Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ARC Review: Timepiece (Hourglass, #2) 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.

What a fabulous follow up to a stellar series opener! McEntire didn't slow her pace down and most definitely did not give her readers a chance to get compliant and think that all would end well just because we wanted it to. Her characters were once again put to test after test and more often than not had to figure things out for themselves without much assistance to be had from those around them with more experience. It was every man for himself so to speak, and the newest recruits of the Hourglass had a lot of ground to cover and were left with no other choice but to recruit some help of their own...outside of the Hourglass society.

After making my way through the series opener, Hourglass, I have to admit that while I loved Michael and Emerson, there was something about Michael's friend Kaleb that just hooked me. His sense of humor, fierce loyalty, and all around lack of worry (or at least it appeared that way) just lured me in and didn't let up. So when I realized that he would play more of a central and key part in this series follow up I was beyond thrilled. And I have to say, I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. Kaleb added some much needed humor to any type of stressful situation, but at the same time, readers get a much deeper look into what has made Kaleb the guy he is in McEntire's story and how there's much more than meets they eye with this ladies' man.

So for those of you readers who enjoyed Hourglass, this series will continue to excite you and may even have you debating which book you liked better....I'm still trying to decide. With new characters, side characters from the opener that play a larger part, and the obstacles and stressful situations abounding will leave you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath until you find out what happens next!

I gave Timepiece (Hourglass, #2) 4 shamrocks!!!!

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