If you know me at all, you know the one thing I ask of young adult as a genre is MORE TIME TRAVEL. So the fact that I held off on reading this series is somewhat mind-boggling. I mean, seriously, what was I thinking? Well, the problem’s been fixed now because I am caught up! (And desperately wanting Infinityglass.) And if you haven’t read Hourglass yet, check out Caitlin’s review HERE.
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking…
Kaleb Ballard’s relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong?
Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he’s stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devastating results.
Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough…
First off, this book is from Kaleb’s POV, not Emerson’s. I liked Kaleb in Hourglass and was really interested to get more of his story than the little bit we were told the first time around.
The consequences mentioned at the end of Hourglass come into play here as more timeslips appear to more people, Kaleb included. Also, we get some answers about who “the powers that be”, aka Chronos, are and just what Jack is ultimately after, so that was nice.
While we see Emerson and Michael together (yay!), Timepiece focuses more on Kaleb and his random friendship with Lily, Emerson’s friend. And I liked that Lily gave Kaleb hell for his flirty, cocky ways. It made me like her so much more. Also, Lily’s backstory is much more interesting than I thought it was going to be from Hourglass. She plays a bigger part in this than as just the heroine’s best friend.
The set-up for the last book, Infinityglass, is very intriguing. I certainly wasn’t expecting that ending, so it makes me want to read it ALL THE MORE. Dang it, Myra. I see what you did there. Also, the time travel aspect is pretty cool. I like that her rules make sense and there are actual consequences for messing with time. And the references! Any book that references Doctor Who is an instant winner to me. (Plus, Myra likes David Tennant, so she is clearly a genius.)
Timepiece is now out in bookstores and libraries, so go read it!