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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Review: Timepiece

Author: Myra McEntire
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pages: 325
Series: Hourglass #2
Source: NetGalley
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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.
My Favorite Line(s):
"You aren't my keeper, Lily."
"No one is.  You're responsible for you.  I'm simply reminding you that you're worth more than what you'll find at the bottom of a bottle."

"You are sweetness and light.  Human cotton candy."

"Kaleb Ballard.  That hurts me in my feminism."

Why I Loved It:  I was so excited about the book that I didn't even bother to read a summary.  I just barreled through the first couple of pages only to have to check back and realize that I was not reading from Emerson's POV.  It was Kaleb Ballard.  And my heart did a flip flop.  A sad flip flop I'll admit because I already missed hearing Emerson's thoughts *which were really funny in Hourglass*, but I couldn't be sad for long because there was already so much swooning already taking place.  Kaleb is just the perfect "bad boy" character.  Mostly because he's really not that bad. I'm attracted to those guys that aren't bad all the time, but are perfectly capable when they choose.  So the book was off to a great swoony start.

For me, this book gave so much more insight into not only Kaleb's world, but Michael's as well because they were more involved with the world of Hourglass and of course Jack.  There is also a new group in town that are causing all kinds of chaos.  The last book left off with so many questions.  What does Jack want?  What's he up to?  How's he plan on accomplishing it?  Is Emerson safe?  Well Timepiece offered answers to all of those questions.  I have to say that there were some questions I had that were left unanswered.  Questions about Cat for instance.  Either way, I felt like there was so much of the world that was shown.

There is also a person pretty close to home that turns out to have a special ability involving that time gene.  Kaleb with the help of a pretty girl *of course* helps to save the time continuum and figure out much of his past and Emerson's as well.  There is lost of space for swooning, drooling, and maybe a few tears too.

Myra McEntire made a couple days of my life very fabulous.  I love the humor throughout the books, and the fabulous plots.  This book is a must-read.

Who Really Must Read It:  The genre is more sci-fi/fantasy with the whole time travel thing, but anyone who loves a good story should get busy and buy this next month.  If you haven't read Hourglass then you have time to get it read before Timepiece comes out!

1 comment:

  1. Well after reading this review i Just have to buy this book :-)


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