Monday, 11 June 2012

Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Published by Egmont USA



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.


***

My biggest recommendation before reading this book?? read book one first. I loved book one but found myself not really all that bothered with this book because I had forgotten all the ins and outs and who everyone was which meant I really wasn't sure what was going on and therefore meaning I lost interest rapidly with this book.

I was really confused with this book. The narrative had changed from book one and I found the new point of view really confusing and was often finding myself muddled up and not really knowing who it was who was talking to me as I felt Kaleb's narrative was so similar to Emerson's that I couldn't distinguish between the two.

I did really love Lily the new girl introduced in the book. Was that due to the fact that I was actually introduced to her in the book and wasn't playing catch up?

There are some scenes in this which did stun me but again I think they would have had more impact had I really known who was who securely in my head

All in all was I impressed? Not really. That said I will probably end up finishing the series off because I do think the series on the whole could be quite an exciting one. Definitely one to read back to back with book one rather than having a gap me thinks.

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

I definitely second your idea to reread the first book. I spent a lot of time confused, sensing a reference to something from the first book but not entirely sure.