Hour of Mischief
17 year old Janet has not had a good start in life and does not believe that she owes the Clockwork Gods anything. When I heist goes wrong and her gang and her ends up in prison she makes a deal with Itazura, the God of Mischief. To get her friends out of a deadly prison she must convince the gods to warn humanity about the danger they face from the Elder Gods. It is a lot harder than Janet was expecting especially whe ...more
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At first I wasn't too sure about this novel, and that's why it took some time for me to request the book. But I was wrong, and will admit it. It was exactly the kind of book I like, so with this I humbly apologize to Hour of Mischief.
Janet has a job gone terribly wrong and now her only chance is to make a deal with the God of Mischief, who's admittedly her God since she's a thief, but whom she has a lot of reasons not to trust. ...more
First book in The Clockwork God Chronicles
Janet has a prosthetic arm and was born in a whorehouse in the city of Fortuna. She has made a living stealing from the Clockwork gods’ temple, but she finds herself in prison and must make a pact with the God of Mischief (Itazura) to free her friends. A battle between the clockwork and elder gods is surmounting passed its usual game of small offenses towards all out war. Janet must convince the gods that humani...more
The first thing that caught my attention about Hour of Mischief was the amazing cover, then the synopsis sealed the deal. I find Steampunk fascinating with its gears and gadgets. Add in mythology with an interesting twist, that makes it a must read.
Seventeen year old, Janet Redstone has not had an easy life living in the slums of Fortuna with her mom. In a world ruled by the Clockwork Gods Janet and a group of her friends earn a liv ...more
The first comparison that comes to mind after reading this book is Xena: Warrior Princess - but not for the reason you'd expect. The reason has nothing to do with Janet, actually, but rather the gods and their role within the book. They remind me greatly of the gods on that show: so human that you almost forget that they're actual gods. They have vibrant personalities (I love that the lush amongst them is a female), they interact ...more
It is with great sadness that I tell you that I did not like this book. I closed this book disappointed that I just couldn't like it because it has everything going for it. I'll start off with some of the positives:
B.A.D. A.S.S. Cover. I mean just look at it for goodness sakes! Everything about it screams FIERCE. So, at least it will look pretty on my shelves!
The concept of this book is an amazing one, I went into this with an expectation that it was going to give me Emperor's Edge vi ...more
Still reading? Seriously? Okay, here’s the review.
Who is your favorite Trickster? Loki? Puck? Anansi? Coyote? Willy Wonka? Fred and George Weasley? Or even (my personal favorite) Bugs Bunny? Whatever its form, I’m a sucker for the Trickster, those wily funny characters who just might save the hero or end the world—depending on which one they think would be ...more
Hour of Mischief
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. Aimee Hyndman surprised me with this gem as her debut novel. It's fantastic story, deep and well rounded characters, and fluid writing all made me fall in love. I will be honest in saying most debut novels I have read have fallen short, mediocre at best, of impressing me. Hyndman sucks the reader in with her new world, lush with its very own gods and customs. The charact ...more
Hour of Mischief starts of with our MC Janet and her friends trying to steal something from a museum. They are caught and put in prison. While being questioned, Janet meets Itazura , the God of the Hour of Mischief. He tells her that he will help her and her friends if she makes a deal with him. Janet didn’t know ...more
First of all, I love the main character! She is a true "strong female character." In a lot of books, I feel like the author tries to make a female character strong just by making her emotionless and making her kill a bunch of bad guys, but I don't think that's real strength. In this book, Janet is a pretty impressive fighter but that doesn't define her character, and sh ...more
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Born to the underclasses, Janet Redstone and her friends both make their living and calm their anger by stealing from the rich. With the twelve major gods of her world having given her nothing, she instead gives passing worship to the creator of the universe, the Clockmaker. But when the ill-luck ...more
Born in a whorehouse in the slums of Fortuna and burdened with a prosthetic arm, seventee ...more
I don't usually read steampunk. I don't know why, but it's just not my thing. While Hour of Mischief was mainly fantasy, it did have touches of steampunk, which I strangely enjoyed. I have to admit that the badass cover and the blurb hinting at a strong heroine is what really drew me into the book.
What I Loved
The main characters. Janet and Itazura (the god of mischief) were PERFECT. I can't say they were extremely complex or as three-dimensi ...more
Some key points:
A severe lack of editing: There's a lot wrong with this book, which leads me to believe the manuscript/final proof wasn't thoroughly proofread before it was published. In the book, there are missing commas, commas that shouldn't be there, obviously repeated phrases, a blatant typo on page two, several more blatant ...more
The world Hyndman creates is unlike anything I have read before where a fantasy land is so focused on religion, where gods make up the entire backstory. The clockwork ...more
Janet is only seventeen years old, but a child of the slums doesn't remain a child for long. Though she looks more to the Clockmaker and doesn't have much respect for the twelve gods, she is a thief and theoretically ...more
This book seems like it is part of a series and I really hope it is! I will be on the lookout for the next book as well as any others written by this author!
Janet is a thief who follows the Clockmaker instead of Itzura the God of Mischief. Living in the slums is hard and even thieving they barely scrape by. Loyalty to each other is the only real rule they have so when Sylvia gets trapped in a heist gone wrong they refuse to leave her. Ending up in jail was not optimal but Ja ...more
I recieved this book via Netgalley and I have to say, it was everything it was promised to be.
I loved the snarky comments between Janet and Itazura and those were the best entertainment during the book. Also Janet's commitment towards her team was admirable and her courage and sassiness were great features.
I loved how Miss Hyndman has created the characters and the interaction between them. How she built relationships and narrated the story from Janet's point of view. Definetly recomm ...more
Received Via: NetGalley.com
Why this book?
It seemed like a book for me
What I thought
I enjoyed this book alot. It was a fun fast paced read and I absolutely loved Itazura. The only problem I had was Janet I didn't really like her she came off as a rude brat. With that said it had a interesting premise and Its action packed. I didn't want to put it down I was hooked from the very beginning.Overall a great read!
Hour of Mischief is funny, it's fast paced and it has decently interesting characters. At times the writing felt like the book could have been for a younger audience, even the character's and their reactions felt like this too. Janet would say things like " Why did my cheeks get warm? I did not give them permission to do that."And though I laughed, the writing felt more middle grade than YA. Sav ...more
I really enjoyed getting to know this world where the citizens believe in Gods part of a proverbial clock, Steampunk is the everyday thing and getting tossed into a jail can involve being stuck in dark, dank & damp cells.
Janet is a thief who has had a rough childhood so learned to grow up fast and became the leader of a group of kids who also had some tough times to get through.
When one of the members is caught during a heist, everyone b ...more
Hour of Mischief is a YA steampunk novel about seventeen year old, Janet Redstone. She has not had an easy life living in the slums of Fortuna with her mom. In a world ruled by the Clockwork Gods, Janet and a group of her friends (the Pendulum Thieves) earn a living by robbing their temples. They usually do a good job of getting in and out on a heist until one goes wrong that lands them in prison. Now, the only way to save herse ...more
Seventeen year old Janet Redstone has had to fight for everything she has in her life, which has lead her to become the leader of one of the famous thief gangs within the city. Janet prides herself in her planning ability and keeping her friends and accomplishes in line and getting them out each job. When a job of stealing from ...more
When not writing and avoiding her school work, Ai ...more