Monday, July 18, 2011

Book Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Hello everyone! Today I finished reading Hourglass by Myra McEntire. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:

Summary: 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.

Review: Hourglass is one mysterious book, but for some reason it never kept me on the edge of my seat. At the beginning of the novel the main character Emerson is introduced. Emerson at the beginning seemed like a character I could relate to, but as the story progressed it became less and less likely. Michael was one of the most mysterious characters, because of his past and also the secrets and the help he needed from Emerson. Emerson's brother, Thomas was a caring, thoughtful for his sister and his wife, Dru, never giving up hope. Jack is one other character that was the most mysterious of all, but someone that didn't seem interesting for some reason. The story became a roller coaster going to fast at times, never giving a break for the character to get air back into their lungs. It never made me interested sadly, but I truly wanted to like this story because of the amazing summary.


Rating: 3/5 Stars!
Pub. Date: June 2011
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Format: Hardcover , 400pp
Chapters: 56
Age Range: Young Adult

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