Time Piece - by Myra McEntire
Time Piece

"mind-boggling, adventurous, and funny all at the same time"


Have you ever wondered what if it would be like to have genetic powers? Well, in the Hourglass novel Timepiece you are taken on extraordinary journey with a group of young teenagers to stop the manipulation of the time continuum. This book is mind-boggling, adventurous, and funny all at the same time

The novel is well-written considering that Myra McEntire is a female author writing a book based on a male character, Kaleb Ballard. The characters are really funny - each of them have their certain quirks that each of us can relate to. Kaleb Baker is a 17 years old teen who is this "bad boy/ladies' man" on the outside but, he really is a nice, sweet guy. "I wanted the close my eyes because my head was spinning, but I couldn't stop staring at her." He has mutant genetics like the rest of group. The plot was very engaging and drew you in page by page.

The descriptions in the novel weren't too vague or too simplistic it had just the right amount to understand what's happening. "I was immediately assaulted by shiny black leather, Art Deco prints, and a giant moose head on the far left wall." The climax of the book really kept your eyes focused on each word. The teenagers in the book have qualities that the author really describes well to enhance your knowledge of each novel. My only dislike of the book is that takes reading a couple of chapters to get a good overall theme on the book.

The novel is very puzzling in the fact that it goes back and forth across time continuum with "ripples." But it's interesting to read the setting described of each time they're in. "Rips. I've had conversations with them. They notice me, and I notice them." This novel is fantasy fiction, but not overdramatic. It was interesting reading each page and feeling all types of emotions while reading it.

This book is interesting especially to fantasy fiction lovers, but it's interesting also to readers who just like fiction. It's a great book for Halloween since the setting is that is based in October. "Huge webs with hundreds of tiny fake spiders hanging from the wire spun cotton strands adorned the walls, and a scarecrow graced every corner." While reading this book, you can actually feel like you were there. "There was a moment of complete silence and then she pulled back as if the map were smoldering firewood."

I think this novel is a great read. It really grabs you and draws you in! It consists of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat of the whole time. It is a wonderful book to pick up when you want to go to a place that is more exciting and a little dangerous. Reading through the novel, you really start to fall for all the characters in the book and discover their strengths and weaknesses especially with Kaleb Ballard. You seem like you are following him along on his adventure.

   - Rikkea H.