Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Timepiece" by Myra McEntire

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)

NOTE: I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

When I picked up Timepiece, I wasn't expecting any POV change. But instead of Emerson narrating the story, I was now looking at the world through Kaleb's eyes. I must say it was an interesting experience. He is such a complicated character, it's difficult to describe him in any way. I can say he was loving and kind, but he was also a bit selfish and there was a string of jealousy in there also. Of course, the hurt and pain were his constant companions as well. So yeah, there were layers upon layers of him introduced here.

I was glad that the Emerson-Michael romance was developed even further. Even though we only saw it through Kaleb's eyes, let's not forget that his specialty was empathy. So, it was like we felt through him what Em and Michael had going on between each other. It was nice to know that their electric love was all true and real. It sure did feel real to me.

And there was the other romantic development, which was in a way so extremely slow and anticipated that when it finally happened, I couldn't stop myself from grinning like an idiot. I was so happy for Kaleb that he'd found the right girl who turned him from a playboy to a reliable, caring and loving boyfriend.

Besides the romance, there was a deeper development to the story. The rips were getting more real than the real world, Jack was being hunted down and the Chronos wasn't staying behind. There were murders, there were conflicts, there were mysteries.

I loved the intensity and the many twists Myra McEntire included. They made the story unique and very interesting.

I was intrigued by all those new things I learned about Kaleb. How he felt about himself, the guilt he felt for letting harm come to his mother, the betrayal he felt toward his father... And in the midst of all that, there were the insecurities that Jack was planting in his mind. I'm so happy that Lily came to his rescue.

Lily, who had secrets of her own, came out to be even more special that I thought at first. She was a girl with her own pain and sorrow, her own hard moments, her own past to run from. And her skills were something else entirely! Especially when they proved great when influencing Kaleb. They make a really nice couple.

And of course Em and Michael make lots of appearances throughout the book, all of which were sweet and endearing.

With a hand over my heart I can say that I enjoyed this book very very much. I totally recommend it to everyone who loves the time traveling kind of books.

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