I'll give you the legal bits, then my own spin, so first up...
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.
Next, the blurb from author Beth Revis, author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE:
"Pulls your heart in every direction. A brand new twist on time travel with an explosively delicious romance."
And let me tell you, all of it's true!
I'm a picky, picky reader and Myra McEntire's HOURGLASS delivers on pacing, tone and tension. In fact, it never lets up. From the heroine who sees time ripples and kicks ass karate style to the enigmatic love interest who holds the answers but just cannot give them, HOURGLASS had me flipping pages and stirring spaghetti sauce while reading! (dangerous, btw, I do not recommend trying in your own kitchen) With the chemistry that McEntire creates, you can't help rooting for Emerson and Michael to just kiss already!
But, Like Myra said in a tweet to me, maybe her tagline should've been, "It's not chemistry. It's physics." I agree. Not just in the quantum physics she deftly uses, but the physics of attraction. Yowza! Very few fictional pairings have I ever yearned to get together as badly as these two.
And the time travel... Genetics plays a part in it all. Emerson sees the ripples of the past. He sees ripples of the future. Together, they can travel back in time to right a very big wrong. Only thing is, they aren't the only ones traveling... The twists in the end still have me pondering the possibilities.
When HOURGLASS is available in June, you have to get a copy!