Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Summary (from Goodreads):
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...
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! It’s not what I was expecting at all. It ended up being so much more! It did take me a whole week to read it. Though, part of this problem was that I kept starting other books that I was getting at BEA, and I’m now in the middle of four books, which I hate doing to myself.
The book begins not long after book 1 finishes. Emerson is happily dating Michael. The best friend character, Lily, is more and more in the know of the Hourglass and what it does. And everyone is pretty much in recovery mode from the events at the end of the previous book. What shocked me about the beginning was that it was all in Kaleb’s point of view. Kaleb was the other boy in book 1 who was in love with Emerson. And I kind of liked him more than Michael. Granted, I tend to fall harder for the boy who doesn’t get the girl. And well, Kaleb is also a bad boy…
Any way, I liked the point of view shift. There are a lot of YA authors out there who really shouldn’t be switching point of view. And a lot of them do the whole thing where one chapter is the girl and the next is the boy. This book is all boy, all the time! And McEntire mostly pulls it off. I wasn’t expecting this because the last book was slightly on the girly side. This author goes from girly to bad boy in 0 seconds flat. Seriously.
I do think that Kaleb could have been a little bit more like a teenage boy though. Yeah, he gets kissed by strangers and drinks away his father issues…but I just think teen boys would be thinking about sex way more…particularly when they are sort of beginning to date someone. Any way, I’m still glad I got to know Kaleb more, got to see his powers more, and got to feel what he felt.
The playing with time and changing lives and erasing memories stuff is just pure awesomeness! I’m dying to know what will happen next. And I can’t stand not knowing what certain characters might not know (because their minds were messed with). I found Lily’s story and her Cuban heritage fascinating and it was also so much fun getting to know her better. Plus, the romance in this one was way steamier than the last!
I like that the book deals both with people who genetically are able to do certain things, yet it also deals with objects and science that can help people do certain things too. It’s sort of like this sci-fi, Dr. Who, Nancy Drew type mixture, and I loved every second of it.
The book surprised me and kept me interested. I loved that it was in Kaleb’s point of view. I kind of wish Kaleb was a little bit more of a real teen boy. Though, I do really love the guy now. I loved the romance, the action, and the time rifts. I give it a 9/10.


  1. i can totally relate not following a tbr resolution the minute something amazing comes by and i totally loved this one.... eagerly waiting for Infinityglass

    great review
    and do check my review of the book too here
    Le' Grande Codex

  2. I cannot rave about this book enough...in a year of fantastic releases, this is sure to be tops on anyone's list. It will not disappoint at all. I can't wait to see what Myra has in store for us next.

    Black Cloud