Publication Date: June 14, 2011
Publisher: Egmont USA
Reviewed By: Amber I.
One hour to rewrite the past . . .
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. So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Hourglass is another book I picked up just based on the cover. I mean that cover is really unique and made me take notice to this book. So when I started Hourglass I had no idea at all what it was about. And even after reading the beginning and thinking "Oh its about ghosts" and loving that, ghosts where not even really part of this story. It took a huge twist and well what we thought where ghosts turned out to be something totally different.
I love when a book takes me by surprise and Hourglass sure did that. The story is not one I have heard before. There many twists to this book and so many new things to learn about that I have never seen done before.
Emerson started seeing "Ghosts" right before her parents died. She now lives with her brother. They have tried everything to help her, she has even been hospitalized. That's when the Hourglass comes in. And this is when Emerson finds out that what she has been seeing is only the beginning of it.
Its a great read and had me totally hooked within a few pages! I am excited to read the next book.