Why are all these teens so confident/in love/sexy? This is a world remarkably free of teen angst. Its weird. But so are time-travel theories, and that is also here in spades. Why am I quibbling? Lets get down to reviewing Infinityglass by Myra McEntire.
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? (GoodReads)
Originality: 7. Space-time continuum shenanigans! People withe the 'time gene.' It is all fun stuff.
Absurdity: 6. There are one too many cackling bad guys in here for e. and THEN the romance......so much instalove......
Level of Paranormal Romance: 10. Hourglass is basically a paranormal beautiful-people match-making service. Somebody sign me up! As I told Crazy Camper: "on the subway i was listening to Taylor Swift while reading about paranormal teens with feelings for each other....and my brain almost exploded." At least one character acknowledged this aspect of the book....I felt validated. a bit.
Level of Harry Potterness 3. Sadly this book was not as great as the first two. I never got into the story, although all the bright young things in New Orleans was fun-ish.