Book Review & Giveaway: Infinityglass by Myra McEntire
OverviewGenre: Science Fiction
PROS:two fab new POV's; undying character love; exciting story with a satisfying end; swoonworthy romance
CONS:sci-fi elements not quite as absorbing as the characters and relationships; I want so much MORE story and I think this is the last book!
Another exciting and fun installment in the Hourglass series that will have you falling in friend-love with a new character and swooning over a familiar one.
At the start of Infinityglass, the third book in the Hourglass series, I was in the same boat as I was a year ago reading book two, Timepiece. I could not for the life of me remember what had happened in the last book, or even what the major struggles in the world were. I know the books are full of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, and that there are some shadowy bad guys up against some intrepid good guys, but once again what stuck with me quite vividly over the last year are the spitfire characters. They’re why I adore these stories, and why I keep coming back for more with a gleeful little book nerd squeal. Luckily for me, Infinityglass jumps right into two wonderful new character POV’s, and remembering all the specifics isn’t at all necessary to enjoy their voices and their experiences.
This time around we follow Hallie, a loner with a wild streak who has quite a heavy burden to bear in this time ripped world. I absolutely loved her! She’s tough, snarky and also a bit vulnerable, which endeared her to me instantly. I don’t know if I’m ready to say I love her more than Em, because she’ll always have a special place in my heart, but she’s at least equal in my affections. Dune has been somewhat of an enigma so far, so I really enjoyed getting to know more about his past and his power. We see him open up in a way that elevates him beyond the hot nerdy boy rocking a laptop while everyone else is making out, and seeing him in a romantic setting makes it damn near impossible not to fall hard for him. The chemistry between these two is electric and I was hanging on their every interaction. Prepare yourself for a new Hourglass series couple crush.
This is light sci-fi, and the fact that I haven’t really been as absorbed by the sci-fi aspects of the plot but still adore the books leads me to this conclusion—I just LOVE the way Myra McEntire writes characters. I like the way her brain works. She writes incredibly varied characters, and forces you to fall in friend love (or love love) with them. If the CW ever commissions a teen version of Dr. Who complete with a bunch of attractive actors flirting with danger and each other, I want Myra McEntire on board to write their dialogue. She has the ability to make you root hard for nearly any character, and swoon over adorable flirting and oh-so-yummy sexytimes. Her plots are exciting, thrilling, but most of all SO much fun to read.
The ending is incredibly satisfying as quite a few longstanding plot threads get wrapped up in a manner that had me fist-pumping (without spoiling much, let’s just say I had very strong opinions on what a few characters deserve, and I was NOT disappointed). It’s a real shame this is the last book in the series, because I feel like there is definitely more story to tell in this world. I’m hoping calling the series “the Hourglass trilogy” is just a working description and it will become at the very least “the Hourglass quartet” or “the Hourglass octet” (or whatever else I can get).
Thanks to Egmont and Media Masters we have one copy of Infinityglass and an Infinityglass poster to give away. (US only please.)