By Myra McEntire
Publication date: June 12, 2012
Egmont USA, 336 pages
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley
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.
— Goodreads.com description
Okay, let me start by saying that I liked Hourglass…but maybe I didn’t LOVE it. Why? Because I wanted more Kaleb! Well, in Hourglass I got my wish — sorry, Em, but he’s now our narrator! Thank you, Myra McEntire!
I mean, I really appreciate this. It was probably a big risk on McEntire’s part, but she knew her readers, and it totally worked out.
Kaleb is such…such…A BOY. And I love being inside his brain. It was a treat trying to follow along as he acted like a sweetheart one moment and a buffoon the next, especially as a romance started to blossom between him and…HA like I’d tell you! You have to read it to find out, my dears.
Just like Hourglass, Timepiece is jam-packed with tension and adventure. This installment of the book was less time travel and more sci-fi/mystery, which I definitely enjoyed. If you liked the first book, 100% stick around for book two.