Review: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

18 Jun

I read Hourglass only a few months ago and was thrown by the change in narrator for Timepiece. After a couple of chapters I was used to things being from Kaleb’s perspective, but those first couple of chapters I had to keep checking exactly who was doing what.

Isn’t this cover awesome!!!

Seeing Emerson from another person’s POV definitely had its advantages. The one thing I disliked about the first book was how Bella-ish Emerson could come off at times. This was not an issue at all with Timepiece. Emerson is portrayed as loving and giving and there isn’t much else developed with her character. We still see plenty of Michael, but coming from a male perspective he isn’t quite the sexy, god-like hero of the previous story. Instead, Kaleb views Michael as a sort of thorn in his side at times.

The greatest part about Kaleb’s life being the main focus of this book, is that Kaleb isn’t perfect. Emerson always seemed to be a bit too good to be true, but Kaleb has a lot of flaws. He has issues with his dad, he has issues with his best friend, Michael, he has issues with the girl of interest, and quite a few issues with himself. There is a lot of character development happening with Kaleb (more so than Emerson got in my opinion).

Kaleb makes a great transition from flawed, confused bad boy to a caring, giving heroic figure. Along the way we get to see inside the mind of a teenage boy with too many hormones and way too much experience for his own good. With that the book has a bit more “adult” content than its predecessor, but still falls within reason of a typical teen experience.

I am very anxious to get my hands on an ARC of the third book, Infinityglass (due 2013). So if you end up with one please forward it too me. Lots of speculation going around about who will narrate the next book. Will it be Ava, Dune, Lily, or someone completely new?

Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing

Side Note: The cover, although beautiful, is kind of misleading. Since it is to be assumed that the girl on the cover is Emerson it was weird not having the book be narrated by Emerson, but I really liked the narration (once I was used to it) and LOVE the cover so I’m done complaining. 

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