Monday, July 22, 2013

Timepiece by Myra McEntire [Review]

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)3.5 out of 5 Robots!

Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Series: Hourglass #2
Genre: Sci-Fi/Paranormal
Release: June 12, 2012
Hardcover: 352 Pages
Publisher: EgmontUSA
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

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 is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers' return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the 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 unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...

Shannon's Thoughts:
I have a confession to make.  I read the first book, Hourglass, a few months ago but when I started to read Timepiece I realized I remembered almost NOTHING about it. No, seriously.  It's like a black hole. I tried to find some synopses online, but I couldn't find anything that jogged my memory sufficiently.  So I'm at a bit of a handicap because I'm basically reviewing this book as if I hadn't read the first one, which isn't really fair to the book, but it is what it is.

Since I couldn't remember anything, I, unfortunately, spent the first half of the book confused.  There wasn't a lot of recapping, which I generally like.  The other thing that threw me off at first was the shift in POV to Kaleb.  At first I didn't realize who was narrating.  But I eventually grew to understand and like Kaleb quite a bit.  He makes quite the transition from "bad boy" to tamed and it was a fun journey.

I still don't have a good grip on what exactly Hourglass is all about. Or what exactly is happening or why it is happening.  I found the whole plot to be kind of murky and a little confusing.  So while I enjoyed Kaleb's story and his romance with Lily, overall I found myself a little lost in the intricacies of the world building.

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
1. Hourglass
2. Timepiece
3. Infinityglass (Expected Publication August 6, 2013)

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