Monday, June 18, 2012

Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Publisher: Egmont USA
Pages: 336
Received: Received from Random House of Canada in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Review:

There has been a lot of talk about this book, McEntire's series has become a very popular read. And I can completely understand why. McEntire has a way of writing that she encompasses so much scientific information, along with mystery and some paranormal in this story that it becomes very interesting. You can't turn away. 

This is the second of a series and picks up some time after the last novel ends. I have to say I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first one. The POV is from a different character from the first one (Kaleb, who is Jack's son). You really get to see and understand more of his ability and how he comes to deal with it. There was also a lot more of Emerson's best friend Lily in this novel, and I really came to love her character. She is someone who knows how to take care of herself and you learn a lot more about her and the things she can do (which isn't really explained much in the first novel). 

I wasn't much of a fan of the main characters from the first novel, especially Emerson. She seemed a little too immature in this one, and the kind of person who is glued to their boyfriend's side. I felt like she needed to be a little more independent and learn to take care of herself.

This book started out with the action in the beginning, making you know that you will be on the edge of your seat the entire time. I do admit, it slowed down a little bit after that, but picked right back up again. I believe that so much more happened in this book compared to the first one. And I really enjoy that there were a lot of answers given about how the Hourglass got started.

TIMEPIECE was definitely a great sequel, with an awesome cast of characters to follow. McEntire does a great job putting together so many genres in one story, that it doesn't seem like too much happening. It's a great mystery story, running against the clock to find what you need. If you haven't read this series, you should definitely check it out.

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