Review * Timepiece by Myra McEntire

June 11, 2012 Reviews 10 ★★★★★

Review * Timepiece by Myra McEntireTimepiece by Myra McEntire
Series: Hourglass #2
Published by Egmont on June 12, 2012
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 325
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
Also in this series: Hourglass
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A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples - cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers' return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered - with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

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

What I Thought…

  • Another absolutely gorgeous cover.
  • I had absolutely no idea that it was Kaleb’s POV in Timepiece.  I expected Emerson and after reading the first few paragraphs, and being thoroughly confused because it was clearly a male POV, I went back to my homepage to reselect the book because I thought I picked the wrong one.
  • Kaleb is giving Four a run for his money.  I didn’t think I’d ever like any guy as much as I like Four, but Kaleb has all the right stuff.  I liked him Hourglass but now he is one of my absolute favorites.  I loved being inside his head, he had so many different crazy emotions, some inappropriate thoughts, and some humor.  He’s a badass on the surface, but underneath all that you find someone who would go above and beyond to help his friends and family.
  • There is more Lily!  She had just a small part in Hourglass, but with her abilities you could see her having a bigger role in Timepiece and she didn’t disappoint.
  • Timepiece is one wild ride.  Only three chapters into the book and you are thrown for an insane loop.  I was completely freaking out.  There were a couple other moments like that as well, but none quite like that one.
  • In Hourglass Jack completely infuriated me.  He is one of those bad guys that is just so unbelievably bad that you can’t even think of one redeeming quality.  The fact the he stole memories from Emerson and Kaleb’s mom is just awful!  You can’t just change everyone’s lives like that!  Well, Jack is worse in Timepiece, causing even more harm and damage.  And there are other people worse than him.
  • Now that time has been alternated already there are more and more effects.  Before it was just Emerson and Michael that could see the rips, now other people are seeing them as well, and they are becoming stronger.  The effects of Jack (and Emerson and Michael) manipulating the past are becoming very serious.
  • They have a deadline to find Jack and get everything straitened out so that the issues with the manipulation of time are fixed, but of course, nothing is that simple.  The additional rips and Jack himself make life very difficult for those at the Hourglass.

Overall Timepiece was just as good as Hourglass but much more intense.  It’s a page turner!

* I received this book from Egmont USA via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


10 Responses to “Review * Timepiece by Myra McEntire”

  1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    Kaleb isn’t one of my book boyfriends but I really do like him a lot. And since Four disappointed me in Insurgent, there is a book boyfriend opening! Maybe the spot will be filled by Kaleb after book 3. ;)

    Great review, Kim! And I totally agree about that big thing that happened early on in Timepiece – that was definitely the craziest, most intense scene in the book!

  2. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    I’m with Andrea. Kaleb just isn’t my ideal guy (in fact, on my post today, I irked a lot of his fans, who yelled at me in comments) but I still really enjoyed watching the verbal sparring between him and Lily. That book was full of twists and surprises and suspense. I really enjoyed it!!

  3. Bittner

    I’m a little jealous that you and Andrea are bonding so much over these books, but I just haven’t had time to get around to reading them yet.