Monday, June 27, 2011
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?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.
I've been dying to read Hourglass for a long time. The description sounded amazing, and just look at that cover! As if turns out, Hourglass was so much more than I though it was.
This is one of those books where I love all the characters. Thomas, Dru, Michael, Kaleb. I have to say, Emerson wasn't my favorite in the book. I still liked her. With all she's been through, its hard not to feel sympathy towards her. But I don't know, I just had a little trouble connecting with her. That changed, though, as the book went on.
The story...wow. I haven't seen anything like this. There was a lot that I wasn't expecting. And through a bit slow at times, I was always intrigued.
One thing I appreciated about this book was the romance. It was very well-developed. They didn't just jump right into it.
This book was not what I expected at all, and that's what's fantastic about it.