Hourglass

Hourglass

Book - 2011
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Seventeen-year-old Emerson uses her power to manipulate time to help Michael, a consultant hired by her brother, to prevent a murder that happened six months ago while simultaneously navigating their undeniable attraction to one another.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2011
ISBN: 9781606842546
1606842544
9781606841440
1606841440
Branch Call Number: YF MCENT-M
Characteristics: 390 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Hour glass

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ChristchurchLib Sep 01, 2014

"Just before her parents died in a car accident, 17-year-old Emerson Cole began seeing ghosts, and now, four years later, she's desperate for relief. (Her tendency to have conversations with thin air has resulted in her dismissal from two schools and her hospitalisation for a nervous breakdown.) When Emerson's brother hires handsome Michael Weaver, a consultant from a shadowy organisation called Hourglass, to help her, Emerson is sceptical. But she doesn't realise that time traveller Michael wants to help her use her gift, not get rid of it. Set in Emerson's small, Southern hometown and narrated in her saucy and memorable voice, this unusual novel mixes X-Men-style superhero action with steamy romance, time travel, and comedy." Teen Scene September 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/8c5d2fc3-2dbd-444e-9fcf-6538111b2bb0?postId=483ea93a-652f-4637-834d-a7fa6c6b6cd9

mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Not since "Wither" have I read a book with such clumsy writing, slow plot buildup and unlikable characters. The motto of the book seems to be "tell, don't show." Emerson has no personality. Attributes of Emerson's character pop up suddenly with no previous demonstration or integration. The author will stop dead to describe new characters in excruciating detail. Michael and Emerson's "relationship" is composed of 100% artificial ingredients. Can we also talk about how creepy Michael is? He's like 22 and is putting the moves on a 17 year old. No one in the book thinks this is weird, but I do, dammit! The fact that this book got published is an insult to the intelligence and taste of YA readers.

JCLLeslieG May 07, 2013

Hourglass by Myra McEntire is an intricately woven paranormal book that delves into a world of strange abilities, ghosts, murder, deceit, love, and destruction. It depicts a world of empaths, time-travelers, creationists, and people with other interesting abilities. This novel was a fabulous read that kept me coming back for more. While it was “slow” at first, it picks up in the most intriguing way near the end. I am excited to say that I will continue this series with the second book, Timepiece.

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mimoo
Jan 04, 2013

I absolutly loved this book! :) i couldn't put it down... i loved the emerson's character. it even made me tear up at one point which shows how into the book i was! i highly recomend it :)

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Princeton13
May 22, 2012

I couldn't force myself to finish this book. I found the characters to be very young and emotionally immature, and it seemed as if that was reflected in the writing style. Although I really enjoyed the concept of the book, I couldn't keep reading. I would recommend this book to the preteen audience, as the writing style is very blatant and frank.

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b_xy_p
Apr 23, 2012

Oh my gosh, I'm just in love with this book! Like OMG, this is just amazing! The action, romance, and how the storyline goes is very realistic, but also in a way, it isn't! This book is definitely one of my faves for this year. Has such unexpected turns and twists - although the beginning is a bit boring. Please continue reading! It would seriously be worth it <3

BookFaerie27 Apr 20, 2012

The comments on this book and what I've heard about it varies from the absolute best book and a bad wannabe book. To be totally honest, this is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Although I felt there was a bit of a lack in character development for some of the minor characters, the story isn’t about them, so it’s not too big of a disappointment. And, sure, the characters did some things that annoyed me, but that’s not because they’re bad characters, they’re simply REAL! You can tell the character is good when they are at least a little annoying or not-so-likeable because people in real life aren’t perfect either! As for the rest; fantastic writing, put-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat-because-you-need-to-know-what-happens-next romance, and even a little mystery (I loved the moment when I shouted, “I KNEW IT!”). If Hourglass wasn’t going to be written for another couple years, I’d risk going into the future to get it!

MadReads Feb 10, 2012

Similar to Twilight (almost a copy) but with less likeable characters

olivia4784 Jan 02, 2012

It was a great book i wish there was a part 2.

squarewheels Dec 12, 2011

Worth the read ! A cute time travel / love story. I hope there is more to come from Myra McEntire.

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Apr 23, 2012

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mvkramer Sep 27, 2013

Emerson's had a rough time - her parents died four years ago, and she started hallucinating. At least, that's what she thought it was - visions of people from the past who disappeared when she touched them. Boarding school and medication didn't help, but a new guy might. Michael, who works for the mysterious Hourglass Institute, sees vision like she does, and says she actually has the power to see and travel into the past. But what's his agenda?

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