04 September 2013

{Book Review + Giveaway} Infinityglass

By: Me My Shelf And I | 04 September 2013 at 8:21 AM | | | | | |


Hourglass #3
Author: Myra McEntire
Pages: 336
Release Date: August 6th
Publisher: Egmont USA
Rating: 4 Birds

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?

There are a lot of really wonderful and fantastically interesting things that can be said about the Hourglass series by Myra McEntire. One of which is the fact that each book is told from two totally different characters POV’s, giving you the opportunity to view the world she has created from so many different facets. You might think that would make it hard to follow, or that you wouldn't be as invested since you don’t have a character to attach to, but honestly it’s the complete opposite. By being able to see all these characters both from their eyes and the eyes of everyone else, you attach to them more.

INFINITYGLASS is told from the POV’s of Dune, who we have met in previous books but only briefly, and Hallie – who’s new to the series. I promise you that even though you haven’t been able to get to know Hallie even a little bit in the past 2 books, you won’t feel like she was dropped in as a filler. She fits in perfectly to the story, and brings it a whole new twist that you are going to LOVE!

Another fantastic thing about McEntire’s books is the flawless way that she writes all these characters. She can do in 2-3 words what many other authors would take paragraphs to do. I love feeling like I am right there in the middle of it all as I read her books, like I’m really seeing those facial expressions or hearing something in exactly the tone she was trying to portray. Sure, it’s the job of an author to have this ability, and while they all do in the varying levels, McEntire’s is one that wow’s me every single time.

I’d tell you that this was a wonderful conclusion to the Hourglass series, but I don't know if it is the end. This ending certainly leaves things open for another book, in my opinion. Especially since she writes from different character POV’s in each book. This world has so much unused potential, so much untapped adventure that I would love to see more about it. Dare I say….it’s Timeless (OMG worst joke ever…I know…stick to reading and writing Amber!)




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  1. Loved the first two! You're so right about how she can easily tell you everything you need to know and put you right in the middle of the story! Can't wait to read this one. I am quite curious as to how it will be with Dune's point of view! :)

  2. I liked the cover of the first book in the series, but now I think the designer is overreaching. I'll pass on the opportunity to win because I wasn't thrilled with the first one, but thanks for reviewing.

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