Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Series: Hourglass #2
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Borrowed
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.
Often you open up the pages of a new book from a debut author and you have no idea what to expect. Sometimes debuts can be risky, right? You never know what your going to get. It might be a disappointment, it might only be okay, but every once in awhile you get this rare gem that just sweeps you right off your feet. That was Hourglass for me. What’s even more rare is a sequel that is just as good as the first book. Lots of them suffer from the Sequel Syndrome. Sequels are usually in between books, stepping stones to get to the next one or the last one. Rarely are they better than their predecessor. I’m going to stop this rambling now and just get to my point: I loved Hourglass. Love it. I LOVED Timepiece even more. I didn’t think it was possible to love it more but OMG I do.
Want to know why? Of course you do! There’s one reason: Kaleb Ballard. That is all. I’m pretty sure that I am in love with him. Seriously. It’s been quite awhile since I met a character that I loved this much. I didn’t really pay attention to him in Hourglass, except to hope that Emerson didn’t like him because I didn’t want it to turn into a love triangle. I don’t understand that now because how can you not pay attention to Kaleb freaking Ballard?! He’s so, so fascinating. He’s just the right amount of angsty that you want to hug him and slap him at the same time. He also likes to drink his problems away which gives him the sexy bad boy edge. Deep down, though, he really cares so much about everyone. He’s passionate and funny and sexy and can I have him…? I’m going to stop gushing about Kaleb now, but remember that he is incredible and nothing I can say will do him justice!
I was a little rusty on the details of Hourglass so it took me just a little while to remember what was going on. After that I could hardly put down the book. The pace moves very quickly and it was never predicable. I loved every second of it. It’s hard to say a lot without spoilers for the first book.
I must also mention the sexy times. They are aplenty and oh so good. I’m not going to mention who they are with since I haven’t seem it mentioned anywhere yet, but I love her! They are so great together. I was laughing out loud on several occasions. They were absolutely hot together. The chemistry is some of the best I’ve ever read.
This review has turned out to be very rambling and I apologize for that. Timepiece just brings it out in me, I guess. If you haven’t read Hourglass yet you should so very, very soon. These books are must reads. Myra McEntire has definitely cemented her spot on my favorite authors list.
Check out my review for book 1: Hourglass by Myra McEntire