Saturday, July 28, 2012

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

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. (from Goodreads)

Flo's Review
It's happened again! I like the second book better than the first! Don't get me know -- I enjoyed Hourglass. The BookNerds read it last year for one of monthly reads and Mary and I even dedicated an episode of Haymitch Happy Hour to it. On Haymitch Happy Hour, Mary and I spent a bit of time gushing over our favorite character...Kaleb. So how excited was I to find that Kaleb would be narrating Timepiece? Turns out, the excitement was warranted. Kaleb's narration was one of my favorite parts about this book. Kaleb has the ability to sense other people's emotion, so it was really neat to see his interactions with everyone though his eyes as he sensed their emotions and then listened to their words. It made me want to have that ability! Also, it was interesting to me to see Michael through his eyes. I definitely loved the development of Lily in the center of the action in this story. There were a few times when all the technicalities of the time travel -- the how, the who can do what, who did do what before and why -- confused me or I failed to remember the how or why. But the story was so entertaining that I just shrugged it off and kept reading, and I don't feel like my enjoyment of it was hindered in any way. And I really liked how it ended! All the subordinate issues were brought to happy endings and we were left with a delicious tease for Infinityglass, the last book of the trilogy. 

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