Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Release Date: June 14, 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 397
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Source: Goodman Media
Interest: Debut
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Buy the Book: Amazon

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?

Hourglass was an incredibly impressive debut.

I was captivated from the very first page. Emerson is an irresistible character, I loved everything about her. Her snark, stubbornness, selflessness…. vulnerabilities. She was a very likable character, and I don’t think the story would have been that impressive without her. Her relationship with Michael was heartfelt and warm, it just felt natural, no insta-love for these two.

There were aspects of the novel that I didn’t anticipate at all! And I don’t really want to get into them, because I think the surprise of discovering it yourself is half of the fun! Myra does an excellent job of keeping the reader engaged and giving them just enough information without the overload.

Hourglass is a must read. It has a little bit of everything… romance, mystery, suspense… it’s definitely a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers. Add Hourglass to your reading piles, I know it’ll be one of your favorites too!

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