What I thought: It’s hard to really put in words how I felt about this book, I fell in love with Noah and Echo (but especially Noah!), fell in love wiWhat I thought: It’s hard to really put in words how I felt about this book, I fell in love with Noah and Echo (but especially Noah!), fell in love with their relationship which felt natural and real. This book deals with many issues, but done in a brilliant way that anyone can relate to. I also really liked the playlists included in the end of the book. Best for older YA readers as there is mentions of sex and drugs. Overall, the characters felt real, the romance felt real, the whole book felt real and I said to get to the end. I will definitely be reading Beth's story too.
My favourite quote/s from the book: “My father is a control freak, I hate my stepmother, my brother is dead and my mother has…well…issues. How do you think I’m doing?” What a great opening line.
I started this book at 10.30pm, fully intending to only read for half an hour, I turned out my light at 12.30am having just finished the book. I don’tI started this book at 10.30pm, fully intending to only read for half an hour, I turned out my light at 12.30am having just finished the book. I don’t really know what to say about it, except that I loved it. The characters and emotions felt quite real. It was a little predictable, but that didn’t take anything away from the great story, if anything it may have helped because you are waiting for Maggie to catch up with you, but understand why she can’t make her mind go there.
The book opens with Kendra telling her therapist that someone is following her. She is already unsure if she is being paranoid or if “he” really is afThe book opens with Kendra telling her therapist that someone is following her. She is already unsure if she is being paranoid or if “he” really is after her again. This was enough to pull me in straight away. The emotions in this book are so real and raw that you really feel you know what Kendra is going through. She other issues aside from the abuse, so it interesting to read about those too. I was a bit confused at first as I wasn’t sure if Kendra was a lesbian or not, and when I was sure she was, I wasn’t sure if her parents knew or anyone else for that matter. This is quite glossed over in the book, she admits her mum is homophobic and her parents do mention her being gay, but you are still unsure how many other people know. I also wasn’t as keen on the ending as the rest of the story, throughout the story we are focused on her feelings, but at the end it seemed a lot more action focused and would have liked to know more about how she was feeling then. Overall a really good book and definitely worth the read. I loved this book.
My Synopsis: Timepiece picks up right where Hourglass left off, with one exception, Kaleb is now the view point character. Kaleb and the other membersMy Synopsis: Timepiece picks up right where Hourglass left off, with one exception, Kaleb is now the view point character. Kaleb and the other members of Hourglass have started seeing rips, not only that, they are also getting bigger. Then a mysterious man calling himself Poe appears, telling Kaleb that the space time continuum is compromised, and that they need to find Jack Landers. The members of the Hourglass pull together to try and find Jack Landers and figure out what is going on.
Why I picked this book up: I loved the first book, so was hoping this would live up to it.
Did it live up to my expectations: Yes, it lived up to the first book, I actually preferred it.
What I thought: I loved getting to know Kaleb a bit better, finding out the reasons behind his actions. I also thought the romance between him and Lily was much more realistic than the one between Michael and Emerson, two people slowly getting to know each other without any sparks and whistles. The storyline in this one was much more involved than Hourglass, and moved along a lot quicker. I also like the fact that the other characters were more involved.
How did it stand as part of the series: Well it followed straight on from Hourglass, so no problem there. Enough questions were answered at the end to make you feel satisfied, but enough left open to make you want the next one. (As soon as possible please!)