Friday, October 11, 2013

Infinityglass Review

Author: Myra McEntire
Title: Infinityglass (Hourglass Trilogy)
Published: 08/06/2013
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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?

Okay so this book was a disappointment, at least to me. I didn’t read anything for like a month or more and then I picked up Infinityglass and expected it to blow me away like Hourglass, and Timepiece did. But it didn’t, it was lameish and that makes me really sad cause it’s the end, no more Hourglass novels, and all we get for closure is this stereotypical love story. Trust me, it hurts to just think the words, let alone write them out.  So if you haven’t read the first two Hourglass books do so, cause they’re a heck of a lot better and then read the review.

I’m just gonna jump into it all, so this time our main characters are Dune, who we know from the first two books, and a new member Hallie. Poe, who was in the last book, you remember the guy who slit Em’s throat and then turned the clock around so she was alive again? Yeah him, he’s in it too, and then towards the end of the book Kaleb, Em, Lily, and Michael make a minor appearance. So first off it’s sad that the last book didn’t center around the whole crew, or at least stay in the same state. But duty calls and that means Dune gets set off to New Orleans, which is really cool cause there’s a bunch of New Orleans stuff incorporated into the story.

So Dune and Hallie get off on a rocky start but begin to work together to figure out the mysteries of the Infinityglass. There’s isn’t much to say without spoiling the entire book, mainly because it’s rather predictable. The thing that I didn’t like at all is how things just fell into place in the last two chapters and POOF! Fairy sparkles and magic wands wave around and everything is over. There isn't this epic scene of awesomeness with intensity and all that cool stuff. It just like sorta happens, and there's this whole boat scene which just reminded me of If I Should Die by Amy Plum cause that’s got the boat scene thing too.

Overall, I’m not really happy with the ending, I did like the epilogue it was cute, and maybe left room for a spin off series? I feel really bad about Ava and Nate not getting their chance for a story about them. There was a lot of untied ends, and Infinityglass wasn’t all that I wanted it to be, and sadly scores a 3 for me. 

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