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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Timepiece by Myra McEntire
"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 ..."- summary from Amazon

I absolutely loved Hourglass and simply flew through that book and was so excited to read Timepiece. I will say that while I didn't feel the same page-turning intensity I did with Hourglass, this was still a great book.

I think perhaps part of that had to do with Kaleb narrating, and I just didn't feel the same connection I did with Emerson. In fact, most of the time, I forgot he was narrating until he'd mention or talk to Emerson and I'd be like "Why are you talking to yourself, Emerson? ... Oh, right." I don't know why I couldn't grasp that simple fact, but oh well.

But it was nice to see things from Kaleb's perspective and it really fleshed him out. I loved his interactions with Lily and seeing that relationship develop. Seeing his relationships with everyone was really interesting.

We do find out some really interesting things throughout the course of the book and the ending is a total cliffhanger. I must get the third book now!

Overall, while I didn't enjoy this as much as Hourglass, it's still worth a look. If a star rating system were in place, I'd give 3.5 out of 5.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. Oh, I keep forgetting to snag HOURGLASS! I'll be grabbing that shortly. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I liked the change to Kaleb's POV. Usually that's something that I dislike very much, but I didn't mind it. I think it's because I just kept picturing sexy tattooed and pierced Kaleb and all things were better. The banter between he and Lily was great. I thought McEntire did a great job of making them work despite their differences.