Wednesday, April 4, 2012

From the Archives: Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Today we're reposting a review of this terrific book because tomorrow Nico has a sneak peek at the sequel, "Timepiece." 
 
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
(originally posted August 8, 2011)

In the summer, I want to see movies with a lot action and excitement- you might call them popcorn movies- but I call them PERFECT for escaping into when the D.C. metro area outside makes you melt into a puddle just by stepping outside. Why shouldn't we want a summer book to deliver the same sort of relief?  Hourglass was fun, exciting and full of action, exactly what I was looking for!

Emerson is our heroine, tiny, spunky and with an unfortunate gift- she sees people who aren't there. They're extremely realistic and often the only way Emerson can tell who is real is by what they're wearing. She's getting to be really really good at identifying historical fashions. This has lead to more than one ultra embarrassing talking-to-herself-in-the-middle-of-the-cafeteria incident. Her brother thinks that her quirk has to do with dealing with witnessing her parents' death and has gotten her a prescription for it.

But when the drugs don't stop history from visiting Emerson, her brother tries something else. He brings in an expert. Micheal is movie star handsome and seems to know exactly where Emerson is coming from. But something about their instant INTENSE connection puts Emerson on high alert. What does he want from her? What is he hiding? Is Emerson going to have to round-house-kick him to get some answers?

To tell anymore would be to take out a lot of the fun of this book. It's a ride with some great twists and turns. Also, even if you think you are tired to death of paranormal romances, this really is something different -- no ghouls, I promise!


Here's a quick trailer from the publisher to give you another taste:




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