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ROMANTIC TIMES - TOP PICK - Book two in McEntire's series is a hit! This fast paced adventure is equal parts romance, mystery and science fiction. Kaleb is a perfect bad boy hero and readers will fall for him just like heroine Lily does. The stakes are high, the romance is engaging and the action is gripping. Another winner from a talented new voice in the YA.
School Library JournalGr 8 Up-- Emerson, Michael, and Kaleb are back in this thrilling sequel to Hourglass; however, instead of Emerson, this time it is flirtatious and irresistible Kaleb's point of view that will capture readers' attention and imagination. The switch of perspective works well as it keep the series fresh, and Kaleb's character is well developed and interesting. The pacing of the plot will keep teens engaged from cover to cover as will Kaleb's brash charm and vulnerability.--Elizabeth C. Johnson, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
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.
Excuse me while I go all fangirl for TIMEPIECE and Myra McEntire. *flails* *cheers* *does a high kick* *end scene*
Second books always make me nervous. I'm always initially very excited to read them but if they don't hook me, I won't read the third. And I'm going to be honest, many second books make me lose interest and I often won't finish out a series. Well, last year when I finished HOURGLASS I couldn't wait until TIMEPIECE was released. I was so jealous of everyone who managed to score an ARC. When I got my chance to read, I devoured TIMEPIECE. I simply could not get enough. And I won't be quitting this series anytime soon.
TIMEPIECE is told from Kaleb's *swoon* POV. I absolutely dug this. I think McEntire nailed his voice. Not only that but we got to see Kaleb's different sides. His tough guy side and the vulnerable side that we didn't see in HOURGLASS. And I must say that vulnerable side made me swoon and tear up at all at the same time.
Besides hearing more from Kaleb, I was hoping Myra would give us more about Em's best friend, Lily. Once again, she delivered. Lily is an amazing character and I want her to be my best friend. She's beyond loyal and she's one tough cookie.
I don't want to give away too much more...I really want you to read it. After you do, we can laugh, snort, and cry all together.
I cannot rave about this book enough...in a year of fantastic releases, this is sure to be tops on anyone's list. It will not disappoint at all. I can't wait to see what Myra has in store for us next.
Myra McEntire did it again. I loved Timepiece just as much as Hourglass. This time the story was told from Kaleb's point of view, and before I read the book, I was unhappy about that. I tend to like female POVs more, and I was already used to Emerson's voice. But Myra did a fabulous job of making Kaleb an interesting and believable voice.
In Timepiece, we already knew the main characters, so more time was spent on developing their personalities and time traveling abilities. Em's bestie Lily plays a bigger role, and I liked the addition. We learned a little more about everyone, but obviously Kaleb was the focus. I liked learning his backstory and what made him such a manwhore. I also liked watching as he grew up and matured. He was honest with everyone, and went out of his way to protect and take care of his "family." I liked how Kaleb said just what he was thinking and didn't beat around the bush.
The dialogue was similar to Hourglass, but different, because of the different protagonist. Not better or worse, just different. All of the same fancy gadgets and time traveling doodads as in the previous book made an appearance, including a few new things.
The action was non-stop and there was a lot more happening in this book than the first one: more rips, more people with power and more back and forth time jumping. Several times, especially near the end, I wondered how it would be possible to wrap everything up by the end of the novel.
Myra has a real gift for story telling and creating these worlds where everything just fits together so seamlessly. The writing is smooth and just grabs you right from the start and doesn't let go. The book just flies by, it's so easy to get lost in their world.
Another beautiful cover, another pointlessly floating girl.
Reviewed by The Busy Bibliophile.
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Oh, how I've waited for the release of this book! Its predecessor, Hourglass, was one of my favorite books of 2011 (read my review at [...]), and I had such high, HIGH hopes for Timepiece. Did it hold a candle? Did Myra McEntire deliver? Yes and YES! I loved this book even MORE than my much loved Hourglass! It was fan-freaking-tastic!!
I have to start this review by admitting that I never even read the synopsis... I didn't need to. I knew I wanted to find out how this fabulous story would progress... That said, I was a little thrown when Timepiece ended up being from Kaleb's perspective. NOT that I am complaining. When I read Hourglass, I knew Emerson and Kaleb weren't right for each other (I mean, come on, she and Michael blow up electronics because their connection is so fierce), but forgive me Jesus, this 35 year old woman was having some seriously naughty thoughts about the boy! The fact that this book puts you in Kaleb's head is bonus point one for Myra and Timepiece! Onward...
So, Kaleb...is he everything I thought he would be? Yes and no. He's better. I thought he would be a bit of a douche, and in the beginning, I thought I was right, but... Really getting inside his head, you begin to understand his tortured existence and you have to forgive him for the faults he showed in Hourglass, and then you want to help him to get better. His life has definitely not been easy, and while it improves on some levels in Timepiece, there are also some really heartbreaking moments as well. As for Emerson and Michael...they really play more of a supporting role in this book, which in part, made me sad, but this really isn't their story. Jack and Lily, on the other hand, get lots of face-time.Read more ›
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