August 6, 2012

Review of Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire


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.

Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire
Publish Date:  June 12, 2012
Publisher:  EgmontUSA

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** This book was provided to us by the publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinion**

I was more than excited to begin the second novel in author Myra McEntire’s Hourglass series. I had high hopes for Timepiece and since I did go into the novel blind, I expected it to continue off where Hourglass left off and through the POV of Hourglass’s main character Emerson. So, for those of you who have read the first novel in the series (and if you haven’t, I highly recommend reading the first novel before the sequel), you can imagine my surprise over the fact that the main character was not Emerson but instead Kaleb.

That did surprise me, and I have to admit that entering the mind of the womanizer didn’t exactly seem ideal to me. Especially since the story opens with him hitting on (and inappropriately touching) a female character from the previous novel—Lily. Though, despite the fact that I wasn’t exactly looking forward to seeing things through Kaleb’s eyes, he did win me over when in the start of the novel a time traveller named Poe ends up pulling Emerson into the veil, kills her and somehow brings her back to life. Not only did that catch my attention, but Poe warned our characters that Jack Landers is up to something bad and that something known as Chronos is involved. This warning has our characters on a mission to find out what Jack wants exactly and find themselves searching the world for him and any type of evidence that could lead to what Jack wants.

Much like its previous novel, Timepiece focused mostly on the romance between Kaleb and Lily. Personally, I was happy about it because that means Kaleb is leaving Michael and Emerson alone. Don’t get me wrong though, I loved the love between Kaleb and Lily and their romance did play a major role in the plot of the story. Especially since Kaleb and Lily were pretty much always together in the story when Kaleb faced the plethora of antagonists in the story ranging from Jack to Chronos to Teague.

One thing that I found interesting with the novel was that fact that everybody from the previous novels, who had abilities, were suddenly beginning to see Rips. As if that wasn’t enough, the characters then began to find themselves entering Rips and on multiple occasions instead of the Rips seeing the characters and interacting—the Rips wouldn’t see the characters at all. That gave the story mystery and excitement more than anything. I love the Rips. I love the idea of the Rips. I love that the Rips are getting bigger roles.

Though, my only complaint with the novel was that it seemed to take way too long to get to the point and to introduce exciting twists. Occasionally, the story would lose my attention and that’s never fun. I would recommend Timepiece to fans of the previous Hourglass novel. Readers who are interested in the paranormal or time-travel should definitely check out the Hourglass series.

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1 Comment

  1. kimbacaffeinate

    I still need to read book one, i love the covers for these novels and now you have me so curious about the Great review!

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