(Hourglass # 2)
Pub. Date: June 12, 2012
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.
I had heard that Timepiece is very Kaleb centered and boy is it-the entire story was in his POV! I was not expecting that at all and I loved every single second of it. Kaleb is such a complex character who I adored in Hourglass, and now I was able to see him in a completely different way, which just made me love him even more!
Due to the events in Hourglass, the time space continuum has been compromised and now if Kaleb, Emerson, Michael and the rest of the Hourglass Society do not find Jack in time, someone is going to turn back the clock to when Liam and Michael are dead, and Emerson is basically a vegetable in a mental institution. The clock is running out of time and I had no clue how everything was going to turn out. I was so worried for my favorite characters!
As far as characters go, I love every single one of them, even the bad guys! They are all written to terrifically, it is hard not to feel something for them. There wasn't as much Emerson and Michael as I would have liked, but we did get to see more of Lily, Emerson's best friend who has some powers of her own. I absolutely loved Lily and I think she was the perfect interest for Kaleb. She put him in his place so many times and I loved watching these two form a friendship. Timepiece explores a lot more of Lily's past as well, and that was all very interesting.
Kaleb comes off as the typical strong and silent type who holds all of his emotional pain and deals with it through being an ass and drinking. But there is so much more to him. He is sweet and caring and will do anything and everything possible to protect those he loves. Kaleb is dealing with the fact that his dad, who has been dead for over a year, is back, and his mom who he misses more and more everyday is still in a coma, and is getting worse. The whole time I was just rooting for Kaleb to be alright, he deserves that and so much more! One of my favorite lines in Timepiece shows how adorable Kaleb is:
"You're also as big as a house, tattooed, and pierced. And wearing a black leather jacket"
"Oh, yeah." I'm a bad ass. A bad ass who bakes when he's depressed.
One of my favorite things about Hourglass was the Southern feel of the story. It is set in
Tennessee, so the
southern charm is definitely there. That charm can still be found in Timepiece and I loved that feeling. The
writing was also fantastically done. Myra McEntire has the power to grab you
from page 1 and keep you completely invested until the very last word. The
story line is also getting more interesting as we dive deeper into the
Hourglass society and learn a lot more information about the people involved.
If you haven't read Hourglass, you seriously have no idea what an amazing series you are missing out on. Timepiece is a perfect continuation of the series and I can not wait to see these characters again in book three.