The Blurb: 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?
The Short Stick: Back to the Future with this guy:
The Goods: I’m going to refer to that photo again. Do you see it? It’s Ben Barnes, he’d be a pretty good replica of Michael. Oh I’m sorry was I supposed to write a review about the book? Ooops!
Well okay let’s talk about the book then. It’s HOT. There’s a slightly psychotic girl with anger issues falling into the rabbit hole of some pretty hefty scientific possibilities. Emerson and Michael are our 2011 Michael J Fox’s, because both of them can travel, they are each one half of a whole.
I was sold by the time Michael came into the picture and began explaining things, and then not explaining things, and then explaining more things. I also liked how Emerson wasn’t seeing ghosts and how she never listens.
Lastly I’ll be doing everyone a disservice if I don’t mention the sexy again, and again and again. This book has some seriously awesome liners and innuendos that will make you just love the characters so much more.
The Not So Goods: Logic. There’s a certain scientific logic that goes into time travel and this book was lacking in it. Also, while I mention the sexy there’s a lot of build up to the sexy and lots of sexyish moments, but actual throw down moments aren’t in this book. I’m hoping for them in the next book. Also, there ARE some sexy moments with Kaleb, who isn’t a main character, but interesting none the less in his own right. I didn’t like the Kaleb scenes very much, well except for the one in the kitchen when he stopped. You’ll read and find out why. Um, oy! This is where the bad stuff goes right? Otherwise there wasn’t anything bad, Myra McEntire’s writing is very fluid and funny even at times, she doesn’t fail to remind you about the awkward moment potential, which is awesome.
Pinnochio Factor: Pass, I could see myself meeting some of these people, with the except to Dune, I can’t picture a character and kept seeing sand when his name came up.
Bella Swan Factor: Pass, although sometimes I didn’t like Emerson.
Jace Factor: Pass, yeah we have two really hot boys. Apparently time travel genes run in HOT boys.
Primrose Factor: Fail, Lost someone I wanted to keep.
Potter Factor: Fail, this can be compared to lots of pop culture movies and books.
Cheese Factor: Fail, it was cheesy but embarrassing, but endearing.
Bible Factor: Pass, there was no religion.
Temperature: 104 degrees, getting feverish and electrical in here!
Recommendation: Read it because Michael in this book is hotter than Michael J. Fox and Cat is hotter than Christopher Lloyd.