Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Hourglass is an incredibly engrossing novel! I enjoyed every single aspect of it: plot, characters and writing.

Emerson is an awesome female MC: she isn’t one of the fantasy novel girls that stands back waiting for a hero. She is more than willing to dive headfirst into any situation and fight for herself. I loved her personality and gumption! Not to say, of course, that she isn’t willing to accept a partner in crime. Immediately upon meeting Michael Weaver, sparks ensue. Their chemistry and interaction was awesome. I also appreciated that Myra McEntire didn’t pull the whole insta-love nonsense. My girl Emerson won’t have any of that – it takes her a little time to follow trust with attraction.

The plot was intense…I’m a big fan of time travel/science fiction and I love the way it was handled in this book. The combination of that along with the other abilities (like seeing ghosts) made for a very captivating plot. Emerson lives with her supportive brother, who tries to get her some answers about her ghost-seeing abilities from the mysterious Hourglass organization (that’s where Michael comes in). Unfortunately, she ends up getting sucked in to a whole mess of complications – a death from the past that shouldn’t have happened, jealousy, and even a traitor amongst the new friends she thought she was making.

The twists and turns in this novel will take you on one heck of a wild ride – one I definitely recommend! This definitely stands apart from most of the other YA debuts. I can’t wait for the as yet untitled sequel in 2012!

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  • Jen (Makeshift Bookmark) June 13, 2011, 1:27 pm

    I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I just bought it on Saturday, because Books a Million had it out early, so I'm super excited to dive into the awesomeness that is Hourglass. I've been waiting SO impatiently for this one to be released!

  • Katie June 13, 2011, 2:21 pm

    I want this book so bad!! I can't decided if I want to order it and wait…or have it immeadiatly! Great review!!

  • Natalie June 13, 2011, 3:28 pm

    I can't wait to pick up a copy of this book for myself!!! I have about five other books to get through first…but as soon as I am done them I am heading down to the bookstore to get this one!

  • Shannon@BooksDevoured June 13, 2011, 4:24 pm

    I can not wait to read this! I love a female character that does her own stuff and doesn't wait on a man to do it for her! I also love time travel. Thanks for your review.

  • Tiffany June 15, 2011, 8:16 pm

    This looks so good! I'm going to move it to the top of my To-Buy list.

  • Literary Cravings June 15, 2011, 9:29 pm

    Another great review! Looking forward to picking this book up. Heard a lot of great reviews, the MC sounds totally refreshing! Thanks for posting!!


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