February 25, 2014

[Review] Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Title: Hourglass (Hourglass #1)
Author: Myra McEntire
Publisher: Egmont USA
Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Paranormal
Release Date: June 14, 2011
Source: Gifted (Crossroad Reviews)

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 also 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've happened?
I don’t know why it has taken me so long to finally dive into this series, but I’m glad that I did. I really enjoyed the science fiction behind it. Always been a fan of all things scientific and time traveling would just be completely awesome!

Emerson reminded me a little of myself, including the height. I’m all of 5’2” and every time I read about Em’s height and being called “Shorty”, it brought back memories of being called that. But she also wasn’t willing to give up when things got tough, she stuck through things. Very determined. I can relate to her very much.

I’m not a big fan of love triangles, and this one really didn’t push the boundaries of it, but there was one in the making, between Emerson, Michael and Kaleb.

Michael was very respectful and very sweet. He didn’t want to mix business with pleasure and really didn’t want to act on his intense feelings towards Emerson, especially with her brother, Thomas, looming close by. He took his time when it came to feelings and expressing himself.

Kaleb was the opposite of Michael.  He made his feeling known right away for Emerson. Right from the moment he met her. He seemed to be intense and brooding.

The story was pretty awesome. I liked how we it wasn’t about seeing ghosts or spirits and I really liked how the author described what was being seen. The “rips” just added to the story. The time travel aspect was pretty awesome, I liked how they could travel into the past and into the future. I really can’t wait to read more into what unfolds later in the series, hopefully we will see some traveling into the future.


Montana @ The Book Belles said...

This is one of my favorite series. I also really enjoyed the time travel aspect in this novel. The series just gets better and better, too ;) Great review!

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