Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hourglass by Myra McEntire (ARC)

TITLE: Hourglass
AUTHOR: Myra McEntire


PAGES: 397


BACK COVER BLURB: Since the age of fourteen, Emerson Cole has seen strange things -- dead things -- swooning Souther Belles, soldiers, and other eerie apparitions of the past. She's tried everything to get rid of the visions: medication, counseling, asylums. Nothing's worked.
So when Emerson's well-meaning brothercalls in yet another consultant from a mysterious organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to give it one last try.

Michael Weaver is no ordinary consultant. He's barely older than she is, he listens like no one she's ever met before, and he doesn't make her feel the least bit crazy. As Emerson ventures deeper into the world of the Hourglass, she begins to learn the truth about her past, her future -- and her very life.

A seductive time-slip novel that merges the very best of the paranormal and science fiction genres, Myra McEntire's Hourglass is a stunning debut from an author to watch.

OVERALL IMPRESSION: It's hard to say much about this book without giving anything away, so I will keep this brief. This book was amazing. I loved every minute of it and I am so glad that I had to opportunity to read it. The book has a great story line with a wonderful plot full of twists and turns that made me want to keep on reading to see what McEntire would come up with next.

CHARACTERS: The main character is Emerson (Em) and she is a great character. She is very strong willed and able to fend for herself. Her love interest is Michael, the man hired by Emerson's brother to help Emerson deal with her gift of seeing ghosts from the past. He is also a good character, but the instant love connection between the two bothers me. I am the kind of girl who does not believe in love at first sight, and I like it better when the romance develops over time in a story.

COVER: I adore the cover of this book. It creeps me out, but it also draws me in . I can't stop looking at it.

*I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine.


  1. Thanks for sharing. This sounds fabulous.

  2. Just stopping by to return a visit :) I've seen this book all over, but never stopped to read the blurb before (I won't read the reviews until I've read the book myself, or never plan to read it) - I've always loved the cover but now I've added it to my wish list! It sounds fantastic!

    Thanks for entering the Bloodlines giveaway on my blog! Haven't posted a winner yet, so good luck! :)

    April @ My Shelf Confessions


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