Review: Infinityglass

(Hourglass #3)
by Myra McEntire
YA SciFi/Paranormal
August 6th 2013 by EgmontUSA

Goodreads summary:
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?

What I thought:
The Hourglass series has been really interesting. Each book focused on a different couple and I really have enjoyed getting to know different characters, but still see all the characters at one point or another throughout each book. I felt like Infinityglass was a good ending to the series. It wasn't my favorite book out of the series, but I still liked it.

Yes, I'm afraid there are some. There was quite a bit of language, innuendo, and some closed-door sex. Having said that, a lot of you probably won't mind the content and it was inline with the characters.

My biggest issue was with Hallie. She is this somewhat rebellious girl and because of that she isn't always very wise. She also has huge insecurity issues when it comes to her mom. Not that I blame her for this, but her mom has never treated her well, attempts to manipulate her over and over, has killed and hurt those around Hallie and Hallie herself, is absolutely trusted by no one, yet Hallie still tries to communicate with her and doesn't protect herself from her. I think that if I had never in my life been truly loved by my mother and she had done all these terrible things and just wanted to use me, that I wouldn't play along. At all. So, this part of Hallie and the story bugged me in that way. I mean, why would they even talk to her or allow her access to Hallie in any way and how could her mom get to her emotionally so easily?

One other issue was that when someone was kidnapped at one point I felt it was just way too easy. I mean there is all this security and Hourglass members around, yet it so easily happened. Okay. I said my two cents. ;)

I really liked Dune! I even think his name is perfect. I liked his control, depth, and charm. I also liked Hallie in some ways. She is pretty fierce, which she has had to be with her parents being who they are. She is a little isolated, but she has done fairly well with what she has been given. I liked how Dune and Hallie interacted. There was quite a bit of tension between them with plenty of banter back and forth. I also liked seeing the other Hourglass members in parts of the story.

I liked the setting and the plot. This one almost completely takes place in New Orleans and I loved the feel of the setting there. I also thought the plot was fairly smooth and that things played out well. There was some suspensful moments and then some humorous parts, which I enjoyed.

If you liked the other books in this series, then you would definitely like this one. I also recommend this for those who like the scifi/paranormal element, but don't like it to be the main focus of the story.

Content: Some violence, innuendo, non-descriptive sex, and consistent swearing.
Source: Library

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