Hourglass (Hourglass #1)
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...more
Emerson: A short poem I have composed and to be sung to the tune of ‘Georie Peorgie,’ the first half and at the second half, to ‘Humpty Dumpty’ lies below. The rest of the verse is purely improvised. Mostly.
“Emerson, Emerson, barely foot five
Tried to be spunky and made the kids cry
She terrorized the readers and made them beg, “Emerson, be gone, fowl beast! Stay away!”
Until one day she fell
Emerson is a 17 year old living with her older brother and his wife. When we meet her...more
Holy crap, I could not put down Hourglass! I downloaded the sample on my iPad and read the first three chapters twice before getting the book. (I really wanted a hardcover for this book. :P) When I started reading it, at chapter four, I got annoyed when anybody interrupted me while reading it. I was interrupted a lot because it was cleaning + moving horses day. Thus why it took me all fracking day to finish this story.
So, read Hourglass when your d...more
Hourglass was an incredibly impressive debut.
I was captivated from the very first page. Emerson is an irresistible character, I loved everything about her. Her snark, stubbornness, selflessness.... vulnerabilities. She was a very likable character, and I don't think the story would have been that impressive without her. Her relationship with Michael was heartfelt and warm, it just felt natural, no insta-love for these two.
There were aspects of the novel that I didn't anticipate at all! And I don...more
And this is how she feels after a day. Uh-huh. Those types of lines was everything I found wrong with the book. A girl who sees ghosts from the past? Sign me up. Except what I got was a typical teenage girl who falls head over heels for some guy and CAN'T TALK ABOUT ANYTH...more
(full review to come)
Hourglass was a heart-stopping, adrenaline filled read that captivated me from start to finish. Though Myra Mcentire is only a debutant her work shows effortless writing and iconic wit that will make her books an insta-buy in my local store.
Ever since the horrific accident that claimed her parents, Emerson has been able to see the phantoms or ‘rips’ of those who lived before her time. After multiple stints in therapy and endless...more
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I love storylines that are new and different, not to mention AMAZING, and HOURGLASS definitely fits into those categories! This book was at once fun, captivating, romantic, suspenseful, and hilarious. I love, love LOVE Emerson. I love that she can kick butt, I love her awesome ability (and the fact that it scares the crap out of...more
This book rocked. That is it. If you have eyes read it. If you cant read get someone to read it for you because you just don't want to let this one pass you by. I love it. Period. The main character is on the Kick Ass Chicks League accompanied by ladies non other than Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games), Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy), and Cat (The Night Huntress Series). She is quick, she is witty, she is phenomenal. Even if the entire plot were to suck (...more
I was excited to read Hourglass. I mean how could you not be with such an intriguing synopsis and gorgeous cover. And while I ended up really enjoying Hourglass I did struggled at the beginning.
The start was a bit slow for me. It lacked that something special that makes you get caught up in the story and care about what is happening. But half way through things changed and there was action, plot twists and chemis...more
I purchased the HOURGLASS ebook, because I couldn't get to the book store this morning. My husband said, "Fine, but please don't turn around and buy the hardback next week." I wasn't sure at the time. I told him we'd see. He rolled his eyes.
See, I have a thing for owning the actual books, but I can't own them all. Not until I'm rich, which I WILL be one day. Until then, ebooks are great for feeding my expensive reading...more
Now, time traveling stories are hit and miss with me. You can't be too scientific or you'll lose me entirely. And though I couldn't quite make the connection with genetics and tim...more
The Emerson we meet in Hourglass has come a long way since she was a ghost seeing patient at the local loony bin. She seems like any other teen girl, but really she has...more
I'm not going to rate this because I only got 16% in, but it's driving me nuts. So far, the biggest conflict is the fact that the main character is working with a pretty boy, they're attracted to each other, and the boy's employer doesn't allow them to date because of their working relationship. Lots of admiring how cute he is, concern for whether she looks good enough, and talking (or trying to avoid mentioning) to other people about how cute he is.
I'm bored. I want someth...more
Everyone seems to be complaining about Emerson. Honestly, I don't see all that much wrong with her, besides the fact that she wants to cheat on Micheal the second Kaleb touches her. In fact, Emerson actually amused me. You have to be pretty awesome (and skilled) to flip a grown man over your shoulder. God knows I was terrible at Karate.
Seriously, how the hell do they do that?
Anyway, the person I hate most in this book is Micheal, no...more
While I did enjoy Hourglass, my "being hooked on the story" status briefly came to a screeching halt when (view spoiler)[the characters and their special abilities morphed into X-Men complete with a school/organization collecting them and teaching them how to manage their abilities. Really? (hide spoiler)]. I'm not sure why that was necessary for this tale, but once I shook off the why is that?, what just happened?, I jumped back into the story.
Hourglass is classified as myster...more
I was really looking forward to this one due to all the wonderful reviews, but unfortunately I was really let down.
Where to even begin? This book was an absolute mess! I have read some pretty crappy books that have better organization then this. It was really cliche, and straight out boring. There was a part in the beginning that reminded me of "The Timetravelers Wife" where they meet before they really meet... confusing I know, but other than that it jus...more
*review to come*
Full review- 6/20/11
What a fabulous debut! I absolutely love this mix of southern hospitality, snark, romance, plot twists, and mystery. Hourglass's fresh paranormal voice adds something new to the YA genre and left me wanting more.
I enjoyed getting to know each of Hourglass's characters, especially the ma...more
Here's a secret: I think about time travel a lot. Probably more than the average girl. (Probably not as much as Myra or her characters.) When it comes to time travel in books and movies, I can drive myself insane finding paradoxes and getting annoyed by characters who don't consider the consequences of their actions or use their ability to its potential.
Not so with HOURGLASS.
HOURGLASS fully lived up...more
I adored Emer...more
This book blew me away – probably because I wasn’t expecting to fall so thoroughly in love with it. I went in thinking it was a ghost story, due to the summary on the back cover, but I was completely wrong. It’s a fantastic blend of paranormal and science fiction, at times reminding me of elements of Harry Potter and X-Men, both of which I love. Hourglass has so many great twists, some I saw coming and some that completely blind-sided me in th...more
And...as of June 13th, 2012 it has been re-read. Just as awesome as the first time. So glad I read it again...I kinda forgot some of the story until I got started again.
I had high hopes for Hourglass because of some good reviews I read, but they did not meet my expectations. In a few lines, Hourglass is about Emerson a girl who sees ghosts and thinks she's going crazy. Thankfully, her brother contacts Michael, who works for an organization called The Hourglass, and says he can help. Michael knows there is more to Emerson's "gift" of seeing ghosts, and so we get into an entertaining story of supernatural abilities regarding bending time, and a que...more
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I stepped forward with my hands on my hips, only slightly intimidated to find Kaleb almost eye level with me when he was seated and I was standing.
"First of all, no one is the boss of me but me. Secondly, if you ever reference my 'chain' again, I will kick your ass." I jabbed him hard in the chest with my finger. Possibly breaking it. "And thirdly, don't call me Shorty."
Kaleb sat silently for a second, his eyes wide as he looked at Michael. "Where did you get her? Can you get me one?"
I blew out a loud, frustrated sigh and dropped down beside Michael, who didn't even try to hide his smile. "You should probably apologize to Emerson."
"I am sorry." Kaleb grinned at me. "Sorry I didn't meet you first.”