“Infinityglass” by Myra McEntire
4 out of 5 stars.
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?
“Infinityglass” by Myra McEntire is a wonderfully written, fast pasted read. But unlike “Hourglass” and “Timepiece”, “Infinityglass” doesn’t deal with the time travel issue; at least not as much as the previous two books had. This book is about “healing” the rifts that the Hourglass’ crew have created with all of their time traveling/altering escapades.
“Infinityglass” was very enjoyable. Dune was a great character. He was sweet, and endearing, but at times I felt that he was more of an underdeveloped character; and of course I missed Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and Lily. It was fun, but not quite the same without the whole crew. Hallie grated on me a bit, but she wasn’t that bad, and she grew towards the end of the story, so that was good. The thing that made me really like this book, though, was Poe. Yes, the crazy man from book two who killed Emerson, but then rewound time so she wasn’t actually dead (yeah, it gets a little involved). He was the best character in “Infinityglass”. He was just so darn intriguing; you don’t know a thing about him, which makes you curious, and then you find out that Hallie and him have been friends for a long time, which makes you even more curious. The longer I read the book, the more I looked forward to encountering him and maybe discovering something new and unexpected about his character. He had quite a few tricks up his sleeve besides his British accent, but I won’t spoil those for you. Poe was by far the most dynamic character in this book (until Kaleb comes in, of course)!
Overall, “Infinityglass” was a great way to wrap up a fantastic trilogy, and I was quite content with the ending. I was glad to see Kaleb, Lily, Michael, and Emerson come back for a wee bit towards the end. It was great to see how all of them grew as people. Fun book!