of humor and some silliness, that it’s always fun to dive in to a new story. Kiya is trying to make a little bit of money to fix up her car so she can drive home to see her foster mom and was able to find a job caring for an adorable group of pugs. While out on a walk with the adorable brood, she runs in to Peter, a very sexy man with Elizabeth Taylor eyes. In true Ms. MacAlis ...more
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