Wednesday, April 25

Review: Hourglass (Hourglass #1)

Hourglass (Hourglass #1)
Myra McEntire

Published By: Egmont USA
Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Date Read: March 24, 2018
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 390 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9182478-hourglass

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 also 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've happened?

"If he wasn't already holding my heart in the palm of his hand, I would have taken it out and given it to him right then."

Wow! There are seriously no words that can explain how much I absolutely adored this book. I'm pretty late to the party when it comes to Hourglass. It has sat on my shelf for years unread and it wasn't until I did a TBR Jar with some of the titles of the books I'd had for ages that I pulled this one out and decided to read it. Seriously what the heck was I waiting for? I'm totally kicking myself for not reading it sooner as I absolutely adored everything about Hourglass.

Emerson has had a pretty rough time in her life. She sees people who are not there. People from the past and she knows that she is crazy. But then she meets Michael who can see exactly the same. She is soon thrown into a world with people who have special abilities and discovers maybe she isn't crazy. As Emerson and Michael grow closer Emerson realises that Michael wants her help to save someone... but what is really going on?

I adored everything about this book. I mean it had everything that I absolutely love in a story. Mystery, intrigue, romance and a dash of time travel? What's not to love. Right from the very first page I was drawn into this incredible book. I really cannot praise Myra McEntire's writing style and story telling enough. It has been one hell of a long time (I mean I'm talking years!) since I have sat and devoured a book in one sitting, but I did with Hourglass. I couldn't put it down. It's stunning and gorgeous and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

Emerson and Michael are two incredible characters. I loved the both of them right from the start of the book. You really sympathise with Emerson because she has had such an awful time and then the hope of her finding someone who understands what she is going through and experiencing when she meets Michael. They are such great characters and their romance was so slow-burning and I loved that. Too many YA couples fall hopelessly in love within like 50 pages so to see one that was slow burning right throughout the book was fantastic.

Hourglass is such a phenomenal book and I am absolutely devastated that it is currently out of print because it's just such a fantastic read. It gave me the same sort of feelings as when I first read a Jennifer L Armentrout book... and if you know me you'll know that's the highest kind of compliment I can give an author. I really hope another publisher picks this series up because it's stunning, beautiful and un-put-downable. I loved every single second of it and I cannot wait to get my hand on book 2.

"I love you - broken in pieces, whole, however. No matter what the future brings, no matter what was in the past."


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