Early Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

June 11, 2012 Review 2 ★★★

*This title will be released on June 12, 2012*

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)

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Timepiece

(Hourglass, #2)
by Myra McEntire

Genre: Paranormal YA | Excerpt: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Netgalley

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (June 12, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1606841459
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606841457

Rating

Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.

Sexual Content

Kissing and mild sensuality. References to sex.

Description

A threat from the past could destroy the future.
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’s return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum by a mysterious man. Either they find Landers and the research he has stolen on 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 extraordinary powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? Even if they succeed, just finding him may not be enough …
The follow-up to HourglassTimepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.

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Review

TIMEPIECE, the second book in Myra McEntire’s Hourglass series, picks up shortly after the events from the previous book.  Despite what the cover implies, Emerson is not the protagonist this time, Kaleb is. It’s quite a shift and it did take me quite a while to adjust.  Even then, I would have preferred to have Emerson tell this tale as I really missed her voice.

That being said, McEntire has captured an authentic male voice with Kaleb, and his romance with Lily was my favorite part of TIMEPIECE.  Kaleb is a womanizing jerk for most of the book and it was a lot of fun to watch him struggle to shed that side of him.  Unfortunately, that focus relegated Emerson and Michael to mere shadows of the characters they were in HOURGLASS. They flitted in and out of scenes with almost no impact.

While I warmed up to Kaleb as a character, the actual plot this time wasn’t as compelling.  It felt like a lot of running around just to kill time until the end, and I will warn you that it’s a cliffhanger.  Details are scant about INFINITYGLASS, the third book in the Hourglass series. It will be out in 2013, but no word on who the protagonist will be.  I’m hoping for Emerson.

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2 Responses to “Early Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire”

    • Abigail

      I typically don’t read descriptions for books in a series, so I was expecting the same protagonist based on the cover. I do like Kaleb, but this felt sooo different from the debut.