Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Series: Hourglass #2
Publisher: Egmont USA
First published: June 12th, 2012
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
Pages: 336
Goodreads Summary:
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...

My Rating: 4.0 / 5

First thoughts:
Following Kaleb's point of view, Timepiece gives us the chance to get to know some other characters better. It took a while for me to get back into the story, but once I did, it was hard to put down - and now I can't wait to see what Myra McEntire plans to do next. With an interesting time travel concept, I'd recommend this series to everyone who's looking for a very refreshing paranormal story. 

More detailed:
After having loved the first book Hourglass so much, my expectations for its sequel were pretty high. Sadly I have to say that they weren't completely met, because I definitely didn't feel as passionately about the second installment of this series as I did about the first. Nonetheless it was a very enjoyable read and I am dying to find out what will happen now.

At first I had some problems getting back into the story. I probably should have re-read Hourglass first, because I only had vague memories about what important things had happened. But after a while I remembered the most important things and felt more comfortable following the story - nonetheless I'd recommend you to read a recap of the first book if your mind betrays you like mine.

I was definitely looking forward to the story being told from Kaleb's point of view, because I really adored him in the first book. Honestly, I had expected a (little) love triangle, but for those of you who hate them, let me tell you not to worry - there's is no real love triangle, but Kaleb manages to find love nonetheless.

The character development mostly focused on Kaleb and his love interest and while this was very interesting to witness, I was a bit disappointed that the rest of the characters didn't appear as often as I wanted them to. Besides that I'm very happy with how the main plotline turned out and found it quite hard to put my Kindle away during certain scenes, constantly wishing for a happy ending.

Those of you who enjoyed the first book should definitely pick up Timepiece. It might not have been as awesome as Hourglass for me, but this series still has a special place in my heart and I hope to get my hands on a copy of the third installment as soon as possible. If you haven't read this series yet - why are you still reading this review? Go ahead and get a copy of the first book right now.

Have you read Timepiece? What did you think about it?
Do you plan to read it?

Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!


  1. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good.

  2. I want to read this series. It sounds really awesome, and time travel is really amazing. Great review! :D

    Kari Po-Ku Reads

  3. <3 glad you mostly loved this book. :) I cannot tell you how disappointed I am in it :p And I haven't even read it yet. Hih. I'm just feeling so hurt about how the author treated me. And because of that I have some hate towards this book :\ But. I loved Hourglass so so so much. And the reason for why I won't love this, is because I didn't really like Kaleb at all :p And I fell in love with Hourglass because it was Emerson and Michael. And I wanted more of that. And I'm so sad and disappointed that I wouldn't get more of it. Sigh. Sorry for this rant (A) Hih. I do love your review, Carina :) <3

  4. Can I just say how much I loved Lily? And Kaleb? And their BANTERING? Oh my lanta, I love it when there's conflict between two people and then they kiss and it's super-hot in herre. (note: that's a song. I know how to spell "here.") I like sexy times, and boy, Myra McEntire sure knows how to WRITE sexy times. I give her a bajillion points for the sexy times scenes alone.

    As for the rest of the book? BRILLIANT. I loved the plot. I loved the time is ticking scenes. I just loved it all. Myra McEntire is brilliant with how she wrote this one; it's probably not a good idea to read Timepiece before Hourglass, yet they both have different narrators and it's like "YOU ARE SO SMART, MYRA." I love the idea for a sequel with a different narrator. I wish more books were like that. You know how you read and think, "Man, I wish we got to know more about character X!" It's like Myra knew what we were thinking and laughed to herself while she wrote Timepiece.


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