Mundie Moms

Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Published by: EgmontUSA
To Be Released on: June 12th, 2012
Source: ARC from publisher to review
5 stars: I LOVED It!
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Series: Hourglass #2

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
-quoted from Goodreads

A suspenseful, action packed sequel, laced with with sizzling Southern romance, and plenty of snark, Timepiece took everything I loved about Hourglass and upped it a whole new level. Narrated from my favorite character from this series, Kaleb, this book is packed full of humor, plenty of time traveling action and plot twists that kept me holding on to this book until I finished it. Not that I wanted this book to end either. Myra has created these characters I've come to love, worry about and care for. She's also created an incredibly enticing world, and engaging plot line that leaves me wanting more. 

Oh Kaleb! I completely adored Kaleb in Hourglass, and fell in love with him even more in Timepiece. There's something (okay a lot of things) about this boy that I love. He's that southern gentleman who knows how to say all the right things, is down to earth, fun, and has this incredibly tough ulterior, though on the inside he's a little soft around the edges. I say that in a good way, because in Timepiece we get to see Kaleb in a different light than how we saw him through Emerson in Hourglass. That softer, more breakable part of him is what got to me the most. Okay, maybe it also made him a little bit more resistible, not to mention his inner dialogue and the things he says and does. His narration is spot one, and I loved that one moment he could have me feeling sorry for him and the next moment snort laughing over something he said. 

The romance is sizzling in this book! I'm not just talking Michael and Emerson's ability to short out electronic devices when they kiss. This is after all Kaleb we're talking about, and the petite, fiery Lily who knows how to handle him and put him in his place.  I'll admit that some part of me still secretly wanted Emerson to choose Kaleb over Michael. Not that Michael and Emerson don't make a lovely couple, because they do. I was rooting for Kaleb to have someone like Emerson, but that was until Lily came into Kaleb's picture. From the moment these two met it's tension, fireworks and a whole lot of snark and saying it how it is. You guys know how much I love that. These two are seriously awesome together, and I'm sure Kaleb would say their relationship is like an atomic fire ball.... see my interview with Kaleb to know why I referenced that.

Myra's writing is once again incredible. She makes everything around me disappear while I'm reading her books. It's not just the getting lost in her books that I love, but reading about her characters, uncovering the mystery of Jack Landers, and all that's going on, and reading about the rips and time travel abilities that some of the characters have. I also love that Myra doesn't just tell me about her series's time traveling and the costly effects it has on some of the characters, she also shows me. I love that when an author is able to both tell and show me what's going on. That adds to some of the books suspense with what happens in Timepiece.  

I'm totally fascinated by Myra's world, and all that is going on there. Let me just say, there's a lot that happens in this book! I highly recommend picking this book up! It's definitely a perfect read for a lazy afternoon by the pool, floating on the river or hanging out inside with AC running. 


Don't miss my Timepiece blog tour stop here. Kaleb stopped by to chat about Timepiece, and share his playlist with us. AND leave a comment on my blog tour post to be entered to win a poster for Timepiece from Myra herself!