Book Review: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

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I am using this book for the Treasure Hunt (something made of plastic), Women Challenge, Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, Literary Friday, and Book Club Friday. I also read it for the June TBR Pile Monthly Read-A-Long.

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Summary from Goodreads: 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?

Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars. At first I thought Emerson was kind of annoying and the book was a little cheesy. But the ending was good: it has a few twists and didn’t just end to set up the sequel which was nice. Not sure if I’ll read the rest of the series but we’ll see…

3stars

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7 Comments

  1. Glad you enjoyed it at least a bit! With the third book coming out in August, I was actually planning on reading Hourglass and Timepiece this month…I guess we’ll see how that goes. The books don’t really sound like my cup of tea, but then again, that’s usually when the biggest surprises happen, right?Right? Ha, trying to be optimistic here 🙂

  2. I’m glad you liked the book in the end, even if you did have some qualms with it! I’ve been hearing book 2 is really good, some even say better than book 1. I hope to read it soon so we shall see 🙂

    Thanks for participating in the read-a-long. You were a great participant!

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