Series: Hourglass #2
Published by Egmont USA on June 12th, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Young Adult
Source: bought in-store
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...
Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples - cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?
In the wake of Landers' return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered - with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.
Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...
Since Hourglass had Emerson’s viewpoint, this one is from Kaleb’s side. I have to admit I like reading from Kaleb’s viewpoint simply because he’s sarcastic. His little conversations with Lily make me laugh out loud. He teases her endlessly and she does the same to him. Yet there’s an underlying softness about him. You witness a more vulnerable side to him, especially when he brings up the past about his mother. He’s a good man and he can’t help but feel overshadowed by his best friend Michael.
We see more of Lily in this one. Not necessarily taking a backseat like in Hourglassanymore, she comes with the time traveling gang and has the ability to seek others out. This is quite useful since they need to stop Jack from ripping up the space time continuum before everything disappears.
I’ve always enjoyed the concept of time traveling and always know there’s someone who wants to mess it up. In this case Jack Landers is in the way. He’s done something so bad that rips are being seen over and over again. And I can’t help but try to figure it all out. I really wish some questions were answered, but there wasn’t. There’s just more questions. How frustrating! I’m guessing Myra McEntire wants to keep her readers on edge, because I know I certainly am waiting for the next installment in this series.