Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Genre: Science Fiction YA
Publication Date: June 12, 2012
Source: Received an e-ARC for review from NetGalley
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.
I loved HOURGLASS, so I was so excited when I saw that TIMEPIECE was on NetGalley! The time travel in this series is so unique — I love it. (I am a huge lover of time travel, and I’ve never seen it done before like it is in this series!)
TIMEPIECE was different from HOURGLASS because it’s told from Kaleb’s point of view. I was so excited about this, because while I think Michael is perfect for Emerson, I am personally more of a Kaleb fan, so it was awesome getting into his mind. His love interest in this book is Em’s best friend, Lily, and they have SUCH AN AMAZING love story! Their romance stood out to me because it grows over time — there was no “love at first sight” for them. They hated each other at first, but as they learned more about each other, they fell in love, and it was so sweet to read about. There was one quote about three fourths of the way through when Kaleb is telling Lily about how much she matters to him, and it was so adorably sweet. They are perfect together!
It had been a while since I had read HOURGLASS, so I have to admit that I was confused at the beginning of TIMEPIECE. There wasn’t any recapping of what happened, so I did feel a little lost in the beginning of the book. When I stopped feeling lost I was able to get more into the plot, and I loved it! This series is really fast-moving and fun, and it’s awesome learning about the different abilities that people have in this world that Myra McEntire has created.
If you’re a time travel enthusiast, this is definitely a series I recommend! I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment.