Timepiece by Myra McEntire Review

Author:
Myra McEntire

Publication Date:
June 12, 2012

Publisher:
EgmontUSA

Format:
Paperback, 336 pages

Price:
CAD $19.99


Description

Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples-cracks in time. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before Kaleb 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 offered 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.

About The Author

Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She’s chosen, instead, to channel her “mad word skills” into creating stories. She’s an avid Doctor Who fan and will argue passionately about which incarnation is the best. You can visit her online at www.myramcentire.com.


Review

Since Hourglass had Emerson’s viewpoint, this one is from Kaleb’s side. I have to admit I like reading from Kaleb’s viewpoint simply because he’s sarcastic. His little conversations with Lily make me laugh out loud. He teases her endlessly and she does the same to him. Yet there’s an underlying softness about him. You witness a more vulnerable side to him, especially when he brings up the past about his mother. He’s a good man and he can’t help but feel overshadowed by his best friend Michael.

We see more of Lily in this one. Not necessarily taking a backseat like in Hourglass anymore, she comes with the time traveling gang and has the ability to seek others out. This is quite useful since they need to stop Jack from ripping up the space time continum before everything disappears.

I’ve always enjoyed the concept of time traveling and always know there’s someone who wants to mess it up. In this case Jack Landers is in the way. He’s done something so bad that rips are being seen over and over again. And I can’t help but try to figure it all out. I really wish some questions were answered, but there wasn’t. There’s just more questions. How frustrating! I’m guessing Myra McEntire wants to keep her readers on edge, because I know I certainly am waiting for the next installment in this series.


Rating 4/5


Quotes

“My ass is gonna be so flat by the time we get out of this car, I’m going to have to blow it up with a bicycle pump.”—Lily

“You’re worth more than what you’ll find at the bottom of a bottle.”—Lily

“You keep showing up, loving her when she needs it the most.”—Michael

“Do or do not, there is no try.”


Giselle San Miguel is a freelance web designer who has a voracious appetite for reading and manages her own book blog at booknerd.ca. She also enjoys writing, design, movies, and photography.