Paranormal Young Adult
Source: Finished copy from publisher for review
THE STORY (from Goodreads)
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 sees the continuation of the battle between those who thirst for power and those who would thwart them, but this time from the dual first-person perspectives of Hourglass member Dune and newly-discovered infinityglass Hallie. Like Timepiece before it, Infinityglass proves to be a bit more complex both in terms of the space-time continuum and with regard to Hallie’s abilities with the rips. There are times when the explanations for how she’s able to close the rips are fleeting and the story moves on before we’ve fully comprehended what took place, but the strength of this final romantic pairing easily pulls us through when the immeasurable possibilities stemming from the disruption of time and space threaten to overwhelm.
Hallie, for all that she enjoys playing games with the few people with whom she’s allowed contact thanks to her painfully sheltered life, is someone easy to like and even easier to root for, her delicate relationship with her father and her deplorable relationship with her mother causing the protective instinct in us to flare up even though she’s perfectly capable of handling herself. Dune is equally likable, a few secrets from his past brought to light to give us a more complete understanding of the scope of his ability and why he works so hard to keep it under wraps. The two of them together have undeniable chemistry, delighting all of us romantics who love to see a relationship unfold even (or perhaps especially) in the middle of chaos.
Though there is some confusion in the final showdown between Teague and the Hourglass team (I’m not entirely sure exactly what happened or why it worked), it’s a pleasure to see the entire cast of characters working together in this final book, making us laugh and swoon and wish for another few books for the remaining characters who have yet to be center stage.
This book was sent to me by the publisher free of charge for the purpose of a review.
I received no other compensation and the above is my honest opinion.
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Myra McEntire has had her nose in a book since she could hold one. She was once caught reading in the shower (true story) and only stopped when her father disconnected the hot water heater. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two boys.
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