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Monday 21 May 2012

Review: Timepiece (Hourglass #2) by Myra McEntire

Title: Timepiece
Author: Myra McEntire
Series: Hourglass
Book #: 2
Pages: 336
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 4.24
T.B.Published: June 12th, 2012.

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.

Taschima's POV:

More time travelling awesomeness for all of us who loved Hourglass? Hell yeah! True this one wasn't as awesome as Hourglass was in my opinion, but it was still a solid, and fast paced, sequel. No "Sophomore read lull" for this series.

The main difference in this instalment is that Kaleb Ballard is the narrator instead of Emerson. The thing is that I loved Hourglass mainly because of Emerson, she was a very kick ass heroine and having her gone as main character was a little weird and sad. The good thing is that we get a man's POV! And Kaleb is a sweet heart, a player but with a golden heart (go figure). The dialogue is hilarious. He is a good replacement if there ever was any, I just wonder if the next instalment is going to be told from a different character's POV... I think being inside Ava's mind would be very interesting for the next instalment if we don't go back to Emerson. Crossing my fingers!

The romance was steamy. Kaleb's romantic interest is very ballsy and I liked her. It was very different from Em and Michael's romance story. This one was playing more with the line between love and hate. It was great all on it's own, though it isn't something we haven't seen before.

Now the plot is as juicy, and confusing, as ever. It is fun trying to reason the time rips, and all the time related mess that is going around our characters. Emerson's actions in Hourglass have consequences, and I can't wait to see how it all pans out. I am rooting for a happy ending. In this book the characters are looking for something that is supposed to answer all their prayers and solve all their problems, an Infinity Glass. The ending is a cliff hanger type of ending, someone falls bleeding and leaves us with a creepy mysterious message in the process. Dum dum dum!

Faults with the book: I missed Emerson. I went into the book thinking that it was still her show, so it caught me off guard when Kaleb started narrating, and then I thought he was only going to narrate for a couple of chapters and then we would have Em back, but no such thing happened. What I would have liked to see is multiple points of view, that would have sent the novel to the next level. Then I think I would have given it a 5 star, maybe. And this may have been only me, probably was, but there are so many characters in this series with so many weird names that I sometimes had to do a double take on who exactly was being talked about or mentioned.

As a sequel to Hourglass this one was solid and entertaining. It didn't disappoint and it didn't bore me, which was my biggest fear. I read it in like a day, so there is hope for this series and it's next instalment still!


  1. Normally I'm not a fan when series switch POV during the series, but if you liked it, maybe I should give it a shot...

  2. I didn't really like Kaleb so the fact that he narrates is definitely a point against this one. I also did not like his playboy ways even if it seems that he might be trying to reform.

  3. Yay! I really loved Hourglass. It was one of my favorite reads last year. I haven't read Timepiece yet, but I am so happy to see great reviews for it. It is always worrisome wondering if Sophomore Slump is going to happen to a fave series. Thankfully, not here!


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