Jun 19, 2012

Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire (+Giveaway)

Timepiece (Hourlglass #2) by Myra McEntire
June 12th, 2012 from Egmont

Things pick up pretty much where Hourglass left off. There is one giant difference in this story - it is told from Kaleb's point of view. You remember Kaleb. He fell for Emerson, he can read emotions, his dad needed some major assistance in book one, and his mother has basically had her memory wiped. We meet him when he is just about at his lowest point. Drinking, girls, running away form his feelings - he does it all. Emerson and Michael grow tiresome of his antics, but they understand his hurt. Personally, I liked his point of view. It allowed us to know him better and to see what makes him tick. I'll be anxious to know what POV book three is from. Lily's?

The story opens up with a huge, gut-wrenching event and I thanked my lucky stars that time went back (or forward) and everything was okay. Vague? Yes, but you need to read for yourself. This event leads the gang on a hunt for a time jumping freak named Jack, and they can't figure out how or why he's traveling through time. Every time he pops up, all hell breaks loose and people start disappearing. Literally. For a few minutes, permanently, it varies. The mystery surrounding Jack's wild intentions is what drives the book. Well, that and Kaleb's emotional roller coaster and love interest. That's right, love! I was so happy that things turn around for him. I just wanted something to go right for the guy.

Emerson and Michael are right with us the whole time. We see their relationship grow through Kaleb's sometimes jealous eyes. The group works together to solve the time traveling mystery and just when things come to a close...another jaw dropper! A warning and a collapse are what close this story out. Darn you, McEntire! *shakes fists*

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38 comments:

  1. I haven't read Hourglass as of yet but it's been on my TBR list forever. Including your review, I've heard nothing but great things about this book. Incidentally, that cliffhanger u mention makes me want to wait for the third book so I can read the entire series all at once!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. This sounds like a good book. I havent read Book One yet, so Ill start with that one first.
    Great review!
    and BTW- I think this Cover is AMAZING!!!!

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  3. I haven't read book 1 yet, but I've heard great things about it! It's on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. yay for contests. Great review. I am looking forward to hearing all about your BEA goodies, toO!

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  5. I can't wait to read this. I fell in love with Kaleb in Hourglass & was so excited to hear that Timepiece was from his POV. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. I haven't read Hourglass yet, but I have it there all lonely on my Kindle, I should really get to reading it and this would be so wonderful if I won this! It looks just as good as Hourglass and hopefully it is.

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  7. Vague? YES! But I love it...the suspense is awesome ;-) I can't wait to read this book <3 <3 Thanks for the awesome giveaway

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't been able to read this book just yet, but I'm very excited. :)

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  9. I got an ARC of Hourglass last year but I didn't get Timepiece. Hoping to win this one so that my ARC has a partner XD *cross fingers*

    Thanks for this awesome chance! <3

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  10. I've heard a lot about this series and can't wait to start it. Great review! :)

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  11. I haven't read Hourglass yet but I really want to so I'd love to have this book on my shelf =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  12. I need to read this series. Everyone is very positive about it! I do enjoy series where the POV changes. Gives you a chance to explore the world in a new way.

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  13. I absolutely loved Hourglass. It was such a refreshing read!!! I'm so excited for a different POV in this novel. Plus, who doesn't love the covers!?!?! They're crazy.

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  14. I got this through NetGalley but they archived the file before I could download it and before it was even released! So I hope I win because I never got to read it!

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  15. I'm reading Hourglass right now and LOVING it to PIECES. I'm so excited to see what this one entails! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  16. I read the first book and wasn't excited about it. But I want to read the next one! And I might have to reread the first one.

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  17. I really wish I had reread Hourglass before picking this up because I was very confused about the relationships and time-slips and just about everything. Still it was interesting to see Kaleb's perspective and I can't wait to find out who will narrate the third.

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  18. Hi! I'm Amanda the blogger behind Vivalabooks and I've been blogging for about 3 weeks. I'm also from Texas, so it's cool to find another blogger from my home state! And, I just bought Hourglass recently since everyone says it's amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Wow, switching the POV sounds like a risky move for the author. I hope she pulls it off. Tell ya what, slide that book on over here and I'll let y'all know how it worked out. Oh wait, you already read it. Never mind then, although I would still like the book.
    Thanks for hosting this event.

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  20. Emerson's narration in Hourglass didn't appeal to me, but Kaleb's narration of Timepiece makes me more willing to give this series another chance. Did I completely forget the burgeoning romance between Emerson and Michael in Hourglass? For some reason, I remember Emerson and Kaleb as the OTP. (commenting as Justine)

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  21. I'm really interested now that it's going to be told in Kaleb's point of view! It's always awesome to see that kind of stuff once in a while! :) Great review, I want to read Timepiece even more now!

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  22. This book seems really good:) But i have to read the first book first lol:)
    -JennyC

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  23. I still need to read book 1, but I will get to it soon. I love these covers and have think the story sounds really great. Thanks for the review.

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  24. I haven't read Hourglass yet but i've been wanting too for forever. I feel like i'll have more of a reason to get it if i get the second book.
    They seem like great books and i cant wait to read them weather i win or not.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Im now a new follower of your blog:)

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  25. I have Hourglass waiting for me, but I'd like to get the rest of the series before I dig too deep or I just get really disappointed at the end of the book when I can't keep going.

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  26. This sounds like a really good book!! I haven't read Hourglass yet but they both sound Awesome

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  27. Oh wow, that book cover is truly amazing. I can't wait to read that series :)

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  28. I have been wondering about the POV for book three, too. I wonder when Myra will reveal that? And OH! The cliffhanger! It was the worst!!! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  29. Hourglass was amazing! I'm so excited for Timepiece! Another kick-butt cover as well; I really love the art direction they went with.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  30. I still have Hourglass to read. I'm trying to save my series until I can read them all together and have no cliffhangers. I'm glad because this sounds like one hell of a cliffhanger.

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  31. I really enjoyed Hourglass, so I'm looking forward to Timepiece. I hope it lives up to its predecessor.

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  32. I loved Hourglass and I've heard awesome things about Timepiece! I'm a bit iffy of Kaleb's POV, but since you liked the book so much, I'm sure I will, too! Excellent review, Jen. :) <3

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  33. i'm in the middle of reading timepiece now and i LOVE me some kaleb : ) i love how this book is from his pov. great review!!

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  34. I absolutely adore these books! I was skeptical about Timepiece being from Kaleb's POV but feel in love with him. Love when authors deal with love triangles instead of killing one of the characters off.

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  35. This book has been on my TBR pile forever. I will definitely pick it up soon!

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  36. I've heard such fabulous things about this one!! I'm glad that you really enjoyed this one. And thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  37. Haven't gotten the chance to read this yet, but heard good reviews from friends.

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