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Hourglass by Myra McEntire
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Oct 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: ya, supernatural, sci-fi
Read from June 28 to July 05, 2012

A pinch of drama
A touch of Paranormal
A rounded portion of Science fiction
A heaping helping of Adventure

To quote the author, there are some "mad word skills" in this novel. It is not so much a lyrical novel, as one packed to bursting with effective imagery that fills the readers mind.

Here's an example, "I looked at Michael's profile out of the corner of my eye, attempting objectivity. Crazy connection or not, any girl would be drawn to him, as evidenced by Lily's reaction. Straight nose, strong chin and jaw, and then there was the pesky mouth of his. I closed my eyes, enjoying the warmth of the sun peeking through the trees and the wind in my hair. I recited multiplication tables in my head to keep my thoughts under control and my hands to myself."

This is a concise description but it manages to combine tactile sensation, introspection and stream of consciousness together in a natural way that makes the reader feel a stronger connection to the first person narrator, while maintaing the fast-paced flow of the story.

Mad skills indeed!

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