Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Myra McEntire's Timepiece Book Review

Book Title: Timepiece(Hourglass#2)

Author: Myra McEntire

Publisher: Egmont USA

Pub. date: June 12, 2012

Genre: YA Time travel

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 5/5 stars

Book 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...

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.


Timepiece picks up where Hourglass  left off. Only this time, the story is told in a different character's point of view, one of my favourites. Kaleb.  In Hourglass, he seems like this extremely goodlooking bad /tortured boy. In timepiece we see his side of the story, the reason he acts the way he does.He is burdened with guilt for not being able to take the pain from his mother when his father died. And now that his father was saved and pulled through time to the present, Kaleb feels he doesn't measure up to as Michael does to his father. Feels his father prefers Michael to him.

We finally get to meet  the people behind the organisation Chronos when one of them appears and gives them an ultimatum to make sure they find the elusive Jack. Jack on the other side, is desperately searching for the Infinityglass which would help him go back to the past. In the meantime, since time is messed by the back and forth of time travelling, the frequency of the rips has increased. 

Kaleb's voice is portrayed so well, his struggles, him falling inlove with Lily, Emerson's bestfriend - which was just awesome,  and the kind of character he is: the kind of person who takes care of others first before even thinking about himself.

The pacing was perfect, the action non-stop. It was good to see Emerson and Michael around.  Kaleb and Lily's romance was believable and really sweet.

Jack is still on the prowl. Look forward to reading Infinity Glass.


  1. And I have so wanted to read hourglass too. Now it looks like I'm behind on the series. Drat.

  2. I've just started Hourglass, so I couldn't read the review! :) I'm really enjoying the book so far :)

  3. @ Mina - Oh I'd totally recommend this series, Mina. So unique, and a number of twists, and romance. loved it. Gosh there are so many series I have to catch up on as well. :(

    @Jemi - I'm so glad you are enjoying Hourglass. I read the first book in like 2 days, and usually I read a book in like a week to a week and a half.Looking forward to Infinity glass. bound to be action packed :)

  4. Never heard of this series but I'm definitely interested now! I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for your recommendations.

  5. a book told from different character's points of view, sounds cool!

  6. Thanks for the review. I'm always adding books to my TBR list based on what bloggers have to say.

  7. Thanks for the review. I'm always adding books to my TBR list based on what bloggers have to say.

  8. @nutschell - Oh, this series is really GOOD!waiting for the third book is a pure torture. :D

    @Lynn: It's really cool. :) And I'm sorta falling in love with teenage boys POV lately.

    @cleemckenzie: you're welcome: :) I don't remember ever reading a time-travel novel, this was my first and it was quite a treat.

  9. Excellent review. This is on my TBR list. So many books to read, so little time! :)

  10. @Christine - glad you enjoyed the review. I know what you mean about time! I think I need more than 24 hours so can sneak some reading time somewhere in there.