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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sneak peek review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire (Hourglass #2)

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 devestating 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. (June 12th, 2012 - Egmont USA)

My thoughts:

Timepiece won't be released until June 2012 so it seems way to early to write a full review but since I did manage to snag an ARC copy at ALA (or I should say my hubby snagged me a copy - xoxo!) I feel like I have to at least let you know how amazing it is and how much it lives up to the the first book in the series - Hourglass.

First thing, there is a change in narration. This is Kaleb's book all the way. When I first heard this I was thrilled. I love male POV's and Kaleb definitely has some baggage to explore. However, I loved Emerson too and the series seems to hinge so completely on her that I was a little nervous. No worries! While I did miss Emerson's POV, Kaleb more than makes up for it.

Yes….yes….ladies for the swoon factor but he really is a very complex character with more involvement in the whole Hourglass mythology than previously thought.

Myra delves further into the world of of time travel, villains and romance and sets up a conclusion for book 3 that has me pondering at least several different potential outcomes. I had mentioned in my Hourglass review & it holds true for TImepiece, Myra never uses time travel as an excuse to move her characters into certain situations. It is integral to the plot.

The biggest twist is something that I don't dare spoil but it had me squealing with delight. It was *something* that I personally saw clearly in Hourglass but didn't dare to hope for but Myra went for it!

You'll just have to wait to see what I'm talking about……..put Timepiece on your pre-order list pronto!
More detailed review to come closer to the Timepiece's release date.

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Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel


  1. Great review and can't wait to read this one :)

  2. I'm liking the sound of both of these, thanks for the recommendation.

  3. I haven't read Hourglass yet. Lame. I so need to get started on this series.
    Glad you loved it. Great review!

    1. It's a good one. You have time - Timepiece doesn't come out for awhile. I think it's better to read them together anyway.

  4. Another cool cover :) I do like that they are different from all the other books out there

  5. I didn't get a copy of this at ALA, but I'm a guaranteed sale anyway! HAHA. Myra's writing is a force to be reckoned with. I love her! I'm super excited you loved this book; you've only made me more excited to read it!

  6. This reminds me...I still need to pick up Hourglass!



    *sorry about that :P *
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  8. Ahh, I didn't know this was in Kaleb's POV!!! Super excited!!! Aren't you glad I let you know that it was at ALAMW? ;-)

    Thanks for the awesome review, hon!

  9. I love this book! This is making my favorite list!! From the very first chapter I was hooked! Of course, I am a sucker for time-travel stories and this one is the best I've read so far! Wow! The plot was so original, intense and enjoyable!! Everything about this story had me captured, from the mysteries surrounding the time-traveling and the Hourglass, to the dynamic and delicious characters and their tragic stories!