Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hourglass by Myra McEntire

By: Myra McEntire
Source: Purchased E-book
Released: June 14, 2011
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"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?" (Summary from goodreads.com)

Myra McEntire's Hourglass is about Emerson who has had a difficult life after losing both of her parents and sees people who aren't actually there. Emerson's brother is desperate to try to help his sister after all else has failed and hires a consultant from the Hourglass organization. The consultant, Michael, is only a few years older than Emerson and believes every word that Emerson says. 

I really enjoyed Hourglass and finished the book in one day. I sympathized greatly with Emerson after everything she has been through, especially living for years thinking she was crazy. However, Emerson is a sarcastic, strong and fearless, but vulnerable protagonist. Michael is loyal, selfless, and vulnerable as well. The chemistry between Emerson and Michael is immediately evident and literally causes sparks.

The premise is interesting and the characters are strongly developed. I enjoyed the secondary characters, such as Thomas, Dru, Kaleb and Lily, as well. The plot is paced at a good speed and filled with many unexpected twists. McEntire's writing is addictive and I was immediately sucked into the story. Hourglass is an excellent debut that I strongly recommend and I can't wait to see where McEntire takes this story next.  

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1 comment:

  1. I'm really looking forward to reading this book! Its going to be part of the next big order I put in at Amazon :)


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