Series: Hourglass #3
Published by Egmont USA (8.6.2013)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Source: Won from Goodreads
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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?
Infinityglass was a cute conclusion to the Hourlass series! While I feel like the magic of the series fizzled out somewhat as it progressed (it’s just not the same without Emerson and Michael!), I’m happy with the way it ended and would still recommend this series to any fan of sci-fi or time travel.
I must confess I didn’t like Hallie much at all in the beginning. She was one of those girls. You know, the kind that wear skanky things then get pissed because men ogle their lady parts.
He looked up, and I fingered the neckline to see where his eyes would go. They stayed on my face. Hmm. Passed the douche test.
So, he’d be a douche for looking at you breasts while they’re hanging out of your shirt? Huh. She threatened to accuse him of sexual harassment if he didn’t tell her his name. Seriously? She was constantly using her looks to get what she wanted, and she thought she was hot stuff. I thought she was a manipulative bitch. Thankfully, she was redeemed later on when we finally found out why she was that way. Then I felt kinda bad for judging her. But, I finally respected her. I don’t agree with the things she did – like ruining people’s lives for her own amusement – but at least there was a reason for it.
I did, however, love Dune. He was stoic and sometimes aloof, but he was gentle and honest. I loved how he didn’t let himself be affected by Hallie’s attempts at being a pain in the ass! The romance was good, too…it moved slowly enough to be convincing. I like how it started as an uneasy alliance and evolved into something more over time as the two got to know each other. I enjoyed the banter between them!
The only complaint I had was that there were times I got the POVs confused. It switched back and forth between Dune and Hallie’s perspectives, and sometimes I got lost in them. There wasn’t much distinction between their voices.
I was glad to see all of the characters I loved in the last two books make an appearance. I forgot how much I love Emerson!!
I LOVED the ending!! I would very much like to see Myra do a spin off series, either about Clarissa or Poe and Ava. I met Myra last week at YALLfest and she said she didn’t have anything in the works (yet!), but she was planning to release a novella next year!
“I’m going to be with you until we fix this. And I want to be with you after that. All I need to know is what you want, and you don’t have to tell me now, okay?”
“I already know,” I said, crossing the room to him. “It’s you.”
“I’m falling in love with you.”
I didn’t miss a step. “Good. Because I’m already there.”
Writing style: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5
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Ooh nice review! I still need to read this one! I almost go to meet Myra when she and 3 other YA authors were doing a mini roadtrip signing, imagine my devastation when the signing in my city was canceled! And not only that, but I had missed the impromptu gathering the authors were having elsewhere in the city.
Regardless of that, still great review! Looking forward to this one and finally getting some insight to Hallie and her ways!
Aw that sucks! Myra is super nice! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)
I’m obsessed with these covers, but I haven’t actually managed to pick up any of the books. Now that I know it’s finished I think I’ll try to make the series a priority – I can read the whole thing in one big gulp. I love the sounds of it! I skimmed the review (since I don’t want spoilers) but I’m glad that it was a decent conclusion to the series, makes me ready to pick it up.
They do have lovely covers! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did :)
I LOVED Hourglass and liked Timepiece pretty well. I did feel like a bit of the magic was lost in Timepiece. I adored Kaleb but his book just…wasn’t Em and Michael, kinda like you said. I want to re-read the first two books before I read this one, but it’s cool to see you mostly liked it. I was so caught off guard by the notion it would be from Dune and Hallie’s POV, but it should make for an interesting read. I’ve been looking forward to it for awhile.
I did too! It’s just not the same without them. Wait, was Hallie in the previous books? I don’t remember her at all! But Dune is pretty awesome ;)