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July 23, 2013

Review: Timepiece (An Hourglass Novel) by Myra McEntire

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)

A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...
Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples - cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?
In the wake of Landers' return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered - with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...
A year later, a few months before the final book in the series comes out I decide to read Timepeice. It was literally just sitting on my shelf waiting, and oh my goodness I feel so bad! I regret not reading this earlier, especially since it is in the point of view of Kaleb, who I must say is one of my favorite characters out of the whole series. 

Unlike most trilogies, Timepiece is not a space filler. As the series went along I thoroughly enjoyed this book much more than the first. It helped progress the story with the Hourglass, and was actual continuation. As Emerson and Hourglass are trying to find Jack and fix the time-space continuum, Kaleb is having is own dilemma, trying to figure out his own relationships with his family, and the new girl (well not new), Lily. McEntire had so many things going on, but luckily it was easy to keep track, and every small detail played a roll in the story.

Reading Timepeice I fell in love with Kaleb once again! My-oh-my that boy is fiiineee! He is so emotional, like most bad boys in YA, McEntire knew exactly how to introduce Kaleb: Hard exterior, soft interior. But the fact that he narrated Timepiece is what made the novel amazing. The lack of a male perspective in YA is very limited, so hearing Kaleb was refreshing, and hilarious. He is sarcastic, and makes the greatest comments. Plus him flirting with Lily was probably the greatest thing about the novel!

Lily is more lovable than Emerson. There you go, I said it. Lily has pizzazz, spirit, spunk, I mean so does Emerson, but Lily is someone different compared to most girls in YA. She is the latina girl who dressed up in a cat costume during Halloween, she is the girl who can locate both people and items, she is the definition of bad-ass. Her and Kaleb make me insanely happy, and anyone who thinks differently, please tell me why, because I swear those two are made for each other!

Timepiece is definitely one of my most favorite summer reads thus far, it was a magical blend of sci-fi, romance, the YA, and who knows what else. I loved loved loved this book, and hopefully you will pick up this series as well! You won't be disappointed!
Rate: 5+/5

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