Monday, August 5, 2013

Infinityglass by Myra McEntire (ARC) & Giveaway (INT)

Infinityglass (Hourglass #3)
Myra McEntire
Pub.: Aug. 6, 2012

Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)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?
Note: Some of this may come off spoilerish if you haven't read the first two novels yet!

Hallie Girard is just your average teenager...except for the part where's practically a forced recluse because of her unnatural abilities, only leaving the house to perform not-so-legal jobs for her father's company, Chronos. Her partner in crime is usually Poe, and it's quite odd to see him doing something other than stalking or attacking members of the Hourglass. These two even used to get-it-on before they realized they were better friends. Out and about at a pawn shop working a job, things go amiss, and Poe is forced to pull Hallie through the veil, triggering a gene within her that makes her the most sought after unnatural of all.
Since Lily's power allows her to locate objects, she easily hones in on the Infinityglass, and Dune, being their resident expert in the subject, is sent to aid Hallie come to terms with her new power. But Hallie has other plans. Both distrustful and annoyed by constant babysitters, she doesn't make his job easy. And with Teague closing in on her, her stubbornness may cost her her life.

I read all three novels of the Hourglass trilogy in a row, and I can say that Infinityglass was definitely the best. Each was told in a different point of view, but the first two just didn't really do it for me. Maybe it was their point of view or role in the organization, or maybe just the voice, but the storylines in the first two novels were a drag for me. However, Hallie's and Dune's dual story was way more enticing, and their path had way more exciting things going on. And I think this was my problem with the series overall. Although it had a unique concept, there just wasn't a whole lot of action going on until the end. But with Infinityglass, what Hallie was actively doing on a daily basis kept me intrigued throughout. I think anyone that's gotten this far in the story will be pleasantly happy with the outcome of this trilogy.
ARC provided by EgmontUSA for honest review.

Would you like to win a copy of Infinityglass for your shelves? EgmontUSA is offering US residents a chance to win a hardback of Infinity + a poster. For my INT readers, I have the finished hardback I was given for review and I'm willing to ship it to one of you. So there will be one US winner and one INT winner.

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