Sunday, April 28, 2013

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

          Timepiece is the second installment of Myra McEntire’s Hourglass Novel.  Kaleb Ballard was not supposed to have the ability to see moments in time. Why is this happening to him? Is it because his powers are getting stronger or what? Simultaneously Landers, a man who attempted to kill his father, resurfaces and Kaleb is faced with the challenge of figuring out why. His friends, Emerson and Michael, and he are told by a mysterious source that it is a must that they find Landers.  What Landers has done can change the brink of time and effect people that are near and dear to Kaleb.  One of those people being Emerson’s friend Lily.  With no leads on Landers Kaleb and his friends are faced not only with the task of finding where Landers is, but when? And if they do find him will that be enough to undo what he has done?

McEntire, an active tweeter, uses the internet to promote her novels and connect with her fans.  As opposed to the prequel to this book, Timepiece is told from Kaleb’s perspective instead of Emerson’s.  This book perfectly combines paranormal and science fiction together.  The story is a race against time and readers will be hooked wanting more by the end of each chapter.  McEntire’s style of writing in this book was mixed for me.  When it comes to those moments packed with action she is in the zone but when it comes to the underlying romance in the novel she is a bit awkward.  I say awkward in the sense that there was really no development of Kaleb and Lily’s relationship throughout the entire novel yet in the end they are together.  This novel plays off of its prequel and ends with the notion that there is more to come.  Besides that I would recommend this book to high school kids.  With its dive into multiple genres Timepiece has something to keep readers engaged.

1 comment:

Jchacon said...

I think it is great that the author of this book is using social media to advertise and discuss her writings. Social media like twitter and facebook is a great way to connect with your fans in a way that to this point has not been possible. Sure there was email or snail mail, but now writers and other artists can communicate with their fans more promptly.
This book sounds pretty interesting. I'd be interested to read a review and description of the first book in the series.