July 21, 2011

The Hourglass by Myra McEntire

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 7:16 pm by suebe2

The Hourglass
by Myra McEntire
Egmont

Emerson is sick and tired of moving through the world in a daze.  Sure, it beats mind-numbing depression, but  she’s like to be able to think and function, especially the summer before returning to her old school.  So, without telling anyone, she goes off her medications.

That’s when they return.  She isn’t sure who or what they are, but she’s the only one who can see them.  Letting others in on her little secret is one of the things that got her institutionalized in the first place.  So Emerson simply side steps the figures in historical dress when she can and reaches out a hand to pop them when she can’t.

Then she meets model-beautiful Michael.  He tells her that he can see them too and that her brother has hired him to help her learn about her abilities.  Emerson has to decide quickly if she can trust him with her darkest secrets or if it will simply be a one way trip back to electro-shock therapy.  Can Emerson figure out who to trust before time runs out?

Part adventure, part science fiction and part romance, McEntire has pulled together a quick read full of likable, compelling characters.  Though she deals with mature themes, including sex and torture, it is never so intense that this book wouldn’t be suitable for younger readers.

Girls will love Emerson, long for Michael and keep turning pages until they reach the end, eager for another story set in this reality.

–SueBE

 

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