Book Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Posted July 9, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published: June 14, 2011

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: 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?

I felt like I was in a tv show/movie on a sci-fi channel while reading Hourglass.  It was fast paced and hard to put down.

I’m pretty sure I’d freak out if I saw people that weren’t supposed to be there.  Emerson help up pretty well though.  She is a strong character that doesn’t like to be told what to do.  She fights for what she believes is right regardless of the consequences.  The only thing that irked me was the insta-love emotions regarding Michael after they had just met.  I’ve never been a fan of that, and I think it makes their relationship feel sort of forced.

I didn’t really care for Michael.  He is so back and forth with his emotions.  But I did love Kaleb.  He thinks he’s what every girl wants, but it’s not necessarily how he really feels.  he connects with Emerson because of the tragedies in their lives.

This action packed book is a quick read, and will keep you engaged and asking questions.


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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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