Jun 23, 2011

Book Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Synopsis from Goodreads
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?

Book Title: Hourglass (Hourglass#1)
Author: Myra McEntire
Genre: YA,Science Fiction,Paranormal Romance
My Rating:

Book Review

I'm not a time travelling fan, i just dislike the whole concept of time traveling and my objection with the idea actually made me dislike the book Timeless by Alexandra Monir, while I was reading hourglass i actually thought that i would hate the book, cause of the concept but hell! i absolutely love this book! WOW!

the book is actually about Emerson who is seeing different people from the past which she thought at first were ghosts and her brother thomas Hired a doctor from the hourglass,Michael. which later on she discovered that Michael possess the same ability as well but instead of seeing people from the past his ability is seeing people from the future.

Cool plot right? wait till you read on! what i appreciate about this book is that the info about time traveling is very concrete, it's very realistic and  i can say that the concept of the book is well thought! and Ms. Myra McEntire has a really wild imagination, she even applied Physics in to the book as well, and the reading this is  like watching X-men different characters with different superpowers and the superpowers in here is not just the average kind, think of empathy,fire starter, ability to locate things. every single person in this book somehow posses powers that is unutterably unnatural.  

at first i am expecting that this book will be like Ultraviolet cause it also kinda deals with mental illness like having hallucinations and having a hot doctor to help the main heroine, so i was thinking that "NOOOO! i don't want aliens! NOOOO!" but as I read  on  my complains and disapproval of the book just quickly disappear cause of the great characters that is introduced here, i actually like reading Emerson's thoughts which by the way i thought first was a boy, Emerson is like reading this very tough girl the one that won't back down in a fight the kind that is very curious and inquisitive that will do anything just to know the unsolved mysteries even if it will cost her life,i really enjoyed reading her thoughts  this book being written in a 1st person POV made it a smooth reading experience for me and i actually don't want the book to end.

5 stars for the book! i wanna read the next one soooooo BAD! even though the ending is not that really exciting , the unanswered questions are really enough to kill me! gah! i wanna know Kaleb *blushes* more. :">


  1. Hi Gabby,
    Just hopping through from FF by Parajunkie. Wasn't sure where you wanted me to leave a comment.

    Hourglass is def in my to be read pile. It sounds really good!

    Am a new follower.

    Lan @ The Write Obsession

  2. hmm, looks good! Gotta read this when I have the time. So busy for school these days. :)


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