Mon, July 16, 2012

Timepiece by Myra McEntire Review

Timepiece book cover

Timepiece book cover

Timepiece
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.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: male POV, myra mcentire, time travel
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  1. KrizziaKaye said:

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Learn more about it at http://offtomyworld.blogspot.com/2012/07/versatile-blogger-award.html.

    By the way, I think I’m putting these books on my TBR list. Great review. =)

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  2. Lori said:

    Kaleb shot straight to the top of my fav YA boys while reading this. He’s sooo great.

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    Grad Student @ Young Adult Fiction and Whiskey Sours Reply:

    He is already at the top of my list and I haven’t even read this yet! He was that fun Hourglass. So excited to read this!

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  3. Magan @ Rather Be Reading said:

    I completely agree with you, my dear. I loved (LOVED) the switch to Kaleb’s POV. Usually this bothers me because I get so attached to the first narrator, but it so worked here. He was incredibly (sexy…) intriguing. 🙂

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  4. Sash from Sash and Em said:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I want a hot and heavy scene with Kaleb and Em. Even if it’s a nightmare/dream. I WANT IT SO BAD.

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  5. Cat @ Beyond Books said:

    Hmm… although Hourglass had an amazing cover, I never paid too much attention to it because I was completely worried it would be one of those insta-love books that are so popular in YA these days. However, I really liked your review on this one and now I am even more curious. Perhaps I shall give Hourglass a second glance since its sequel seems to have promise.

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  6. Sarah said:

    I can’t wait to read this one!!

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