By Myra McEntire
Book: Hourglass #1
Publisher: Egmont USA
Pub Date: June 14 2011
Genre: Young Adult
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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?
My Review: I could not stop reading Hourglass until I got to the last page. This book is a mix of romance, plot twists, and wicked mystery. Emerson sees spirits and her brother is very worried so then she meets Micheal who is from Hourglass who ends up helping her with this gift of hers. Emerson goes deeper into the world of Hourglass. There are other people like Emerson who have these gifts, so she is not alone. And her past may not be what it really is. About her brother I thought her brother was way too protective and smothering her too much. If I was Emerson I couldn't handle it. I think he is the same as Micheal in doing what he thinks is best for Emerson without her consent and even though he is her legal guardian he should give her some space. You start this book just trying to figure out what it is and the secret isn't revealed fast enough.