Friday, 10 January 2014

Hourglass #3 Infinityglass

A good end to a marvelous series..... Oh I hate endings...... Why did it have to end.... Presenting Hourglass #3 Infinityglass by Myra McEntire.

Here is the summary of the book:

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?

The cover blurb proclaims this one to be 'Doctor WHO in YA Package'... I totally agree. It has a story definitely good enough to parallel a solid WHO arc....  and just like the resident regenerating timelord from Gallifrey, I detest endings too. I know everything has an ending. Without an end there is no beginning but seriously I hate it when a good series ends. Maybe that is why I read it so late when I actually got a review copy from Netgalley around the time it was released..... *sighs*

Well no use whining now.... back to the story. McEntire follows the same pattern from the last two books. Hourglass introduced Em & Michael. Timepiece got Kaleb & Lily. Now Infinityglass does it with Dune and Hallie. Introducing new characters as protagonists per book in a series is always a risky business because we readers spend a considerable amount of time with one set of characters and then changing the focus for the next book or series can sometimes be quite jarring and many lose interest. But hats off to Myra McEntire. Not only does she introduces new characters every book but she does it with enough substance that us readers can't help but fall in love with each and every character and enjoy their leg of the journey to the fullest.

Dune & Hallie. This book belongs to them.... and Poe too. Dune...... well..... I like him. He is a brainiac, a well established one and equipped with a cool ability too. But what actually shines through about him.... his compassion. That raw passion..... AND BLOODY HELL....... WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN HE WAS SUCH A DEEP THINKER AND A PASSIONATE ROMANTIC. There was stubborn too, now that I think of it and a vigor to learn as well.

But  the highlight was totally the climax and his strong chemistry with the sassy and snarky Hallie. Where Dune has the ability to control the tides, Hallie can transmutate. She can will herself to look like anybody she wants to be. And I definitely liked the slow build up of romance between Hallie and Dune, strong enough to even take us readers in its throughs as things progressed.

Then there was Poe. We saw him in Timepiece with that mysterious guy look. His friendship with Hallie really defines him. It is clear enough that he would do anything for her to keep her happy..... totally feeling the dynamics of the Doctor & the companion there, with a vortex manipulator.

And the author adds every little detail to the max. Each and every twist & turn. All the paranormal action & exhilaration and the romance of our lead couple..... a perfect ending....... a perfect ending..... Oh Emerson & Michael and Lily & Kaleb were in here too if you are wondering and loving every bit of it.

"An action packed and exhilarating finale to this wonderful series that began with Hourglass"
Genre :      Young Adult, Sci-fi, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Egmont USA

Release Date: 6th August, 2013

My Copy: publisher and netgalley

Rate:              5/5 (It was Amazing)

Books in the series (review links):
              #1 Hourglass
              #2 Timepiece

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


  1. Oooh nice review! I still need to read this one myself! Had intended to meet the author last year, but as fate would have it, my city had been cancelled from the tour list at the last minute and then again, at the last minute I missed the author meetup she and the other attending authors were having. It was a very disappointing day to say the least.

    I did go buy it late, but have yet to read it! I really enjoyed the time traveling aspect and cannot wait to finally read this one! Hopefully soon-ish!



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