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Hourglass by Myra McEntire
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Apr 04, 2011

it was ok
Read in July, 2011

I should have known not to trust a book with an extremely fresh and exciting premise. I should have known the romance would have killed it. But I never listen to my instincts. The premise? Incredible. I loved the overall idea of this. It was both original and (at least, it could have been) exciting. An unique spin on time travel utilizing the past and the future and something that if pulled off well enough (for me) could have easily been a five star book. But, alas, what always happens with these amazing storylines, followers? Ah, you know...

The romance.

It kills these books, in my opinion. And no, I'm not anti-romance. I'm anti-romance that is unnecessary, and/or takes away from the plot, and/or takes away from the characters, and/or takes away from the main focus. In this case, all of those "and/ors" are just "ands." Jeezus, I mean...come on! It was pretty much that InstantRomance/"we're connected on a deeper level and I can't be with you because it's complicated" all over again. Okay, I take that back. It was "let me punch you in the stomach when I first meet you" and then InstantRomance/"we're connected on a deeper level and I can't be with you because it's complicated." I mean...say what? Who does that? Seriously.

Full review: http://evelynjanelle.blogspot.com/201...

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Reading Progress

07/17/2011 page 16
4.0% "Eh...not really getting into the narration. I feel disconnected. Hope this picks up soon, because...ghosts? The South? History? Come on, this should be my kind of read!"
07/17/2011 page 48
12.0% "I'm borreeed...-_-"
07/17/2011 page 106
27.0% "Okay, it's picking up. And if the main plot (not the romance; that doesn't have any hope of being original) turns out to be as original as it's starting to be, then this might be a decent read."
07/17/2011 page 203
51.0% "Liking it all right. It's much better than earlier."

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