Timepiece (Hourglass Series #2)

Timepiece (Hourglass Series #2)

by Myra McEntire
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Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Ashelynn_Hetland More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
books4susie More than 1 year ago
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!
MrsHeise-HeiseReads More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
C_Redwine More than 1 year ago
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.
ClaireJ More than 1 year ago
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.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Kaleb Ballard knows all about the ways time can be manipulated by people with the right abilities--time travel, speed, telekinesis, even the ability to control tides or read emotions. What Kaleb never expected was that he would start seeing the ripples created in time when things are disturbed. When an old enemy to the Hourglass Institute resurfaces, Kaleb's suspicions are confirmed. Worse, a new player is on the board with an ultimatum that can't be ignored. With the rips getting worse, Kaleb and his friends know something bad is coming. The only problem is none of them are sure how to stop an enemy they can't even find in Timepiece (2012) by Myra McEntire. Timepiece is the second book in McEntire's Hourglass trilogy. It is preceded by Hourglass. This story picks up soon after the events of book one with McEntire striking an ideal balance between summarizing past events and offering new information as readers re-immerse themselves in this series (which was probably helped along by the shift in viewpoint this time around). Kaleb is often a mess in this story. He makes terrible decisions, he's obnoxious, and he knows he's attractive enough to get away with it most of the time. All of that left the potential for Kaleb to be a terribly unlikable narrator. Happily, he is instead a surprisingly honest and insightful one. It's unlikely that Timepiece will attract new readers to this series simply because there is so much information readers will need to retain from book one. However this is another great time-tripping read that fans of Hourglass are sure to enjoy. With twists and surprises galore, Timepiece is also guaranteed to leave readers eager for the next book. Possible Pairings: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown, Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst, Clarity by Kim Harrington, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, Pivot Point by Kasie West
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eternalised More than 1 year ago
I actually preferred Kaleb’s POV as opposed to Emerson’s POV in the first novel. The story is as original and endaring as in the first book, and the story is full of action, fast-paced and suspenseful. A solid YA read for time travel fans. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
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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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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CaliW1 More than 1 year ago
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.
bookworm0 More than 1 year ago
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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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!
Burg More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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