Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Title: Timepiece (Hourglass #2)
Author: Myra McEntire
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon / Book Depository
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 his 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…

After Hourglass I learned my lesson, so I didn't hesitate to pick up Timepiece right away. And believe me wen I say that I loved it even more than the first book in the trilogy. All I can say is that I am now a big fan of Myra McEntire.

Kaleb thought he had lost everyone and everything he ever cared about. But that was before Emerson and Michael went back in time to save his dad. Even though Kaleb now has his father back, everything isn't back to the way it was. With the timeline damaged, who knows what's going to happen next. Th Houglass needs to find a way to stop Chronos and that means finding Jack Landers. But Kaleb doesn't even know where, or even when, to start looking. At least until Lily walks into his life and changes it completely.

If I thought Myra McEntire's Hourglass was awesome, that's nothing compared to how I feel now that I've read Timepiece. I already loved the story after the first book but I love it even more now. There are just so many layers to the story, details that at first don't make much sense that end up being of great importance. This world where time is malleable is so intricate and the more I read about it the more I want to know. Everything was just so fascinating to me. I also loved that this part of the story was told from a different perspective, even if it threw me a little at first. The story just wouldn't have worked as well if it still had been told from Emerson's perspective. Kaleb needed to be the one who told this part of the story.

I said in my review of Hourglass that there would be a lot of gushing about Kaleb in this review so consider yourself warned. I was totally and utterly charmed by Kaleb even before this part of the story started. As cocky and arrogant as he could be, he also had this vulnerable side to him that often pulled at my heartstrings. I couldn't help but want to hug and hold him. Kaleb had just been through so much and I wanted for something to finally work out for him. Thankfully, Lily came in to help with just that. Because Lily was definitely what was best for Kaleb. Not to sound cliché, but they brought out the best in each other. Lily was strong and fierce, but just like Kaleb, she had that more vulnerable side to her that came out every so often. And through it all, I was of course happy to see the characters I'd grown attached to in Hourglass. 

I am so happy to have finally discovered just how awesome this dries truly is. Like with the first book, Myra McEntire's Timepiece took me on a crazy adventure in a world that I was so reluctant to leave. And immediately left me wanting to pick up the final installment. 

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