Tuesday, May 1, 2012

'Late to the Party' Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

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?

Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: My own Tower of Books.

Ohmygosh!! I've had this sitting in a pile by my bed forevs. I wanted to read Timepiece (Book 2) so I finally got my butt in gear and ended up reading Hourglass in one day. I was skeptical at first since I kept hearing how amazing it was. But all the hype was true. This book is basically perfect.

I'm going to have a hard time mentioning anything other than all the crazy freaking chemistry going on amongst Emerson, Michael and Kaleb . . . so I'll just mention really quickly that the storyline and writing are great too :)

Emerson gets involved with Michael when he comes to 'help' with her problem of seeing what she thinks are ghosts. He's all dreamy, perfect, and yum. THEN, in comes Kaleb and, be still my fictional character loving heart, he is even better! Talk about some sexual tension brewing! This book has an overflowing abundance of that. If you've read the Sookie Stackhouse books you'll get my next comparison. The whole Micheal/Kaleb thing was very similar to how I felt about Bill/Eric. Bill is totally acceptable until Eric enters the picture. Then you have a hard time getting him out of your head :) There were some parts I 'Eeeee'd over for sure!

Ah! Hourglass was so amazing! If you haven't read it, read it! And if you HAVE, what did you think about Michael vs. Kaleb? Now on to Timepiece :D


Oh! Paper Pages said...

I still need to review this. Ha! I love the Sookie reference. Are you excited for the new Sookie book? I can't wait to read what happens.

Jackie's Little World said...

Of course I'm excited :D Ah! Those books KILL me! I would love to do a re-read of all the books (again) before reading the new one, but probably can't indulge that wish :)

Yago Dalben said...


I really liked your review, it made me want to read this book! I'll add Hourglass to my wishlist, now :)


Jackie's Little World said...

@Yago You'll love it! :) I can't imagine anyone NOT liking it!

sarabara081 said...

I have my copy of Hourglass sitting on my table waiting for me to read! I really need to hurry so I can read Timepiece too! Sounds like you loved it and I hope I will too! :)

Rebecca said...

I need to read this! I have had a copy since it came out. I do know what you're talking about, with your Sookie analogy... Great review you really bumped this up for me! I will have to read it soon:)

Jackie's Little World said...

@sara & @Rebecca I hope you guys can get to it soon and that you love it :) I guess the only thing wrong with my analogy is that Michael from this book doesn't turn out to be a semi-jerk like Bill :)