I was thrilled to get an advanced reader copy of this book for review. Ever since I saw the cover (more on that), I had to read it!
HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire (Egmont, June 14, 2011)
There are so many reasons I loved this book, I'll see if I can hit on all of them.
1) Yes, the cover. It's like INCEPTION without all the loud noises.
2) Time travel. And the best thing about the time travel in HOURGLASS is that it pretty much works. I mean, I'm an engineer, and I bought off on it. Nicely done!
3) The romance. Insert electricity between love interests, and I'm hooked.
4) The writing. Was fantastic. I found myself completely engaged in the story which is such a nice treat.
This book is what happens when time travel meets the X-men, complete with Wolverine, Jean Gray, Cyclops, and Professor Xavier. And seeing as how I LOVE X-Men and how I love time travel, well...this book was right my virtual alley. Aside from one of the best covers of 2011, the inside of this book definitely delivers! Highly recommended for girls and boys, seventh grade and up, fans of fantasy and science fiction.
Source of book: From publisher by request
Love this cover reveal book trailer!
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?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.