Published: June 12, 2012
Publisher: Egmont USA
Page Count: 336 pages
Series: 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 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 the first book in this series, HOURGLASS. I was so afraid that the "Sophomore Slump" would hit Myra McEntire and affect my feelings of TIMEPIECE. Myra McEntire came back strong when entering this world again and she actually made this book better than the first!
Myra McEntire has a writing style that captured me into the story. Her lyrical prose entertained me while all of this crazy time-travel storyline kept rolling. And can we talk about the originality of this story? I have never read a story like this, and I have recommended it to so many people. If you're looking for an original YA book with a great writing style, definitely pick up this series.
I love how TIMEPIECE is told in Kaleb's point of view. He was on my favorite characters in HOURGLASS; he was snarky, rebellious, and he had a background story that was interesting. I thought it was great how the reader gets to see this insane story through another character's mind. Also, Emerson isn't the main female protagonist in TIMEPIECE; her best friend Lily is. Can I just say that I adore McEntire's characters? She is a brilliant storyteller, and I can't give her enough credit for creating this great story.
Myra McEntire has crafted together an amazing sequel that did not disappoint whatsoever, and the horrendous Sophomore Slum did not get to her writing style. I wish that I could travel back into time to relive this awesome book!