May 28, 2012

Timepiece by Myra McEntire Review

Hourglass #2
by Myra McEntire
Publication date: June 12th 2012
EgmontUSA, 336 pages
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A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong?

Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devastating results. 

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.
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As you know Timepiece is told by Kaleb's point of view. Which was ok, I really liked him! But sometimes, especially at the beginning it was a bit confusing. Well, you know, the reader is used to Em's feelings and thoughts and especially her attitude :P So yeah, but it was good. Because Kaleb feels all the emotions from others, so we actually get to know more about others. It's more deep.

At first, after finishing Hourglass, I was contemplating if there will be a development of the love triangle in the second book. I was so relieved, that this wasn't the case. I would have hate it, for Kaleb to be hurt.

So, the story. Well, there is still Jack and he is still messing up with everyone. But this time he is doing it from distance. He shows up sometimes, but most of the time he is gone. And they are searching for him. Because they got an ultimatum - till Halloween - to find Jack. The time is messed up. Rips from the past are messing with the present. And anyone who has an ability is able to see them. That's why the ultimatum – to restore the continuum.

This book is more focused on others. There are still Michael and Emerson, but they are more like second characters. The main are Kaleb and Emerson's best friend Lily. Her ability comes in very handy in this book. The reader gets to know her better. And she's really a badass. And she is smart and she has courage. And surely not as impulsive as Emerson ;)

Overall Timepiece was an intrigued and compelling story. Our team gets to learn more things about time space, other abilities and more about the enemies. They have also grow up as characters, which I really enjoyed, especially Kaleb. Timepiece was a rollercoaster of emotions and will left you with an insufferable need to get your hands on Infinityglass. Which sadly, we will need to wait a year to read.


Sam said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this, Nea. although I wasn't blown away by Hourglass, I did still enjoy it and I'm looking forward to starting this soon. Awesome review! :) By the way... I kind of think book 3's title is a little weird. ;)

Julie said...

Great review! Honestly, I'm still not done with it yet. I didn't want a love triangle to develop, but in the first book I liked Kaleb and Emerson together so much that it was hard to watch Kaleb and Lily fall in love. After I got over that, Timepiece became so much easier to read. I really adore Kaleb, but I felt like he lacked the closeness of 1st person narrative. Em was a much stronger character that way in Hourglass.

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

I'm so excited for Kaleb's POV! I loved him in the first book and felt a lot of chemistry between him and Emerson. I am glad that it wasn't pushed any farther in this book. I don't want to see him hurt. I was wondering about Lily and what her ability will be. I'm glad that Kaleb will fall for Lily but like Julie I really like Emerson and Kaleb. Michael was always boring to me.

Hilda K said...

Awesome review, Nea! I haven't started this series yet but your review definitely encourages me! So glad that you found the POV helpful. Sometimes it's hard to read the second or later book from different POV, but seems like I wouldn't need to worry about that in this book! x)

nea barabea said...

I thought he was boring too. Actually I think he is even more boring in the second book. But then again, I've been team Kaleb all the way ;) :P

Anonymous said...

I haven't read this series yet, but I've heard some great things about it. Your review has me really intrigued.
It seems like you enjoyed the book, so I'm going to give it a shot soon! :)
Great review, Nea ! :)

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