Author: Myra McEntire
Book #: 1
Reading Level: YA
T.B.Published: June 14th 2011
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.
This book rocked. That is it. If you have eyes read it. If you cant read get someone to read it for you because you just don't want to let this one pass you by. I love it. Period. The main character is on the Kick Ass Chicks League accompanied by ladies non other than Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy), and Cat (The Night Huntress Series). She is quick, she is witty, she is phenomenal. Even if the entire plot were to suck (which it didn't) I would still read it because of her. That's how serious I'm about this girl. Shes got spunk!
Em is a girl with problems. The thing is she sees ghosts, or that is what she believes she sees. I mean when you see a flapper girl walk past you in a hallway you do a double take, when you touch her and she disappears you just go mental. Which Em did actually, she went mental. But not because of her ability alone (although that sure helped a bit). After her parents died she went into a deep depression that swallowed her whole. But now she is recovered, sort of, and she is going to go back to live with her dear brother, and guardian, which by the by knows about her secret. He tries to get her help when he finds out about this mysterious society called The Hourglass, little did the brother know that by contacting them he was setting a billion things in motion.
And so it begins. As you already realized by now I loved the main character (which is ALWAYS a good thing) but there is more to the book than just the main girl. There is also the plot, which in here is very original and entertaining. The book and the friendships that evolve in the book made me feel comfortable, like I could have stayed longer and read even more. Which I was willing but the damn book is only 300 something pages long. Anyways, the romance part of the book doesn't over cloud anything but it's rather well balanced. I had my doubts about the main lover, because his best friend was just so darn attractive also. They are both good characters, and you should totally get to know them.
My favorite books of all time have a good plot sure, but they have even greater characters. I mean a plot can be great but if you dislike the person telling the story you are just going to shut the book then and there. This book it's totally going into my top 2011 reads list. You should read it once it comes out, it wont disappoint!