Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel

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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...

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Overview

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 HourglassTimepiece blends the paranormal, science-fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781606844540
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 616,366
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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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  • Posted June 20, 2012

    AHHH. You guys! Timepiece by Myra McEntire was amazing! I have t

    AHHH. You guys! Timepiece by Myra McEntire was amazing! I have to admit, when I heard it was written in Kaleb’s POV, I was a tiny bit hesitant to read it. I mean, KALEB? KALEB? WHY HIM WHEN THERE’S EMERSON?! Don’t worry, guys; Myra knows what she’s doing. And Kaleb is totally a guy you want to get to know (you thought you knew him in Hourglass, didn’t you? Ha!)

    I loved getting to know Kaleb more. I forgot how charming he was, and was instantly reminded with the first sentence:
    “Maybe getting drunk and dressing up like a pirate for the masquerade was a bad idea.”
    (please note that this is from the ARC, so it is subjective to change.) No, not a bad idea. I call that getting into character. Because we all know pirates like to drink.

    I did however have a problem with having this book written from Kaleb’s POV. Sometimes the voice didn’t sound like Kaleb, or I would get distracted and come back to the book and the voice jarred me so much that I had to reread pages and think, “okay, yes, this is Kaleb.” I don’t know why it kept happening to me, but every once in a while, it would, and then I was like “NOOOOO.”

    Also I can’t tell you how much it bothers me that the cover is of a girl when the book has a boy narrating it. And I freaking LOVE this cover, so you know it really bothers me if I point it out. Because you guys, I would have LOVED to see a guy on the cover to say “YO! THIS BOOK HAS A MALE POV!” But whatever. I’m not in the cover designing business.

    Can I just say how much I loved Lily? And Kaleb? And their BANTERING? Oh my lanta, I love it when there’s conflict between two people and then they kiss and it’s super-hot in herre. (note: that’s a song. I know how to spell “here.”) I like sexy times, and boy, Myra McEntire sure knows how to WRITE sexy times. I give her a bajillion points for the sexy times scenes alone.

    As for the rest of the book? BRILLIANT. I loved the plot. I loved the time is ticking scenes. I just loved it all. Myra McEntire is brilliant with how she wrote this one; it’s probably not a good idea to read Timepiece before Hourglass, yet they both have different narrators and it’s like “YOU ARE SO SMART, MYRA.” I love the idea for a sequel with a different narrator. I wish more books were like that. You know how you read and think, “Man, I wish we got to know more about character X!” It’s like Myra knew what we were thinking and laughed to herself while she wrote Timepiece.

    I highly recommend picking up the sequel to Hourglass. These books are so brilliant, and readers of all sorts of genres will love them. The books are a perfect blend of paranormal, science fiction, and mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Love the first book and the sequel is even better! This book is

    Love the first book and the sequel is even better! This book is from Kaleb's view this time... But Kate and all our favorites are still here... including the bad guy, Jonathan too.... There are some surprises in this book and some of the questions are still unanswered but it's a terrific book and makes you look forward to the next one!

    By May

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read Hourglass, Stop! I don't want

    SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read Hourglass, Stop! I don't want to ruin one of my favorite series for you.

    Kaleb Ballard’s parents were time travelers, just like his friends Emerson Cole and Michael Weaver. Kaleb’s ability is empathy, to sense emotions of his close friends and those he touches. Now Kaleb and Emerson’s lives have been changed forever by his father’s former partner, Jack Landers. Jack manipulated time to bring Emerson to Ivy Springs, Tennessee after the accident that caused the death of her parents. He also killed Kaleb’s father and stole enough memories from his mother to land her into a coma. Now Jack is on the loose and time travel seems to be in flux.

    Only those with the time travel gene were able to see rips; people “stuck in time superimposed on the present”’ but now Kaleb is seeing them as well. On the night that Emerson’s brother hosts a masquerade party at his restaurant, Kaleb sees rips everywhere. When Jack appears with a gun, Kaleb seeks revenge for those he loves and cares about. Jack tells Kaleb that “killing him would be the worst mistake of his life.” The gun fires which breaks a mirror and Jack disappears. Kaleb then notices a man entering the restaurant through a veil. He says his name is Poe and he is there to deliver a message to the Hourglass. Their actions in going back in time to first save Liam Ballard and then Michael have disrupted the time travel continuum. He grabs Emerson, pulls her into the veil with him and threatens to slit her throat. Poe further states that Emerson’s ignorance of the law is no excuse for her saving Michael without suffering the consequences. He slits her throat and tells Kaleb to find Jack Landers in order to have any hope of repairing the damage. If the Hourglass is successful, they can choose which timeline they wish to follow. If Jack isn’t located, time will be rewound and a timeline will be chosen for them. There is a possibility that the timeline could be repaired with no consequences to Liam, Michael or Emerson’s lives. The Hourglass has until midnight on October 31 to find Jack Landers. Poe pushes Emerson out of the veil to Kaleb and she is unharmed.

    What has happened to the time travel continuum? Who is Poe working for and what do they want Jack Landers for? Can Jack be found in time? Why would Kaleb killing Jack be a mistake? Will Kaleb’s mother wake up from her coma? Can Kaleb repair his relationships with his father and Michael? And what timeline will the Hourglass choose to follow if they are successful?

    The story of the Hourglass will conclude with Infinityglass in 2013.

    Once again I feel in love with Myra McEntire’s story. A bit skeptical at first changing POV, I loved Kaleb through all of his faults and becoming is own man. Cannot wait to see where the final book goes!

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    My first recommendation is that you go back and reread HOURGLASS

    My first recommendation is that you go back and reread HOURGLASS before starting TIMEPIECE (or at least the end of the first book with all of the reveals). If I had done that, I probably wouldn't have felt as confused by this sequel. The backstory that Myra has created in this series about time travel is extensive, which is a great thing to keep me thinking, but it also requires that I pay attention so I can follow along with what's happening. At the end of the first book which Emerson narrates, the Hourglass organization and the time-travel aspects were explained clearly, but I read that one awhile ago, so as I was thrown right back into the middle of it with TIMEPIECE, I was feeling a little bit lost because there were some specific details I couldn't remember that were referenced often in this book as they were the impetus for everything that happens. So, go reread the end of the first book and then jump right into the continuing plot in this one.

    Since the second book starts right in the middle of the action, it makes it even more exciting than the first one because the characters and reader now know the basics of the time-travel aspects and the "battle" that is going on with the villains (or are they?). This book is nonstop action and suspense as the Hourglass kids try to figure out what is really going on so they can fix the time-space continuum that is a little off kilter right at the moment. This is all done within the context of the quaint setting of this small town of Ivy Springs again with some of the same loveable cast of characters.

    However, (and I didn't know this going into it) this second book has a narrator switch, and this time we get to hear Kaleb's voice talking us through the story. I loved this change as he is an entertaining (and highly snarky) and deeply layered character who is often misunderstood. Seeing his empathy abilities from his perspective created depth to this book that added an emotional core to the science-fiction story. I loved getting to know him better and feeling for him and his situations even more. Emerson's best friend Lily also plays a larger role in this book which was fun because she's a great character too. Myra has a distinct ability to make us fall in love with her characters and to fall in love with others as they do in the story. It seems so realistic because we're enmeshed in the emotion with them as they struggle with their feelings and we take the journey with them.

    This book has lots of reveals, lots of suspense, lots of entertainment, and lots of thinking to it, and I enjoyed reading it. There is a feeling of an ending to this book, but it also sets things up for the next book really well at the end. Although this is a second book, it still had action and resolution to things so avoided that "second book in a trilogy" drudge that some trilogies I've read have. I'm intrigued to see where this story will go, and especially who might be narrating the next book in the series. Definitely add this one to your summer reading list.

    Review originally posted on Heise Reads & Recommends

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Amazing

    I read the first book back in April (over Spring Break) and absolutely loved it. So then when I got the chance to read an advanced copy of Timepiece, I thought "Of course." This book is great. Not only is it well written, but it makes you think. Also, it has the absolute best first line I've ever read in a book :)

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  • Posted June 12, 2012

    Kaleb Ballard flirts, drinks, and self-destructs his way through

    Kaleb Ballard flirts, drinks, and self-destructs his way through life, and who could blame him? His mother is in a coma, thanks to Jack Landers, his father recently came back from the dead, but their relationship is strained, and if Kaleb doesn't do something to dull his empathetic abilities, he gets an unending stream of everyone's most private emotions running straight into his brain.

    But when Jack returns and the damage to the space-time continuum grows, a mysterious (and dangerous) organization threatens the Hourglass teens with unthinkable consequences if they can't find Jack and make things right. Kaleb chooses to step up to the plate.

    I can't give away any other details without spoilers because this plot is a tightly woven gem full of twists and the kind of surprises that leave you gasping for breath as you frantically turn the page to see what happens next. I was kept on the edge of my seat the entire time.

    The character and emotional arcs are just as polished and lovely as the plot. I love, love, LOVE Kaleb's voice. I mean love like ... maybe I'd even trade every pair of stilettos I own just for the chance to have lunch with him. The journey past the flirty Kaleb and deep into the damaged, self-destructive Kaleb is riveting, and I found myself cheering him on because I really wanted him to get his happily ever after.

    The worldbuilding and setting are just as suberbly handled in TIMEPIECE as they were in HOURGLASS. I felt like I was living inside the story, and I appreciate that the physics Myra uses to support her time travel abilities is based on real science. I bought the premise of this book from the very first word.

    TIMEPIECE is a heart-pounding thrill ride full of humor, emotional insight, and a heaping dose of heart. I highly recommend it.


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  • Posted June 12, 2012

    Excuse me while I go all fangirl for TIMEPIECE and Myra McEntir


    Excuse me while I go all fangirl for TIMEPIECE and Myra McEntire. *flails* *cheers* *does a high kick* *end scene*

    Second books always make me nervous. I'm always initially very excited to read them but if they don't hook me, I won't read the third. And I'm going to be honest, many second books make me lose interest and I often won't finish out a series. Well, last year when I finished HOURGLASS I couldn't wait until TIMEPIECE was released. I was so jealous of everyone who managed to score an ARC. When I got my chance to read, I devoured TIMEPIECE. I simply could not get enough. And I won't be quitting this series anytime soon.

    TIMEPIECE is told from Kaleb's *swoon* POV. I absolutely dug this. I think McEntire nailed his voice. Not only that but we got to see Kaleb's different sides. His tough guy side and the vulnerable side that we didn't see in HOURGLASS. And I must say that vulnerable side made me swoon and tear up at all at the same time.

    Besides hearing more from Kaleb, I was hoping Myra would give us more about Em's best friend, Lily. Once again, she delivered. Lily is an amazing character and I want her to be my best friend. She's beyond loyal and she's one tough cookie.

    I don't want to give away too much more...I really want you to read it. After you do, we can laugh, snort, and cry all together.

    I cannot rave about this book enough...in a year of fantastic releases, this is sure to be tops on anyone's list. It will not disappoint at all. I can't wait to see what Myra has in store for us next.

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  • Posted November 27, 2013

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    Since her parents's death Emerson has been seeing things others

    Since her parents's death Emerson has been seeing things others can't. Apparitions from old days are crossing her way and she can't make them go away. Her brother Thomas is set on finding a cure, but nothing has helped so far. Until he calls the Hourglass organisation on the plan, and with it super smart and hot agent Michael. Thank you, Thomas! His task is to help Emerson find a way to get rid of her ghosts from the past. And of course all scruples aside he's there to provide us with a swoon-worthy romance. What a lucky providence that he's staying in the same housing complex as Emerson and her brother. Offers room for a lot of flustering encounters and much time for their feelings of attraction to grow into something stronger and more sustainable.

    Only the love story would have been enough to name HOURGLASS an awesome read. A conspiracy, mysterious organisations, insane antagonists, explosions, very short windows of time to act and turn the ending into a happy one and time travelling - loved the time travelling components in HOURGLASS just as much as in recent favourites such as TEMPEST by Julie Cross- complete HOURGLASS to a well-balanced and absolutely gripping read.

    In TIMEPIECE the hunt for antagonist Landers continues. Now from the perspective of Michael's best friend Kaleb. It took some getting used to Kaleb's narration. He's a character with so much sorrow and anger sitting on his heart that the emotional level of this sequel was stepped up a few notches.

    The story's main focus was on Kaleb and Lily's love story (yes, he gets a shot with Emerson's best friend) than the part where they actually work on saving the world. Completely fine with me. Lily and him are like fire and ice, so absoring in their elements. Theirs is a stormy and fierce love, with space for gentleness and understanding. Reaching PERFECT CHEMISTRY intensity of romance goodness, their attraction is smoldering.


    4,5/5 ****/* HOURGLASS series - An action-packed time travel extraverganza with flair and three infectious love stories.

    One minute you are totally relaxed and laid-back, that jazzy feeling of old days bewitching you, the next you are on the run from your past and your future. Trust me, you want to have all three books in your reach when you turn the first page of HOURGLASS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Excellent!!!

    Really good! You can totally relate to em and i love michael. If you are not sure about reading this you definetly should!

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    The exciting commpanion to the Hourglass series! In this book we

    The exciting commpanion to the Hourglass series! In this book we finally get to see what is going on in Kaleb's head as well as Emerson's. Myra McEntire write with such an intelligence that it leaves us hanging on cliffhangers wanting for more. If you like to travel back in time you will like this book.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    I have to admit, this was a great book but not as good as Hourgl

    I have to admit, this was a great book but not as good as Hourglass. It was still great! I think I just liked Emerson more than Kaleb; I could connect to her more easily. I'm hoping the next book is from Michael's perspective....but I just want to know who's perspective it's going to be from so I can stop wondering! Great book, totally worth a read. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Awesome!

    The follow up was even better than the first! I really enjoyed Kaleb's perspective and I loved Lily! Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Posted September 25, 2012

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    What a fabulous follow up to a stellar series opener! McEntire d

    What a fabulous follow up to a stellar series opener! McEntire didn't slow her pace down and most definitely did not give her readers a chance to get compliant and think that all would end well just because we wanted it to. Her characters were once again put to test after test and more often than not had to figure things out for themselves without much assistance to be had from those around them with more experience. It was every man for himself so to speak, and the newest recruits of the Hourglass had a lot of ground to cover and were left with no other choice but to recruit some help of their own...outside of the Hourglass society.

    After making my way through the series opener, Hourglass, I have to admit that while I loved Michael and Emerson, there was something about Michael's friend Kaleb that just hooked me. His sense of humor, fierce loyalty, and all around lack of worry (or at least it appeared that way) just lured me in and didn't let up. So when I realized that he would play more of a central and key part in this series follow up I was beyond thrilled. And I have to say, I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. Kaleb added some much needed humor to any type of stressful situation, but at the same time, readers get a much deeper look into what has made Kaleb the guy he is in McEntire's story and how there's much more than meets they eye with this ladies' man.

    So for those of you readers who enjoyed Hourglass, this series will continue to excite you and may even have you debating which book you liked better....I'm still trying to decide. With new characters, side characters from the opener that play a larger part, and the obstacles and stressful situations abounding will leave you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath until you find out what happens next!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    AAAAAAMMMAAZZZINNNGGG!!!

    I was a little iffy about this book being in Kaleb's POV because i adored hourglass being in Emerson's POV. But boy i was wrong! I loved this book more than hourglass! And i loved hourglass A LOT. Kaleb's sarcasticness and humor really brought the book to life. At the times when he was sensitive i felt like i could feel his emotions. And OMG KALEB + LILLY Forever! I truly hope that myra's infinityglass (said to come out next summer) will be even more stunning as this book! Dont hesitate! Stop looking at this and buy this book now! Only if youve read hourglass though ;) its my ultimate favorite series :D

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  • Posted August 12, 2012

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    Chapter by Chapter's review of Timepiece

    I was more than excited to begin the second novel in author Myra McEntire’s Hourglass series. I had high hopes for Timepiece and since I did go into the novel blind, I expected it to continue off where Hourglass left off and through the POV of Hourglass’s main character Emerson. So, for those of you who have read the first novel in the series (and if you haven’t, I highly recommend reading the first novel before the sequel), you can imagine my surprise over the fact that the main character was not Emerson but instead Kaleb.

    That did surprise me, and I have to admit that entering the mind of the womanizer didn’t exactly seem ideal to me. Especially since the story opens with him hitting on (and inappropriately touching) a female character from the previous novel—Lily. Though, despite the fact that I wasn’t exactly looking forward to seeing things through Kaleb’s eyes, he did win me over when in the start of the novel a time traveller named Poe ends up pulling Emerson into the veil, kills her and somehow brings her back to life. Not only did that catch my attention, but Poe warned our characters that Jack Landers is up to something bad and that something known as Chronos is involved. This warning has our characters on a mission to find out what Jack wants exactly and find themselves searching the world for him and any type of evidence that could lead to what Jack wants.

    Much like its previous novel, Timepiece focused mostly on the romance between Kaleb and Lily. Personally, I was happy about it because that means Kaleb is leaving Michael and Emerson alone. Don’t get me wrong though, I loved the love between Kaleb and Lily and their romance did play a major role in the plot of the story. Especially since Kaleb and Lily were pretty much always together in the story when Kaleb faced the plethora of antagonists in the story ranging from Jack to Chronos to Teague.

    One thing that I found interesting with the novel was that fact that everybody from the previous novels, who had abilities, were suddenly beginning to see Rips. As if that wasn’t enough, the characters then began to find themselves entering Rips and on multiple occasions instead of the Rips seeing the characters and interacting—the Rips wouldn’t see the characters at all. That gave the story mystery and excitement more than anything. I love the Rips. I love the idea of the Rips. I love that the Rips are getting bigger roles.

    Though, my only complaint with the novel was that it seemed to take way too long to get to the point and to introduce exciting twists. Occasionally, the story would lose my attention and that’s never fun. I would recommend Timepiece to fans of the previous Hourglass novel. Readers who are interested in the paranormal or time-travel should definitely check out the Hourglass series.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    **Originally posted on Libby Blog** What if you could feel every

    **Originally posted on Libby Blog**
    What if you could feel everything that everyone around you was feeling? Would you be able to handle it? Would it crush you? Would it control you? This is what Kaleb Ballard deals with every single day of his life. Well, some days he deals with it, and some days he just drowns it all with numbness by self-medicating. Unfortunately when the evil and completely corrupt Jack Landers continues to destroy the time continuum, the Hourglass gang is given an ultimatum to stop Jack or else everyone's lines will be rewound by Chronos. Will the gang be able to even find Landers? They not only don't know "where" he is, but the bigger question is "when"? As he pops in and out of places and times taunting Kaleb and completely obliterating his life, and the people's memories around him that he loves most, the real question begins to be...will there be any hope left soon? As the lines of time begin to literally bleed into one another, will Kaleb be able to hold it all together and unravel it all before it's too late?

    My thoughts: For some reason I didn't even read the description of this one because I just knew I wanted to read it immediately from NetGalley, so when I started in and it was Kaleb's POV (point-of-view) instead of Emerson's I was so thrilled! What a great character to have a story told through! Now I'm dying to know who's POV the next book will be from!? Any guesses from the crowd?
    This was such an amazing roller coaster ride from beginning to end just like book one was, except that this one had so many more players to keep track of and more twists and turns to deal with. How Myra McEntire keeps all of her threads straight as she's weaving these stories is completely beyond me! See this is why I'm a reader and a gusher of books, not a writer of them! :) Once again I never had a moment when I "knew" what was going to happen next and ever got it right. I hoped beyond all hopes that Kaleb and Lily would end up together, but you'll have to read the book to find out the answer to that one! (That's right, too bad! Read it! *insert evil laugh*) I think delving into the secondary characters and their lives past and present was incredibly fascinating, especially Lily! She was one of my favorite characters from book one and I was thrilled she had a bigger part in this book along with Kaleb!
    By the way, this cover is AMAZING! I can't wait to see the cover for the 3rd book after book one and two both had such gorgeous covers! Just plain incredible. They draw people straight to them when they are sitting out on display. Well book one does right now in my LMC, but I'm betting book two will too! I can't wait to get it for them! They are at the top of my "I want to own them" list now! Thank you SO much Myra McEntire for writing these books...they are just an amazing gift to the young adult literature world.
    p.s. I'm SO excited that they've been optioned by 20th Century Fox! WOOT! WOOT!

    Final thoughts: If you like roller coaster adventures from cover to cover with twists and turns you never even thought to imagine, then this is for you! Go out now and grab it! What are you waiting for, seriously!?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    A bit skeptical...

    I really liked Hourglass so as soon as I finished it, I didn't hesitate to buy the second of the series. One of the main reasons I liked Hourglass was Emerson so when I saw that Timepiece was set in Kaleb's POV i was a little skeptical about liking this book. This book is just as good as Hourglass.

    Simple overview (with spoilers): Kaleb's life has been thrown for more loops than a rollercoaster within the past few months with the death and "resurrection" of his father, he is starting to see ghosts, and he is struggling with his feelings of who he likes.

    I really liked this book because it gave us a different perspective with someone who is dealing with the new issue of seeing ghosts. It also lets us to get to know some of the more secondary characters from the first book. Timepiece has the same kind of mysteries, romance, and suspense as Hourglass but with a twist.

    After finishing this book, I can hardly wait til the next one comes out and I can't wait to see what happens with the old and new Hourglass group.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    I loved it!

    This is the second novel in a series, but with a difference because it is from a different point of view than the first book. You get to see things through the eyes of Kaleb and he looks at things quite differently than Emerson does. Being a guy his thoughts are on the naughty side, but aren't too bad. He is such a sweety and so broken that you can't help but love him. I can't wait to see what she does with the next book.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    4 STARS I have not read Hourglass by Myra McEntire. I would reco

    4 STARS
    I have not read Hourglass by Myra McEntire. I would recommend reading it first. I got confused in some parts and feel Like I missed something. Timepiece is fine by itself though.
    With Timepiece and Hourglass being books that jumped into the past and things that happened once but was changed things get confused in the timeline.
    Kaleb Ballard is one of the key players in the book. He can feel what others feel. He drinks to escape but he is only a teenager. His family is messed up. His father was dead but now he is not 6 months later. His mother is laying in a comma her memories stolen from her.
    He goes to a club called the phone company and flirts with a girl and makes a fool of himself. Then he sees a rip in time and Jack appears in the club and disappears.
    Jack worked with Kaleb father. Was the one who stole his mom's memories. arranged for his dad to be murdered. Got Emmerson out of mental hospital. Most of that happened in Hourglass.
    After Kaleb missed Catching Jack, someone else appears and has jumped and grabbed Emmerson and takes her into the vail tells Kaleb to tell his father to find Jack and stop him or else the timeline will be too far gone. Slits Emmerson throat after she is dead goes back into time and she is alive for now.
    Kaleb loves Emmerson but she has chosen Michael. His father seems to trust Michael over him. Does not want Kaleb in danger. Kaleb stays away from his mothers side.
    So Jack is searching in time somewhere he wants events of his past changed. He keeps stilling memories.
    Lots of others want Jack stopped so all the problems with the rips will be fixed.
    Thier is another group searching for something else that works sometimes with Jack that his father used to be part of.
    Its a fast paced journey with lots going on in the book. I want to go back and read the hourglass and look forward to another book that I am sure is coming in the future or is that in the past.
    I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley.
    06/12/2012 PUB Egmont USA

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    I bought Hourglass for the Kindle back at the end of May when it

    I bought Hourglass for the Kindle back at the end of May when it was only $1.99--super bargain!!! I don't know what took me so long to read it! (shame on me) I started it at the beginning of June and had to put it aside to read and review some books for the blog. I picked it back up again last week and had it finished within 3 days. I put in a request for Timepiece through the library, but I knew there was no way I could wait THAT long to read it, since I was 80th on the list. So I bought Timepiece for the Kindle and I am so very glad that I did!!!

    I finished Timepiece in 3 days!!! I absolutely loved this book!! I also love it when I have a book that I can read using the Kindle app on my phone--I have a really hard time putting my phone down when I come across a book like this one. At first I was a little confused because I didn't read the summary so I was anticipating Em's "voice" again. It seemed a little out of place to say that she was drunk...and dressed as a pirate. Er?! There were a few other times when I was reading that I forgot this story was from Kaleb's point of view, and I had to backtrack a page or two so that I could figure out what I had missed.

    I really enjoyed Hourglass and Timepiece! The characters are fun, quirky, hilarious, and I would love to hang out with them...what great friends this group would make, huh!? Emerson (love the name) and Michael's relationship grew in this one and I was happy to see that. It was also great to learn more about Emerson's past, and about Kaleb's past, too. I felt bad for Kaleb for a while because I knew how he "thought" he felt about Emerson...but I'm happy that he was able to find some one that fit his personality best.

    I don't want to get into too much because you have to read these books, but I will say that there are twists and turns, jaw-dropping moments, some romance, lots of humor, some violence, loads of suspense, and well, you just need to run out and pick this book up to find out all the other good things in store for you...or buy it for your Kindle and read it right away (like I did)!!! I can't wait for the next one!!!!!

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