A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...
Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong?
Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devastating results.
Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...
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Publication Date: 12 June 2012
Publisher: Egmont USA
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: ARC provided by Netgalley
The action takes an immediate step up as the crew from Hourglass encounter Jack at a Halloween party at The Phone Company (the popular restaurant owned and run by Emerson's brother Thomas and his wife)/ This time Kaleb Ballard flirt, empath and emotional wreck, takes the leading role as time begins to fall to pieces around them.
What I Liked: The new characters (Poe, Teague and more from Liam Ballard) were fantastic and the new insights into Lily and her grandmother keep you desperate for more. Kaleb might be a more dynamic protagonist than Emerson was with his desire for martyrdom when it comes to protecting his friends, while also combating his new and very real feelings for Lily.
The plot progresses quickly after the party at the Phone Company is interrupted and life is suddenly much more dangerous than ever for the Hourglass kids. This time failure will mean a death they can't prevent and even further deterioration of time. In Hourglass only Emerson and Michael could see the time rips, courtesy of their unique time shifting abilities, but with the break down of time after Emerson's daring rescue in the last book, anyone with the time gene can see a rip, and they're getting bigger.
Determined to go to any length to protect each other, and ultimately the world, from Jack's manipulations of time, Kaleb and the gang take dangerous chances without any real knowledge to keep them safe.
What I didn't Like: Ava. Who is this girly? It feels like she is just popping up to act as an annoying romantic antagonist even though none of the male leads have any real interest in her. Her pointless existence annoys me and I get the sinking feeling that Ava will be the protagonist in the final book, Infinity Glass.
I could also do without the one man band attitude of Liam Ballard. Mr I-keep-silent-to-protect-you knows that the Hourglass posse won't stop at his say so. He needs to talk to them and give them the knowledge that will keep them safe!
Check out my review of Hourglass.