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Hourglass by Myra McEntire
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Jul 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011-debut-author
Read in July, 2011

Let me just start by saying that Hourglass was FANTASTIC! It is easily one of my favorite books of 2011. There was just something about the writing that makes you fall in love with the story and its characters. As soon as I turned the first page, I was completely hooked and nothing was going to be able to keep me from reading the rest of this awesome book!

Hourglass is about a teenage girl named Emerson (I never realized how awesome of a name Emerson is!) who can see ripes. Basically this means she can see people from the past. Between this and the fact that her parents died a few years before, Emerson is broken. She doesn’t have many people in her life except her older brother, Thomas, his wife, Dru, and her best friend, Lily. Everything changes when she meets Michael. Michael understands everything she feels and helps her to understand her abilities.

Not only was the plot intriguing and original, but the characters were amazing! I loved getting to know each and every one of them, and I can’t wait to get to know them even more in upcoming novels! Emerson was kick-ass! I loved everything about her. She was hilarious, strong and not afraid to put herself in danger if it means helping others. She has been through so much in her life, and it was nice to see her begin to heal. Then there is sweet, gorgeous Michael and Kaleb, Michael’s best friend whose a bad-boy, but not really a bad-boy. God! Both of these boys are hotties and treat Emerson wonderfully. Michael is the open-book kind of guy. He doesn’t hide who he is. Kaleb is the opposite. He keeps people away for many reasons and I loved watching him open up to Emerson. Kaleb and Emerson were very cute and sweet together, but I also loved the chemistry between Em and Michael! The connection that Emerson had with both leading men was perfect!

There is a little bit of everything in Hourglass, which is one of the reasons why I am so obsessed with this book! There’s romance, action, ghosts, paranormal, time-travel, and history in Hourglass, which just added so much to the story. The setting was beautifully written and I love that it takes place in a small Southern town in Tennessee.

Hourglass is such a fun and original read. So many parts made me giggle like a little girl! It is one of those books that I can read over and over again, and I definitely intend too! I am so excited to see where Myra McEntire takes us in the Hourglass series and I am so looking forward to the next book!

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Christen I loveddd this one too! I haven't read the 2nd book though. The third is coming out in August I believe. I always tell people if they liked this one to read Clarity, and I see you've read that one too, nice! :-)

Kristina I loved Clarity! Timepiece is really good. It's in Kaleb POV

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