First of all, the book is from Kaleb's POV. Yes, Kaleb's POV...did I mention Kaleb? :) Myra does a fantastic job of telling Kaleb's story and bringing his character to life. I'm sure it's not easy to write from a male POV, especially a teenage one, but she pulls it off flawlessly. Not only is Kaleb a complex character, but he is likable. Really likable. I was a bit leery when I first heard that this book would be from Kaleb's POV, because I've been burned before with male POV, but oh my goodness, it was so good. I was hooked from the first line; "Maybe getting drunk and dressing up like a pirate for the masquerade was a bad idea." *snort* Oh Kaleb. After that first line, it only gets better.
I can honestly say that I loved 'Timepiece' more than I loved 'Hourglass'. Yes, I loved the sequel more than the first book, and that's saying something since I absolutely loved 'Hourglass'. This book kept me on the edge of my seat in suspense, made me laugh out loud, made me want more and more, and overall told a ridiculously GOOD story. Myra McEntire is a genius. And she somehow makes the whole time travel aspect believable and easy to understand. How does she do that? Duh, like I said, she's a genius.
If you loved 'Hourglass' then you must read 'Timepiece'. You will not disappointed. Especially if you enjoyed the Kaleb scenes, *cough* apron scene *cough*. And don't worry, there is still plenty of Em & Michael, too, so you won't miss them too much. Kaleb more than makes up for their absence, trust me.