“Timepiece” by Myra McEntire
5 out of 5 stars.
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking…
Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples – cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan Landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?
In the wake of Landers’ return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he’s stolen on the 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 unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough…
Myra McEntire did it again! She created an amazing time travel book with “Hourglass”, but she definitely stepped up to the plate with “Timepiece.” “Timepiece”, for many reasons, is an even better book than “Hourglass.” The concept of time travel is taken way further, and other abilities are added to the bunch. The plot is thicker and far more intricate than the first, and ‘you know what’ hits the fan every thirty pages. It was AMAZING! The pacing in this book is great, too. I never felt overwhelmed with what was going, but Myra still blew my mind! But, above all else, my favorite thing about this book is that you read from Kaleb’s point of view. Emerson was great! She was funny, smart, and she had a lot of chutzpah. But with Kaleb, you get even more. He’s been with the Hourglass his whole life, so he knows all the ins and outs, everyone there is practically like family to him, and you get deeper look into the inner workings of the Hourglass.
Kaleb is such a fantastic character. He has so many layers; he’s not just some bad boy with a grudge. His entire family has been stripped from him by one man, so no wonder he is a bit tormented and bitter, and he also feels responsible for what went down within the Hourglass even though most of it wasn’t his fault. I just love Kaleb because he is such a dynamic character to read about. He is smart, funny, a little mischievous, and he has such a good heart. There is a lot more than meets the eye with this character, that’s for sure.
Another great thing about “Timepiece” (which made me love it even more) is that each of the characters, especially Kaleb, grows. All of them. So much happens in this book, but non of it feels rushed, and it certainly throws you for a few loops. The science in “Timepiece” is even better than in the first, more intricate and complicated, and that added another heap of awesomeness to it. I cannot stop thinking (writing) about how much I love this book. Everything about it is pretty amazing.