19 July 2012

Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire

Published: 12 June 2012 by EgmontUSA

Pages: 336 (hardcover)

Genre/s: YA, Paranormal

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More Info: Myra McEntire's website

This is Book 2 in the series, my review may contain spoilers (you've been warned!).  You can read my review of Hourglass HERE.

Synopsis (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...


My Thoughts

Following directly from the first book, Hourglass, Timepiece mixes things up by switching POV to Kaleb (cue hysterical girlishness), the bad-boy-with-a-good-heart from Hourglass.

I've got mixed feelings about Timepiece - although I did enjoy the new POV, I really missed Emerson. Her 'replacement' of sorts is her best friend, Lily, who made a couple of smaller appearances in Hourglass, and although she grew on me as the book progressed, she just didn't have the same page-presence as Emerson.

Although the plot moves along at a pretty quick pace and is easy to follow, I just didn't feel the tension or that any of the characters were in mortal danger from the baddies, and again the parts that I was most intrigued about, the rips, were more of a sideline than a real focus of the story. However there are new powers explored which did grab my attention - I won't tell you anything more but they certainly gave me food for thought!

I'm struggling here to find anything more to say about Timepiece other than it's a fun, quick read. The characterisation is good, the plot is solid and Myra McEntire has a writing style that really drew me into the story, even when I wasn't getting exactly what I wanted.


2 comments:

  1. Whoopsie! I better read this before it expires.

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  2. I really enjoyed this one. I had trouble adjusting to the new POV, but once I got over that, I liked the new powers, and the new romance.... Great review! Here’s my thoughts. if you are interested. Thanks for visiting my STS post!

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