Series: Hourglass #1
on June 14th, 2011
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, YA
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?
Being that I did not finish Hourglass this review will be short, sweet and to the point of WHY it just didn’t work for me. Who knows maybe the things that didn’t work for me are exactly the things you’re craving right now!
Hourglass starts off pretty cool to be honest. Emerson, Em for short, has this ability to see people from the past. Not exactly cool for her considering 99% of the town thinks she’s crazy and she’s spent some time in a psych ward to help with their ridiculous accusations but cool from a readers view point. Immediately we want to know WHY she can see these people. What it MEANS for her. HOW this will play out! WE NEED TO KNOW! But then “things’ happen and I just couldn’t stand Emerson any more. She was annoying, reckless and it will forever annoy me when someone drop dead gorgeous can’t see how pretty they are but are reminded by everyone in the damn book every other paragraph!
Emerson meets Michael, a guy her older brother hired to help Em with her “problem”. Em has the first person EVER to truly understand and explain what she sees and her first thought is I DON’T TRUST HIM BECAUSE HE SAID TRUST ME. What kind of logic is this? The man answers your questions, gives you a book with answers to even more questions and is up front with what he needs your help with but you don’t trust him? Don’t trust someone offering you candy in exchange for getting into their windowless van. Then to “find out what’s going on” she follows him, after he specifically told her NOT to and that he would be out of contact for a few days and what did she find? Him talking to some guy on a porch and the fact there is some pretty girl draped all over Michael. Two irrelevant things in my opinion because what did she expect? That this guy just came from thin air and didn’t have a life or duties before their first meeting?
And the stupidity just continued from there and I just couldn’t deal with it. So yeah I quit it and have NO intentions of ever going back to it.