Sunday, 22 July 2012

Hourglass #2 Timepiece

A change of perspective and raised stakes....oh YAY!! Presenting Hourglass #2 Timepiece by Myra McEntire.

Here is the summary of the book:

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.

Hourglass had come out of the blue and sucked me Timepiece sucks me in much more further. Time is one paradox that no one has yet understood what it truly is. One can not truly predict what will happen in the near future based on what you did in the present.....because dabbling with time is dangerous.....and there are consequences to be paid. And this is where our story gets interesting.

In Hourglass, Emerson changes time by saving Michael now in Timepiece, things are escalating out of proportions. With the drastic change in time, time rip.....full scenes are appearing everywhere and its even harder  to get rid of them this time. On top of that the head honchos, the Chronos has given them an ultimatum, find Jack Landers or suffer the consequences where time will reverse back to how it should have originally happened. Now they are on a time sensitive mission to find Jack but end up finding out much more than they had hoped is up to them now to avert major catastrophe because the treachery and deceit runs much deeper than they had realized.

Were in Hourglass the story was introduced to us in Emerson's perspective, in Timepiece, we get the next chapter of the Hourglass series in Kaleb's POV, the player. It is a rather disorienting change but when the dust settles down it is rather an interesting nonetheless. We see very less of Em and Michael in here, was really sad about that but it was still very interesting to see the world in Kaleb's view. Em's best friend, Lily also gets a major part in here. And it is interesting to see Kaleb and Lily interact....and their cat and mouse game in the art of irritating each other and gradually their feeling coming out front. Their chemistry was simply amazing.

Then , there is Chronos, time keeper organization......while it is still not clear how the organization works but if any mythological reference is to go by the  it can be fairly certain that as the titan Chronos was the lord of time so is the organization the master of time.

At last, time sensitive and alluring, Myra McEntire gives us an adrenaline rush with Timepiece, as the characters race against time itself to put a stop to apocalypse from happening. You definitely will not be able to leave it in the middle at all. The characters, the plot, the mission, the events and the clues.....oh! Ms. McEntire paints a picture of a perfect sci-fi saga. Totally counting the days to the release of Infinityglass.

"An Adrenaline rush till the very end"

Genre :       Young Adult, Sci-fi

Publisher: EgmontUSA

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)


  1. Fantastic review! I'm glad you enjoyed this so much. I liked the first book but wasn't blown away by it, so I've always been a bit hesitant to give this one a go. I think I may just have to now. :)

  2. I have to read this series. From your review- these books sound awesome. I am so curious about them and I absolutely love this cover! Fantastic review.

  3. Just when I'd decided not to read this series, this book started getting one great review after another and it's totally making me reconsider. great review.

  4. I was a huge Kaleb fan during Hourglass so I am excited to get to his POV. Although I wanted him with Emerson I guess I can settle for Lily. I don't really mind not seeing Michael and Emerson because they were kind of boring to me. I keep meaning to start this! I'm really curious now.



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