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.

Books I'm looking forward to reading

Yesterday I visited my local bookshop here in Vienna. It's been a while since I visisted any bookshop, so this was a real treat. Usually I order books through amazon. It was fun, took me about two hours to decide what I wanted - to say the truth, it was hard for me to leave the confines of that comforting atmosphere, shelves filled with thousands of books. Besides, they have these comfy sofas where you can sit from morning till evening to just read uninterrupted.

I didn't leave empty handed. :D here are some books I've been dying to read, and when I saw them, couldn't stop myself.

I've never had the pleasure of reading any of John Green's book so I picked:

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it

 Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

And the ones below came in from Amazon - I didn't remember ordering them - that's until the postman rang the bell, smiling joyfully for me to sign that electronic device they use while delivering. someone please take my credit card and hide it.


One thing is for sure. I'm looking forward to reading these. Books taunt me, begging me to pick them, buy them. *sigh* Any book hoarders out there?