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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hourglass (Hourglass #1) by Myra McEntire

Publisher: Egmont USA (May 2011)

Source: Publisher

Edition: ARC

Pages: 397


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 don't know where to start with this review. I loved every single part of it and I don't really have anything bad to say about it. I'll start off with the characters. I. Love. Emerson. Her personality is adventurous and very relatable and her name is incredible! Last semester (in college) I had to read a few of Ralph Emerson's essays so I'm actually pretty happy with myself that I know where the name came from. Michael is a total swoon-worthy MC who I fell in love with more and more every page. One of the reasons I liked him so much is probably because Emerson couldn't have him! I'm a sucker for forbidden love, in case you didn't already know ;)

It took me a few chapters to really get into the story but once I was, I was hooked. The plot was pretty fast paced, but to be honest, the plot isn't what made me fall in love with the book. The characters are what made me fall in love. Their personalities, their physical attraction ;), and the individuality.

It's taken me quite a while to write this review because I really had to think about why I loved the book so much. Other than the reasons listed above, I simply just connected with the story. I laughed and cried because I truly cared about these characters. Lastly, the cover is incredible if you couldn't tell, which was half the reason I chose this book for review.


  1. Great review! I love the cover too and it's the reason why the book first caught my attention. I'm glad to hear the characters are so intresting and fun, that's really important in a book. I really need to get my hands on a copy of hourglass!

  2. The cover makes no sense to me. The books was great though.

  3. Definitely agree regarding Emerson - so easy to relate with, her personality was awesome. Great review, Briana! :)

  4. I'm glad you really liked this book. It's one of my newest favorites!


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