Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Timepiece is Myra McEntires second novel in the Hourglass Series. The novel gets some feeling (literally) from being told in Kaleb Ballard’s point of view. He is an empath who is introduced in the first novel. His battle with trying to find is place in the Hourglass Institute is well fought, his flirtatious personality is fun and seductive, and his uncanny ability to get himself into a tight spot is awkwardly pleasant. (I’d hang out in a closet with him!)
In Timepiece we lose Emerson as a narrator, but she still plays an active role in the story. Although, she is overshadowed by her best friend, Lily Garcia. I love Lily’s strong personality and supernatural ability to find things. I just wish Lily could find the temperature gauge to turn up the heat with Kaleb!
There is a hate/hate relationship between Kaleb and Lily, but they can’t keep away from each other when all of their friends and family’s lives are at stake. Jack is up to no good yet again, and when playing with the time continuum he put everyone in danger. Jack is elusive through the novel, and I feel his presence, in addition to a few new characters, brings some questions to mind that I hadn’t thought of before… Is Jack really bad? Is Jack really helping? Could Jack have a good reason for all his time-travel-shennanigans?
Nah! Well, I guess we’ll all have to wait and find out! I really liked reading this part of the story from Kaleb’s perspective. I’m afraid my expectations of Kaleb, and his hot-and-heavy reputation, were cooled off in Timepiece. I’m looking forward to reading more, and I’m curious to find out what direction Myra McEntire will take it. I give the novel 4 books on the bookshelf!
About the Book:
A threat from the past could destroy the future.
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 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 given 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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