Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)
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.

"I'm a bad ass. I bad ass who bakes when he's depressed." Best.Quote.Ever. Kaleb, you are totally awesome!

As thrilling as the first with a wicked cliffhanger of an ending. I'll keep this short, since I don't have too much to say about Timepiece.

First off, I don't know if I'm the only one who didn't realize it, but Timepiece is from Kaleb's point of view. Since Kaleb was my favorite character from Hourglass, I couldn't have been happier about that. You really get to know Kaleb in this book: the good and the bad. Sure he's a shameless player, but he's also much more than that. Getting to know his character was a lot of fun, especially when he got himself into awkward situations. He's truly adorable. After Em and Michael ended up together, Kaleb is heartbroken and endures the heartache for the first portion of the book. But, I'm happy to say, he finds his own measure of happiness. You'll have to read this yourself to find out more ;)

There isn't much of Em and Michael in this one. They are part of the plot, but as secondary characters rather than the main focus. The person we do see more of is Lily. She's connected to all the time business in a way came as a surprise to me. I loved her character, with all her sassiness. And the role she plays in the whole thing is a huge shock.

The story was thrilling as the first. If you liked Hourglass, then you'll like Timepiece just as much. Fast-paced and filled with surprises, this book doesn't let up for a minute. And that ending...ugh, it was utter torture. I read the last line and wanted to scream at the wicked cliffhanger. Literally, the last line is someone dropping dead...though I won't say who. As lovely as the first, Timepiece is another success for Ms. McEntire.


Thanks to Netgalley for a copy

1 comment:

  1. There is such evolution in Kaleb's character. I really think fans of Hourglass will not be disappointed with the point of view change. How could you not love a bad ass who bakes when he is depressed? LOL

    What I found really interesting was how the time ripples have begun to evolve beyond what Emerson and Michael used to see. Whole scenes from the past, and even the present, begin to pop up at any given time and now all those with the Time gene are able to see them. I found these moments in the book to be very intense. It was fascinating how the past can be woven into the present and how careful they needed to be to not change anything.