Hallie is an interesting character. She's the daughter of the head of Chronos and Teague Girard. She's constantly protected and doesn't go anywhere without bodyguards surrounding her. She does, however, work closely with Poe Sharpe on missions to collect artifacts, artwork and jewelry. She loves to dance and is extremely smart having graduated from HS at age 16. She also has the power of transmutation like Mystique from the X-Men and wants absolutely nothing to do with her mother.
As for Dune, I could not have asked for a better male character in that he doesn't go all Tarzon beating on his chest and expecting Hallie to jump each time he says BOO! He doesn't come across as a jealous sort like Michael was in Hourglass. He truly connects with Hallie on a level that no one else has. Their romance is sincere and often times funny because Hallie tries her hardest to rid herself of Dune and Dune is having none of it. Dune has always been the geeky secondary character and I'm happy that he was allowed to shine on his own merits.
What's interesting to me is that most of this story is centered in and around New Orleans where Hallie lives with her father and the final showdown with Teague and Jack takes place. I have always loved NOLA as a background and setting. It just has a certain appeal and authenticity to make any story better.
If you are wondering how much of Emerson, Michael, Lily, Kaleb, Nate or Ava appear in this story, no worries, they each play their own little parts and there is even a nice wrap-up epilogue that features Emerson, her brother Thomas and wife Dru.
I would have preferred a bit more action, suspense, and yes, maybe prolonged fight scenes. I thought the ending to Jack, Teague, and even Cat Rooks who betrayed the Hourglass, was wrapped a bit too nicely. I would have liked to see more of the Hourglass crew participating in the final batter instead of just Dune, and Hallie.
In my final observation, Infinityglass is probably just the right mix for me when it comes to the last book in the series. All my questions were answered, and I can honestly say that it would not make any sense for McEntire to revisit this world in the near future or spin off any character from this trilogy.
09/24/2013 Recvd via NetGalley - Published August 6th 2013 by EgmontUSA
Author - Myra McEntire
Title - Infinityglass (Hourglass # 3)
Publisher - Egmont USA
Released - August 6, 2013
Genre - Young Adult
Recvd via Netgalley from Egmont USA