Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Timepiece ~ Myra McEntire

Title: Hourglass
Author: Myra McEntire
Pub Date: June 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
387 pages

Book 1, debut novel
Before we get to Timepiece, a few things need to be said of book one, Hourglass. The first thing is that I waited way too long to read it! It was so addictive and I was instantly hooked. Plus, the cover was just so unique and what the hell she's walking on the wall?!! So there is Emerson, she sees ghosts. And for a while she was in a mental institution because it was so bad; but now she's out and living with her brother and sis-in-law, trying to stay sane. But that is so not easy when your brother renovates old houses in towns full of ghosts! Em meets Michael, who is supposed to help her. Well that kind of didn't go exactly as planned.

Now she is mixed up with an organization called the Hourglass. Their intentions are not exactly clear. And now, she is surrounded by other teens with special-ish abilities. So yay, she isn't the only one! Oh, and we can't forget the big bad-Jack. He has been a naughty man playing with timelines, messing things up, messing up people's minds.

So, Hourglass turned out to be about time travel. Or, as the book calls it, time-slip. Hm. Not what I was expected, but holy cow so awesome debut by Myra McEntire! The characters were likable and believable. Even though at times my brain had issues comprehending the science, I still got it. Be ready for leaps, bounds, and secret shock moments!

If you need one more reason to read the books, then try this one. Emerson is talking to Michael on the front porch.

"...I pushed up forcefully from my seat on the stairs, cracking my head on something hard before feeling the sensation of cold slime sliding down my back. I twisted around to see Dune holding a cooler full of mud and crawfish heads. The other half was all over me."

Now Timepiece!

Book 2

Title: Timepiece-an Hourglass Novel
Author: Myra McEntire
Pub Date: June 12, 2012
Publisher: EgmontUSA
336 pages
A review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

It is the continuation, but this time the focus is Kaleb instead of Emerson. Kaleb is the bad boy from book one. Kaleb has a lot to lose in this installment. He is approached by another party who warns him if he and his friends do not stop Jack, a traveler who has been manipulating timelines, and who also stole time-gene research, there will be heavy consequences. Consequences resulting in a reset, including Emerson.

And because of Jack screwing up timelines, everyone at the Hourglass is seeing ghosts. And not just one or two, but entire towns, etc. This is not looking so good for our intrepid heroes.  Will Kaleb and the others be able to stop Jack in time to save Emerson and really everyone else if you think about it?

I love, love, loved book two just as much if not more than the first. I loved Kaleb. For an example of just how awesome he is, ponder this here quote:

“I'm a bad ass. A bad ass who bakes when he's depressed.”

Hehe-full of win! So, go out now and read the books!

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