Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Infinityglass by Myra McEntire - Review

by Myra McEntire
Publication date:  August 6, 2013

Published by Egmont USA
Pages: 304
Source: Finished copy provided by Media Masters Publicity and Egmont USA

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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?

My Thoughts 

The Hourglass series is one of many of this year’s trilogies that I was excited to finish. A sneak peek of chapter one of Infinityglass, the series finale, only heightened my anticipation and I couldn’t get a copy of it soon enough. I am a huge fan of Myra McEntire’s writing style and the humor that she interjects into her books.

Like Timepiece, the second book in the series, Infinityglass is told from the perspective of a different character, and it is told in alternating points of view from a entirely new character. I love this technique because I think that it keeps the story fresh. The Hourglass, the group not the book, is compiled of many people with special abilities and it is only fitting to read the adventures of the group through the eyes of the different characters because their roles differ from job to job.

I love the romance in the series especially that in Infinityglass. Dune and Hallie have some major chemistry, but Dune tries to remain the trustworthy bodyguard and keep his distance from Hallie. He’s on his first job alone and wants to do a good job, be honorable, and make an impression. Of course Hallie has other ideas. It was entertaining to read all of the back and forth moments and get to know what was going on inside of Dune’s mind as he resisted Hallie’s tempting kisses. Myra sure writes anticipation well.

One of my favorite scenes is when Hallie meets Kaleb, thinks some racy thoughts and quickly remembers that Kaleb can read minds. It was humorous when it could have been all kinds of awkward.

I willingly admit I am not a fan of time travel books. If I see those words in a book description or summary, I’ll pass it over, but I didn’t feel the need to do that with any of the books of the series. There were instances in the previous books when I didn’t grasp how the time traveling worked. What I mean to say is that I didn’t have a clear picture, but I didn’t have that experience while reading Infinityglass. It didn’t make me feel dumb, so that’s a plus.

One thing that I was afraid would happen (which can happen in a series) is that the plot line would veer off and take the story in a whole new direction that made the final book seem disconnected from the first two books. Thankfully it didn’t feel as though too much new information was introduced, but it is engaging enough that it is more than just an attempt to wrap up the plot lines. Ideas from previous books were included to remind me of what happened since there was a good amount of time in between reading book two and book three, but it made sense in the story and wasn’t an obvious recap.

I think that Infinityglass is a perfect ending to this series. It will definitely be a go to recommendation for fans of time-travel, romance, books in a series, and stories told from multiple perspectives. I loved it.

Disclaimer:   I received this book from Media Masters Publicity and EgmontUSA in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the book provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. I skimmed since I'm waiting to finish the series as well. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. "I love it" is a high recommendation! Don't you wonder what she can possibly write to top this series? She really set the bar high when she wrote this one!

  2. I really did love it. Hallie and Dune were fun characters to read. Kaleb is still my favorite!!


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