Sep 6, 2013

Review--Timepiece by Myra McEntire

A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard thought he knew who and what he was. He was the bad boy of the Hourglass recruits, partying too hard and living too large. He was never supposed to be able to see ripples - cracks in time that allow the past and present to coexist. The was Emerson's area, she of the small stature and big, saucy mouth. And of the tall, handsome, perfect boyfriend, Michael.

Then a mysterious man gives the Hourglass an ultimatum. They must find Jack Landers, the man who stole research on the time gene from them and in the process tried to kill Kaleb's father. If they don't, the results will be devastating for the people Kaleb cares about most.

Now the members of the Hourglass have no choice but to use their extraordinary powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And even if they succeed, will it save them?

I was not expecting Myra McEntire's Timepiece to be a one day read, but the words and chapters just seemed to have flown by and lo and behold, another one day read done!

Timepiece picks up a few weeks or so after Hourglass. And I was quite surprised by being inside Kaleb's head this time too. Kaleb, the unchosen one in the love triangle that occurred. Kaleb's had it rough. His mom is in a coma, his dad had died and came back, and yet he's still trying to win his approval. Liam seems to favor Michael in most situations it seems. He tends to trust Michael and his abilities more than Kaleb, probably one of the reasons why Kaleb acts out the way he does.

In this story, Kaleb and the Hourglass gang are presented with quite the pickle. Find Jack or else their lives will be altered in a very bad way. Perhaps Michael wouldn't have survived the fire that Emerson rescues him from or maybe Emerson will be locked up in a hospital drooling on herself. It's basically the incentive the gang needs to do what they are told, but to a limit. They were already planning on trying to find Jack, but in their own way and time.

Some wonky stuff is happening with the time continuum, you know, all that complicated jazz that comes with time traveling? Jack is screwing around with things, and now rips are becoming more. Just more. They are lasting longer and are even harder to tell apart from reality.

We get new players to this time traveling game. People from Liam's past and Jack's too. Such as Teague, a woman with her own agenda--a lot of that going around. She is intent on finding the Infinityglass before Jack does. The Infinityglass allows one to take another's powers from them. So for the evil villains this is a most wanted item! And of course our heroes want it too, to keep it away from the villains, but how does one find said item.

In walks Lily, Emerson's best friend who happens to have a knack for finding things. Even items she hasn't even seen before. I love the dynamics between Lily and Kaleb. Kaleb is the bad boy and use to having girls fall all over him, but Lily is not that way. Lily is tough and doesn't take crap from bad boys. She calls Kaleb on his crap a lot and I loved that about her. She's spunky! I think that's a good adjective to describe her.

So naturally these two become our starcrossed lovers. But it was definitely a romance that took some building and time. Lots of time. It wasn't until the last quarter of the book or so that the romance started blooming between them. And I so liked that. They even refrained from blatantly using the three-letter-word. Of course, it is brought up, but with added words to lessen the OMG-you-just-met! effect! As with Emerson and Michael I was cringing when those words were said at the end. Because it was like, seriously?! Love?! This soon! At seventeen or something?! Err!! I have issues with so much teen love, yet that doesn't stop me from reading my Paranormal YA reads!

The pacing to this one was good, just like the last one. There was less learning going on this time since we got the general idea of the Hourglass group and what they stand for. I am most curious about Infinityglass now and cannot wait to pick up a copy!

Time traveling books have always been a secret favorite of mine. I like them, but don't like the really intense ones getting into all that physics stuff--me and science are not BFFs!--but the idea of going back in time just always sounded cool. For a visit, you know. Not to actually live in that particular time. I mean, if I thought the lack of paranormal reads was bad ten years ago, I shudder to think of going back even further for the rest of time!

Timepiece was definitely an intriguing and engaging read and I look forward to seeing where this series will go and how long the bad guys continue to be a problem for these teens.

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars


  1. I'm glad you liked this one. I really liked it too. It's such a great series, but I still need to buy Infinityglass. It's on my wish list. And looking over your review makes me want to reread the first two books again :)

  2. I love the cover and premise of this one. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. I hadn't heard of this series before, I've just gone and added the first book to my tbr! GREAT review :-)


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