Book View: Hourglass

Book View: HourglassHourglass by Myra McEntire
Series: Hourglass #1
Published by Egmont USA on June 14th 2011
Pages: 397

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Short and Sweet: Hourglass blew me away. It was completely different than the usual YA fare that I come across. And if it were for that alone, Hourglass would be a definite recommend. However, McEntire gave me more than just something unique. The characters were fantastic. Emerson (kinda on the fence with the name) was exactly what I love in a MC. Feisty. An individual. She lives by the beat of her own drum. As for the romance, even this, was not exactly form. McEntire does not conform to what a YA romance should be. Instead, she makes it her own. And incredibly real and believable. Kudos.

Final Verdict: Bravo! Hourglass was a complete and pleasant surprise. Loved every second of this fast paced and beautiful novel. Cannot wait for the sequel.

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