Timepiece (Hourglass Series #2)

Timepiece (Hourglass Series #2)

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by Myra McEntire
     
 

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Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples—cracks in time. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before Kaleb can find out, Jonathan Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?
 
In the wake of Landers’s return, the Hourglass

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Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples—cracks in time. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before Kaleb can find out, Jonathan Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?
 
In the wake of Landers’s return, the Hourglass organization is offered an ultimatum by a mysterious man. Either they find Landers and the research he has stolen on 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 extraordinary powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? Even if they succeed, just finding him 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Bad boy Kaleb Ballard struggles with his empathic powers and complicated relationships in this sequel to Hourglass (2011). Though Emerson Cole brought her boyfriend, Michael, and Kaleb's dad, Liam, back from the dead, time is still out of joint for the super-powered teens at the Institute. Jack Landers, murderer and saboteur, is still on the loose and wreaking havoc on the time continuum. Each teen has many reasons to find him, but fewer methods as now only Jack possesses enough "exotic matter" to travel through time. Stronger temporal rips and unwanted attention from the Chronos group also complicate their pursuit of Jack. Kaleb replaces Emerson as the narrator, and, accordingly, his motivations are clearest of the characters': He seeks to revenge Liam's (temporary) death, to restore his comatose mother's lost memories and to protect Emerson. Kaleb's bad-boy persona and habits hinder his quest--he deadens his empathic powers with alcohol, tattoos, piercings and casual hook-ups--but he reveals a sensitive side in his evolving interactions with the hot-tempered Lily Garcia, Emerson's friend and the newest, informal addition to the team. Action scenes sometimes seem intrusive or arbitrarily placed, and the mysterious Infinityglass feels contrived, as relationships rather than plot drive the story. Clearly a sequel but still makes time fly by. (Paranormal thriller. 14 & up)
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Kaleb Ballard is part of Hourglass, an organization of people who have special abilities; however, when he is able to see time ripples, or people from the past, for the first time he gets nervous. What does this mean? Are his powers growing or changing? In addition, the Hourglass organization is given a strange ultimatum from a stranger. It must find the man who tried to kill Kaleb's father, and it has to find him quickly or somehow time itself will be altered. Emerson, Michael, and Kaleb are back in this thrilling sequel to Hourglass (Egmont USA, 2011); however, instead of Emerson, this time it is flirtatious and irresistible Kaleb's point of view that will capture readers' attention and imagination. The switch of perspective works well as it keep the series fresh, and Kaleb's character is well developed and interesting. The pacing of the plot will keep teens engaged from cover to cover as will Kaleb's brash charm and vulnerability.—Elizabeth C. Johnson, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606841457
Publisher:
EgmontUSA
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Series:
Hourglass Series, #2
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She’s chosen, instead, to channel her “mad word skills” into creating stories. She’s an avid Doctor Who fan and will argue passionately about which incarnation is the best. You can visit her online at www.myramcentire.com.

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