Series: Hourglass #1
Published by: Edgmont USA on June 14, 2011
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Timepiece
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 also 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've happened?
Also by this author: Timepiece
I really didn’t know what to expect going into this book, but in the end I was a happy reader. Myra does a great job of catching your attention right from the start with Emerson and her power. At first, you think it’s just a girl who can see ghosts, no biggie, but as the story progresses, you understand what Emerson’s power truly is and you get to meet some other awesome characters with strange powers, too.
I love when Emerson meets Michael for the first time. The thoughts that go through her head are hilarious and their relationship, along with Emerson’s personality, adds light and humor to an otherwise serious story.There’s definitely a lot of interesting characters in this book and the mystery and intrigue is enough to have you flipping through the pages until the very end. Of course, the funny and steamy (teasingly few) scenes between Em and Michael are every bit as good too.