Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Hourglass (Hourglass #1) by Myra McEntire
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?
The second book in this series came out today! (Timepiece
I decided that before I posted my thoughts on Timepiece (scheduled to post on Thursday) I wanted to celebrate the fact that the kindle book is on sale right now for just $1.59 (limited time only) for Hourglass.
In Hourglass we get the story of Emerson, she's lost her parents in a tragic accident and is now living with her much older brother and his wife.
Since right before her parents death she has been seeing ghost-like people and flashes of moments/scenes of history. (mostly associated with the area of the city they live in) She has just recently decided to take herself off of her medication and the visions are getting worse by the day.
When the gorgeous Michael makes an appearance in her life from the Hourglass. She finds herself brutally honest with him about what she sees and her feelings about it. His appearance into her life is not coincidental.
When I first picked up this book I was expecting something a little more paranormal with ghosts and hoping for something towards a psychological thriller. But this book takes a different turn, something that was unexpected and very unique.
I liked how the author was able to put a twist on it that was intriguing. Michael's introduction into Emerson's life really gives her a purpose, something that she can help and be a part of without feeling so out of place and delusional.
Everybody is looking for a place that they can fit in, even if it is unconventional.