June 16, 2012

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Egmont USA
Pages: 336
Series: Hourglass
Review Source: Netgalley

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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.

My Thoughts:
It was extremely interesting that the narration in this second Hourglass book shifted to Kaleb’s point of view. Begrudgingly did I like it, and I think it was a bold choice that ended up working, yet I still can’t help but wish that Emerson was still the narrator. There was so much going on with Emerson in the background that I just wish we could have had insight into what she was thinking throughout the book.

What really works for me with these books is the way Myra McEntire writes time travel. The theories, the terms, and the way it all works is so interesting and well done. It never feels cheap or gimmicky... it just feels like the reality for these characters, and the author has done a great job at creating this feeling. This second book is very action packed and you definitely won't be bored, because there's tons going on. There are developments into stopping Jack and figuring out his whole motivations, new enemies of the Hourglass appear, and a romance for Kaleb also begins to blossom.

These are really good books, and yet I can’t seem to get very enthusiastic about them for some reason. I like them, don’t get me wrong, but maybe I just don’t connect with the characters as much as other people do. If you loved the first book, you will definitely love this one, and if you aren’t a fan of the series I would still suggest checking them out. They're a lot of fun, even if they don’t make it onto my favourites list.

The Cover:
It had me at damask.


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  1. Had you at damask! LOL! I like that the covers match (in a way). Time travel can be a tricky thing (unless you're Doctor Who, that is) but I really liked how McEntire handled it in the first book so I look forward to seeing how she handles it in this one. Great review!

  2. I like these books because of the covers but I'm never really driven to pick them up for some reasons. I've read good things but not sure if it is a go for me.

  3. I seriously LOVE time travel, and I've wanted to try this series.... but, for some reason I just don't have to motivation to read Hourglass. I don't know why. And I don't know if I'd like that switch in narration. I might read it though, but probably not anytime too soon.

  4. I absolutely LOVED the first book and have been waiting for this to come out. My copy will be here on Monday.

    I'm dying to read it, but I did NOT know that it was in Kaleb's point-of-view. I'm pretty upset about that. You're review makes me feel a little bit better about it, though, you saying it works.

    I'm sorry you don't like them as much. =( Great review! =D


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