E-galley received from Netgalley for review.
After re-reading Hourglass, I was ready to jump into the sequel, Timepiece. I had expectations for this novel, as all the reviews I've read so far were very positive. And I liked the book, even though not as much as those reviewers, I'm afraid.
Timepiece centers on Kaleb Ballard, Michael's best friend. During a party at The Phone Company, the restaurant owned by Emerson's family, a strange individual threatens the Hourglass: they need to hand Landers over, or time will be rewound, with dire consequences to them all. The group is still trying to find Jack Landers, though - and it doesn't look like he wants to be found. Emerson enlists Lily's help - she has a particular talent at finding people, but her grandmother always forbade her to use it to locate people. However, Lily might be the Hourglass's only hope, while chaos from Landers's time travel threatens to disrupt every order.
I found this book to be better than the previous one, probably because Kaleb makes for a more interesting narrator than Emerson. Not that his narrating voice is all that different from hers; and this is not a good thing at all. However, all in all, reformed bad boy Kaleb still tells a better story. His relationship to Lily was good, a sort of love-hate thing. Not the most original stuff, of course. I found Lily's power much more intriguing (think how useful it would be, never to lose anything ever again), as well as the idea that her coming to the US with her grandma from Cuba was caused by Jack's evil plans.
The flow is very good in this novel, as in Hourglass. I like short chapters; they make reading easier.
And yeah, Lily's adorable. Is there any chance the third book is from her perspective? Or what to we get next? I hope it's not Ava. I do not like Ava.
Favourite quote:I'm a bad ass. I'm a bad ass who bakes when he's depressed.Because you know, he might look all buff and tattooed, but Kaleb's actually a softie.
I think I'll go on reading this series. I have a feeling we'll get Ava as the next narrator, although I'm hoping not. We'll see. I'd recommend this book if you like paranormal romance and time travel, and of course if you liked Hourglass.Cover attraction:
gorgeous. I love the girl's hair and the blue damask wallpaper. However, I don't think it makes much sense for the girl to be sort of floating mid-air, unable to stand, and her dress to *still* be perfectly in place.