Hourglass by Myra McEntire
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?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut. From Goodreads.
Oh time travel can be so much fun. I felt so bad for Emerson at points but I absolutely loved her sarcastic replies to almost everything. It was also nice to see that she did have vulnerable moments. The characters in the book were great. Her brother and sister in law are so supportive and loving; it was really nice to see that.
Michael seemed so up and down with how he felt about Emerson. No matter how hot the guy is, yo-yoing her feelings was not his best plan. I felt so bad for her when he would show he cared and then basically take it back immediately like it was a mistake.
Kaleb on the other hand is very different. He doesn’t hide the fact that he would love to get together with Emerson and that he is willing to wait for her. Of course his life hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine since he is an empath and his dad died and his mom tried to commit suicide. So Emerson and Kaleb have a lot in common since they basically both lost their parents.
The whole story rolls around her finding out what her specialty is and learning to use it. It also has her growing relationship with her brother and sister in law and their now growing family. She shows that she is a great friend to Lily by knowing but not saying anything to her about her ability. Of course there is always a bad guy, and they just so happen to be people I did not expect. Of course I had hoped that they could change but of course they can’t.
I give this book 4 out of 5 books. I can’t wait to start the next book.