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Monday, January 9, 2012

Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Released: June 14, 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Rated: YA
Series: Hourglass, Book1
Buy: 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?

What I thought

Hourglass was a different sort of novel from what I was expecting. It is a little more complicated that I had originally thought it would be. I liked that it was more than just seeing ghosts. I'm not sure that I loved it, but I still enjoyed the story.

I liked Emerson. I liked that she struggled with what she sees. It wasn't something that she had dealt with since childhood. I loved her older brother. He was a great character and it was clear just how far he would go to help out Em. Even if they had no idea what was happening to her.

The part that I struggled with was with Jack. The before and after didn't seem to sit well with me. It just didn't seem to mesh well. But I'm holding out for the second book to see how things play out.

My Rating

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Lily Child said...

I don't know about you, but I sort of felt like the book was split into two different stories...ghosts/time traveling. It was a bit odd. Overall, an enjoyable read though.

Giselle said...

Oh complicated? I wouldn't expect that either. I haven't read this yet but I was planning to before book 2 is out.

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Aimee said...

Lily! Now that you've said that, I think that explains a lot about how I felt about it. That makes sense and I agree with you.

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