Infinityglass (Hourglass #3) by Myra McEntire

Infinityglass (Hourglass #3)
by Myra McEntire
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Format: Hardback, ARC
Published: August 6th 2013 by EgmontUSA
Genre: YA, Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series.

The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order.

With the Infinityglass (central to understanding and harnessing the time gene) at large, the hunt is on to find it before someone else does.

But the Hourglass has an advantage. Lily, who has the ability to locate anything lost, has determined that the Infinityglass isn't an object. It's a person. And the Hourglass must find him or her first. But where do you start searching for the very key to time when every second could be the last? -Goodreads

Review

“Ignoring something doesn’t make it go away, and things evolve, whether you pay attention or not.” (pg. 24)

The finale in the Hourglass trilogy, Infinityglass boils the troubles and chaos that’s been going on down to a rushed simple solution. As of the previous books’ patterns, Infinityglass also shows two different POV characters, Dune and Hallie (Teague’s daughter.) The dire situation with the Hourglass cooperation changes when information shows that the infamous Infinityglass is not an object, but a person involved with Chronos. How will the crew go about retrieving this person and what exactly is the Infinityglass doing to the rip world? Time will tell.

With how much I loved Hourglass and Timepiece, I must say I was a little disappointed with how Infinityglass came about. It felt rushed and the main plot of the trilogy got completely lost until the very end. Be forewarned, this book delves more into a silly romance than anything else. Forget the action and adventure that the hourglass crew were involved with in the first two books, this is all about Dune and Hallie and their instalove for each other.

There are some high points of the book. We get to learn more about Dune, his powers and why he’s troubled with them, and we learn exactly what the Infinityglass is, and what it does (sort of.) I’m still a little confused on that whole concept, as I’m not sure what the whole problem with the rips and their use of the infinityglass entailed. I wasn’t all that enthused with Hallie’s character, but I suppose it adds variety to the series.

The book just felt out of place in the trilogy, rushed and incomplete; it’s like forcing pieces that do not fit into a puzzle. There was far too much romance for my liking (as I felt it had nothing to do with the main plot of the book,) the book waned in and out of interest and the ending was basically resolved in one chapter. I’m sorry to say that although I was very enthused with the first two books, this finale fell a little too flat.


Galley provided by LibraryThing via EgmontUSA

*Quotes are from uncorrected advanced galleys and may change before going to press. Please refer to the final printed book for official quotes.

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