Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire
Pub. Date: June 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Format: Hardcover , 400pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher (ARC) 
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?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

Addictive and refreshing, this time-traveling romance had me glued to its pages right down to the very last. HOURGLASS was a delightful surprise. I got so much more than what I expected - I was utterly captivated.

What's not to love about Emerson? This girl is a fighter. She's had to endure so much since seeing her so called ghosts. Coping with the death of loved ones, being committed into an institution, and now she must face the fact that maybe she's not crazy after all. With aid from gorgeous heart-throb Michael, Em finally understands her gift. The chemistry between these two sizzles. Em had me cracking up with what she calls her "edit button." When things came out of her mouth unfiltered, especially her thoughts about Michael, I was constantly laughing out loud.

I enjoyed reading about some of the secondary characters and their abilities. One character in particular captured my heart. The ever charming Kaleb, who’s also Michael's best friend, was a constant joy. With the time traveling elements, sizzling chemistry between the characters, and the special abilities that the surrounded the Hourglass inhabitants, at times I forgot I was reading a book. It was quite the page turner for me. I can't wait for the sequel!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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29 comments :

  1. Good to hear you liked this one! I really want to read it simply for its cover and for the numerous rave reviews I have been seeing.

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  2. I love strong female characters, can't wait to read this one!

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  3. Great review! This one looks so good. I'll have to get it soon :)

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  4. Wow, you really make this sound like a must read book! Great review! I mean, I might have checked it out from the library based on the cover alone, but now I really want to read it! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  5. This review makes me want to read this book even more! Thanks!

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  6. Thanks for the review. I've been anxious to see how people reacted to this novel. Sounds very promising.

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  7. I love this cover! I just put this on my list to purchase for my library.

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  8. I cant wait to read this book! :)

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  9. Great review! It sounds like a fun premise and the cover is just so cool!

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  10. Sounds good, I read very few if any books about time travel and this sounds great. I love the cover. Great review by the way!:)

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  11. I love the music used for this trailer. Looks like an interesting and unique story.

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  12. I enjoyed your review, I'm definitely interested in reading Hourglass after reading what you had to say.

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  13. I have been really looking forward to this book! I am so glad you liked it.

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  14. i'm really looking forward to reading Hourglass now!

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  15. Wow! 5 stars! I have got to get my hands on a copy of this and read more about Michael and Kaleb.

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  16. lol, I'm such a dork. I had no idea this was a time-travel story until now. I just thought she saw ghosts! LOL. Awesome review by the way.

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  17. Sounds like a truly awesome read. Can not wait to get my hands on it.

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  18. I need an "edit button." :-P

    The paranormal elements and time travel have me hooked. I need to read this!

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  19. The cover is FAB FAB FAB!! Really cannot wait to read this one :D Nice Review and Happy Reading!

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  20. At first I thought the plot seemed really cheesy. But now that I'm reading all these reviews about how great Hourglass is I can't wait to try it out for myself.

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  21. Glad you liked it!
    it does looks like a great book :)

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  22. I'm glad you liked this one. I will be reading it soon!! Thanks :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  23. I've heard this is really good and your review sounds great. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review.

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  24. I'm so excited to read this! Great review.

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  25. This book sounds amazing!! It has been getting so many good reviews, and now I'm convinced I have to get my hands on it. Great review!

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  26. I must read this book! I love the name Emerson! I love the cover! And the story sounds amazing!

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  27. Ah, I've seriously heard nothing but praise for this book :) I like the sound of that edit button! I'm a pretty cruel reader - I love it when they embarrass each other. Great review! Thanks.

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  28. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  29. I really like the sound of this book. Time travels are awesome, I am reading a book about time travels right now and it's just so interesting! And I am so glad to hear that the main character is a strong one, I hate when girls are whiny! :)

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