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August 04, 2013

Review: Infinityglass by Myra McEntire

Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)
Title: Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)
Author: Myra McEntire
Publication date: August 6, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Paranormal/Time Travel)
Source: Publisher (RandomHouse Canada)
Format: Finished Copy
Pages: 336
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?
Might include a tiny spoiler for Hourglass & Timepiece 
When I read Timepiece last year, I was slightly disappointed because I loved Hourglass but Timepiece didn't really leave a big impression on me. In actuality, before I started Infinityglass, I tried to remember what happened in the previous two novels and came COMPLETELY blank for Timepiece while I remembered a ton of what happened in Hourglass. Even with that, I had to give Infinityglass a try because a) it is the last book in the series, and b) Timepiece was still good, just a bit of a letdown. I have to say that Infinityglass was fantastic. It brought back my love for this trilogy and I am so happy I picked it up and got introduced to such fantastic characters that have been neglected in the previous books. 
Following the format of the previous two books, the plot line continues in Infinityglass but with two somewhat new characters. The first is Dune, the teenage genius who has dedicated his life studying up on the Infinityglass as well as working for the Hourglass organization that Michael, Em, Kaleb, and Lily work in (the main characters of the previous two books). However the twist here is that we find out the Infinityglass is a human being, and not an object (this is not a spoiler if you've read Timepiece). Of course we immediately figure out that that person will be Dune's love interest in this book. 
In terms of female protagonists, all the ones in the Hourglass trilogy have been kick butt. From Emerson, Lily, and finally Infinityglass's Hallie. She is the daughter of a... mobster (for lack of a better word), and her mother is basically a psycho (the bad guys of the Hourglass trilogy). She has always had bodyguards and compares her house to Rapunzel's tower. However she is so kick butt and isn't afraid to speak her mind, and usually gets to do what she wants, when she wants. I instantly liked her as well as Dune because he was a perfect mix of nerd and hot guy. I must admit towards the end the plot went a little wacky and I just didn't know what the hell was going on. I was winging it. Reading more trying to see if everything will be explained and to a certain extent it was. The solution and just the way everything was settled was too complicated. Even now, I don't completely understand what went down in the final showdown. However you can blame this on me or my inability to process words at such an ungodly hour, when I finished this book. This shows you that I couldn't put the book down until I reached the last page. 
All in all, Infinityglass was the perfect ending to this trilogy. I really enjoyed this installment so much and was so happy with the way everything ended. I would definitely recommend this to YA fans, even ones who aren't big on time traveling, because I am one of those. 
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  1. It's been a while since I read Timepiece, but I remember some of it. Hopefully I won't be that lost when I get a chance to read it. I am happy to hear that it ends the trilogy well. Great review.

  2. I am so glad you liked it! I really love this series and I can't wait to read this book.

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  3. Ooo I have book one of this series and I so love the covers, I am delighted you enjoyed this and really need to start reading them myself!

  4. I've been meaning to check out this series for a while now! I've gotten the first book from the library multiple times but ended up never reading it. I adore the covers :) Great review, btw. I'm really want to start this.

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  5. I'm really looking forward to this one! I'm with you, some of the stuff is a bit complicated and hard to wrap your head around. But I still manage to understand enough to really enjoy the books.

  6. Sounds like INFINITYGLASS is a strong ending to the trilogy! Loving the sound of Hallie's character. Kick-butt ladies are always awesome :)

    Great review :)

  7. I loved Hourglass, didn't like Timepiece and wasn't even going to read Infinityglass but after your review maybe I'll give it a try.

  8. I really love this series! Hallie sounds so awesome and I think it's really cool when books in a series are told in different povs. I'm so excited to read Infinityglass. Amazing review :)

  9. I honestly cannot remember anything from Hourglass. I keep buying these books even if I haven't read them. I do remember enjoying the first one but would probably be like you - drawing a blank at first.

    Anyway, glad you liked this book.

  10. Great review :) I'm glad you enjoyed it. <3 Loved book one. Then author behaved so badly towards me that I haven't read book two yet.
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  11. I haven't started reading this series but have heard many good things about the books. Hallie sounds really cool! I'll probably get all three books and read them together. Thanks for sharing.

  12. i love this whole series so stinking much. Hourglass is still my favorite but I've absolutely love the second books too. I really loved hearing Dune's side of the story. He was totally surprising! But you're right, the girls in this series are definitely kick-butt! I love them all.

  13. I can't wait to start this series. I was really interested in this and its been on my TBR for a while, now I know I need to give it a try. I love kick butt heroines and I'm glad this series has them. Hallie sounds fantastic, someone you can easily admire for their courage. And Dune..well, you had me at nerdy-hot guy! lol ;p I can't wait to read this series! I'm glad you enjoyed this, Juhina! Fantastic review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  14. I haven't had a chance to read Timepiece yet but I love Kaleb so I was hoping I would like it. Bummer it wasn't such a great sequel for you. Interesting that this one is about new characters but glad it includes a kickbutt female like the others.

  15. I felt the same way about the first two books, Juhina. I felt Hourglass was a stronger story than the second one. I've been debating on whether I wanted to finish the series. It sounds like it was an exciting end to keep you up late. I might have to give this one a go. Great review. :)

  16. I am so excited to read this review and this book! I was bummed not to get a chance at an ARC but am glad to hear that it lived up to your expectations overall. I'm wildly curious about Hallie and Dune as narrators:) Great review, Juhina!

  17. Really want to read this but have completely forgotten the first two books. I need spoilers!!! Okay, I'll just skim the other two….

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics