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Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel Paperback – May 28, 2013
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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.
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At first I felt duped – this wasn’t the continued story from Emmeron’s POV. I’d fallen in love with her in ‘Hourglass,’ and was really looking forward to more. Instead what I got was the story being picked up right where the last book ended, but with Kaleb’s narrative.
It is an easy read though. I was able to fly through this, and thank goodness, because it took the first half of the novel to get over my disappointment and get into Kaleb’s head. We still get the goodness of Em and Michael, but from a different perspective.
I have grown to like Kaleb, and was rooting for him by the end of the novel. A tattooed and pierced bad boy with a marshmallow heart.
Lily was a breath of fresh air as far as a love interest and heroines go. She wasn’t the reactionary teen we see a lot of in YA. She was level headed and sarcastic in a dark way, not in the exaggerated obvious pun sort of way. She really stole my heart and I was cheering for her and Kaleb from early on.
It’s not oversaturated on the love and heavy petting either. McEntire really builds her relationships and characters in a realistic and organic way; which is impressive given the landscape being warped from rips and alternate versions of time and space which kept changing. Em and Michael, Lily and Kaleb were fixed points amongst the chaos.
I’ve deducted a few marks for the slow pacing at the beginning, and the lack of story. There could have been more action or conflict packed into ‘Timepiece’ – it was easy and pleasant to read, but did not live up to the likes of ‘Hourglass.’
Although the writing isn’t fancy, it does allow you to speed through the book; but the way McEntire weaves a story is masterful. So many threads to keep track of… brilliant imagination come to life on the written page. Really makes me want to grab everything she’s ever written to add it to my library.
A thoroughly entertaining read, not as dark as ‘Hourglass,’ more of the timey-wimey things and a couple of plot twists I did not see coming, but leading us towards what should be a very interesting conclusion in ‘Infinityglass.’ (Which I must read asap!)
On the other hand, I liked getting a better understanding of his power and of what it feels like being in a constant sea of emotion. My understanding of Kaleb has gone way up after this book.
This book progressed quickly. I never felt like there was a lag in the action or like I was forcing myself to keep reading in the hopes of getting back to the excitement. This book was well-paced on the action was well dispersed throughout the entire story instead of everything just blowing up at the end of the book - which seems to be how way too many are written.
I will admit that the time-thing is still kind of confusing. Trying to wrap my mind around all of the different time-lines and the space-time continuum problems would give me a serious headache if I spent too long trying to figure everything out. I think that while reading this series, it is important to take the time events and their timeline at face-value for what it says and not try to read to far into it or you won't be able to follow the story.
Overall, I liked this book and am eagerly awaiting Infinityglass. As an aside, I am interested to see whose POV that book will be told from and would love to see it told from multiple.
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Enjoyed the author's other works. I also have a timepiece from my father and it's treasured for time I spent with him.Read more